Austin Ann Kirkby (1943-2022)

The Quartek family passes along their thoughts and prayers on the death of Austin Kirkby, mother of Sue Janzen, long-time valued member of the team at Quartek. Austin was involved in many community endeavours, was a NOTL Town Councillor for many years, and was a strong, vocal and respected advocate for the local agricultural community. Some of us at Quartek had the opportunity to relate to her professionally and appreciate her forth-right attitude, her passion and her tenacity. She will be much missed by her family first, but also by the community and the many lives she touched. Some of us had the privilege to attend a celebration of life for Austin on October 15th, hearing tributes and stories of her legacy. There is more to read in the attached obituary.


  • After a meeting with a Quartek representative to discuss the project and Quartek’s reputation and experience with our type of project we were glad to bring Quartek on board to manage the project. We are very pleased with what Quartek has accomplished so far and look forward to working with them in the development of the cottage subdivision.

    Jim Nichols Trucking Ltd.
  • The team at Quartek is knowledgeable, creative and easy to work with. With any issues we encounter, I know I can always collaborate with them to find a solution and execute it in a timely and professional manner. I recommend the Quartek team.

    Cindy Tsang, PMP
  • Meridian Credit Union has a long-standing partnership with Quartek in varying capacities including building design, architectural drawings, and project management.  They have brought our visions to life through their high-level of expertise and attention to detail.  Their friendly and accommodating staff are always professional and provide expert advice.

    Melanie Clement
  • Quartek handled my severance application in Niagara-on-the-Lake very proficiently and dealt with the continuous Town demands in a very professional manner, until all issues were satisfactorily resolved.


    Mac MacSween (retired P.Eng)
  • Working with the team at Quartek Group has always been a pleasure. Their excellent organization and attention to detail have contributed to our project successes on staying on budget and schedule. We look forward to working with Quartek Group again.

    Carrie Groff

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