Winston Bonnar

Born: Fri., May 31, 1940
Died: Tue., Jul. 2, 2019

Family to do services at later date


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 05, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 05, 2019
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

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Winston (Churchill) Bonnar
Sydney Mines

It is with broken hearts and profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our loving husband, father and grandfather, Winston (Churchill) Bonnar, age 79, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Sydney Mines on May 31, 1940, he was the son of the late Levi and Rita (Bugden) Bonnar.
Dad was employed with Devco for thirty years, twenty underground, until he was unable to work because of the loss of his left leg, due to a mining accident.  Dad, better known to his work buddies and friends as Crow, spent the next ten years on the surface, working in the lamp house until his retirement.  During these years he became an avid CB Radio hobbiest, and made lots of on-air friends.  He then went on to gardening, woodwork, and tinkering around in his garage.  Dad was well known for always owning a fancy red truck and his elaborate Christmas displays. As a young man, Dad loved spending time with his family camping in Ingonish. His great joy in this life came from seeing his family's well-being and happiness.  Many good memories were made and we will always cherish them.  
Winston is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Margie (Walsh) Bonnar, his children Graham (Catherine), Melinda (Russell), Brenda (Brent) and the youngest Jody (Wendy).  Also left to mourn are his grandchildren Eric, Cody, Robin, Russ, Tyler, and Jenna and two great-grandchildren Rylie, and Audrey, brother, Melvin, sisters, Jeannie and Linda, and his special little companion Star.  
Besides his parents, Dad was predeceased by his first-born son Robert  at the young age of five, his brothers Chesley (Dubby), and James (Buller), and his sisters Annabelle, Viola, Shirley, Mae and Irene.
Visitation for Winston Bonnar will take place Friday July 5, 2019, from, 2-4 and 7-9 pm. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Special thanks to Gert, Annabelle, Shona, Linda, and Jeanie for their support in our time of need.
Our family would like to thank the staff at IMCU, EHS and Palliative Care for your compassionate care of Dad during his final days.  Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”  
Love you Dad

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