Nephi Emanuel Quist was born of David and Margaret Erickson Quist in Claresholm, Alberta on May 28, 1923. He was a true Southern Alberta boy. While serving in the Canadian Air Force as a pilot in World War II, he married Ruth Court in the Cardston Alberta Temple on November 17, 1943. They raised their seven children in Lethbridge, then Calgary. He loved serving as a police sergeant and detective with the Calgary Police Force for 26 years. Nephi built many of the homes in which the family lived. After retirement from the police force, they built their dream home on a quarter section of timberland near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta where they lived for 25 years. While in Rocky, Nephi continued building news racks for United News and drove a school bus for the Rocky Mountain House school division. He was a proficient outdoorsman who loved providing wild game for his family. He was also an accomplished woodworker whose creations are treasured by many, including toys that were sent overseas to needy children. Nephi always had a story to share with you and could often be found surrounded by his grandchildren eager to hear more. He passed away peacefully in the early hours of April 18, 2008.
Nephi is survived by his beloved sweetheart Ruth; sister Roxie Hamilton; sons Robert Quist (Wanda), Glen Quist (Bernadette), Dell Quist (Marva); daughters Patsy Hickenlooper (Tim), Leah Bourne (Graham), and Denise Boniface (Shane); former daughter-in-law Nadine Quist; thirty-two grandchildren, and thirty-five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, his sisters Mary McKay, Evelyn Walton, Dora Merrill and Delsie Miller and his son Bryan Quist.
Funeral Services will be held at at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (7017 California Blvd NE.) on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 Those wishing to pay their respects may do so beginning at 12:00 p.m., with the funeral to begin at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burns Memorial Fund, to support the widows and families of fallen police officers (1109-615 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4T8, (403) 234-9396, www.burnsfund.com)
In living memory of Nephi Quist, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences