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SOPHIE HELEN TONI Sophie Helen Toni died peacefully on June 17, 2012 in her home, surrounded by the love of her children and grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Barbara (Ted), Bernie (Audrey), Conrad (Maureen), Stephen (Robin), Elizabeth (Chris) and Chris (Ginny); grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Shannon (Edmund), Dylan and Teagan; Stephen (Jen); Lauren (Mike), Mia and Logan; Chet (Sadie); Jessica; Susan; Peter (Diane); Sarah (Rob), Lila and Finn; David (Laurren); Matthew; Daniel (Erin); Nathan (Marian); Will, Syd and Tom. Sophie was born on October 20, 1916 in Winnipeg to Mateusz and Maria Gacek, and was sister to Lily, Kaz, Stan, Walter and Ted. She graduated from Angus Business College and thoroughly enjoyed her work for the Province of Manitoba at the Legislature. She met and married Stephen in 1940 and they moved to Altona for a two year commitment to the hospital that lasted a lifetime. Sophie lived her life for and was the heart of the family. She loved the W.I. and the community choir in Altona, and the C.W.L. and the R.C.I.A. when she and Steve moved, in retirement, back to Winnipeg. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, 275 Stafford Street, with Rev. Fr. Darrin Gurr, presiding. A private family interment will be held in Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Should friends wish, donations to the Dr. Stephen Toni Scholarship Fund may be sent to: Altona District Healthcare Board, 111 Centre Avenue East, Altona, MB R0G 0B0. Let nothing trouble you, Let nothing frighten you. All things are passing; God never changes. St. Teresa of Avila THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 21, 2012
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