Toni Eyles.

1965 - 2019

Started: 04 May 2019
Created by: Valerie Boughtflower

What can I say about Toni? Toni was beautiful, intelligent, supportive, loving, courageous and inspirational, in fact there are so many positive things to be said about her that it would take the whole page to list them. Toni loved her nieces and nephews whole heartedly and would give them the gift of time and would give them experiences to look back on and treasure, these moments include teaching them to ride, going to theatre and museum trips, although this would come at a price. If you rode the horse you had to groom him or poo pick the field to thank him or if you cooked you would wash up. Which was not always popular! Toni was honest without being cruel and could keep her head in a crisis, where others wouldn't. She would tell you what you needed to hear but not what you necessarily wanted to hear, the majority of the time she was right - Which was frustrating for a stubborn person like me!! Although Toni had been ill for some time this did not define her and she had the fierce determination to live life, she fought bravely until her last day and remained herself and proud. Toni went on a 6 week road trip with her youngest nephew and to Lisbon with her youngest niece, and I had a lovely trip to Rome with her in October and visited Pompeii which is a wonderful memory for me as we both wanted to visit it for a long time. On one trip with my son (her nephew) she didn't let her illness become a disadvantage and used it to power through the week and even played with my son in the sea, letting him do back flips off her into the water - whilst having a broken back, which she found out upon returning back to England from Spain. Toni brought light into her friends and families lives with her selflessness and encouragement to try new things. If you expressed an interest in something Toni would be likely to book up before you had finished talking about it. Toni was modest and didn't necessarily know how she had touched our lives or how much she was appreciated by everyone she had ever met, as her kindness of spirit came so naturally. We all love and miss her dearly. Lastly I would like to thank the doctors and nurses that have helped us in the past months and the St Leonard's Hospice at Home team for the care given to Toni but also the support given to me, without this her and my life would have been a lot more difficult than it was.

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Donation by Kate Taylor

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Donation by Beth Goswell

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Donation by Izzy Rochester

£10

For a wonderful person that I was happy to call my friend and part of my family. She will be sadly missed by a lot of people including myself. Rest in peace Toni.

Donation by Janet Boughtflower

£10

Toni the strongest, bravest and kindest women I ever had the privilege to know.. you will so be so missed..lots of love

Donation by Michelle Churchill

£40

Thanks for all the support you give to patients and their families and friends

Donation by Mike Kennedy

£15

God bless Toni x fly high with the angels

Donation by Teresa Cronin

£40

Thanks for all the memories and the smiles. We will all miss you! xxx

Donation by Sarah Parrish

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Donation by Rachel Embleton

£20

Thank you for all those lovely memories and adventures aboard Smurf, Franks and Dex. Gone far too young. Lots of love xxx

Donation by Siobhan Readings

£20

I have many happy memories of my times working and socialising with Toni, always a warm and friendly colleague. Rest in peace x

Donation by Kaye Periam

£50

In memory of a special and best friend. Thank you for giving me the confidence, I will miss you xxx

Donation by Marion Virgo

£15

A wonderfully kind, caring and lovely friend, you will be greatly missed Toni. Until we meet again. God bless. Xxx

Donation by Jo Holder

£30

Lovely words Valerie. Wish I was given the chance to know her better.

Donation by Kay Crouch

£20

Will miss my strong, intelligent, knowledgeable and compassionate work colleague who became a loyal and caring friend to me and my sons. Toni - always in my heart and thoughts x

Donation by Karen Hillhouse

£20

I have never met anyone as brave, funny, caring and practical as Toni. She shared my passion for animals and the outdoors. We had such fun caring for our menagerie of animals at the field. From horses to alpacas, ducks, hens, our lovely dogs and the ferrets! We had so many laughs, from rounding up the alpacas and healing sick hens. We cried together at the loss of our beautiful horses, and had a number of burials. I shall miss you so much, my mad animal friend. I have some fantastic memories to keep forever. God bless. Xx

Donation by Nikki Girdler

£50

In memory of my wonderful Aunt. Missing you x

Donation by Judith Kennedy

£25

What a fighter to the end. Love Helga x

Donation by Helga Keay

£20

For my brave friend, so many good times to remember, great laughs you always encouraged me and between us we done some scary stuff. Until we meet again, enjoy those long walks with Dixie and crazy rides on Kari

Donation by Ava Holloway

£20

I'll never forget the laughter of our agility training sessions at BCA on a Tuesday night. Dixie never failed to make us laugh. She had a habit of leaving our training ring to join the adjacent class. Toni would mutter and curse under her breath at Dixie's antics. Toni made agility training nights a true laugh and so much fun. Her forthright manner and straight talk was admirable and you knew where you were with Toni. We laughed as she recanted stories of her horses. Rest in peace, dear Toni. You're back together with your Dixie Doodle Dog

Donation by Carolyn van Vlijmen

£5

So sorry to hear about Toni. Sending my love to her family and friends x

Donation by Karen Drayton

£20

A great honest and caring colleague

Donation by Jonathan Rickard

£5

I didn't know you but I got to hear how much jude loved you and the fun you had together. Sorry you left this world too soon.

Donation by Natalie Osborne

£20

Toni was a good friend who was a real inspiration. She was also very talented and generous. Although if she was here right now she would disagree with me. Still can't believe she has gone. Love to all her family and friends.

Donation by Linda Hunt