Leno requested there be no funeral and no flowers.
In memory of
Leno Tonin
March 24, 1935 - January 03, 2021 - Age 85

It is with great sadness the Tonin family announces the death of our dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather Leno Tonin (age 85) on January 3, 2021. Cherishing his memory are his loving wife Evan; son, Bruce (Theresa) Tonin; and daughter Janet Tonin (Will Zaichkowski). Five wonderful grandsons and one great grandson were a joy of his life: Brayden (Samantha) Tonin, Austin and Daylan Tonin; Alexander and Nicholas Zaichkowski and baby Axel Tonin who added light to his last months. Leno is also survived by his sister Elsa Proctor of Lethbridge as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Antonietta Tonin, brothers Joe and Philip (Banjo) Tonin and his sisters Mary Joynson and Carmen White. Leno was born in San Martino, Italy in 1935 and came to Medicine Hat as an infant. He attended St. Louis School and St. Teresa's Academy. As a young man he loved to skate and was known for his hockey skills. Leno was a talented tradesman who at the age of forty-three went back to school and earned both his journeyman printer and millwright tickets. Leno was the guy who could fix or build almost anything. A quiet man, he loved his home and garden. During the summer, family and visitors would admire his lovingly tended gardens and in the winter he built furniture for his family. He was a true craftsman.

A Good Man - John Whitcomb Riley
A good man never dies - 
In worthy deed and prayer
And helpful hands, and honest eyes,
If smiles or tears be there:
Who lives for you and me - 
Lives for the world he tries
To help - he lives eternally.
A good man never dies.

Who lives to bravely take
His share of toil and stress,
And, for his weaker fellows' sake,
Makes every burden less, -
He may, at last, seem worn -
Lie fallen - hands and eyes
Folded - yet, though we mourn and mourn,
A good man never dies.

Leno requested there be no funeral and no flowers. A private memorial will be held at a later date. If you wish to honour Leno’s memory please consider a donation to St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice c/o 156 - 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1; or to the charity of your choice. Thank you to the staff at St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice for their quiet compassionate care of our family. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Leno Tonin.

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Message from Clarence & Vicki Thome January 05, 2021
Dear Evan & family, we were very sorry to hear of Leno's sudden illness and then, his passing. Leno had a gentle, quiet strength that will be deeply missed. Our prayers reach out to your family.
Clarence & Vicki Thome
Message from Stephenie Magee January 06, 2021
Evan and family, I am sending my deepest condolences. Take care and may god bless.
Stephenie Magee (Bray)
Stephenie Magee
Message from Kimberlee Pancoast January 06, 2021
Evan, I have just read of Len's passing in the paper this morning. I'm so sorry for your families loss. Holding you up in my thoughts. You, dear one, have been lovingly spoken of this week in our Nunsense gals weekly messenger call.
Kimberlee Pancoast
Message from Chris and Doris Evangelos January 06, 2021
Our very deepest condolences to you Evan, as well as Bruce, Janet and their families!
Please let us know if we can help out in anyway.
Chris and Doris Evangelos
Message from Coleen & Tony Wall January 06, 2021
Aunt Evan, Bruce Theresa, Janet, Will & families. Though we may not be close in miles our hearts are there with you as you grieve the loss of Uncle Leno! Prayers for support during these times ahead. I am sure there will be lots of laughs & tears while you remember! Cherish them all!
Coleen & Tony Wall
Message from Charlene Andreas January 07, 2021
Evan and family,
So deeply sorry about your loss, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do, let me know.
Take care my friend, Charlene
Charlene Andreas
Message from Bev Botter January 07, 2021
My sincerest sympathy, Evan. My prayers for you and your family at this difficult time. Leno was a fine man. I always enjoyed talking with him about our Italian roots. His mother and my grandmother were the dearest of friends. Leno would always know how to make me smile.
He will be dearly missed by all.
Bev Botter
Message from Jackie Patzer Robert Transtrom & Our Family January 09, 2021
Evan, Bruce Theresa & family Janet, Will & Family. Our Deepest Sympathy is with you.
Leno Rip .. In Our Thoughts and Prayers 🙏
Jackie Patzer Robert Transtrom & Our Family
Message from M. Josephine Soklofske, Barry, Debbie, and family. January 11, 2021
Our sincere condolences on Leno's passing. Mother always mentioned your family during our visits. She has may great memories of your friendship.
M. Josephine Soklofske, Barry, Debbie, and family.
Message from Yvonne and Will Nickel January 12, 2021
Dear Evan and Family, We were sad to hear of Leno's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Yvonne and Will Nickel
Message from Hazel, Michele and Todd MAurer January 28, 2021
Evan, Bruce, Janet, and families with Theresa and Will, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful man, as we think of you dearly though miles apart. I just heard of his passing from my sister. When we can ever get together again I will definitely be in touch. It will not be soon I'm afraid with this pandemic as I will miss mom's 100th birthday this March again as I missed her 99th. Love to you all
Hazel, Michele and Todd MAurer