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Bonnie Rose Issa

February 13, 1950November 14, 2020

We are so very saddened to announce the passing of Bonnie Rose Issa (née Cubbage) unexpectedly in her sleep on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the age of 70. She is now with her beloved husband Edward Issa, her loving mother and father, Helen and Leonard Cubbage, and dear sisters Joyce Cassells and Jackie Scott. Bonnie is survived by her three children and their wives, Duane Westley, Christopher and Vadette Issa, Robert Issa and Michelle Tubman; her twin sister, Connie Seaver; grandchildren Shay and Eric Issa; as well as many loved nephews, nieces and cousins; all of whom she loved and touched deeply. For many years Bonnie and Ed built a business together, bringing in many friends to help. It wasn’t enough to have them in the business, she welcomed them all into the family. This was Bonnie’s way. She opened her arms and doors to everyone she crossed paths with, from neighbors, to colleagues, and extended family members. Bonnie has always had a passion for knitting, and you would never see her with her hands still. She took particular joy in spending time with her grandchildren, who were her joy. Due to current world events, there will be no service at this time. When the world and borders again reopen, a celebration of life will be held in her honor, and we will once again join together to make the happy sounds of family gathered that she so loved. Arrangements entrusted to COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484).

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS The Bereavement Authority of Ontario has mandated: Permitted gathering sizes inside a building for funeral visitation and chapel services, will be up to 30% of the maximum room capacities (excluding funeral staff) while maintaining the six-foot physical distancing rule to ensure safety and minimize potential spread of COVID-19. Further to the Registrar’s Guidance issued on June 15, 2020, wearing masks or face coverings is mandatory for all persons (funeral staff and attendees) inside all funeral establishments or any other indoor setting where a funeral or visitation is held. The Funeral Home staff will be responsible for monitoring these numbers and will be collecting contact information from each visitor, as per the Health Authority’s guidelines.

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Paul & Sue denBraasem

November 22, 2020

Our Families have been connected for 22 years. As I share our thoughts I am wrapped in a knitted Afghan that was made by Bonnie. It surrounds me in the love and warmth. Bonnie was Family, we were the Firwood Family. Paul, myself and our four girls all have wonderful memories of Ed and Bonnie’s Firwood Home. We were together for each other in Happy and Sad times. We had a lot of time spent in Ed and Bonnie’s peaceful backyard, enjoying each other’s company. It was their piece of Paradise and Bonnie kept it up and added plants continuously making it the Serene space it was. With the Christmas season upon us, we remember Bonnie’s Home coming alive. From the stunning tree, the mountains of presents that would not all fit under the tree and the Christmas baking that filled the kitchen. Family is Bonnie’s legacy of love. This love will be forever engraved on the hearts and etched in the memories that were made.
From our entire Family to yours we send our heartfelt condolences. Rest In Peace Bonnie with your love Ed. You will be greatly missed, love the denBraasem’s.

Katherine Deas

November 19, 2020

Hi I worked with Bonnie at TGA in Toronto around 2015/2016. She was such a kind, sweet and thoughtful person. She was so open about her life and always trying to help others. She shared with me about how much she loved her kids and her grandkids and her husband who passed. She told me how much she enjoyed caring for him even in his final days even though it was a difficult time. This was around the time she was flying out west for a family wedding. She was so happy to go dress shopping and I remember she showed me the pictures when she returned and told me she had an amazing time with her family. She taught me about making preserves in jars and always said encouraging words to me. We stayed friends on Facebook and even thought we didn't talk much since we worked together, I always consider her to be an influential person in my life who taught me a lot about love, family and personal strength. Rest in peace beautiful angel Bonnie.

Sarah Guthrie

November 18, 2020

Bonnie was such a lovely lady. She had a loving, kind, caring spirit which was evident in my interactions with her through her family and events held at Kingsview United. So devoted to her family and community! My condolences and prayers to the Issa family.

Helena Simms-Porter

November 18, 2020

When I had Shay in my class for Grade 5, Bonnie came along on several field trips with us. What a delightful woman, so vivacious and full of joie de vivre! I so enjoyed her sweet, no nonsense personality and that welcoming smile. She never forgot to say 'hi' to me whenever she was at MacGillivray. Her love for her grandchildren was so clear and no more than every time she joined me in teasing both Shay and Eric about one thing or another. I am so sad that the Issa Family has lost such a bright light. But rest assured, Bonnie will be watching over you always. Sending so much love to her entire family, especially Chris, Vadette, Shay and Eric. Sending all my love and positive energy your way ❤

ILse Perry

November 18, 2020

To the Issa Family, Ed and my Husband Frank were good friends I met Bonnie through them in 1994, we formed a friendship, Bonnie and Ed always welcomed us with open arms. After my husband passed Bonnie and Ed continued to make sure I was alright, and always invited me to their home. I started to ride the GoTrain with Bonnie, we had many good chats and laughs during those times. Bonnie always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She will be missed, we have many good memories of Bonnie and Ed, two very wonderful people. Now they are together for eternity.

Sherry Bowman

November 18, 2020

The hours spent traveling on the GO train, talking and watching Bonnie create the most beautiful knit pieces will always be treasured. She was always willing to help novice knitters correct our mistakes without judgement but with encouragement. Bonnie was a very special lady and will be missed. We can only take comfort in knowing she and Ed are together again. My sincere condolences to all.

Jim Ross

November 18, 2020

Ah the memories of years of travelling Canada with the Issa team. Ed always with a smile on his face as we worked long hours and Bonnie the glue that kept us going. Bonnie and Ed think of them often.

Ruth Bradshaw

November 18, 2020

Dear Issa Family: I am so sadden to read of Bonnie's sudden passing. I have many memories of time spent with her, whether it was at work or as a client of mine purchasing Mary Kay products. She was a very beautiful lady and always took pride in her appearance. She will be dearly missed by her two grandchildren.

Sending sincere condolences to all the family.

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