Elsie Elizabeth (Jones) BONAR

Elsie Elizabeth (Jones) Bonar

July 12, 1924 – August 27, 2013

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Elsie, beloved mother, to Colleen (Burke), Robert (Michyo), Gayle (Archie) and Thomas (Diana), grandmother to Nicole Gauthier, Thane Bonar, Courtenay Verbrugge, Lane McGarrity and Ellie Bonar and great-grandmother to Allison and Curtis Gauthier.

Elsie was predeceased by Frank her husband of 59 years and a daughter Glenis Anne and grandsons Davor Bonar and Cole Spenser.

Elsie was born a prairie girl in Regina, Sask. The family relocated to Vancouver, BC where she attended school and spent her formative years. She met and later married the love of her life Frank during the war years, after which they moved to Parksville on Vancouver Island. Thus began a long association and career with MacMillan and Bloedel, moving later to Camp 5 (Campbell River area), Menzies Bay, Campbell River and Squamish, finally retiring and moving to South Surrey and the summer retreat at Birch Bay, Washington.

Elsie was a full time mom. In her spare time she excelled in many sports including golf, bowling and curling. She loved having family and friends over and many happy hours were spent entertaining at home and at Birch Bay. A stroke victim in 2002 she was told she would never leave the hospital. In spite of this she recovered and continued an active and independent life. She made many friends and acquaintances in the post stroke community, and was an inspiration to all.

She always counted good times ahead of personal and family tragedies and never complained. She was a wonderful wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother and will be sadly missed.

There will be no service, by request. A private family gathering was held to celebrate her life.


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