Helen Tonita

April 13, 1934November 1, 2019

On Friday, November 1, 2019 Helen (Iliana) Tonita passed away at the age of 85 years with her loving family by her side. She was predeceased by her parents Elie and Annie Krasiun; brothers Gabriel, Constantine, Dan (Marlene), and George (Luella); sisters Mary (Daniel) Vilcu, Pauline (Mike) Kratchkowski, Florence Kitchen and Agnes Blenner-Hassett; and brothers-in-law John Donison and Conn Trofin. Helen leaves to mourn her devoted husband, Daniel, of 63 years; two sons Ricky (Jeanette) and Ron (Wendy); four grandchildren Adam (Kathryn), Nicole (Daniel), Jenni and Kaitlyn; two great-grandchildren Noah and Erik; sisters Rose Donison and Katie Trofin; brother William (Gloria) Krasiun; brothers-in-law Jack Kitchen and Dennis Blenner-Hassett; and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen’s family wish to thank the staff at William Booth Special Care Home for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial donation in Helen’s name to St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 2005 Edgar Street, Regina, SK S4N 3K5. Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 Victoria Avenue East, Regina, SK. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 2005 Edgar Street, Regina, SK. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, 815 Assiniboine Avenue, Regina, SK to follow.


  • Jon Tonita, Pallbearer
  • Mark Dobrescu, Pallbearer
  • Kevin Krasiun, Pallbearer
  • Robert Donison, Pallbearer
  • Daniel Becker, Pallbearer
  • Ross Trofin, Pallbearer

  • St. George Orthodox Cathedral


  • Prayers Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Reception Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, November 7, 2019


Helen Tonita

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Joan, Kim, and Mark Pazuk

November 6, 2019

Auntie Helen was a lovely, engaging, joyous woman who will be sorely missed. A long time ago, she and I picked fresh peas from the garden at the house on Broder - and I somehow managed to eat about half of them before they made it to the kitchen. That memory helps keep me going when I'm having a bad day - eating raw peas with my Auntie Helen. Rest In Peace dearest Auntie - give our best to all our friends and family that have been greeting you up in Heaven.