Maria Tonus

June 24, 1932January 19, 2014
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MARY TONUS Mary passed away suddenly on January 19, 2014 at the age of 81. She will be cherished by her loving husband John of 60 years. Adored mother to Eddy (Kathleen), Robert (Wanda) and Diana. Proud grandmother to Marissa, Danielle and Sophia. Loved sister to Bruno, Gioconda and the late Francesco. Mary touched many with her kindness and will be held dear in the hearts of her nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. Friends and relatives will be received at DELMORO FUNERAL HOME, 61 Beverly Hills Dr. (1 light south of Wilson Ave., west of Jane St., 416-249-4499), on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at ST. PHILIP NERI ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (2100 Jane St). Burial to follow at Beechwood Cemetery (7241 Jane St). In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary may be made to Sunnybrook Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery, 416-480-6073.



  • Visitation Wednesday, January 22, 2014
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 22, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 23, 2014


  • Interment

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Valerie Tonus

February 3, 2014

I am sorry to hear of your loss.

Ed Tonus

January 31, 2014

You were the best mother that anyone could ever have. A first and only one for me, and a second one for Kathleen.

You were always just a phone call away, and well worth the 34 cents.

Though my calls dwindled, their frequency was replaced by Kathleen and Diana, of which Diana is REALLY hurting at your sudden and unexpected loss. You two were more than just mother and daughter, but also best friends.

I will miss many things about you:
-your encouragement in helping myself and others
-your voice and birthday wishes
-all the cards which I got from you over the years, which I will cherish

You never complained if we were too busy, but would remind us with a "Call Me Please". We would then visit whenever we were in the neighbourhood, or just because. I always enjoyed your coffee -even until 3am, but was just as happy to have a chat.

I never told you enough how much I love you, and how proud I am to be your son.

I have wept inconsolably at your loss, and miss you so very much.
I will remember you always and never forget you.

With Love Forever,

Freddy Zucchet

January 23, 2014

We would like to express the friendship and emotion we feel for all the Taunus family and those around you at this sad time Giocconda, Bruno and Francesco.
Know that our heartfelt thoughts are with you.
We embrace you dearly, Freddy, Josy and the entire family of France

Mary Joanne Appugliesi

January 22, 2014

Dearest John, Eddy, Robert and Diana,
I am so saddened by the news of your mother's passing. I feel blessed that I had her as my godmother. Santola will always be remembered in my heart as an angel. I have never known a sweeter woman, except for my own mother. This is probably why they were such dear friends. She will greatly missed.

With Love, Mary Joanne Appugliesi and family.

Diane, Anthony and Stephen

January 22, 2014

Dear Diana and Sophia, we are thinking of and praying for you at this very sad time. Please accept our heartfelt condolences to you and your family over the loss of your Mother, Maria. May she rest in Peace.

January 22, 2014

To Ed & Kathleen and the Tonus family, our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May the memory of her stay within your hearts and comfort you.

Gary Gilmour & Shirley Reyes

January 22, 2014

Ed and Kathleen and all the Tonus Maria had a heart of gold and my condolences to all My thought are with ye all at this time

Daniel Odorico

January 22, 2014

To the Tonus family, Maria was one of the sweetest women ever placed on this earth. My memories of her will last forever. Our mothers will be together again. They are laughing and enjoying each others company like they did throughout their lives. My deepest condolences.

January 21, 2014

In questo momento difficile per voi tutti voi porgiamo le piu` sentite condoglianze.

Adua e Margherita Trevisan

Mary-Margaret O'Connor

January 21, 2014

Ed and Kathleen, we will always remember Mary for the wonderful welcome she gave Mary and Mary-Margaret in her beautiful home in Canada. Ed and Kathleen, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Ar dheis Dé anam dílis. Mary, Mary-Margaret and Paddy.