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Marie Tonin
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Tonin (Macoretta)
1941 - 2021
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Marie loved wearing hats. Here she is on the day we were married.

2021-05-29 20:36:27
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Loved To Travel

Because Marie had LGMD we kept our travels to Canada and the United States. We took Air Canada many times to British Columbia to see our son Michael. In Ontario we drove to see our sons Mark and Paul in Kitchener and Toronto. We drove to Chelsea, Quebec...

Joseph Tonin
2021-05-28 12:24:27
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Marie loved reading books, newspapers, magazines, anything in print.. She was a member of the University Women's Book club and looked forward to the discussion of the book of that month. Two of her favorite authors were Lee Child and Donna Leon....

Joseph Tonin
2021-05-26 12:39:44
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Marie and Joe almost got to 58 years of marriage. Honeymoon in Niagara Falls followed by 7 weeks in Toronto while Joe went to OCE. Here is a family photo on our 50th wedding anniversary. Marie was very proud of her sons , their partners and her grandchildren...

Joseph Tonin
2021-05-25 11:25:54
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Community Volunteer

Marie was awarded the Ontario Bicentennial Medal on December 09,1984 for service to the community.

She was student council president at Welland High School. Later, as a worker or on the executive, Marie was invovled with several gruops - ...

Joseph Tonin
2021-05-24 19:07:53
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Actress, Singer, Dancer

Marie was in Guys and Dolls and Music Man with The Port Colborne Operatic Society.

She also performed with The Welland Little Theatre company in several plays.

Her acting as Sabrina in Sabrina Fair received a 5 star newspaper r...

Joseph Tonin
2021-05-23 16:29:50
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Marie and I had the opportunity to go to Montreal during Expo67. We took the train from Toronto and came back by car with Paul and Carolynne. We loved Montreal and Expo!

Joseph Tonin
2021-05-23 16:16:29
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Marie and I attended many concerts in Ontario and the USA. Here she is with Gordon Lightfoot one of her favorites.

Joseph Tonin
2021-05-23 16:08:23
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Myrtle Beach SC

We had several visits to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Because of muscular dystrophy, Marie could not get close to the water. We were able to get a beach wheelchair and luckily the tide did not take her out to sea!

Joseph Tonin
2021-05-23 16:00:27
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