On December 22, with his wife of 58 years at his side and after a long battle with cancer, John breathed his last and passed peacefully into eternity and the presence of his Lord.
John will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Ruth; children: Charlene (Barry) Derkson, Judi (Kevin) Cantelon, Roy (Kathie), Stephen (Becky); 13 grandchildren; one great grandson; sister, Isabelle (Peter); sister-in-law, Heather; a niece, nephews as well as other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his father, Bert (1965); mother, Sophie (1995) and brother, Dave (2016).
John pointed to life-altering events in 1956 that caused him to turn his back on a promising career as an accountant and respond to the ‘call’ to be a pastor. His passion to know and serve God and His people led him to minister at Runnymede Baptist Toronto, Royal York Baptist Toronto, at FEBCAST as Regional Secretary, Immanuel Baptist Abbotsford, Edson Baptist, and Fellowship Baptist Edmonton where he was Pastor Emeritus at the time of his death. His commitment to lifelong learning encompassed a B.Th., a BA, and a M.Div., as well as the accumulation of a substantial and well-used library. John lived a life consistent with the passions and principles that guided him: love of God and His Word; love and service to his wife, family, congregants, neighbors and friends; prayer and the pursuit of wisdom; and a deep desire to the peace and transformation found only in a relationship with Jesus.
For those so inclined, donations in John’s memory may be made to two causes close to his heart: the spread of God’s word through The Gideon’s, or the ongoing ministries of Fellowship Baptist Church.
John’s family would like to thank the excellent staff on 9Y at the Edmonton General Hospital for the generous and respectful care they provided him right to the end.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated at 1:30 pm on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Fellowship Baptist Church 14323 – 107 A Avenue, Edmonton.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Reverend John Stephen Henry Bonham.source
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