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WANDA FAYE TOTH (COOK)
Born: May 21, 1957
Date of Passing: Aug 18, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
WANDA FAYE TOTH
Wanda was born May 21, 1957 to Roberta and Howard Cook and has always called Gladstone home. After completing her Business Teacher Education certificate at Red River College, Wanda moved back to Gladstone to marry her high school sweetheart, Dean Toth, and raise a family there together.
Although her first teaching job was in MacGregor, Wanda soon after decided to pursue career opportunities in Gladstone and would go on to work at Boschman's Pharmacy and as secretary at Pine Creek School Division before building her own clothing store, Wandeen's Smart Shop, in 1979. Two years later, she sold the store and began her love of teaching piano lessons, which she continued to do for the next 39 years until health issues forced her to stop in 2018. Many students have fostered their love of music sitting by Wanda's side. Wanda and Dean also purchased Mac's Auto Supply which became their family operated business for 27 years.
Wanda was always proud of her family's roots in Gladstone and was an active member of the community. She was a talented pianist and shared her talents through teaching, organizing music festivals and accompanying school and church choirs, weddings, and community events. She continued to invest in education by serving as a school trustee for Pine Creek School Division for 28 years. She enjoyed figure skating and curling, especially dressing up for the many Happy Rock bonspiels over the years with her friends.
Wanda has always loved her animals, taking in many pets over the years and was extremely devoted to her beloved dog, Brandy. First and foremost in her life, was her love of her family. Whether it was putting her creativity and craftiness to good use, to make original costumes and birthday cakes, or supporting her kids in their love of music and athletics. Wanda always was invested in making sure her children had every opportunity to follow their passions.
In the last decade of her life, Wanda struggled with many health issues which prevented her from enjoying her retirement years to the fullest. During this time she found the most joy watching her grandchildren who she loved dearly. We hope she has now found eternal peace.
Predeceased by her parents and left to cherish her memory are her husband of 42 years, Dean, her three children, Brynae (Nelson), Jenna (Daniel), and Jesse, her grandchildren, Weston, Payson, and Maeve.
A private Family Service will take place.
Donations may be made to the Gladstone Music & Arts Festival, Box 208, Gladstone, MB R0J 0T0
Clarke's Funeral Home,
Gladstone - MacGregor
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 22, 2020
Condolences & Memories (1 entries)
Dean and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. I have many fond memories of tagging along with her and Helen when we were growing up. She was a talented and caring person and will be missed by many. - Posted by: June Peters (Chandler) (Friend) on: Aug 23, 2020
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