Family Reunions

Toles  -  Tunks  

"The Family Circus"  Winnipeg Free Press
17 April 1993 Bill Keane


This reunion started from the descendants of Jerome Toles (1825-1903) and Harriett Parr (1832-1904), though the last few reunions have been from the descendants of Jerome and Harriett's children William (1851-1914) and Jerome (1857- 1946).  Click here for past locations.

On Saturday 31 July 2010 some 20 Toles cousins met for a Meet-and-Greet at Midland, Ontario Canada for good conversation and good food.  The next door neighbours were kind enough to present the evening's entertainment!

On Sunday 1 August 2010 we were off to the site at Port McNicoll, Ontario Canada where some 64 cousins were treated to the Dunk Tank challenge.  And challenge it was, as we found out that no Toles descendent present was a baseball pitcher of ANY note.  Through sheer number of throws, one willing child actually got wet.  It got to the point, that it was simply easier to hit the bulls eye with your hand than try to throw a baseball accurately!

The Golf Game also proved to be a challenge.  There were several drivers to chose from (left and right handed) and the goal was to hit a marshmallow the farthest.  Well, many hit it a few inches some even a few feet and 2 cousins actually hit a marshmallow some 11 feet!  The winner?  Not a cousin at all, but a father-in-law to a Toles cousin. He hit a marshmallow some 30 feet and only the neighbours garage prevented it from going any further.  There were other games of course, but those two were the memorable ones for the day.

The Pot Luck was exceptional, topped off with Richard treating everyone to Fried Turkey!  Lots of desserts made sure everyone walked (or waddled?) away from this years reunion in a well fed state.  We also left well fed with memories of meeting our many far flung cousins once again.  Thank you Lillian and Richard for a wonderful weekend.

The farthest cousins travelled from Victoria, BC in the west and Tracadie, NB from the east.

The next Toles Reunion will be held in the summer of 2012, just south of Barrie, Ontario, Canada.  Once specific information has been organized, it will be on this web page.




The Tunks of this research are from the descendants of Robert Tunks (1818-1906) and Mariah Parr (1829-1898).  This reunion was started by Mabel (Delisle) Tunks and the descendents who have attended this reunion have come from Robert and Mariah's son David (1860-1948) family line.

The next Tunks Reunion is expected to be at Kingston Park at Chatham, Ontario for Sunday 17 July 2016.  Show up starting around 1 pm at the same pavilion as last year (the one at the back of the park). 


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