Maria Georgia Toner of Rosedale, BC, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2011. At the Cascade Hospice at the age of 60. She was born in Budapest, Hungry on May 28, 1950 to George and Veronica Doka. The Doka Family came to Canada in 1957 and lived in Vancouver, BC, where Maria grew up. Maria later moved to Chilliwack, BC where she had her two sons and then the family moved to Aberdeen, Scotland where they lived for 12 years. Maria and her sons moved back to Canada in 1994 after her father passed away.
In 1998 Maria attended the University College of the Fraser Valley and completed the Resident Care Attendant certificate course, and was then employed by Fraser Health as a Community Health Worker for over 10 years. Due to illness Maria had to quit working early 2010.
Maria had many hobbies including knitting, reading, thrift shopping (for all her many treasures) and of course her beloved pets.
She will be lovingly missed and always remembered by all her family, she was survived by her mother Veronica, Sister Ava (Dave) of Miami, Florida and her two sons Justin and Shane (Erin) of Chilliwack, BC. Maria was predeceased by her father George and also her brother George.
A memorial service will be held at the Camp River Community Hall 50246 Camp River Rd. in Rosedale on February 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Chilliwack Hospice Society, 45360 Hodgins Ave., Chilliwack BC.