Bonnie Jean CANN


Bonnie Jean

On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, Bonnie Jean Cann (nee McLeod) slipped with a graceful peace from the loving embrace of her family into the waiting arms of her Heavenly Father. Bonnie was predeceased by her parents; Jim and Lucile McLeod, her brother and sister-in-law; Blain and Margaret McLeod, along with numerous beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. She is survived by her husband of 62 happy years, Don Cann of Red Deer, and her daughters; Joyce Cann of Red Deer, Laurel and Don Johnson of Millet, Maureen and George Klingenberg of Blackfalds, and Betty and Chris Tronnes of the Rimbey area. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Rebecca and Eric Bouwsema and great-grandson Caleb of Calgary, Sara-Dawn and Brad Taylor or Wetaskiwin, Jamie Klingenberg of Blackfalds, Crystal Johnson and Kyle Brignall of Prince George, Michael Klingenberg and his girlfriend Cortney Taylor of Blackfalds and Lacombe, Scott and Brittney Tronnes of Penhold, and David Tronnes of Vancouver. Bonnie was born in Mirror, Alberta on May 18, 1932 and moved to Camrose where she completed her high school and met her future husband. She began her teaching career in Edberg, Alberta, and then taught in Camrose after she was married. Bonnie and Don welcomed their four daughters into the world, and then Bonnie returned to teaching with the Red Deer Public School District in 1967. She taught grade one at West Park Elementary School for many years and was much loved by her students. Even into her retirement, she would often hear “Hi, Mrs. Cann!” when she was spotted by former students. Bonnie was always devoted to her family first – was an avid bird watcher, wild flower lover, knitter of many warm things, and she loved many pets throughout her life. Her warm and loving smile will be remembered by many. Special thanks to the staff on unit B2 at Bethany Collegeside, and a sincere thank you to Dr. Konynenbelt who went above and beyond for our mom. Your care and compassion have not gone unnoticed. A Graveside Service will take place at the Red Deer Cemetery, 55 Street, Red Deer, on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. A Celebration of Bonnie’s Life will follow at Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 Ross Street, Red Deer, at 2:30 p.m. In Bonnie’s memory and in lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully accepted by the Red Deer & District S.P.C.A., 4505 77 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4P 2J1 or at Gaetz Memorial United Church. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting

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