Lawrence Leo Toney Jr.
Lawrence Leo Toney Jr. – 61, of Annapolis Valley First Nation, Cambridge 32, Kings County, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Berwick, he was a son of the late Lawrence Sr. "Chubby" and Mildred "Minnie" (Smith) Toney. In his earlier years, he was employed as a carpenter prior to becoming a politician and community leader. He was a former Chief of Annapolis Valley First Nation, having been elected to Council at the age of 19. Lawrence most recently enjoyed working with Kings Point to Point. He was also a lifetime member and former vice-president of Valley Search and Rescue. He is survived by his wife, Marlene (McEachern); three sons, Keith Mallet, Annapolis Valley First Nation; Blaine (Michelle) Toney, Aylesford; Daniel Toney (Cebrina Keddy), Annapolis Valley First Nation; three daughters, Charmaine Toney, Annapolis Valley First Nation; Laura Toney, Halifax; Katrina Toney, Bathurst, New Brunswick; four sisters, Jeanette (Lloyd) Petterson, Anita Toney, Marilyn Kennedy and Charlotte (Derb) Fralick, all of Annapolis Valley First Nation; a sister-in-law, Elaine Toney, Wolfville; three brothers, Gary, Randy and Ricky, all of Annapolis Valley First Nation; three brothers-in-law, Keith Julian, Millbrook First Nation, Truro; Tommy (Heather) McEachern, Kingston, Ontario; Robert "Bobby" (Linda) McEachern, St. Albert, Alberta; 15 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Laverne Julian; a brother, Jerome. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2016 until 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in the family home, 824 Ratchford Road, Cambridge 32, Kings County. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Kentville, Father John MacPherson officiating. A reception will follow in the community centre at Annapolis Valley First Nation. Burial will take place at a later date in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.