Toni was a remarkable woman who was loved by all who were blessed to know her. She passed away peacefully at home on July 31st, after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Born in Bremerton, on March 27, 1945, she graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1963 and was married in 1967. She was fortunate to live in many places, have more adventures than most, and travel the world throughout her life.
She exuded kindness and grace, and celebrated the magic of nature, from feathers to stones to seashells.
Toni showcased her artistic talents with flair. From quilting, to fashion designing, baking and gardening.
She loved her children with all of her heart and embraced her life experiences with absolute joy and selflessness. She saw the good in people, put others first, and was always available for a hug.
Even towards the end, she was fearless, funny, and flawless in her relationships with both family and friends. Friendships with her cousin, Linda Rahman, and members of the Loose Threads quilters are ever lasting.
Toni was light and sunshine and will forever and always be “Unforgettable.”
She is preceded in death by her parents, Harlin and Betty (Brown) Laes; and brother, Ronald Laes.
She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, David; two children, Brandi (Exarhos) and Christian; sister, Tari Laes; son-in-law, Chris; and granddaughters, Parker and Brodie.
A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send your gifts of love in memory of Toni to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation (www.michaeljfox.org)
Please visit cook familyfuneralhome.com where the family has requested for guests to sign the Tribute Wall.