The Williams Family
Our condolences at the loss of your mother. Such a lovely lady.
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 email@example.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.