OBITUARY

Bonnie Jean Mech

12 November, 194614 June, 2020

We are saddened to announce the passing of Bonnie Jean Mech, daughter of Russell and Lolita Aubrey of Ponoka, Alberta. Bonnie died peacefully after a long battle with cancer and heart complications on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at the age of 73 years. Bonnie leaves behind her beloved husband of 44 years, Alfons (Ed) Mech of the George Boyack Nursing Home; her brother Doug Aubrey and partner Jane Ladd of Westbank, BC; and best friends Flora Aubrey and Andrew Carson of Calgary, Alberta. She was predeceased by her parents Russell and Lolita Aubrey. Bonnie led a remarkable life and impacted the lives of many people. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at the University of Calgary in May of 1967. She was articulate, well read and had a thirst for knowledge. Bonnie’s career included 13 years at the Calgary City Library and 30 years at Pan Canadian Energy (later EnCana) as a Supervisor and Records Administration. We wish to thank the medical staff at the Foothills Medical Centre on Unit 81, Cardiology; as well as Transition Services, Palliative Care and ETS paramedics. We are most grateful to Rosedale Hospice for their excellent care and the advocacy of Dr. Tara Pickering and Dr. Kim Finvers as well as the exemplary work of Spiritual Care Coordinator Kristy Gauld Dyer. A private Graveside Service was held at Queens Park Cemetery. Bonnie will be deeply missed by all her friends and family. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alberta Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.ca/en/donate/?region=ab or a charity of your choice.

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Annemarie Mayer

20 July 2020

Dearest Ed
I am so saddened to learn of Bonnie's passing. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family and friends.
Dear Bonnie and I worked together in the Humanities Department of the Central Library for many years. I have fond memories of our dinner breaks together at the #1 Legion. Bonnie always had a grilled cheese sandwich and fries. It was in the 1970's, but it seems like just yesterday...!
My sincerest heartfelt wishes to you,
Annemarie Mayer

Joan & Dave Miller

10 July 2020

With sincere sympathy, we wish to offer our condolences to Ed on the loss of his loving wife, Bonnie. Ed and Bonnie were our neighbors for 26 years; the best neighbors anyone could ask for. We will really miss you living next door to us. It was always nice to visit with you. May you rest in peace Bonnie, and Ed, may your fond memories of Bonnie help you in your time of grief.

Barbara Killick

28 June 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Bonnie's death. I worked with her at Calgary Public Library and was very fond of her and her husband Eddie. I was at their wedding in Ponoka. Unfortunately, I lost touch with both of them after Bonnie left to work at Pan Canadian. I have actively been looking for her since the new Central Library opened. I wanted her to know that there is a picture of her and I in a collage which features Anne Davison located in the TD Great Reading Room on the 4th Floor. We both have big smiles and it is how I will remember Bonnie. I have been thinking of the shared experiences that we had and now we share a spot on a wall. I hope Bonnie's family has a chance to see it.

Edward Jang

23 June 2020

I am saddened to read of Bonnie's passing and offer my condolences to the family.

Dr. Edward Jang

Ron Aubrey

22 June 2020

We were so sorry to read Bonnie Jean's obituary in the paper today. We wish to pass on our condolences to all her friends and family members. Etta French and Ron Aubrey

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