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Antoinette Beaumont Tomasek, a crown jewel among precious gems, passed away suddenly in Haiti on June 29, 2013. She was a sparkling 41 years old. Commonly known as Toni, she was raised in Manhattan Beach, California. The youngest of three, she regretfully leaves behind her mother, Marilyn Beaumont, father, William H. Beaumont, brother Billy Beaumont, sister Jeannie Beaumont, four nieces (Sadie Beaumont, Anna Krupka, Molly Beaumont and Indie Beaumont-Gould) and two nephews (Bodie Beaumont-Gould and Nicholas Krupka). Beloved wife of Adam Tomasek for 12 magnificent, yet far too few, years, her star will continue to shine through their son Alexandre (age 8) and daughter Amelie (age 7). Toni began exploring the world at age 16; she studied in Brazil and later in Spain. She served as Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, and thereafter her professional career took her across Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. She and her husband were determined to raise global citizens, traveling far and wide with their kids and living in Indonesia for nearly 5 years prior to her recent relocation to Haiti. A specialist in international public health and intercultural education, Toni was a highly respected Foreign Service Officer for USAID. Her unwavering dedication to development and foreign assistance positively improved the lives of many vulnerable families around the world. With family at the core, Toni embraced life, friends and career with an extraordinary commitment, kindness and energy that will never be forgotten. Aided by her infectious smile and contagious spirit, she had a precious ability to inspire others to always work hard and do their part to make the world a better place. Toni will forever be remembered for her tremendous enthusiasm and passion for everything she did. From running marathons to knitting to learning new languages, no challenge was too big or too complex. She was fluent in Spanish, Indonesian, French, Guarani, as well as the universal language of compassion. Toni received a Bachelor's in Environmental Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and a Master's in Sociology from American University. She will be missed forever. Services to be held at White and Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach, CA. Viewing on Monday, July 8 from 5-9pm and Memorial Service on Tuesday, July 9 at 7pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the DC College Savings Plans (http://www.dccollegesavings.com/DCIndex.html) for Toni's children, Alexandre (account 52999160) and Amelie (52999161).

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  1. Dear Adam & family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. I hope the letter below from Ram Dass offers some comfort.
    Much love, Pat, Kathy, Katie and Susie Waldie
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    Toni finished her work on earth, and left the stage in a manner that
    leaves those of us left behind with a cry of agony in our hearts, as the fragile thread of our faith is dealt with so violently. Is anyone strong enough to stay conscious through such teaching as you are receiving? Probably very few. And even they would only have a whisper of equanimity and peace amidst the screaming trumpets of their rage, grief, horror and desolation.
    I can’t assuage your pain with any words, nor should I. For your pain is Toni€™s legacy to you. Not that she or I would inflict such pain by choice, but there it is. And it must burn its purifying way to completion. For something in you dies when you bear the unbearable, and it is only in that dark night of the soul that you are prepared to see as God sees, and to love as God loves.

    Now is the time to let your grief find expression. No false strength.
    Now is the time to sit quietly and speak to Toni, and thank her for being with you these few years, and encourage her to go on with whatever her work is, knowing that you will grow in compassion and wisdom from this experience. In my heart, I know that you and she will meet again and again, and recognize the many ways in which you have known each other. And when you meet you will know, in a flash, what now it is not given to you to know: Why this had to be the way it was.

    Our rational minds can never understand what has happened, but our hearts €“ if we can keep them open to God €“ will find their own intuitive way. Toni came through you to do her work on earth, which includes her manner of death. Now her soul is free, and the love that you can share with her is invulnerable to the winds of changing time and space. In that deep love, include me.

    In love,
    Ram Dass

  2. I was Toni’s soccer coach @Mira Costa H.S.As i remember she was a beautiful,smart verysmart young girl that always strived for perfection. She achieved that almost always, then always wanted to know what she could do to be better. Keep working hard and don’t be afraid to ask questions, believe me she asked alot of questions. It seems to me in life she finally achieved her perfection and much more. My condolences to family and will say a prayer for her family. Kevin McBride

  3. Dear Adam, Alexandre, and Amelie,
    We are so sad to hear about the loss of your beautiful Toni and wish we could be with you now in person to share our condolences. Please know that we are with you in spirit and send our love, thoughts, and prayers. Sincerely, Tom and Norine Fox

  4. Dear Mr. Adam, Alexandre, and Amelie,
    I am very sorry for your loss. The year at Janney that I have known your family has been the best. Mrs Antoinette was a very sweet lady and words can’t explain how you all feel right now.

    May the concern and sympathy of those who care help you through this difficult time. Ms Kendra

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