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Mary Lou Toma

Obituary of Mary Lou Toma

TOMA, Mary Lou We announce with great sadness the passing of Mary Lou Toma of Willingdon, Alberta on March 27, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. Survived by daughters Jackie (Bob Dushenski) and daughter Felicia and family: Dale and her companion dog and mom's afternoon cuddler Jesse: Andrea (Peter) Tombrowski and children Lucas and Natalia; Sister Jean Meier; niece Patricia (Daryl) Toma and family; along with many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and many friends in the community. Mary Lou was predeceased by her daughter Terry Toma April 1, 2009. Also, adapting to not walking with mom and getting their treats are her four- legged family of Sage, Revelation, Trace, Scooby, and Kitty. Mom was very well known for her green thumb. Mom loved her plants and flowers inside and outside. She would start looking at seed catalogues late in the fall to plan her winter and spring seeding. The house was always full of blooming flowers and growing greenery. Mom would love to sit at the kitchen table amongst her plants and watch the birds feed from the bird house in front of the kitchen window all the while playing solitaire on her computer. Mom enjoyed years on the farm with Dale, the animals and her yard; always painting and puttering in her greenhouse and every year her outside pots and stands would be a different color. Last year she enjoyed her gazebo sitting and looking to the east at her amazing view, again while playing on her computer and enjoying a glass (or 2) of wine. Mom was the “Tomato Lady” and no one could grow tomatoes like her, that she shared with everyone. Her yard was a jungle of beauty in the Summer and a bountiful harvest in the fall...again always sharing. Last year was spaghetti squash. Mom was a long-time member and executive of the Boian Ladies Club, and Boian Church. She would help in any way that she could. She always spoke her mind sometimes without a filter, and always was the first one to open a bottle of wine after the work was done. A Private Graveside Service and interment will be held at the St Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church Cemetery of Boian with the Rev. Fr. M. Panciuk officiating. Due to the conditions of our world today, and the protocols we must follow, the graveside service will be small and by invitation only. Please keep each other safe with social distancing at this time. If you are not there in person light a candle and think of Mom on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in mom’s memory may be made to the Boian Ladies Club - Box 224 Willingdon, Alberta T0B 4R0 or Eagle Hill Special Funds (Willingdon Senior Lodge) - 5303 49st Willingdon, Alberta T0B 4R0 We would like to extend our Thanks to the Eagle Hill Lodge staff for their outstanding care and comfort. Your assistance was above and beyond expectations. You will forever be in our hearts. There are not enough words to express our gratitude to the Home Care Staff, Carol who went out of her way, Sharon, Mavin, and Karenza, thank you for your assistance and direction. You all helped keep mom comfortable. To the Two-Hills Health Care Center nurses and staff, your extraordinary care and compassion towards mom did not go unnoticed and to Dr. L. Van Wyk, you have cared for mom for many years and although sometimes she thought she knew better... you always kept mom close to your heart and kept her healthy as she could be. May Mom's Memory Be Eternal
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