Mrs Rose Marie "Toni" Black July 2, 1922 - November 3, 2008 - Rose Marie (Toni) passed away peacefully on Monday, November 3, 2008 at the age of 86 years. Her family wishes to thank Dr. John Morris and the staff at Helping Hands Personal Care Home for their compassionate care. The excellent attention and unwavering support given to Toni is deeply appreciated. She was predeceased by her husband William Murray Black in 1986; granddaughters Michaela and Michelle Beaulieu; parents Anastasia and Mathias Anton; sister Margaret Soehn; brothers-in-law Dick Gagley, Joe Soehn, Stewart Black, Charles Livingstone, Don Black, Gordon Small and Ray Black; and sister-in-law Cora Livingstone. Toni is survived by two sisters Kay Gagley of Medicine Hat, AB and Ida (Art) Ziebart of Calgary, AB; brother Ron (Corinne) Anton of Chilliwack, BC; sisters-in-law Jenny Small, Theresa Black, Orvina Black and Frankie (Don) Mortenson. Left to mourn are her five children: Penny (Marcel) Stauch, Tracy (Steve Polsom) Beaulieu. Cyndy (Rob) Lemmons, Murray (Kathryn) and Warren (Doris); son-in-law Colin Beaulieu; twelve grandchildren: Sonia Stauch, Janine, Danielle (Shayne), Colin, Keah and Matthew Beaulieu, Sarah and Maggie Lemmons, Elizabeth and Kate Black and Jonathan and Amy Regnier. Born on July 2, 1922, Toni was raised in Fox Valley, SK. Toni pursued a career in nursing, graduating from St. Paul’s Hospital School of Nursing in Saskatoon, SK in 1944 where she also acquired the nickname Toni. She furthered her career by graduating with a Public Health Degree from the University of Manitoba in 1949. Toni met and married Murray Black in 1958 and established a life together in Estevan. Toni temporarily left public health to raise their five children. After having to update her nursing skills, Toni returned to the field of public health in 1973 where she stayed until her retirement in 1987, winning the respect and admiration of many of her colleagues. Toni loved many sports and competitively played golf, tennis and bowling just to name a few. She loved a challenge and to the amusement of her children, finally passed the introductory swimming level “Splashers” after four tries. Toni loved playing Scrabble and crib. Her many talents included quilting, knitting, needle point, furniture refinishing and anything she decided to try. She loved her spur of the moment excursions and enjoyed just showing up at family and friends for a visit. Toni always took great joy in her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with all of them. When the cruelty of Alzheimer disease robbed her of her memories, she continued to take pleasure in the company of her many family and friends. Toni left Estevan and moved to the Helping Hands Personal Care Home in Regina in 2004 where her love of life and laughter was constantly nourished until her passing. A CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Stephen Bill of Resurrection Parish presiding. Friends wishing to do so may make donations in Toni’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, 301, 2550 – 12 Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 3X1 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre Street, Regina, SK S4P 2R3. An interment service will be held in the spring in Estevan, SK. Arrangements entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.