Steve Regoci reports
GARIBALDI WILL MISS A TRUE LEADER
Garibaldi Resources Corp. director and vice-president of exploration, Canada, Everett Makela, professional geoscientist, passed away on Jan. 24, 2019.
Mr. Makela is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara, his son and daughter, Benjamin and Jane, his brother, Mark, and his beloved parents, Everett Sr. and Gabrielle.
With over 30 years of exploration experience, mostly with global nickel giant Inco/Vale, Mr. Makela retired from Vale in 2012 as principal geologist in North America. He continued his passion for nickel exploration as one of the most sought-after nickel consultants in North America. The Sudbury native was instrumental in building Garibaldi's team of nickel-industry experts, quickly leading to the Nickel Mountain massive sulphide discovery in the heart of the Eskay gold camp in the summer of 2017.
Steve Regoci, president and chief executive officer, commented: "It is difficult to say farewell to a friend, an exceptional geologist and an even better person. His dedication and leadership will be missed. Everett was a larger-than-life character, as colourful as they come, and very well liked, particularly with the young geologists and support personnel he helped guide in camp.
"Everett was a driving force in the discovery of the Golden Triangle's first magmatic nickel-copper-rich massive sulphide system. That will be his legacy, plus the leadership he inspired in younger geologists who will now carry on his good work.
"We look forward to building on the deposit he was so certain was there to be found. His memory will live on forever at Nickel Mountain.
"We extend our deepest sympathies to Everett's family -- our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time," concluded Mr. Regoci.
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