TOONE, George

Posted: February 18th, 2020


GEORGE ERNEST TOONE, 67, of Cardston passed away on February 16, 2020 peacefully after a valiant battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Afton (Beazer) Toone, and his sister’s Ellen (Randy) Rausch and Karen (Don) Lavers. He leaves behind his cherished wife Karen (Hogg) Toone and five children, Cody (Shannon), Gentry (Jennifer), Nicole (Dan) Hillyer, Ben (Sara), Kate (John) O’Farrell, his brother Jim (Karin), and 17 grandchildren.

George was born in Claresholm, served a mission in Toronto, and graduated from BYU. He was best known for his love of learning. He shared this passion as a teacher and administrator for many years. Other interests included blacksmithing, writing poetry, fishing, hunting and golfing. He was known for his tender heart and love of the Savior.

Friends may meet the family Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston from 7:00 to 8:00 pm and on Saturday from 1:00 to 1:45 pm prior to the service.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Center, (846- 1 Ave West), Cardston, AB., on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

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2 Condolences for “TOONE, George”

  1. Leah Spencer says:

    To Karen and Family.
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Brother Rooney.
    Best wishes,
    Leah Spencer

  2. Heather Bisschop (Toth) says:

    As a principal George made all the difference for me! In grade 12 my best friend Rachael passed away just before provincial exams. George arranged for me to be exempt from as many finals as I needed with no questions asked and no pressure. He just knew that I needed some time and space and so he made the whole process so simple and stress free for me which meant the world at the time. He was a great example of quiet selfless service.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Toone family!

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