Williams, Bonnie - Obituaries | Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative

Williams, Bonnie


1938 - 2024

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bonnie Elsie Williams (nee Macpherson) at the age of 85 on January 26,2024 at Extendicare nursing home in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.

Bonnie was the firstborn child and daughter to Bill and Lillian Macpherson born on July 27, 1938. Bonnie will be remembered as a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to all those who knew her.

Bonnie graduated from KLCVI high school’s class of 1957 and went on to pursue her dream and passion of becoming a school teacher. Her first teaching assignment was in Kearns, Ontario. She then went on to teach school in Virginiatown, King Kirkland, eventually moving back to Kirkland Lake to teach at Queen Elizabeth, Federal, and Central public schools. Bonnie obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English from Laurentian University while teaching full time and raising three boys. Bonnie retired from teaching after 30 plus years of both a successful and rewarding teaching career.

Bonnie Married Graham Williams on July 1 st 1961 and celebrated 54 years of Marriage until the passing of her beloved Husband Graham in 2015. Bonnie and Graham had three boys, Graham, Bill and Mark. Bonnie so loved and cherished her sons. Bonnie had a great love of figure skating in her youth and continued to teach figure skating in Virginiatown and Kirkland Lake for many years. Bonnie was a very active member of the Saint Peters Anglican Church community. She was long term member of the Church Choir as well as a member of the vestry. Bonnie was also a member of various social clubs and volunteer organizations such as The Kirkland Lake Arts Council, Interlink Choir, Royal Canadian Legion woman’s auxiliary, and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Bonnie grew up In Kirkland Lake and spent her youthful Summers at their Family log cabin on Kenogami Lake where she enjoyed swimming and most of all sailing with her father in their Sailboat aptly named “The Bonnie”. Bonnie and Graham purchased the Four Acre Point property in Kenogami (which was adjacent to the Macpherson family log cabin) in the early 80’s as their summer cottage. This family cottage would be renovated by Graham to become their home on the lake for many years. Bonnie was always an active woman enjoying the outdoors with her particular love and enjoyment for blueberry picking, skiing, skating, sailing, singing, and taking boat rides down the river between Kenogami and Swastika.

Bonnie was predeceased by her parents Bill and Lillian (Stacey) Macpherson, and her Husband Graham. She is survived by her sisters Caroline (Colin) Cameron of Brampton, Linda (Dan) Reid of Milton, Brother Don (Mary) of Whitby, Sons Graham (Veronique), Bill (Rose) and Mark (Stella). Grand Children, Leon (Heather), Lilli (Derek), Lazar, Ludo, Lyndsay, Mac and Hope, Great Grand children Nash and Cole, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Sunday February 4th we will gather at St Peter’s Anglican Church in Kirkland Lake, Ontario at 10h00 (eastern standard time) for “celebration of life prayers” for Bonnie Williams. A small reception will follow the service at St Peter’s. Please join us as we honour the memory and cherish the moments we spent together. Join us via FACEBOOK :  https://www.facebook.com/StPetersontheRockAnglicanChurch/?view_public_for=338802376292014 Join us via YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/channel/UCFAyhrK0kmefRhvubfnmzIg In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Peters Anglican Church “Capital Building fund” for their exterior renovations. Donations can be made by E-transfers to stpetersontherock2@gmail.com or in person.

The family would like to thank the Kirkland Lake home support workers and the Staff at Extendicare for their exemplary care and compassion.

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The Williams Family

Our condolences at the loss of your mother. Such a lovely lady.

Linda & Leo Benoit, January 26, 2024

The Williams family

Condolences on the loss of your mother. I always enjoyed talking with her.

Diane and Jim Wilson, January 26, 2024

Graham Family

To all the family please accept our prayers for your wonderful mother .She was a joy to be around along with your dad Taffy. God bless everyone .

Stan Skalecki, January 26, 2024

Graham, Bill, Mark and family

Please accept our most sincere sympathies on the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time ️.

Renate and Pierre Belanger, January 26, 2024

The Williams Family

I send my heartfelt condolences to the Family of Bonnie and Taffy.
Treasure your many memories.
RIP Bonnie
Fly with the angels

Muriel Lang Shirback, January 26, 2024

Mark Billy &Graham

Condolences on the loss of your mother. She always had good things to say about her boys.
She was the best blueberry picker.

Michael De Gruyter, January 27, 2024

Graham, Bill, Mark and families

Losing someone so close is difficult, no words can ease what you are feeling. Your mom will always remain in our hearts and memories, especially those from Algonquin Ave days. Look back on your memories and find comfort knowing she raised a great family.

Sue (Fedora) Silver, January 27, 2024

The Williams Family

Thinking of you all at this very sad and difficult time. Will cherish all my memories of Bonnie for many years to come, she was one Special Lady. so Sorry for your loss.

Judy (Cale) Gervais, January 27, 2024

William's Family

So sorry to read this news. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. She taught my children at Queen E. Good memories. RIP Bonnie.

Yvonne Menard , January 27, 2024

Bonnie's family

I am so sorry to hear this news of Bonnie's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.

June Lamb, January 27, 2024

Graham, Bill, Mark and Family

My heartfelt condolences to the passing of Bonnie. She was one busy lady always taking care of everyone around her. She will be missed and can Rest In Peace now.

Mary Tumbach , January 27, 2024

Williams Family

Michael & I, along with Jessica & Bruin, send our deepest condolence's to you all. Your Mom had a very full & wonderful life, as written in her obituary. May you grief be lessened knowing she is at peace now.

