In loving memory of
Bonnie (Levonne) Brandon
February 28, 1935 – October 14, 2012
Bonnie passed away at home in Merville lovingly surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband of 58 years Milton, children Beverly (Bruce) Pybus, Neil (Brenda) Brandon, Lynnette (Nick) Nesling, Janice Brandon, Fred (Maria) Holland and a plethora of grand and great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by son Kris Brandon. Her roles in life were varied; secretary, florist, commercial fisherman but primarily Wife and Mother, she excelled at them all. Her legacy is one of love, persistence and hard work with a healthy dollop of opinion.
Bonnie was born in Innisfail, Alberta and travelled with her family to the lower mainland where she met and married Milton Brandon. Not long afterward they began their gypsy lifestyle with children in tow, following the work from Vancouver to Germany and back, to Dawson Creek, Hudson’s Hope, Hazelton, Campbell River, Cumberland, Courtenay, Potts Lagoon, Ladysmith, Cassidy, back to Courtenay and eventually stopping in Merville.
Her love of growing things – whether child, plant or animal was very evident in all aspects of her life. She will be deeply missed.
The family would like to thank the fabulous health care professionals that took care of Bonnie; Dr. Olga Lamykina, all the home care workers, nurses, and pharmacists Ike and Sharon. Your compassion and council have been greatly leaned upon and appreciated. We are so lucky to have such amazing Hospice home support in the Valley.
At her insistence, there will be neither funeral nor memorial. In lieu of flowers, a donation to cancer research or to the Oscar Fund at Van Isle Veterinary Clinic would be greatly appreciated.