Bonnie Anne Warner (nee Wiens)
August 14,1927- August 11, 2017.
It is with deep sadness that we announce Bonnie’s passing on Friday, August 11th, just shy of her 90th birthday. With family by her side she peacefully slipped away following her courageous six month battle with cancer. Bonnie was predeceased by her parents, three brothers and three sisters and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She will be greatly missed by her loving children, son Barry Warner (Susan), daughter Dawna Stewart, grandsons Darin Warner (Jenna), Raymond (Kalista) Stewart, Chris Stewart, and Lee (Yolanda) Stewart and great grandson Olin Warner along with her dear friends and many nieces and nephews.
Bonnie began her career later in life and worked in reception for various law oﬃces in Kamloops throughout the 1980’s and 90’s. It was during her career that she met many wonderful people developing close connections with friends she valued greatly. Bonnie preferred a simple lifestyle and was always happiest when she was surrounded by her family and the people closest to her. After downsizing from her home with a big yard to a condo lifestyle she traded her love for gardening for a small deck that she ﬁlled with countless pots of colourful blooms that she meticulously cared for. Bonnie also had a love for reading and enjoyed listening to music while cooking up her famous Mennonite dishes that her kids enjoyed so much. Christmas time was always very memorable with the smell of her amazing peppermint cookies baking in the oven. These are the special times we will miss, the memories we love, and will always cherish.
A very special thank you to Madeline Riley for your love and unwavering devotion to Bonnie, as well as your help and support during her ﬁnal days at home and at the very end. Thank you also to Raﬀaella Longhin for the close friendship and special bond you shared with Bonnie for over 35 years and to her good friend Gwen Krebs for keeping Bonnie’s spirits up when no one else could…you always knew how to make her laugh. And to our cousin Betty Dahl for your calm, comforting presence and prayers helping us through this very diﬃcult time, thank you.
The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care and kindness provided by the nurses, staﬀ and volunteers at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice in Kamloops where Bonnie spent her ﬁnal days.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
For those who wish, a donation in Bonnie’s memory to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice would be greatly appreciated by her family.
Condolences may be expressed at DrakeCremation.com