OBITUARY

Wilfred "Will" Alexander Bona

26 May , 196425 January , 2019
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With heavy hearts and profound sadness, we announce the passing of Wilfred (Will) Alexander Bona, who passed on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at the Halifax Infirmary at the age of 54. Born in Baddeck, NS on May 26th, 1964, he was the son of Ronald and Lois Bona. Wilfred spent much of his early life working in the construction industry in his native Cape Breton, before moving to the Halifax area in 2001. Here he became involved in the scaffolding trade and joined the Local 83 Carpenters Union brotherhood. Wilfred excelled in this industry and was rapidly promoted to a supervisory position. He eventually came to earn the loyalty and respect of his coworkers and developed a well-deserved reputation as a hard worker and loyal employee. Known for his laid-back demeanor, he could take a joke as well as he could tell one. Always willing to offer a helping hand, Wilfred never met a stranger. A kid at heart, he thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his niece and nephews. Left to mourn are his son, Adam (Briana MacKenzie), daughter, Elyse (Gray Reed), his father Ronald, his brothers, Marcus (Lori), Abraham (Lorraine), sister, Michelle Erickson (Stephen), niece, Jensen, three nephews, Nickolas, Tyler and Tristan, his fur baby, Luna, many loving aunts and uncles. He is also survived by his friend of many years Sandy Paquet and his special friend Joyce Frizzell-Houghton. He was predeceased by his mother Lois, grand-father Patrick, nephew Daniel, godparents Jimmy Murphy and Joan Mombourquette (Murphy), as well as numerous aunts and uncles. Special thanks to the staff of the Cardiac Care Unit at the Halifax Infirmary for their kindness, compassion and professionalism. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Wilfred’s life will be held on Saturday, February 2nd at 11am in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS. A further celebration of life will be held in Wilfred’s hometown on Sunday, February 3rd at 2pm at the North River Community Hall 37 Oregon Road, North River Bridge, NS. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local SPCA or The Canadian Diabetes Association @ https://www.diabetes.ca/ Online condolences may be viewed or sent to: www.mattatallfuneralhome.com A friend of mine stopped smoking, drinking, overeating and chasing women – all at the same time. It was a lovely funeral.

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  • Memorial Service Saturday, 2 February , 2019
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Wilfred "Will" Alexander Bona

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Neil Fraser

5 February 2019

I have had the pleasure of working with Wilf at Northern Pulp over the past six years. Always dedicated and hard working, he was a true gentleman. We will certainly miss him both professionally and personally. I am so sorry for your loss.
Neil Fraser

Larry Gibbons

2 February 2019

I've know Wilf for 15 years, I've honestly never met a nicer person or harder work. We would offer talk about projects and I was always amazed at the hours he worked without a complaint. He was always committed to his job. We shared family stores and you could tell how proud he was of his kids by the smile on his face. The world needs more Wilf Bona.

Adam and the Bona Family you are in our thoughts and prayers.

ROBERTO SANI

1 February 2019

I have known Wilf professionally for many, many years. Always pleasant, calm, a genuinely nice person. Knowledgeable and professional at all times it was always a pleasure to work with him. We will all miss him. The only time I saw his other side was during a conference in Las Vegas few years ago. He was a lot of fun. On behalf of all the staff at Sani Engineering our condolences go to all family and friend of Wilfred.

Sheila Mercer

31 January 2019

Ronnie....So very,very sorry to read in Cape Breton Post the passing of your son Will. Deepest sympathy to you and all your family. Sheila and Roy ,from Vietnam

Rick Chisholm

31 January 2019

My deepest sympathy to Wilf’s family.
I had the pleasure and honour to have worked for him on a few jobs.
He was always a gentleman, honest and to a fault supported his fellow workers. We will all miss him, his work ethic was infectious, and he made one look forward to the next day, such was his zest for life.

So long my friend, god bless you and may you Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Pirt

31 January 2019

My sincere condolences on the loss of your son,brother father and friend . I did not have the pleasure of knowing my cousin in our later years had not seen him in a very long time but from what I hear he was a good man and will be greatly missed . He is in very good company up above . RIP Wilfred .

Phyllis McDonald

30 January 2019

There are far too many memories to share !!! I guess my favourite would be your love for Isaiah aka The Little Man . I know you will be watching over him as his guardian angel !!! I hope you are at peace. I will always hold you in my heart !!!
Phyllis xo

Debbie Macivor

30 January 2019

To Ronnie and Family So Sorry To Hear Of wilfred passing He was A good guy was chatting on msg with him around Christmas it was nice been in touch with him you are all in my thoughts and prayers .Debbie macivor.

Rob Gillis

30 January 2019

Marc, Lori and all the Bona Family,

Our sincere condolences to all. May Will rest in peace.

Rob and Margarett Gillis
Aylmer, Quebec

Matthew Sancton

30 January 2019

I had the pleasure of working with "Wil" on and off for the past 15 years. Wil was an extremely hard worker, an employee/friend whom had the company's best interest in mind and was a pleasure to work with. Wil had a hard time saying "no" to anything and always followed through. Wil made our company better and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Wil's family.

Rest in Peace Wil.

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