June 4, 1912 – January 19, 2005.
It is with great sadness in our hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Marie Antoinette Box (nee Rondeau) this past Wednesday, with her loving family by her side and now reunited with her husband Garnet (Ted), who passed away last June.
“Toni” is survived by her daughter Patti, son Ken, son-in-law Jim, three grandchildren; Jamie, Julie and Lindsay, grandchild in her heart Virginia and many close friends and relatives from around the continent.
Toni was born June 4, 1912 in St. Leon, Manitoba, where she grew up with her 3 siblings, Honore, Imelda and Emile.
It was soon evident that Toni’s chosen profession was to be teaching, which she began in a one room school house outside of Winnipeg, teaching alongside her brother Emile.
However at 25 Toni came down with tuberculosis and was unable to continue teaching.
Not long after recuperating fom her illness, Toni would meet the great love of her life Garnet (Ted), only to send him off to fight in WWII shortly after their marriage.
Once reunited in 1945, Toni and Garnet headed to the west coast to start a family together.
The Box family settled in White Rock in 1958 where Ted worked at Canada Customs for many years. It was in White Rock where Toni and Ted would spend their long retirement playing bridge and traveling around the world.
A service was held Thursday, January 27th, 2005 at 1:00 pm at Good Shepherd Church, 2250 – 150th Street, Surrey.
In lieu of flowers a donation to World Vision charity in aide of Tsunami Relief would be appreciated, www.worldvision.org.