Bonni passed away suddenly but peacefully after her third battle with cancer with her loving husband Des by her side.
She is also survived by her two daughters Barbara (Andre Martin) and Darla-Rae, grandchildren Emily and Harrison Whelen, sister Beryl McTavish, sister in-law Marge Buckle, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bonni was predeceased by her parents Dennis and Willa Buckle, sister Beverly (Donald) Chesney, brothers Danny (Avis) and Dywaine Buckle, brother in-law Ray McTavish, sons-in law Robert Whelen and Marlon Brown, and numerous other relatives.
Bonni was our Prairie Lily born and raised in Yorkton, Saskatchewan where she met and married Des in 1972. They later moved to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to raise their family.
In 1995 they relocated to Penticton where they owned and operated Taco Time until 2013 when they decided on retirement. Bonni was the best taco roller ever and would often start rolling tacos for their regular customers even before they knew what they wanted! She was the driving force behind many business ventures with her husband, from Dee Jaez Coiffures, Carnival Cool, and Mr & Mrs Leather before moving to Penticton.
Bonni was an avid Raider and Vees fan and loved watching curling. You could always find Bonni on her many walks along Skaha Beach. She always put others needs before her own and took great joy in volunteering at the Soup Kitchen and her involvement in her Community Church. Bonni loved Birthdays, Christmas and Easter and always had something up her sleeve to make it extra special for her family. She made a “wicked” caesar salad that was a staple at every family dinner!
The family would like to thank the Doctors and staff at Moog and Friend’s Penticton Hospice House for the thoughtful care and consideration shown to both her and Des.
A Celebration Tea to honour Bonni will be held on Saturday May 26 at Vineyard Community Church #102 - 1825 Main St Penticton from 12 - 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Moog and Friend’s Hospice House in memory of Bonni.
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