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Bonnie Eileen THORNE

Birth:  22 Jan 1916   Brackendale, British Columbia

Death:  12 Jan 2012  Penticton, British Columbia

Burial:  Bennett family plot in Squamish, British Columbia

Father:   Fred Clifton [Cliff] THORNE (1890-1983)

Mother:  Burtrelle Mary IRWIN (1889-1943)


Spouse:   Stanley Richard BENNETT

Birth:  18 Sep 1913    Vancouver, British Columbia

          (Warrant Officer) 1st Canadian Air Force

Death:  9 Aug 1979    Grand Forks, British Columbia

Father:   George Wilder BLODGET

Mother:   Ida Marion STEWART


Marriage:  3 Jan 1936    Vancouver, British Columbia



Patricia Ann (1936-2008)

Sharron Eileen (1939-)

Burtrelle & Cliff with baby Bonnie  Bonnie Thorne  Bonnie Thorne 1932 (Looks like her father Cliff
goofing off behind her).
Notes for Bonnie Eileen THORNE:

Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the age of 95 years.  Bonnie, also known as 'Granny B', married Stanley Richard Bennett on January 3, 1936 at Vancouver, BC.  Together they raised their daughters Sharron Eileen and Patricia Ann Bennett.  Stanley was a member of the Canadian Air Force and the family moved all over Canada, starting in Vancouver and retiring in Ottawa.  They lived in Scotland from 1957 to 1961 and traveled throughout Britain and Europe spending most of their years in Alberta. 
Bonnie was known for her beautiful knitting and her skills as a seamstress, sewing many of her own clothes.  She also enjoyed traveling, especially cruising which she did in the later years of her life.  Bonnie was an oil painter for years and many of her paintings are with her grandchildren.

She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her daughter Sharron (Robert) O'Brien, grandchildren Bonnie, Gerry, Richard, Georganne, William, Patrick, Shannon, David, Juliette, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Sadly, Bonnie was predeceased by her husband, Stanley, in 1979, by her daughter, Patricia, in 2008 and by her parents Fred & Burtrelle.  Bonnie will be laid to rest in the Bennett family plot in Squamish, BC.
 1976 Bonnie (far right) with l-r father Cliff holding Jason Crandel, Bonnie's daughter Pat & Pat's daughter Bonnie Lou Gerow