Search for the Tonks family

MY name is Chere Dueck. I live in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. I am trying to relocate family that I use to correspond with many years ago.

I am looking for Eric Tonks, brothers Donald, Arthur and a sister Joyce. I cannot remember her married name.

I was going through some old photos the other day and found some of these people’s parents. William Tonks, his son William along with their mother Ida Tonks. Back in 1985 I, along with my cousin Doreen Friesen and her mother Mary Dube, went to visit with these family members plus more family in both Pontefract and Castleford.

Mary took the trip as she had not been back since leaving with her family in 1912. I do remember that Eric Tonks was the last Mayor of Pontefract. He worked in one of the colleries. It may have been the Prince of Wales Colliery.

In 1989 my husband and I went back for another visit. Since then many of the relatives have passed on.

I still keep in touch with some of the younger generation. I would like to know if this family is still living in the area.

If anyone has any information they can contact me by emailing cdueck2@telus.net or writing to me at 42 - 5th Street, South West, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, T1A 4G4.

CHERE DUECK

Medicine Hat

Canada