Born May 2, 1966 passed away peacefully at home and was carried away by sunset on March 30, 2021.
Her memory will be cherished by those who were fortunate enough to see her radiant smile as she grew playing in the river and fields of Elmvale and later as she built a beautiful family alongside her beloved husband Leo Stephens. Leo and Bonnie were married May 23, 1987 at Saint Patrick’s Church, Phelpston after 3 years of laughter and memories already behind them. Their love and legacy will live on in their children James, Michael (Nicole), Kenny, Julia, and Adam as well as their grandchildren Brynn, Hailey, and Cameron. To her friends and family, she will be remembered as a kind, welcoming, generous second mother to many who could be counted on as the calm in any storm.
She will be deeply missed by her parents Patricia Lemieux (nee Lalonde) and James Gilbert, as well as her step parents Ruth Gilbert and Denis Lemieux. She will be forever remembered by her sisters Darlene (Mike) Pearson, Arlene (Mark) Elliott and Elizabeth Head as well as her step siblings April Bath, Sherri-Ann O’Leary, Gloria (Rino) Stornelli, and Shawn O’Leary. Bonnie will also remain in the hearts of her mother-in-law Rolande Stephens and brothers and sisters-in-law Marie (Les) Gillespie, Bill (Colleen) Stephens, Marg (Rob) Rance, Peter (Sheila) Stephens, Irene (Russ) Stacey, David (Cheryl) Stephens, and Ken (Lisa) Stephens as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Respecting Bonnie’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Details regarding the celebration of life and the charity for which memorial donations can be made in Bonnie’s honour will be provided in the coming months.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of STEPHENS BONNIE PATRICIA nee GILBERT 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Elmvale, Province: Ontario