It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather Tolson Wayne Churchill age 68 years, who passed away at his residence in Portugal Cove surrounded by his loving family.
Predeceased by his parents Peter and Maryann (Polly), brothers Lloyd, Rev. Arthur, Leonard, sister Enid Churchill, son in law Gregory McLenaghan, sister in law Maureen Ryan, brothers in law Jack Williams, Lewis Hussey and parents in law Arch and Veronica Williams.
Leaving with saddened hearts his wife Margaret (Williams) of 48 years, his daughter Enid (Brian) Pendergast, Colleen (Scott) Ash, Cindy (Todd) Green and Peggy McLenaghan. Brother Doug and sister Jean Hussey.
His precious pride and joy his grandchildren Vanessa Penney, Morgan and Riley Green, Darcy and Daxon McLenaghan, Shawn (Krista) Pendergast, Angie Pendergast, and great grandson Carter Pendergast. As well brother in law, Fred (Mary) Williams, Bill (Doreen) Williams, Reg (Raven) Williams, Philip Ryan and sister in law, Rose (Al) Venditello, and a huge circle of special nieces and nephews.
Also, Holly Somerton who he thought of as a daughter and special life long friends Jean Somerton, Bernie Somerton and Elsie Pendergast.
A special thank you to Dr. Thoms, Dr. Ahmad, staff and nurses of the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, Dr. William Eaton, Doug Scirving, nurse Mary Hicks and our special family pharmacist Carolyn Galway.
Dad was the most loving, caring, kind hearted man one could ever meet. He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed each and every day by spending time with his family, who he absolutely adored. He only had 4 daughters but through them had an extended circle of adopted daughters.
He was a dedicated grandfather who loved every moment of spoiling his grandchildren. Whether he was with them riding bikes, watching soccer games, playing hockey, pushing strollers, playing games or stocking up on “Pops” favorite treats. He was “Poppy Tols” to every child that knew him.
Dad worked at Canadian Tire his whole life. Dad’s genuine friendliness made him stand out to many customers, who in turn became life long friends. He was a true Maple Leafs fan to the end.
Tolson instilled in his family a sense of family values and virtues through his hard work, humor, love and compassion. Through his relationship with his life long partner they created many wonderful memories and a strong family bond that will carry on for years to come.
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29 from 2- 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 30 at 2 p.m. from St. Lawrence Anglican Church, Portugal Cove.
Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to St. Lawrence Anglican Church, or to honor his love of animals donations may also be made to his daughter Colleen’s Rescue Cat Fund.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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St. Lawrence Anglican Church, Portugal Cove