TOTH ThelmaPosted: June 15th, 2013
THELMA ‘LUCIE’ TOTH, beloved wife of Frank J. Toth of Lethbridge, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the age of 89 years.
Lucie was born on August 20, 1923 to Louis and Alice (Gilboux) Fievet of Bicknell, Indiana.
She is survived by her loving husband Frank J. Toth, daughter Carol Templeton of Yuma, Arizona, grandson Michael Danner of Centenial, California, granddaughter Veronica Danner of Aurora, Colorado, and great grandchildren: Blair Danner of Aurora, California, Justin Zavaro of St. Mateo, California, Angelena Zavaro of St. Mateo, California and Amanda Dalton Danner of Centenial, California.
Survivors also include step-daughters: Myra Gail Briggs of Coaldale and her children: Michael (Monique) Briggs – Katie, Alister of Langdon, Alberta; Susan Colwell of Lethbridge and her daughter Keri; Gloria Fransted of Novi, Michigan and her son Joseph.
Lucie was an early accomplished musician. She played professionally at the early age of 12, with large Big Band orchestras. Her repertoire of instruments consisted of a variety of saxophone, clarinet, base guitar, and keyboard. She later was employed at the San Diego State University, as a word processor.
She became a much sought after musician, music teacher, knitting machine instructor and designer, and a sewing machine teacher, also.
Lucie and her husband Frank, were very generous with their music, and volunteered many hours entertaining, firstly at the Yuma, Arizona Municipal Medical Centre, whey they received many honours, and also in the High River, Okotoks area and in the Milk River Warner area, after Frank brought her to Canada. They expanded out and performed at Raymond and Cardston Health Units also and in the Lethbridge and Coaldale Senior Centres.
Lucie was born to a coal miner father family also, and contributed in her husband Frank’s fight in the recognition of thousands of mining men and families’ history, that had been swept under the rugs in this Lethbridge area for over 100 years.
Her favourite side hobby was of rock hounding. She travelled extensively through many U.S. States, and possessed thousands of sample stakes of opal, diamonds, gold and hundreds of various precious samples.
“Dear Lucie – You have taught us humility, grace, and devotion and to bring happiness to many thousands, in your time.” We will never forget you.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
A Celebration of Lucie’s life will be held in Room AB at the Lethbridge Senior Centre, 500-11 Street South, behind City Hall at 1:00 p.m.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Sign guest book: www.generationsfh.ca