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Tonkin, Barbara J.

TONKIN, Barbara Jean - September 7th, 1924- July 25th, 2018.
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Hospice Wellington.
Beloved wife of the late Ronald Tonkin. Loved mother of son Peter Tonkin (Susan), daughter Corinne Rooney (the late Lawrence). Loved grandmother of Tara Tonkin-Dion (Richard), Melissa Cook (Kevin), Ronald Tonkin (Stephanie), Celeste Tonkin-Gaudreau (Richard), Jason Rooney (Sarah), the late Jeremy Rooney, and Bianca Rooney (Richard). Also survived by her sister-in-law Violet Ryan, and her nieces and nephews.
Barbara married Ronald Tonkin, a Canadian Soldier, and came to Canada in 1946 as a War Bride. Barbara was an avid thespian, acting in plays with the Timmins Little Theatre and the Guelph Little Theatre. She also loved reciting stories and poems to nursing home residents, and as recently as the 5th of July to her friends and neighbours.
Cremation has taken place and there will be an interment at Woodlawn Cemetery on August 1st, 2018 at 11 am. Anybody wishing to attend is welcome.

A tree will be planted in memory of Barbara J. Tonkin in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm.

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