Judith Anne Tones
20 June, 1945 – 25 March, 2021
Judith Anne Tones was born on June 20, 1945 and passed away on March 25, 2021 and is under the care of Henderson's Funeral Homes & Crematorium.
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Judith Anne Tones
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1 April 2021
Always a smile, a kind word, laughter! These are my memories of our neighbour Judy. We live a couple of doors down from Mr. and Mrs. Tones senior on Calverhall in North Van. Mr Tones was known for his remarkable lawn which we all knew he snuck out to groom with manicure scissors. Hazel was known for her soft lovely demeanour. When John married Judy and they took over the home, there was always a greeting coming and going. We were the “ladies who tea ed”— Judy, Hilda Curtis, Ruth Logan, Mary Parfitt, and me. I know Hilda is greeting you with her delicious cinnamon buns. Soon Danna and Rob came along. I mainly think of the time when Judy and I thought it would be a swell idea to take the 4 kids to Calgary for a visit with friends. So we packed them (my Leif and Leah, Danna and Robbie) into her van and drove all night to arrive 12 hours later. We were young then! Judy and I loved to hit the slopes together especially for spring skiing. Lots of falls, lots of laughs. We were young then! The Tones moved, we moved....we visited once in Sidney with Hazel and Judy and the kids. We kept track through Leah’s dear friend Kathy MacLean who was a very close friend of the Tones. The picture posted shows me the same Judy, same smile, a little older as am I— but my picture is of Judy going up her driveway in a pale yellow pantsuit which made her eyes pop and that smile, that wonderful smile!❤️
25 March 2021
Judy and the Tones family have been family to me and my son Marco since I met them at Queen Alexandra Hospital in about 1989 when their little girl Christine had her brain injury. I was one of Christine’s caregivers and fell in love with Jude and Danna’s passion for Christine and ultimately fell in love with the whole family. Jude has always been one of my closest friends and we have been through so much together with our ‘kiddlets’ as she called them. Her ‘Muckers’, my ‘Marco Man’ and ‘Spoilt Ali’ who she teased did not like her because they had a special eye contact game between them. Jude had a special game or secret with all children and teenagers and connected with them all and loved them all. She told me recently on our last phone call that she loved every moment of her life because of the love and joy of each of her grandchildren despite what others would think would be too hard or suffering of a bed bound life of late. That was Jude. She saw the beauty in and every one no matter their handicaps, attitudes or lot in life. We should all be so lucky to have known such an amazing person and I so wish COVID had not kept us apart this last year although we’ve had millions of cups of tea over the phone over the last three decades from hospitals, boats, living rooms and all kinds of places:) My loves goes out to Judy’s children, grandchildren, siblings and extended family and friends. Danna, I’ve attached this photo of your mom as my recent favourite. It was taken in Victoria when your mom and I had our big trip taking Marco over in her van for his and Ali’s 30th birthdays almost 4 years ago. We laughed and reminisced with associate families and reminisced about our adventures in Disneyland with you, Rob and ‘little’ Julia and Emily so long ago.... Love 💗 you and to Jude, John and Muckers (Christine) up in heaven, you are together now, and, until we meet again! Marco and I will love 💕 you always and forever xoxoxo