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Obituary - Irene Tonks

Irene Tonks

1925 - 2020

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Tonks(2020)

Irene Margaret (Kusler) Tonks, beloved wife of the late Doug Tonks, passed away at River Ridge Senior’s Village on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Darlene Croden; son, Don (Tyrril) Tonks; five grandchildren; Brad (Cleopatra) Croden, Denise (Danny Johnson) Croden, Dana (Chris) Winrow, Dillon (Renee) Tonks and Erin (Jeff) Wiseman; eight great-grandchildren, Ashley, Nathan, Johnathan, Torrey, Avery, Dane, Harper and Colton as well as two great-great-grandchildren, Aaliyah and Oaklyn. She will be remembered fondly by her nieces, nephews and friends. Irene was predeceased by her parents, Ben and Adeline (Hehr) Kusler as well as two brothers, Harry and Harvard. She will be missed by all who knew her, always remembered and forever loved. Private Interment has taken place. A Celebration of Irene’s Life will be held at a future date with further announcements at that time.


  1. Heather Fischer:
    Sep 10, 2020 at 07:16 PM

    My sincere condolences to Irene’s family..I used to do Irene’s hair for many years..she was such a sweet lady always had a smile and kind word. Cherish your memories and I will cherish mine💗💗

  2. Bonnie Lewis:
    Sep 11, 2020 at 11:37 AM

    Irene was a special friend of my mother, Irene Romeril. When I visited my mother we would go to see Irene. She was always so happy and positive and cherished her family. My mother will especially miss her friendship. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Les Aman:
    Sep 11, 2020 at 11:39 AM

    So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I have fond memories of her. God's Peace be with you all at this time

  4. Bonnie Wiersma Buisseret and June Wiersma:
    Sep 11, 2020 at 06:41 PM

    Our deepest condolences to all the Tonks family. My mom June used to be the hairdresser in Redcliff on Broadway. Our family remember Irene and Doug with great fondness. When she worked at the Kresges food counter many years ago,it was always a great pleasure to catch up with the news from Redcliff. A wonderful lady she was. Our thoughts and prayers to you all.

  5. Darby Titsing:
    Sep 12, 2020 at 03:37 AM

    My condolence to the Tonks family. Sorry Don and Darlene I just now heard of Aunt Irene passing she will be sadly missed i always thought the world of her. Hope you guys are fine.

  6. Michele Cochrane:
    Sep 12, 2020 at 06:46 PM

    Our Deepest condolences to the entire Tonks Family. We have very fond memories of Aunt Irene that we will forever cherish. She was a fantastic, caring & loving lady and will be deeply missed by anyone who knew her.

  7. Lori Stickelmier:
    Sep 12, 2020 at 07:26 PM

    So very saddened to hear of Irene’s passing. Had heard she wasn’t doing well. So many fond memories of her and my mom puzzling at Chinook and their visits at Haven! Condolences to entire family from Mary Fischer, Lori, and Sheila!

  8. Irene Romeril:
    Sep 13, 2020 at 11:51 AM

    My condolences to the Tonks family. Irene was my neighbor for 5 years. She showed me around the building and introduced me to new friends. She also showed me how to play shuffleboard as well as card games. She could have been a sister to me as we got along so well. She was always smiling and never seemed to complain about anything. I often visited her after she moved to another senior home. I miss her and think of her often. God bless you.

  9. Don and Cynthia Smith:
    Sep 13, 2020 at 07:17 PM

    Don, Tyrril and Family,
    We have such good memories of Irene through the years and we will always remember her smile and kinds words she had, no matter what she herself was experiencing. Irene`s legacy will be how much she cared about her family. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you during the times where you remember Irene and truly celebrate all the good things that made her life great.

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