November 16, 1950
February 8, 2022
One-of-a-kind Toni-Lynn Thorpe passed away peacefully at the age of 71, with her soul mate by her side on February 8, 2022. She ultimately succumbed to the cancer, which is... well, cancer. The ferocity that she displayed through life remained ever present to the end. This is not a message to say goodbye; instead, it is a message of encouragement and embracing wonderful memories. Whether she was a kid pestering passing cars on a country road, out West searching for life's great questions, hobnobbing with Jersey's underworld... or just dancing with the love of her life in the kitchen, she was really out for one thing: to have a good time and make the most of this crazy thing we call life. A social chameleon of sorts, she found a way to touch many from all walks of life. She was a celebrator of differences, never judgmental, always loving, supporting, and encouraging. We like to measure accomplishments in our society, but her accomplishments transcend those typical indicators and are known in the lives that she touched. Toni, you will be truly missed and loved. So now is the time we celebrate you and your uniqueness as you would ours. The family wishes to thank the incredible staff on the 5th floor, Palliative Care Ward at Bluewater Health. Sooo much compassion and natural ability to comfort. There will be plans for a celebration later in the year. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Toni-Lynn’s Guestbook” at mccormackfuneralhomesarnia.com. In the meantime, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Joseph's hospice: https://www.stjosephshospice.ca/make-a-difference/donate.
"Thank you to Cameron of McCormack Funeral Home for his assistance and service."
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Mike - our condolences and prayers for you. Very sad to hear of Toni's passing.
Kim & Terry Soeder
Dear Mike, Joshua, Joey, Kyla and family, Mat, Jenny, Joey and I are thinking of you all and are so sorry for your loss. We are fondly remembering Toni and wishing you comfort. Lisa Kershaw
Mike and family, I am so sad to learn of Toni's passing. As the obituary so accurately described her, she was a very remarkable woman, and can just only imagine your loss. My thoughts and condolences to you!
Aunt Toni had 3 smiles. There was the obvious smile full of laughter, sharing jokes, stories, memories. There was the welcoming smile. Whenever we would come to visit she always had a big hug and a smile and a kiss for us, welcoming us into the fold. And then she had a third smile. This smile was subtle and wise. You could be making a cup of tea and she would just come up next to you, brush your arm lightly and smile this sweet small smile. This smile let you know she saw you for who you were and she loved you. This is how we will remember Aunt Toni, smiling, laughing, welcoming, loving. Aunt Toni was wonderful and we will miss her deeply. Saying prayers and sending hugs to all the Thorpes. Much love, the Vinces
A lovely person has left us, but those of us she touched will never forget her. My thoughts are with Toni's husband Michael, and her family and friends at this very difficult time.
Mike, I am truly sorry to hear of Toni's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Mark and family, I was sorry to learn of Donna's recent death. I dealt with Donna for 20 years or more and always enjoyed seeing her. She was always friendly and patient with me and my co-workers. My sincere condolences to you all. I hope you are comforted by many great memories of your time with Donna. Sincerely, Jeff Burchill
Mark, Lois and all of Donna's family, Sincere condolences on your loss. Donna was always so cheerful and helpful. She will be missed.