Capstone Mining Corp.
TSX : CS

Capstone Mining Corp.

April 07, 2009 19:17 ET

Capstone Regretfully Announces the Passing of Chris Tomanik

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2009) - Capstone Mining Corporation (TSX:CS) deeply regrets to announce the sad news of the passing of one of its founding employees, Mr. Chris Tomanik.

On Thursday, April 2, 2009, Chris passed away tragically at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, as a result of cardiac-related problems. Chris was one of the Company's founding employees and a key member of the management team that built Capstone into a profitable copper producer, as well as creating and building Silverstone Resources Corp. into a silver stream company. He will be remembered for his many accomplishments, his gregarious personality, his passion for the Company and his commitment to all facets of the development of Capstone and Silverstone.

"We are extremely saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague Chris Tomanik," said Capstone's Vice Chairman & CEO Darren Pylot. "Chris was an incredible human being who made a huge impact on the lives of those around him. He was a strong believer and supporter of Capstone from the early days and he played a key role in the financing and development of the company since its inception. Chris will be deeply missed by all of us at Capstone, as well as the many shareholders and contacts with whom he had forged strong relationships with over the past several years."

Born March 5, 1963 in Calgary, Alberta, Chris was a loving husband, son, brother, father and devoted friend. He was a respected member of his community and spent much of his time contributing to his community and enriching the lives of those around him. Those who were fortunate enough to spend time with Chris remember him for his kindness, his love of life and his great generosity of spirit. He leaves behind his wife of over 20 years, Lisa, and the pride, joy and lights of his life - his sons Cole and Jared.

The TSX does not accept any responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

Contact Information

  • Capstone Mining Corporation
    Darren Pylot
    Vice Chairman & CEO
    (604) 684-8894 or 1-866-684-8894
    or
    Capstone Mining Corporation
    Stephen Quin
    President & COO
    (604) 684-8894 or 1-866-684-8894
    or
    Capstone Mining Corporation
    Mark Patchett
    Investor Relations
    (604) 684-8894 or 1-866-684-8894
    (604) 688-2180 (FAX)
    Email: info@capstonemining.com
    Website: www.capstonemining.com