Jules Tonus was a Scenic Artist and dedicated member of the theatre community for over 25 years. With intentions of becoming an actor, Jules entered the University of Windsor and soon after his interests shifted to the offstage pursuits of set design, scenic painting and props. Graduating from Wayne State University in Detroit with a Masters of Fine Arts, Jules began his professional career as a Set Designer. After his marriage to Jill and the birth of their two children, Kristen and Andrew, Jules shifted his career again to become one of the finest Scenic Artists in all of Canada. Jules passed away in 2005.

William Pinnell of the University of Windsor and I.A.T.S.E. Local 828 have established a scholarship in Jules’ honour. Donations are greatly appreciated and you will receive a tax receipt for any donation over $20.00.

Gifts made towards the Jules Tonus Award: cheques should be made payable to the University of Windsor (write ‘Jules Tonus Award’ on the memo line of the cheque) and send to Kim Willis-More, on campus. Kim is in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.

Kim Willis-More, MA
Alumni & Development Officer, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
The University of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, ON     N9B 3P4
Tel: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3256


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