Bonnie was born in Pipestone, Manitoba on January 12th, 1919 and passed away on May 1st, 2015 in Vernon, B.C. surrounded by friends and family whom she loved so much.

Bonnie, as she was known to many people, was raised on the family farm in Indian Head, Saskatchewan and moved out to Vanouver in 1937 at the age of 18. She married Gerhard (Bob). They decided they should go off to see some faraway places so they packed up and went over to Australia and New Zealand for five years.

Upon their return to Canada they moved to Kamloops, B.C. and operated a building supply company for many years until their retirement when they bought some property in the Chase Creek area to do some farming. They spent many years up on their peaceful retreat working hard and surrounded by the animals she loved so much. In her later years she especially enjoyed her winter get-aways in Arizona.

Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Judy (Jim) Battensby; and her sons, Ron (Laura) and Bill (Jean); her grandchildren: Cliff, Lance, Shelley, Danny, Sarah, Tammy, Teresa, Carla, Ken, and Lisa; 17 great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild; brothers: Bob (Fran) and George (Gerrie); and numerous nieces, nephews and so many others who considered her “Mom and Grandma” whose lives she had touched.

Bonnie had such a love for life, family and friends. Forever young at heart, she won the hearts of all who knew her and will be greatly missed by all.

The Funeral Service for Bonnie will be held on Friday, May 8th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. A reception to follow in the tea room. Following the reception, interment will take place in the Salmon Arm Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250-542-4333. Condolences may be offered at

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