Bonnie Jean Place
Passed on October 8, 2021
Peacefully Bonnie passed away from kidney disease at the age of 79 in her home, surrounded by all her loved ones on October 8th, 2021.
Bonnie was predeceased by her parents, Grace and Henry Jackson, in-laws Ruth and Ed Oakford and son-in-law Rick Good.
Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters: Kirsty, son-in-law Dan, Tannis and Jody, son-in-law Gerry. Grandchildren: Sara, Jaime. Randi, Blain, Kaleb, Brooke & Rachel. Great Grandchildren, Keenan, Kaycie and Maitilda. Sister Lynn, brother-in-law Ken, Nieces: Carrie Lynn (Glenn) & Lolly (Guido) Great Nephews Zach (Donna, Vivian and Abbey) and Noah. Family friend Arlene Falk.
Bonnie was born on March 13th, 1942 and was raised in the small town of Stonewall, Manitoba. She spent her entire life in this community and loved being a small-town girl. All through school she was a joiner and an organizer. Singing in all the talent shows, Girl Guides, Canadian Girls in Training, figure skating, choir, hockey… and curling. Her passion was too be social and have fun…. and that she did.
Bonnie continued being involved throughout her life. Music, dance, live theatre were Bonnie’s passions. She belonged to the Quarry Choristers, entertainment committee for the 55 Plus, and organized numerous Rainbow Stage bus tours. She was the Queen Bee for her Red Hat group, the Quarry Quties, and planned an annual Hoot for the Red Hatters from all over Manitoba. Bonnie also loved to line dance and did that regularly for years. Bonnie had a gift, “to bring people together” whether it was long-time friends or in her community, she made it happen and it was always entertaining and fun! She made so many meaningful friendships throughout her lifetime, some friends going back seventy-five years.
Bonnie spent 23 years working for the Civil Service. Her work ethic was impeccable and she made quite the career for herself within the department of Education. Of course, she made so many wonderful friends through her career. Her co-workers always went to her for advice, especially when it came to decorating as she had such an eye for design.
Bonnie was the happiest when she was surrounded by her family, the love she had for them was infinite. She was an incredible mother, sister, aunt, grandma, great grandma and friend. There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in our hearts.
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine You make me happy when skies are grey You’ll never know dear, how much I love you Please don’t take my sunshine away.
The family would like to send out a special thanks to Kenny Loehmer, Kathy Drury Diane Gardarsdottir, Colleen Penner, Tracy Farmer, Bonnie Butler, Barbie Knapp, Doug & Lenore Oakford, Dr. Hicks, CO-OP Market Place, Willow Grove Orchard, Aunty Bev & Bruce Jasperson (Jasperson’s Nursery).
Thank you to the community of Stonewall for your generosity. So many flowers, meals and support that we received for our family through this difficult time was greatly appreciated.
For those of you that were not able to make Bonnie’s Celebration of Life on October 10th please go to the link below:
If you would like to make a donation in Bonnie’s name, please make it to the Palliative Care Unit at the Stonewall Hospital.
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