Passed away peacefully at home on June 25th, with her family by her side, after a short battle with leukaemia. Bonnie Anne Castle, in her 71st year. Loving wife and dancing partner to Ron Castle for 50 years. Wonderful Mother to Lisa (Adam) and Sara (Geratt). Survived by her mother Betty Bangay and her siblings Heather (Angus), Jenny, Nick (Irene) and Valerie. Doting Grandmother to Taylor, Jeffery, Fletcher, Aaron and Natasha. Bonnie will also be missed by her extended family, many nieces and nephews and friends.
Bonnie was born in East York and raised in Stouffville, Ontario. She met her husband—to -be, Ron, when she was 15 years old. They were married in 1971 and moved to Toronto. Not long after the birth if their first child, Lisa, they designed and built their home in Uxbridge on Second Avenue ,where they lived for 34 years. As they transitioned into retirement, they sold their home in Uxbridge and moved to Oakwood to continue enjoying small town charm.
Bonnie was a very private, kind and humble soul. She enjoyed gardening and watching her flowers grow. She took pride in the family home, always painting and updating, paying attention to the smallest details.
Bonnie was an avid reader. She enjoyed a good book. Murder mysteries being her favourite. She always made sure to pass on a good read for the next person to enjoy.
You could find her sitting in the backyard with a book and a cup of tea enjoying the beautiful weather.
Bonnie and Ron did a lot of travelling:Portugal,Scotland, England, Cuba and Mexico to name a few. They didn’t just travel to get away. They wanted the full experience: the locals, the history and the sites. Bonnie took many beautiful pictures of these memorable experiences. Anne, Keith, Darlene and Pete were their main travelling companions.
Going up North with “ the gang” to one of the cottages was always a fond memory for Bonnie. Playing games, good food, swimming, relaxing and just acting silly was always something she looked forward to.
Family was so important to Bonnie. Christmas dinners were always amazing. Birthdays, family reunions, wedding showers, baby showers, Jack and Jill’s she was always there. She was the one behind the camera lens. Taking photos for moments to remember for years to come.
Bonnie’s Grandchildren. They were the light of her life, the joy in her heart. She was always there for them. Hockey games, dance recitals, graduations, soccer games:she was in the wings , proud as could be. Lisa and Sara would never have been able to pursue their nursing careers if it wasn’t for Mom. Always a phone call away with arms open wide. Cookies and ice cream (with sprinkles) waiting.
Visitation will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Monday, July 5, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. & 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Following the Government Recommendations, all attendees must wear a mask or face covering, and maintain social distancing while at the funeral home; attendance within the facility will be monitored throughout the visitation times. A private Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
Memorial donations in memory of Bonnie may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
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Heart & Stroke Foundation
2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300, Box 2414, Toronto ON M4P 1E4
Canadian Cancer Society
55 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto ON M4V2Y7