Welch, Bonnie Jean

June 19, 1954 ~ August 30, 2020

WELCH, Bonnie Jean – Age 66, of Sarnia, passed away at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on August 30, 2020. Beloved wife and best friend of John. Loving mother of Jennifer (Brad) and Angie (Dale). Special grandma of several grandchildren and one great grandchild. Dear sister of Dale (Cathy) McDonald. Survived by mother in law Jaqueline (the late Paul) Simmons, brother in law Mike Simmons, sister in law Lynn Zachmeyer and many friends, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Gerald and Jean (Schlotzhauer) McDonald and siblings Myrna Pettit, Murray, Gary, Allen and John. Bonnie will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral Details
Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be no visitations or services at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN. A private graveside service will take place at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Sarnia Humane Society (cheques only).

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  1. So sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. I have not seen her for a while but I know her children and her family were her life. I will always remember her with that larger than life smile and personality. I know you may not feel it now, but time does heal and all the good and wonderful memories that you have of her I will never leave you. Thinking of all of you.

    kathy Mogk

  2. So saddened to hear of the loss of Bonnie. She was such a warm hearted, and caring person. We have many childhood memories from spending so many good times together. She was more like a sister to us than a cousin. Thinking of everyone of you at this time. Know we are here for you.

  3. My brother and I were so honored to have known this beautiful women. She was always there for us and will always be remembered.

  4. To the McDonald family,so sorry to hear of your Aggie’s passing,we go back a long time.She was a great gal,lots of memories.May all your great memories of her bring you peace.xo

  5. So sad to hear the news about Bonnie. My deepest condolences to Dale Jennifer Brad and family. She will surely be missed. Love from the Neller family

  6. Jenn, Brad and Family, I am so sorry to learn about your mom’s passing. We were good friends when we lived in Corunna. I have many great memories. May you have peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time. God Bless.

  7. Those we love very deeply, don’t ever go away they walk beside us everyday. My deepest condolences to you and your family at this time. Your family is in my prayers

  8. So sad to hear this news! Bonnie and John were my neighbours in Bedford Dr and I couldn’t ask for better neighbors! So friendly and helpful! She loved all animals, especially feeding the squirrels. RIP my friend and condolences to her family.

  9. Jen and Angie. You were Aggies bright lights. I know you will miss her dearly. She was a friend of mine for 50+ years and you girls and your families were her pride and joy. Someday you will think of her with a smile on your face instead of a tear in your eye. But not yet. Time does heal the pain. Thinking of you

  10. Bonnie was a bright light. Always caring for everyone before herself. We never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.

    May peace and comfort find my brother John and Dale and Jennifer’s families during this difficult time.

  11. Ron and I are so sorry for the loss of Bonnie. We have known Bonnie for years and she was a great gal. Hoping great memories will help heal your sorrow. Sincerely Ron and Jackie Atmore

  12. My deepest condolences to the family. Bonnie was an exceptional girl who always put in the effort to keep in touch with all of her old friends. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  13. Bonnie was a great friend to me and my dogs when I arrived in Sarnia,Our condolences to you John, Jen, Brad and boys. Our thoughts are with you Alex, Karen and Masha

  14. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.

    Bonnie always lit up a room the minute she arrived and will be sorely missed. She was one of my favourite cousins.

    Our thoughts and prayers mourn the loss of a wonderful woman.

  15. My deepest sympathies to all the family on your sad loss. Rest in peace Aggie, I’m sure your departed loved ones were there in heaven to meet you.

  16. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of a beloved mother and sister. Our family loved Bonnie from the time she was a little girl. She was loving, sympathetic to all, had a heart for the wounded, encouraged many and brought great joy and laughter to all who surrounded her. I am so thankful to have known her…she was one of my favourite cousins. She will be dearly missed.

  17. Dear John,Aunt Jackie and all of Bonnie’s family, we are so sorry to hear of Bonnie’s death. We didn’t know her real well but the times we spent with you both we thought a lot of her. You will be in our prayers. Much love!🙏🙏

  18. So sorry to hear about Bonnie, whenever we saw each other we would always have a good talk and a few laughs.

  19. My sincere condolences to you Jen and Brand and the boys your mom was a great woman and will forever be cherished and loved ❤️😘❤️😘❤️😘

  20. Our condolences to you Jen Brad and boys and your family
    We will miss her love and prayers ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  21. You will never be forgotten. In the 40 years of knowing Bonnie Welch she had taught me much and is with her family in heaven. My condolences go to all the family and even both Jennifer Welch and Angie. Your mother was a remarkable woman and one hell of a fighter. My thoughts and prayers go out to yous all. God bless! XO

  22. So sorry and heartbroken for the loss of my cousin Bonnie. Such a great champion and warrior to everyone and their causes. She will be deeply missed. RIP Bonnie

  23. We are so saddened to hear about Bonnie. She was such a loving and caring person. She always saw the good in life. May the memories you have give you comfort at this sad time. Love Elaine, Randy Badiuk and Family

  24. Sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Dale and Cathy. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.