Bonnie Joan Wares

March 20, 1960December 28, 2020

Bonnie Joan Wares (nee Comstock) March 20,1960 - December 28, 2020

It is with heavy hearts we announce after a brief and courageous battle with cancer Bonnie passed away on December 28, 2020 at Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora, Ontario.

Bonnie leaves behind her husband of 40 years Robert, her 3 loving sons Paul, Trevor and Shaun, her Sister Cheryl Kerr (nee Comstock) of Calgary, her Brother John of Winnipeg and her Sister Barbara Woods (nee Comstock) (Scott) of Winnipeg, her sister-in-law Carolyn Comstock (nee Campbell) of Winnipeg, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Bonnie was predeceased by her precious infant daughter Beatrice Amber, lovingly known as Tricy, her father Roland Synical Comstock, her mother Beatrice May Comstock (nee Bardsley) her brother William Comstock and her nephew Jeffery Comstock. As well her in-laws Arthur Wares, Gladys Wares (nee Rayment) brothers-in-law Stuart Wares, Frank Kerr and sister-in-law Christine Comstock (nee Rychuk).

Bonnie was born and raised in Winnipeg and after completing her schooling she pursued a career in the insurance industry. Things were looking great for Bonnie in her chosen profession until the love of her life came along. Bonnie and Robert were married May 3, 1980 and promptly started a family. Bonnie gave up her career to raise her children and to keep Rob on the straight and narrow. Bonnie truly loved being a Mom to her boys, even the four legged goldens. She was always finding ways to entertain the boys, be it singing silly songs, playing board games, making Christmas and other holidays special. As the boys grew older, Bonnie had the time now for herself, she enjoyed researching her ancestry, searching antique stores or garage sales looking for just the right item that would light up her smile. Bonnie was an avid reader, she loved books and was always eager to share what new things she learned.

Bonnie also loved all types of music, from the Big Band era to today’s pop. She especially liked going to people’s homes to enjoy an intimate concert. She enjoyed these Home Concerts so much she volunteered to host some concerts, which were always a success. Bonnie took great pleasure in bringing joy to those who attended the show.

Bonnie fell in love with Laclu when we first came here as cottagers, many a good time was had by all throughout the years, from taking the boys to Millar’s Beach in a wheel barrow to swim when they were small, to taking the boys water skiing and fishing as they grew or hunting for garder snakes and other creatures of the lake life. There is no doubt we were blessed to have such a wonderful life at the cottage, so much so we made it our home.

Umma, you are and always will be the love of my life, until we meet again, love Obie.

Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. John 11:25-26 Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Bonnie’s journey through life will be held at the family home in Laclu, Ontario in the spring of 2021.

In lieu of flowers and cards please consider a donation in honour of Bonnie to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, 980 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, or to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation, 21 Sylvan Street West, Kenora, Ontario,

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Mikaila Hardy

January 16, 2021

Rob, I am so so sorry for your loss of Bonnie. I have wonderful memories of my sister and I spending time with Bonnie and Barb when we were all so young. Bonnie and Barb would be just a little bit older than us, but they were kind enough to take good care and look after my sister and I for a whole summer, when my Baba was terminally ill. They took us under their wings and showed us around their neighborhood every day, I believe we were all in a Community Club skit dressed in nightgowns singing Mary Poppins songs! I thought Bonnie was pretty cool, and I remember I was just over the moon when she asked me to join her and her friends at a teen/ pre-teen dance. She made me feel very welcomed and included, and I can see she must have made people feel that way her whole life.
I will always cherish our families' shared memories.

Pat Allan

January 6, 2021

Much saddened to hear of Bonnie's passing, though relieved that her suffering is now done. Know Rob & sons will miss her terribly, but you have many memories to keep her with you forever.

Vicki Burns

December 29, 2020

We’re so very sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. We first met about 8 years ago when we attended our first house concert at your lovely Laclu home. It was wonderful to meet everyone and enjoy music in the comfort of your home. And subsequently we enjoyed it so much that we began to host concerts that Bonnie and Rob often attended. We know that Bonnie will be greatly missed by so many . Our deepest condolences to Robert and family. Vicki and John