Antoinette Marie Backus

September 27, 1967October 22, 2011

ANTOINETTE MARIE BACKUS (nee Jovanovich), age 44, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. Beloved wife of Scott; loving mother of Nicholas and Matthew; sister of John Jovanovich (Carolyn); aunt of John Michael and Jennifer; daughter of the late Gloria; niece of Donna Gareau (Donald) and Toni Melisko (John deceased); cousin of Donna Rae, Daneen, Dawn, Darla, Dennis, Donald and Ray. Funeral Service in the funeral home Thursday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. Interment private. Friends may call at the CORRIGAN CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME, 14768 LORAIN RD. FROM 10 A.M.-2 P.M. THURSDAY. (216-251-7000)


  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 27, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, October 27, 2011

Antoinette Marie Backus

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August 20, 2012

To Toni : May you rest in peace. You were far too young. Love lyn

Colleen Clayton

November 5, 2011

Love to all of you. I'm so sorry for your loss. XOXO, Colleen Clayton

Jill Sommer

November 3, 2011

I was out of town and just learned about Toni's passing. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I knew Toni back in high school and remember her awesome laugh. We had some good times. She is not forgotten.

Mary Sating

November 1, 2011

Oh Toni, you were a dear friend throughout the years. I will miss your laughter and companionship. Thank you for all the great times we shared. You were one of a kind! To Scott, Nick, Matt and John... words can't express the sorrow I feel for you. We were all so very blessed to have her in our lives.

Donna Rae Dieckman

October 26, 2011

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998

October 26, 2011

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Cartuer Family

October 26, 2011

I understand the sadness of your loss.

Your Wife....Your a very special person that touches the lives of so many, in so many ways.

You are in our thoughts and prayers........and when the sorrow has ended and the healing will SMILE AGAIN!!!!!!!

The Bible tells us to "rejoice with people who rejoice, weep with people who weep".
(Romans 12:15)


Our most heartfelt condolences,
The Cartier Family


Darla Gareau

October 26, 2011

Dear Toni, I will miss you dearly the laughs, the chats we would share and your feistiness. Scott, Nick & Matt my heart goes out to all of you, if you guys ever need anything don't hesitate to call I'm only a skip away. Johnny you have two angels watching over you now and Toni can finally re-unite with her mom and best friend. RIP Toni! Love you all!

October 26, 2011

Scott, sorry about your loss. I knew you back when we were kids at garfield elementary school.
Angie Dunlap(Kaspar)
Brook Park, ohio

Dawn Funk

October 26, 2011

Toni, I will never forget your beautiful smile and contagious laugh. Scott, Nick and Matt - so sorry for your loss....we all miss Toni dearly, you were all so brave standing by her side - may god bless you and comfort you at this very difficult time.