We regret to announce the passing of Audrey Bonnett at The Como Lake Care Facility Coquitlam, B.C. after a long illness. She was born to Bill and Lucy Maki in Salmon Arm on August 4, 1925. She was predeceased by her husband, Norm in 1991 and her eldest son, Ron in 1997.
She is survived by her son, Rick, (Gloria), daughter-in-law, Lise, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Also by one brother, Richard (Helen) Maki of Salmon Arm.
She attended school at the West Valley Elementary and graduated from Salmon Arm High School. After graduation she moved to Vancouver to take secretarial training.
While living with her Aunt Mae and Uncle Gerry, she met her future husband, Norm Bonnett, a neighbour one block away. Marriage was set aside until Norm returned from Armed Forces duties in Europe and they were married November 1946.
Audrey was employed by Sears, Canada for many years and retired from there as a Buyer of Draperies. She lived in an apartment in her son and daughter-in-law’s home in Port Moody and moved with them when they relocated to 100 Mile.
After some years in 100 Mile she received a phone call from a high school friend, Ron Ennis, and after many more phone calls and visits, Ron invited Audrey to come to North Vancouver to spend the winter. That resulted in staying for many years until her health made in necessary for her to move to a care facility.
We are so grateful to Ron Ennis, his daughter, Jill and her family and to his daughter-in-law, Anne for their acceptance, companionship and care until Audrey’s passing.
There will be a Memorial Service at The Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam, September 27, 2014 at 2 p.m.