Our NEWS page is reserved for posting items of interest from our family. If you have had a recent wedding, birth, death, graduation, anniversary, or life achievement please send us the information and we will be sure to add it to this page. Pictures are highly reccommended - as they add recognition for everyone reading the news!



TEGAN DAN ADAMSKI  was born on December 3, 2009 at 7:23 pm, 5lbs 15 oz. in Edmonton.  Proud parents of this bundle of joy are Erin and Dan.
Congratulations to the family!!!

Descendant Line: Ionita & Safta Tonita - Vasile Tonita - Dan Tonita - Gina (Tonita) Cena - Erin  


Hello to all our Dear Family,

It is with a sad  heart that we bring you the news of the passing of Harvey Fritz - dear husband of cousin Marie (Chiro) Fritz.  Harvey passed away last night and we will be sure to let everyone know of funeral arrangements when they become available.

Descendent Line:
Ionita & Safta (Badea) Tonita -Florea (Tonita) and Vasile Pana - Fannie (Tonita) and George Chiro - Marie (Chiro) and Harvey Fritz.

Marie & Harvey were married in 1961 in Willowbunch, Saskatchewan (48 yrs). They had two children: Dana and Derek.

We send our sincerest and warmest condolences to you Marie and to Dana and Derek and your families. And a big hug to Marie's sister Doreen Koester and her family in the loss of their brother-in-law and uncle.


Vasile "Bill" Radu of Windsor, Ontario passed away peacefully at home on August 15, 2009, with his wife Bertha and family at his side, at 82 years of age.

Our sincerest sympathies to his wife Bertha, his children Laura & Eric, Bob & Wendy, Lisa & Joe and their families in the loss of your husband, Dad and grandfather. Also we send our thoughts to all the cousins, aunties and uncles who were a big part of Bill's life.

Descendent line:
Ionita (Badea) & Safta Tonita, Voica (Tonita) & Sharbon Radu.......... Bill was their youngest child



Congratulations to Peggy and Steve Tonita who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 9th. Many friends and family members were able to join Peggy and Steve in Prince Albert on Sunday August 1 to celebrate this special time with them.

Descendant Line: Ionita and Safta (Badea) Tonita - Vasile Tonita - Steve Tonita

mom Hello to our dear Family,

We are saddened to announce the news of the passing of our mother Marie Tonita - wife of John Tonita, son of Radu & Safta Tonita.
Mom gently slipped away Tuesday, Jan. 27th morning at 8:40 am, to be reunited in heaven with Dad and brother Murray and the many members of her family waiting there.

Thank you to so many of you that have sent wonderful words of condolences....we are comforted by your words.

Rick, Sharon and Rashelle
and families.
Congratulations to Jill and Adam who were married in Leduc, Alberta on Saturday, August 23, 2008.
Descendant Line: Ionita and Safta (Badea) Tonita - Vasile Tonita - Dan Tonita - Gina (Tonita) Cena - Jill
A baby sister for Ethan!  Rylee Alxis was born November 3rd, 2007 in Smiths Falls, Ontario.  Rylee weighed in at 7lb. 12oz. and measured 20.75 inches.
Congratulations to the family!!
Descendant Line: Ionita & Safta Tonita - George Tonita - Eleana (Tonita) Marcov - Lorraine (Marcov) Young - George Young - Keri Young
The Kvill family is growing!!  Sierra Renae Kvill was born on November 27 at 03:22 and weighed in at 7 pounds even.
Descendant Line: Ionita & Safta Tonita - George Tonita - Stefana (Tonita) Frentz - Edith (Frentz) Heyn - Stephanie (Heyn) Kvill 



Anne Tonita birthday dinner

Left to right: Terry and Lori Garant (son-in-law and daughter of Peter and Ann Tonita); Ann and Peter Tonita, Cindy and Gary Tonita (daughter-in-law and son of Peter and Ann Tonita)

Descendant Line: Ionita & Safta Tonita - George Tonita - Peter Tonita 

AUTUMN RAYNE HEYN was born on June 3 at 2:19 am to Monte and Amber Heyn.  She is 6lbs 5 oz. 18 inches long.  She is an absolutely precious girl, coming into this world in quite a hurry.  Active labour was appr. 1 ¾ hrs long.  Both Mom, and baby are doing GREAT. 

Descendant Line: Ionita & Safta Tonita - George Tonita - Stefana (Tonita) Frentz - Edith (Frentz) Heyn - Monte Heyn 
April 2007... Stephanie and Paul Kvill with their children: Alexis, Montana, Pierce and Paul.
Descendant Line: Ionita & Safta Tonita - George Tonita - Stefana (Tonita) Frentz - Edith (Frentz) Heyn - Stephanie (Heyn) Kvill 


Our return to our ancestral home has sold out!! We have 45 very excited people looking forward to our journey to Romania in September.  It has been a lot of fun planning the trip and we all look forward to setting foot in the land of our ancestors on this 100th anniversary of their coming to Canada to create a new life for themselves.

We will be keeping notes on our trip and will post all the details and pictures when we return.  So watch for that in the fall.

Congratulations to Mary (Tonita) Ivanoff who recently celebrated her 95th Birthday!  Mary was born on May 1, 1912.
Descendant Line:  Ionita Tonita - Radu Tonita - Mary (Tonita) Ivanhoff

Our condolences to the family of Anne (Tonita) Oltean on the passing of their Dad, George Oltean.

Family Line: Ionita & Safta (Badea) Tonita - Radu & Safta Tonita

Holly Joan Dahl (nee Tonita), born January 20, 1955 passed away from a courageous battle with cancer on March 13, 2007. Holly was predeceased by a son Joel who died in infancy, and by her father Christopher Tonita. She is survived by her husband Roger; daughters Lara (Adrian) Scott, and Julie Ann; son Carlin and grandson Ethan Scott; her mother Lillian Tonita; siblings Shirley (George) Hyer; Larry Tonita; Bonnie (Bob) White and numerous nieces and nephews.

Our condolences to the family of Christopher "Chris" Tonita who recently passed on.

Descendant Line: Ionita & Safta Tonita - George Tonita - Christopher Tonita


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