On the afternoon of July 23, 2015, Quinton passed away at Royal Jubilee hospital after an 8 month battle with cancer. Quinton was 19 years old and was with his mother and father at the time of passing.
Quinton MacDonell was born in Victoria BC at 7:11 pm on April 1st 1996. He was the only child of Sheryl Mae and Donald John MacDonell. Quinton was the pride and joy of the MacDonell family.
Quinton’s early life was full of camping trips, going to the beach and playing with his friends. He was always an athletic individual and this continued throughout his very short life. He played soccer, fastball and basketball but his true love was hockey. He played Sooke minor hockey for 12 years and went to numerous hockey camps, tournaments and tryouts. He also attended the hockey academy at Edward Milne Community School for four years and supported Journey Middle School in their hockey academy. His love for hockey also included working at the local arena leading skating lessons, hockey programs and skate shop duties. In his teenage years he added a love for the martial arts and body building.
Although Quinton had a very competitive spirit he was all about “team”. He was often labelled a silent leader by his coaches and teachers and was admired for his determination and sense of humour. He had a genuine love for people and had a kind heart.
Quinton enjoyed listening to music, playing the guitar and loved to play board games with his family, especially Monopoly.
Quinton excelled as a student and was on a path at the University of Regina in the police studies program to ultimately become a member of the RCMP.
In high school Quinton juggled working for Seaparc leisure complex, Village food markets and Speed Source fitness as a junior fitness leader. He enjoyed a very short but full life.
A celebration will be held for Quinton on August 7th 2015 at 2 pm in the Seaparc Leisure Complex, Sooke BC.
If Quinton has been part of your life in anyway, please join his family to celebrate his life.