BONNAR, James Stuart
"STU" 1922 - 2013
We are deeply saddened to announce the death of our beloved father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather at the age of 91, on September 8th, 2013, following long battles with multiple illnesses. In December 2007, Stuart was predeceased by his beloved Jeanie (nee Langille), his wife for 63 years. Stuart was known as Jim or Jimmy to friends and Mom's family in the Maritimes. Predeceased by parents: Robert Bonnar (Paisley Scotland and Elizabeth Barnett (Paisley Scotland). Father of six children, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Daughter Linda (Jim) of Calgary and their son Matthew, son Jim (life partner Francie Chappell), Jim's sons' Jason and Andrew (Valintina), Jim's daughter Jamie Ann (Colin Goodfellow) and grandson Ethan, daughter Debbie Gilmour (Jeff) of Calgary and their son Dr. Michael Parkins (Dr. Vicky Parkins) and grandson Elliot and granddaughter Annika, son Bob (Cecile) of Kelowna and their daughter Melanie-Anne (Drew) and their son Daniel, son Doug (Cindy) of Brampton and their two daughters Kimberley Bonnar (Scott Peters) and Stephanie, son David of Calgary and daughter Nicole and brother Robert Bonnar (Edith) of Ottawa. During the Second World War, Stuart was a proud veteran of the navy and served on a number of convoy escort ships including the HMCS Restigouche and HMCS Prince Henry. He retired from the Federal Public Service after a long and successful career which ended in the Cheque Adjustment Department. Stuart will be missed by all and lovingly remembered for his kindness and genuine smile. The family expresses gratitude to the staff at the General Hospital Smyth Road as well as the Heart Institute. Special thanks to the kind and supportive staff at the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Center for making Dad content, happy and comfortable during his last year and to the staff at Park Place Retirement Residence where he also resided for six years. Visitation will be held at Pinecrest Remembrance Services, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa on Saturday, September 28th from 12 to 2:00 PM, followed by a memorial service in the chapel at 2:00 PM as well as on site interment with a reception on site from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The
or The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Sept. 21 to Sept. 28, 2013