I’m heartbroken to hear of Bonnie’s passing. Bonnie was my one and only figure skating coach for many, many years. I first met her when I was really really little, and she helped not only teach me how to skate, but raise me to be a conscientious, considerate, hard working young man. She taught me the importance of paying attention to detail, and always striving to better myself and my skills. “There’s no such thing as perfect, but that doesn’t mean you can’t strive for perfection.” She, and Robin cast me as “Austin Powers” in my last figure skating recital at the Mississauga Figure Skating club, and that was an experience I will never forget. I will fondly remember her patience with me as I grew up (I was sometimes not an easy kid to coach…), her maternal warmth, our car conversations on the way to the skating rink about everything and anything, summer dinner in her gorgeous backyard garden, and her great passion for figure skating. We lost touch when I let go of figure skating, and I had always hoped we’d reconnect in my adulthood so that I could thank her for the ways that she helped raise me to be the person that I am. I’m sad that I won’t ever have the chance to say “thank you” to her personally. Thank you, Bonnie, from the bottom of my heart, for helping shape me into the person I am today. Sending Robin, Victoria, and the whole family all my love and deepest condolences.
Love you Grammy. Thanks for always bringing us big laughs, bumpin’ backyard parties, and so many years of happy memories. I’ll forever feel your back-pat hugs and hear the infectious chuckles you’d snort after saying the most hilariously inappropriate things. Until we meet again ❤️ Tori Oreo
Like scattered seeds, memories bloom forever
Sharing in your sadness as you remember Bonnie.
My friends and I took adult skating lessons from Bonnie at Westway Outdoor Skating Rink during the 1960's & 70's. She also taught my daughter and when my daughter had gone as far as she could go with recreational lessons, Bonnie had her come as an assistant junior coach. I remember that she made our time together a lot fun and she had such patience with all the adult skaters.
Sincere sympathy to all her family.
You will forever be in my heart