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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 18 Jun 2013 03:21 #592831

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I have never met a Tony I didn't like. He sounds like he was a fantastic guy. Losing a friend is never easy, and I hope that you can find some peace in teaching his daughter how to ride. It sounds like a great experience for the both of you. May he rest in peace, and always be remembered.
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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 18 Jun 2013 05:28 #592836

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Oh man, this is terrible news. Tony was a great guy and moderator. He will definitely be missed. Thanks for letting us know, Sandy.
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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 19 Jun 2013 00:06 #592992

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Oh my God! Tony's gone! He and I've been mods here since there were mods on KZR. I cannot tell you how many times it was his voice of reason that helped me keep going.

Hey Brother, I'll be calling on you!


I've lost a Brother.

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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 19 Jun 2013 07:39 #593021

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Very bad news. He will be missed. Like others, I traded numerous messages with him over the past 4-5 years. Hard to believe.
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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 19 Jun 2013 08:19 #593025

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Sorry you lost a friend and that it happened so suddenly, a good friend is so hard to come by.
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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 19 Jun 2013 17:46 #593108

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Oh Sandy, so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences to you and his family.

Can't say I ever talked to Tony much, but he's been an integral part of this site
for as long as I've been here and he always struck me as a really good guy.

I remember posts about your trips from way back, both on wheels and wings - hard to
believe he's not here anymore.

Rest in peace, Tony, you will be missed.
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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 19 Jun 2013 21:57 #593149

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Tony sent me a MKII side cover for free....emblem too....so i sent him back a box with some Local foods and California snack stuff.....when I screwed my life up for a spell a year or more back...He was one of the ones to send me p.m's of good will and tell me to it was good to have me back on the site....
GREAT GUY!!!!

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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 20 Jun 2013 09:05 #593197

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I'm in total disbelief over these tragic news :(

Rest in peace, Tony. You will always be remembered for your friendship, respect, generosity, and of course the overwhelming commitment and contribution you've made to this site over the years.


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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 20 Jun 2013 12:12 #593217

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That is very sad news, R.I.P. Tony.
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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 20 Jun 2013 12:21 #593220

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I'm so very sorry to hear about Tony. My condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Tony used to make occasional trips to my area of BC and he would frequently phone and we would meet for a beer and lunch. He was a very knowledgeable KZ resource and a good friend.
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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 20 Jun 2013 13:24 #593226

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Thank you everyone,for your kind words.I will pass this on to his family.
Yes,he was loved by so many,and it was easy to love a guy like him.
Riding this area won't be the same,that's for sure.

This is one of my favorite pics of me and,"Bitch". B)
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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 20 Jun 2013 20:11 #593267

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Just logged on and saw the KZ1000 MKII BOM. Read the tribute to Tony associated with the photo. Wonderful tribute and gesture. Beautiful bike. May he rest in peace.
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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 20 Jun 2013 22:30 #593288

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That is cool,

He was also one of the many patient members waiting for the flag to come his way maybe we could dedicate that leg to him.
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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 20 Jun 2013 22:51 #593296

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Tony was a great guy,he will be missed.
We should all be so lucky to go out doing what we loved to do in life.
R.I.P Tony.

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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 20 Jun 2013 22:58 #593301

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A lot of really nice comments,you guys...thanks for that. :)
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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 20 Jun 2013 23:12 #593304

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When Justin and I get together next Saturday for the KZR flag handoff, we will discuss friends we've had who we miss. We will all say a silent prayer for Tony and his family and friends.
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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 20 Jun 2013 23:19 #593307

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goodfastncheap wrote: When Justin and I get together next Saturday for the KZR flag handoff, we will discuss friends we've had who we miss. We will all say a silent prayer for Tony and his family and friends.


That's just too kool. B) Thanks.
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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 21 Jun 2013 00:12 #593319

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Thanks Tony for being one of the good guys. Clearly you will be missed.
Next time I am out on my old Kz and I see one of the twin boom fire spotters flying overhead, I will offer a smile in your memory.

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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 21 Jun 2013 00:39 #593323

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reborn650 wrote: Thanks Tony for being one of the good guys. Clearly you will be missed.
Next time I am out on my old Kz and I see one of the twin boom fire spotters flying overhead, I will offer a smile in your memory.

Colin


Tony was heading home in that plane a while back,and did a fly-by over my house on the way,but by the time I got outside to look,all I saw was the ass end of the Skymaster.I texted him right away and asked if that was him(he did that often but would always text me first),he replied,"Yup,and nice truck!" (we just bought a new truck) lol...what a guy.

Here's a video of Tony landing the Skymaster in Nelson,B.C.

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Lost a Good Friend (a Member) 21 Jun 2013 07:46 #593340

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Oh no. Not Tony. One of the best. So sad.
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