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Our condolences to the family of Anne (Tonita) Oltean who recently passed away. Anne was the daughter of Radu and Safta Tonita.
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We are sad to announce the passing of another of the first generation cousins, George Pana, son of Florea (Tonita) and Vasile Pana. George's sudden passing was due to a ranch accident on his and Joyce's ranch near Fort Macleod, Alberta, on September 21, 2005.
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posted October 20, 2005
Barrett's Spa Business Celebrates "25" Years!
Barrett is celebrating 27 years as a massage therapist.
She loves sport massage and has volunteered at many sport
events across the country. She now owns and operates Mon-Gee
Sunrise Wellness Spa in a renovated police barracks in Unity
where she has lived for the past 34 years. For information
treats from babies to seniors and many extreme cases. She
loves a challenge and has successfully helped many people
over the years. She is celebrating her 25th anniversary
on Saturday, August 6 during Unity’s centennial celebration,
the “Unity Ethnic Festival”.
Line: Ionita Tonita - Floarea (Tonita) Pana - Victoria (Pana)
McIntosh - Geraldine (Monea) Barrett)
to Nadine and Richard Hatch on the birth of their second son,
Gordo Hatch, born April 19th, 2005. 8lbs 5 oz.
(Descendent line: Ionita Tonita - Radu Tonita - John Tonita
- Murray Tonita - Nadine
to the family! Twin Boys!
Born February 10, 2005 in Grande Prairie: Pierce Reuben Kvill
(orange hat), 8 lbs
6oz, 19 3/4 inches and Paul Raymond Kvill (green hat), 8 lbs
4oz, 19 1/2 inches.
(Descendent line: Ionita Tonita - George Tonita - Stefana
(Tonita) Frentz - Edith
(Frentz) Heyn - Stephanie (Heyn) Kvill)
Cole became a Registered Nurse in February, 2005. She completed
of Science degree in Nursing in December, 2004. Tanis received
a $3,000 bursary last
September. She is working at the Regina General Hospital.
(Dececendant Line: Ionita Tonita - Vasile Tonita - Dora (Tonita)
Hordenchuk - Myra
February 2, 2005
deepest sympathies to the family of Helen Vidican.
Born November 21, 1913 in Saskatchewan. Survived by her
loving companion of 27 years, Hans (Bubbi) Koehnke. Predeceased
by her loving husband Ted Vidican (1976). Devoted and compassionate
mother of Priscilla and Bill Parsons, Dennis and Kim Kostescu
and step-mother to Donald Vidican. Predeceased by her loving
children, Peter Kostescu (1945) and Loretta Lebel (1969).
Helen will be sadly missed by her devoted grandchildren,
Lois, Wayne and Anna, Pam, Vince and Lynn, Dennis Jr. and
Delilah, Sherri and Alex, Jason, Victoria, Kathleen, Lindsay,
Teddy, Cindy, Matthew and Sherry. Helen was a doting great-
grandma to Christina, Derek and Kelly, Jerry, Katie, Jessica,
Christopher, Jake, Serena, Christian, Harlie and Wesley
and great great-grandma to Drew, Taylor and Sammy. Helen
was a devoted sister to Mary, Annie, Virginia, Sophie and
Marie and predeceased by her sisters Connie and Fannie and
her only brother John. Helen was a loving aunt to so many
nieces and nephews all of whom loved her tremendously. She
was an extremely generous and giving woman who touched the
lives of so many close friends, neighbours and acquaintances.
Helen was an avid quilter who presented each of her family
and many friends with a quilt keepsake. Her love for her
family was deep and unconditional. Helen loved to cook and
spent many years catering throughout the city as well as
working for Dominion Stores Ltd. She was a member of the
Seniors Group who meets at St. George’s Romanian Orthodox
Church. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart
and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Visiting Friday 3-5 and 7-9p.m. Funeral Saturday 10a.m.
at Families First Funeral Home (969-5841) 2670 Dougall Ave.
Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens.
Line - Ionita & Safta Badea - Radu & Safta Tonita
Tonita has moved to Lille, France and is currently studying
at the Université Catholique de Lille. He is on an
extended study term through the University of Alberta where
he is completing a Business degree with a major in international
out Paul's adventure online
Line: Ionita Tonita - Vasile Tonita - Steve Tonita - Bill
Canada has just this month published Ken Radu's most recent
book, a novel
entitled "The Purest of Human Pleasures".
online through Amazon & Chapters-Indigo, and bookstores
line: Ionita Tonita - Voica Tonita - John Radu)
to the family!
Ethan Alexander Young-Laberge, born November 2, 2004 in Niagara
(Descendent line: Ionita Tonita - George Tonita - Elena (Tonita)
Lorraine "Nonie" (Marcov) Woods -George Peter Young
- Keri Young)
to the family!
Alexander Hamblin, born Sept 23/04, first child of Eryn Radu
and Geoffrey Hamblin.
(Descendent line: Ionita Tonita – Voica Tonita - John
Radu - Kenneth Radu - Eryn Radu)
to the family!
Marcos Tonita Charriez
line: Ionita Tonita – Vasile Tonita - Stephan Tonita
- Jeffrey Mark Tonita)
of the Bride and her immediate family!
Left to right: Garry Tonita, Iris Todd (Tonita), Gina Cena
(Tonita) - Mother of the Bride, Glen Tonita