It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our mother, Ramona Marion Phyllis (Jones) Bourque. She passed away on April 16, 2021 at the age of 88 in Sutherland Place in Peace River, AB.
Our mother was born in Stoney Point, north of Fort Vermillion, AB on October 31, 1932.
She moved to Peace River in her late teens where she met and married our dad, and where they had and raised five children. She entered the Peace River Community Health Centre in January 2020 and was then transferred to Sutherland Place on June 10, 2020, where she was diagnosed with and passed away with Stage 4 B Cell Lymphoma and dementia.
Our mother was pre deceased by our father, John Leo Bourque, formerly of Lac La Biche, AB and her son, Cameron Ray Bourque, formerly of Calgary, AB; two son-in laws, Robert McGowan and Dave Milligan; grandson, Michael McGowan, all formerly of Maidstone, Sask; daughter-in law, Alana (Allen) Bourque, formerly of Ladysmith, BC; her grandparents, Robert and Mary (Smith) Jones and parents, Robert Augustus and Charlotte (Smith) Jones, all from Fort Vermillion, as well as her two brothers, Raymond Jones and Gordon Jones.
Our mother leaves to remember her life, daughter, Diana Lynn McGowan of Maidstone, Sask.; sons, Urban Lee (Patricia) Bourque of Raymond Shores near Rimby, AB and Doug Keith Bourque of Nanaimo, BC and daughter, Carmen May (Wade) Chabot of Berwyn, AB; niece, Fern (Jones) Johnny Rawson of Stoney Point, AB and nephew, Wesley (Jeannette) Jones of Red Deer, AB. Our mother also leaves behind her 8 grandchildren (Ryan, Brant, Douglas, Jayden, Sharae, Colton, Teddi and Carolynn) and 12 great grandchildren (Aydin, Kaleb, Maddox, Kaydence, Ahria, Nicole, Jakota, Tasia, Alexcia, Clarke, Jace and Dominick), numerous other relatives and friends.
As per our mother’s wishes, there will be no public funeral. We will be having a grave side service with the Anglican Minister and family members at a later date. Her ashes will be laid to rest at the Peace River Cemetery alongside her dad.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr. Greidanus and the nursing staff at the Peace River Community Health Centre and especially all the staff at Sutherland Place. They took incredible care of our mother during her stay.
The picture was taken February 20, 2021 during her stay at Sutherland Place.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Ramona Bourque October 31 1932 April 16 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: Peace River, Province: Alberta