Hache, Anthony “Tony” Joseph John

July 15, 1931 – February 3, 2021
at the age of 89 years

We regret to announce the passing of Anthony “Tony” Joseph John Hache on February 3rd, 2021. Tony peacefully relinquished his long-successful quest for eternal life at the age of 89, following several years of health challenges that verified his immense will for life, and his love for God.  His final days were spent with loved ones at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, in Salmon Arm, B.C. 

Tony was born in Tracadie, New Brunswick on July 15, 1931, to Marcel & Francoise Hachey. He was the eldest of 6 children. 

Tony is predeceased by his mother and father, his sister Leona (Cullum) and brother Larry (Hachey). He is survived by a loving family who cared for him in his later years; his wife Isabel (Morton) Hache, daughter Toni (Scott) Campbell, grandson Robson, granddaughter Sydney. Tony is also survived and missed by his brother Ivan (Betty) Hachey, sisters Viola Hache, Geraldine Chassion, eight children Annette (Wayne) Johnston, Thomas (Linda) Hachey, Richard (Patty) Hachey, Larry (Sharron) Hachey, Tony (Kathy) Hachey, Keith Hachey, Noreen (Larry) Robichaud, Wendy (Noel) Duffley, as well numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Tony and his wife Isabel moved west to Calgary in 1980, where he worked for the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede for nearly three decades. He worked for the Calgary Flames as their Zamboni Driver for many years and was renowned for his skill and expertise in ice maintenance; culminating in job offers from across the NHL, and the Flames 1989 Stanley Cup victory. Tony was reunited with the Stanley Cup in 2020, at an event where he was ushered to be the first with a photo. If you ever happen to meet someone who worked in the NHL in the ’80’s, ask them about the quality of Calgary’s ice – as everlasting praise of Tony’s craftsmanship is a portion of his legacy.

He loved camping, fishing, playing sports, and officiating hockey. Tony never lost his boyish wonder and always enjoyed RC boats and trucks, as well as anything that gave him the chance to prove his worth in competition. He was known for his quick wit, charm, and willingness to show you how to do things “properly”. His love and knowledge of the Toronto Blue Jays was unmatched, making us all question his true loyalty to hockey. Tony was most comfortable surrounded by his family, packed with a good meal, a game to watch; and his lap-companion Lexi.

We would like to thank the Staff at Mount Ida Mews in Salmon Arm (Chinook) for the care provided to Tony over the last two years. We also wish to thank the doctors and nurses at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital (Level 2) for their compassion while keeping Tony comfortable during his final days. 

There will be no service at this time.   

15 Comments

  1. …so sad for Tony’s family & to hear of his passing. Very nice to read his obituary filled with such interesting accomplishments & a sincere commitment to his work & family. Good memories of meeting Tony..always with a huge & sincere smile…you could feel the love…good memories to keep inside my heart….may he rest in peace & celebrate his time now with our Lord, Jesus Christ…we will meet again….so much love….Cousin Sheila Hachey Clark & husband Arnold…OXOXOXOX..

  2. Isy and family,

    So sorry to hear this. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers ❤ Tony will be missed very much.

  3. Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all.

    Lots of love,

    The Kemp Family

  4. Sending you guys all of our love and strength through this difficult time.
    Hold on tight to those beloved memories of a great man.

  5. Thinking of you all at this time. Your dad was amazing funny always smiling. He will be truly missed.

  6. Isabel, Toni & Scott ~ Joe & I are so sorry for your loss. Know that we are both holding you close to our hearts during your time of sorrow. We love you

  7. Dave and I wish to express our deepest sympathies to you Is and to little Toni. He was such an interesting man and lived his life to the fullest. He was such a character and will be forever missed.

  8. Sorry for your loss Isy and Toni and family. Tony was an awesome guy and will be missed for sure. Sending you guys lots of love and prayers going out to you guys at this hard time

  9. Fred and I are are so sorry for your loss Is, Toni and family. Tony was such a kind and loving man. We are thinking of you and sending our love and prayers at this difficult time. ❤

  10. Tony was an amazing man. I remember years of us doing crazy things at your place when Lil Toni was well little and big Tony just sitting there laughing at us. He leave behind an amazing legacy in the beautiful daughter you raised together. Thinking and praying for you guys during the hard time.

  11. Our deepest condolences on the passing of Tony. May the angels fly him home.

  12. Uncle tony was a good man. The world has lost another good one. Gone but always remembered in our heart.

  13. My prayers are with you all. Loved spending time with Tony. He always greeted me with a big smile and warm hug. May he Rest In Peace. Love Karen

  14. Isy and Tony I am so sorry to see that your husband, father has passed away. He had a great family and wow I read that he was a hockey and baseball fan. He worked at some pretty great jobs as well. I learned a lot from reading the obit. I am sending loads of love and sympathy at this time.

  15. Our deepest condolences on the passing of Tony – may he Rest In Peace. Bob and Dianna are sending lots of love and prayers to the family.

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