Obituaries » Elaine M. Tomkinson
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April 8, 1950 - May 18, 2021
The family is planning Celebration of Elaine’s life to be held at a later date and time. Contributions in Elaine’s memory may be made to The Salvation Army. The family welcomes your condolence message here.
Age 71, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2021. Elaine was born in Detroit, MI, on April 8, 1950, the daughter of Robert and Edna (Bush) Roehm Sr. On February 14, 1970, she married the love of her life, Richard Tomkinson who survives her. Elaine loved playing computer games like Runescape and talking with people on Facebook. She was an avid reader. Elaine was a marvelous cook. She worshiped the sun and enjoyed visiting Florida. Elaine was always open to having friends stop by for a cup of coffee and a few words of advice. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She took care of all of her grandchildren so they didn’t have to go to daycare. Nothing was more important to her than her family who she loved very much and who will miss her deeply. Besides her husband, Elaine is survived by her children, Cherinne (John) Thomas of Augusta, Angeline (Jack) Dawson of Ft. Myers, FL, Bryan Tomkinson of Kalamazoo; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Hannah, Nikolas, Johnny, Aiyana, Alexis; siblings, Ron Roehm, Jim Canavan, Vicki (Frank) Coffey, Dan (Kathy Wemple DeYoung) Canavan, Cindy (Kent) Moorman, Robert (Judy) Roehm Jr., Linda (Ralph) Roehm-Romig, and John (Staici) Roehm; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many children who were loved by her as her own; and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Charles Canavan.