Donahue, Bonita

March 29, 1941 – March 12, 2016

12443352_1281579138524395_169650661_oIt is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend Bonita Joan (McLaughlin) Donahue “Bonnie” of Courtright. She passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, on Saturday March 12th, 2016 at the age of 74. Beloved wife of Larry Donahue for 55 years. Adored by her children Christine (Lenny) Morrison; of Mitchell, Mark (Lori) Donahue; of Courtright, and Stephen (Ann) Donahue of Wasaga Beach. Loving grandmother of Molly and Tom Morrison; Michael, Amberlee and (late CJ) Donahue; Rachel, Kaitie, Rebecca and Emily Donahue. Daughter of the late Don and Shirley (Whitsitt) McLaughlin. Lovingly missed by her sister Kaye (Kelvin) Pierre and Don Walton. Predeceased by mother and father in-law Roy and Mary Donahue, brother in-law Mike Donahue, brother and sister in-law Patsy and Barney Nottley, and nephew Michael Nottley. She will be fondly remembered by the Nottley and McLaughlin families. Bonita was a long-time school teacher. Cremation has taken place.


Prayers will be offered on Tuesday, March 15, at 3:30pm at the funeral home.


Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN on Tuesday March 15, 2016 4-7pm.

Funeral Service

A funeral mass will be conducted from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Corunna on Wednesday March 16, 2016 at 10:30am. Father Dan Vere officiating.


Interment at Sutherland Cemetery at a later date.


Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia.

Memories and condolences may be sent online at  Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

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  1. My sincere condolences on the loss of Bonnie-a beautiful courageous woman, wonderful wife to Larry and special Mother to her children and grandchildren.I have special memories of our times at Teachers’College and at family gatherings.You are in my heart and in my prayers.
    Anne Marie

  2. Christine
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of reflection of the life of your mother. From your co-workers- Kevin, Bob, Ruth, Pam, Jen, and Rick.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Larry and all your family. Bonnie was a wonderful neighbor and friend and we will always miss her wonderful sense of humor and smile.
    Erroll and Barb Clark

  4. Dear Donohue family- She will always be Mrs. Donahue to me. Some teachers you never forget and I was lucky enough to have her for Gr 2 (at the parish hall) I will always remember her as being a very positive person. Always a smile on her face. I wish you all the strength that God can give to see you through this difficult time.

  5. Larry and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss! Bonnie was so special to me and to my family as well! I have wonderful memories of her and of always running to her house! She always gave the warmest welcome and sweetest smiles to me and my brothers !!I’m so happy I had her as my neighbour! She will never be forgotten and will be forever missed! God bless you Bonnie xoxo

  6. Bonnie your lovely smile and charming friendly manner will be missed.
    Our prayers and condolence to Larry and family.
    Charlie & Sue. Muxlow

  7. Larry and Family: Bonnie was a woman who enjoyed life and gave her all to everything she put her hands to. She was a champion! My prayers and consolation in this time of your loss.

  8. We are very sorry to hear of Bonnies passing. She was a very beautiful lady inside and out. Our prayers are with her family at this time. Glenn & Linda Prozorowicz.

  9. Larry Molly Muggins and family: So sorry for your loss. Bonnie will be terribly missed by everyone she knew. So was a very special lady – always smiling and cheerful even when she was ill. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!
    Marilyn Whiting and Mary Ann Clark

  10. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories of Bonnie and her ability to impart joy to those around her.

  11. What a great loss for our family. Bonnie was always the life of the party when we were growing up. Thanks for making our childhood better.

  12. She was an incredible and memorable teacher. I just loved her soothing voice and calming presence. I feel so lucky to have known her.

  13. Larry and family,so sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. Seems like only yesterday I ran into the two of you and we got to have a short visit. She will be sadly missed by many. Such a fine lady! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. We are so very sorry, to hear of Bonnie`s passing . Larry, you and your family, are in our Prayers

  15. Deeply saddened to hear of your family’s loss. May the memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  16. Larry, Christine, Mark, Stephen and families. Bonnie was a beautiful lady inside and out. Her courageous battle wad apparent and the teacher within was a lesson to her students and friends. Rob and I are unable to be present but please know our thoughts and prayers go to you all

  17. I had a nice visit with Bonnie and Larry in January after completing a home renovation project for them. Although she was ill, she still had her great sense of humour. Another great soul taken way too soon. Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Love Dean, Diane, Devin & Daylin Galvin

  18. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family❤️❤️ Love TAmi, Warren, Tyler and Jessica Lewis.

  19. So sorry for your loss, Bonnie always had a way of making me smile and bringing out the best in everyone.