Suzy Hager, January 27, 2024

The Williams Family

We were very sorry to receive the sad news regarding Bonnie. She and I grew up in the Townsite area of KL , attended Central school and KLCVI at the same time, and later became educators back in KL. We always had great stories from those days and would share many memories. She was always a joy to speak with will be missed by so many.
Our sincere condolences to the family- Brian and Gale Hamilton

Brian and Gale Hamilton , January 27, 2024

Graham and family

so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you and yours at this difficult time.

Mary Sangiuliano Peters, January 27, 2024

Graham, Mark, Billy & Family

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Thinking of you all in this difficult time and remembering what wonderful parents your Mum and Dad were.

Virginia Prentice, January 27, 2024

The Williams Family

Deepest condolences on the passing of your dear mother/grandmother. I had the privilege of teaching with Connie for several years and she was a most caring and devoted teacher. Cherish your memories of a very special lady.
Chris & Doug McFadgen

Chris, January 27, 2024

Billy, Graham, Mark and families

Sorry for your loss. I send you my sincere condolences. The obituary brought back some good memories (especially 4 acre point in Kenogami and I will add 17 Algonquin, I lived at 4 Algonquin for a part of my life). In this sad time always remember the good and she will live on in your hearts forever.

Darren Phillips, January 28, 2024

Williams Family

We are so sorry to hear of Bonny's passing. She was a great , pleasant person and we so loved when she dropped in after picking up her mail each day to have a little chat with her and share a cup of tea, or if we could talk her into a dark rum and coke which wasn't often. Taffy thought he fooled her about his trip down to have a few, but she was too smart to fall for that. She loved you all so much and we join with you in sorry . Kenogami has lost a wonderful resident. Gods speed to you all.

Ernie and Marianne Cloutier

Ernie & Marianne Cloutier, January 29, 2024

The family

My condolences…Bonnie was the older kid on the Young Street block where we played and grew up…we looked up to her…everyone is poorer for her passing

Bob Zidar, January 29, 2024

The Williams family

I’m so sorry for your loss. Wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time.

Robin Marshall, January 29, 2024

Bonnie’s family

Deepest condolences to Bonnie’s family on behalf of the Kirkland Lake Arts council and on behalf of Don and myself.
Bonnie was always such a sweet, caring, hardworking and lovely lady.
Cherish those memories of a wonderful Mom and person. Rest in peace Bonnie!

Helene Studholme, January 31, 2024

Bonnie's Family

My heartfelt condolences to all Bonnie's Family and Friends... Bonnie's "Light" will surely continue to shine bright and strong in the hearts and minds of all who knew her. She was an unforgettable presence and inspiration. Always joyful and generous with her positivity and
encouragement. May her memory be a Blessing...

Gordon Stonehouse, January 31, 2024

The Williams Family, The MacPhersons and their families (Carolyn, Don, Lynda)

It is with a heavy heart that we pass on our condolences. Bonnie was indeed special. I remember when she stayed with us in Toronto while attending teachers college. She was full of vim, vigour and personality. We would be singing and dancing in the backyard. We enjoyed every moment she spent with us. And what a treat to ride back and forth from Kirkland with her, singing and joking in the car to the music on the radio. In later times, it was most enjoyable to have time with her and her family at the cottage at Kenogami. As time progressed, we would be so pleased to meet with her at her sister Carolyn's home in Brampton and get up-dated on all her family activities.
She certainlywill be missed but does leave us all with wonderful memories.

From your Barrett cousins

Robert Barrett, January 31, 2024

Grey Bill Mark

My condolences to family and friends of my Aunt Bonnie.

Bill Reid & Patti Thuell, January 31, 2024

Williams family

Our hearts and prayers for comfort go out to all of you. Your mom will always be remembered in our hearts. She truly will be missed.

Mike and Nancy Aldred, January 31, 2024

Bonnie’s family

So sorry to read of your loss. I enjoyed her company as she shared a room with my mom at Extendicare. Hold tight to all your memories.

Lorraine Suppa Dagelman , February 1, 2024

Williams family

My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother! She was a very special lady who welcomed everyone! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

Helen Skawinski, February 2, 2024

Carolyn Cameron and your family

So very sorry to hear of your sister Bonnies passing. It is a very long time since I have seen Bonnie, but believe it was our last visit to St Peter's Anglican Church when we were living up in Kirkland again. We shared a coffee at break time and had a really nice chat.
Hope you and your family are all okay, and again so very sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.
Your friends from a long time ago... Pat and Ted Phippen

Pat & Ted Phippen, February 2, 2024

Graham,Billy and Mark

So very sad to hear of Bonnie’s passing. She was a good friend and a colleague in my early teaching days. I have countless memories of adventures at the point with all of you. Who could forget the giant bonfires and Bonnie perfecting the grill a dog! (aka gorilla dog)
Thinking about all of you at this time and sending hugs.
Janie xo

J. MacLachlan, February 3, 2024

Bonnie’s Family

Sending hugs and condolences. I think often of when my family and I visited Bonnie at the cottage. A quiet beautiful woman.

Elizabeth Bowman and Family, Maryann Macpherson, February 4, 2024

The Williams Family and Friends

The Williams family kept the Lessard family well stocked on crabapples, whether fresh off the tree or when the family moved to the lake, Bonnie sent them already preserved. During our coffee outings with other retired teachers, when I would bring her home we would get to gabbing in the car and more than once, I came home with the wrong cane. When I heard Bonnie was in Extendicare, my intention was always to go visit her. This was my lesson learned, tomorrow is not always promised.

Pauline Lessard, February 5, 2024

The Entire Williams Family

We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Bonnie. Our family has so many fun memories of her and Taffy from the Irish Club and Cabaret events of years past. Nothing will take those memories away. Our hearts go out to you all at this time.

Erin, Lorraine Robazza & Family, February 5, 2024