March 11, 1943- November 22, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bonnie Leary on November 22 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox. Bonnie leaves behind her loving and devoted husband of over 42 years, Michael. She is also lovingly remembered by her two children, Heather and Darren (Carla), grandchildren Jake and Emerson, twin brother Bruce and brother Colin (Marg) Watson.
In her youth, after moving from her birthplace of Vancouver and settling in Royston, she became fully engaged in many sports, dance recitals, youth groups and majorettes. She and Michael chose to live and raise their family in the old family house after their marriage.
Subsequent to attending Victoria College (University of Victoria) and UBC, Bonnie returned to her beloved Comox Valley to follow a career as a primary teacher for three years each at Courtenay and Puntledge Park schools.
In her retirement, Bonnie and Mike spent many years camping, hiking, canoeing, travelling and working in their large showplace garden, of which she was deservedly proud. Many of their adventures were spent with close friends whose support and friendship she valued until her death.
The family would like to thank all the doctors and support care given to Bonnie throughout her battle with cancer. Many thanks to Dr. K Swanson and St. Joseph’s Hospital for their superb care.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 15 at 1:00pm at Piercy’s Mt. Washington Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.