Posted by Elise Desautels on August 26, 2020
Lesley, Tad and family,
What a lovely tribute to a beautiful, strong woman.
Cherish all the special memories you made together. She was one of the kindest, loving people I have known.
May you Rest In Peace.
Love, Beesham Goat
Miss you all!
Posted by Lisa Cheney on June 15, 2020
To Tad, Lesley and Sonja and families,
I just learned of this tribute page and wanted to reach out to you.
I was deeply saddened by Tina’s passing. She was so many things:
a quiet, respectful, thoughtful and appreciative lady,
A teacher, mother and wife,
a patient and loving woman who always wore her beautiful smile and
a very kind woman with a very warm heart. 
She is missed.
Posted by Verna Lang on April 9, 2020
Dear Tad, Lesley, Sonja, and family,

Tina was a beautiful lady with a beautiful smile She was always caring about others and dealt with her own situation with grace. We shared an office at Maplewood and she was a true friend for years. I miss her greatly as I know you do. Lesley thank you for the beautiful slideshow and song, it really showed your Mother's life.
Sending thought's, prayers, and love to you all.
Posted by Darlene Adams on April 4, 2020
Tina was a colleague of mine for many years and a friend as well.
In our work, when I would question a decision I had to make, Tina, in her quiet,calm way would set me in the right direction.
At a time in my life when I suffered a great sadness, Tina was a steadfast friend who's loving support and kind words helped me heal.
Tina was someone I admired and looked up to. She was a gracious woman, and so it seemed, always looked to the brighter side of life.
To her family , my deepest sympathy . 

Posted by Jeffrey Blecharczyk on April 4, 2020
She will bloom every day in our memories.
Posted by Tim Patria-Stockton on April 3, 2020
Dear Tad, Lesley and Sonja,

My heart hurts as I have just learned of your mom's death.

I began my own career in nursing in 2001 with Tina as my first nursing instructor in the Maplewood LNA program. Even in those short few weeks, I learned much about caring and humility from her.

I will always hold a place in my heart for Tina as she was one of the most influential nurses in my education and practice. She was thrilled last summer to learn that I now work where she began her nursing career.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. 

With love,


Posted by Sue Lyman on April 3, 2020
Dear families of Tina,
The news of Tina's passing brought sadness to my heart for each of you who shared such a special bond with her. I recall how my Mom played matchmaker and introduced Tina to Fred. I am so glad she did! Perhaps I am most grateful on behalf of Sonja, who was gifted such a wonderful, caring, fully committed second mother to journey closely alongside the past thirty or so years. My heart is with you all as you travel this winding road of grief and loss.
Posted by Harriet Davenport on April 3, 2020
My thoughts are with Tad, Lesley and Sonja and there families at this time of loss. Tina was a wonderful nursing colleague of mine and remained a wonderful friend over the years. We enjoyed many gatherings of “The Maplewood Gals”. Tina was a grand mentor to all of us, she will be missed by all of us!

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