Margie (Serroul) Bonnar

Born: Wed., Oct. 21, 1936
Died: Sun., Nov. 8, 2020

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Fri., Nov. 13, 2020
Location: Holy Family Church

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Mary Margaret (Margie) Bonnar
Sydney Mines

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Margie Bonnar, age 84, announce her peaceful passing at the Northside General Hospital on Sunday, November 8th, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Born October 21st, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Kay (MacDonald) Serroul.
Margie was born and raised in Sydney Mines with her twelve brothers and sisters, and it was there that she met and married her soulmate, Freeman. Margie was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and she was proud of her family and often bragged about her grandchildren to anyone who would listen. She was a faithful member of Holy Family Parish.
Margie loved holidays and family get-togethers, any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. Open to all, her kitchen was never closed, you could just walk in, and people often did.  Neighbours, friends, family, they all had a place to stay for a few minutes, hours, or days, to enjoy her famous cooking, a cup of tea, a card game or twenty, and many laughs. The door was always open, and the food was always plentiful. After her love, her hugs, and her kisses, it is definitely her cooking we will miss the most. She was an avid camper, loved dancing and bingo, and in her later years enjoyed long drives with her husband, trips to the mall, getting dolled up at the salon, and socializing at the Adult Day Program.
Margie is survived by her loving daughter Mary (Jake Rendell) Bonnar; grandchildren Stacy (Jamie) Billard, Jamie (Michelle Basker) Rendell and Shaun (Cheryl) Rendell; great-grandchildren Abby, Max, Isabel, Madelyn and Callen. Also left to mourn are her brothers Pat (Lenore) Serroul, Leo (Eileen) Serroul, Donnie (Kathy) Serroul; sisters Kay Ongo, Beverly Hemmings, Mona (Darryl) Bennett, Frances (Ron) Britten; brother-in-law Frank Barrasa; sisters-in-law Marlene Serroul, Carolyn Serroul, Brenda Billard and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Besides her parents, Margie was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Freeman Bonnar; brothers Jack, Joseph (Noonie), Tom and Robert; sister Rosie Barrasa; father and mother in-law James and Elizabeth Bonnar; brothers-in-law Jack Billard, Eddie Blanchard and Mike Hemmings; and sister-in-law Shirley Serroul.
She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Harbour View Hospital Adult Day Program for their kindness over the last few years.  Also, a special thank you to Dr. Eugene Ignacio and the Northside General Hospital 2W and 4E nursing staff for the exceptional compassion they showed in caring for Margie and her family.
At Margie’s request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, November 13, 2020, at 10 am in Holy Family Church, with Fr. Fabian Ihunegbo officiating.   In lieu of flowers, a donation in Margie’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at

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Robert and Judy Hillman
   Posted Mon November 09, 2020
To Margie’s family, we are very sorry for your loss. The obituary is beautiful and it is her for sure. We had the pleasure of being at many dances with your parents and of course “Mama” too as Margie would say. I’m sure she is very happy to be back with your dad and her precious mama. Take care.

Lisa Courville and Family
   Posted Mon November 09, 2020
Sending the family my deepest heartfelt condolences. I have a very special place in my heart for my Aunt Margie as she was a big part of my childhood. As a child, when I spent Summers in Sydney Mines, she always made sure that I was well fed and taken care of. One of my Fondest memories as a child is her preparing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and Kool-Aid to take with me for my day at the beach with friends. She was so loving, had such a beautiful smile, and the best laugh; she will be missed dearly. I am grateful for the gift of the love she gave me and I will cherish the wonderful memories I had with her. My father Francisco Barrasa asked that I pass along his condolences to the family as well. Sending love, hugs and strength to help you all through this difficult time.

Debi Osborne
   Posted Mon November 09, 2020
Mary I am very sorry for your loss I know how important she was to you. We have to believe our mothers are at peace now and watching over us. My condolences to you and your family.

Rita and mark ongo
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
Mary and Jake and family we are so sorry for your loss me and mark are going to miss margie we loved her very much she a beautiful person love you always marg rest in peace until we meet again

Bruce Meloney
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
To all of Margie's deepest sympathy to you all. Margie was a customer of ours at The Shoe Tree and in North Sydney as well and she was always a pleasure as was her Mother who I did enjoy chatting with. I am sure she will be missed and I hope the many happy memories you had with her will be talked about in the next days ahead that will help ease your loss.
Sincerely Bruce Meloney

   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
Mary, sending my sincere sympathy to you on the death of your beautiful mother. There is one thing for sure Mary you were an unbelievable daughter to her, your love for her was very evident in everything you did for her, she was a very lucky mom to have such a caring daughter. I hope all your memories of her fill your heart at this sad time for you. Take care.

Sharon Johnston
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
I am very sorry to hear this sad news. Margie was always smiling and such a friendly person. I know she will be missed.

Cindy Hyde (MacIntosh)
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
Mary and Family. So sorry to hear this news. Margie's laugh is what I remember so vividly, often egdded on by Freeman. Condolences to you all

Josephine MAC Dougall &Leonard Shaw
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
To the family of Margie Bonnar our sincerest sympathy.May she Rest In Peace.
Sincerely Josephine and Lennie

Judy and Bernard Kennedy
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
To Margie's family Bernard and I send our heartfelt condolences. She was a wonderful lady who made you feel welcome and loved She will be sadly missed

Sandy & Chook Lewis
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
So sorry to hear about Margie, Had lots of laughs over the years at the dances with Freaman and her.Our prayers go out the sorry we will be away Friday and will not be able to attend the funeral .But our thoughts will be there .God bless

Sandi Lewis Graham
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
So sorry to hear about Margie
I have known Margie and Freeman my whole life through my Aunt Cora and Uncle Glen.
Always great fun when they were around for sure. And I can't forget when Margie was my bus lady many a day I got hurray up or you will miss the bus... your mother will kill ya .
She was great lady and will be missed

Ann Jobe
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
On behalf of the Jobe and Ash family we would like so send our condolences and sympathy to Margie's family and we send our love and prayers now and in the days to come God Bless

Cathy (Serroul) Reashore
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
Dear Mary & all family, Wayne & I are so very sorry to learn of Margie’s passing. No matter where we would run into her, she was always up for a chat, always upbeat & loved a good joke. I will fondly remember the camping stories, dances that she & Freeman would attend regularly. Margie was not only a caring, generous person, but a woman who loved her family more than words can express.

She loved & cared so much for each & everyone of you. I remember how much she gave of herself, selflessly to Kay & Joe, Freeman & of everyone she knew. Margie never skipped a beat when talking so lovingly of you, Jake and her grandchildren. She was so proud of you all. We are truly sorry for your tremendous loss.

With heartfelt sympathy, Cathy & Wayne Reashore

Adrian and Gloria Blinkhorn
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
Mary and family we are sad to hear of your mom's passing. You were her sunshine and guardian angel. Hugs to all

Barb (Devoe) Denbow
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Condolences to your family and friends who knew and loved her❤️🎶

Monica Andrea
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
Please accept my sincere condolences on Margie's passing...we had many good chats , while Noonie was in our care, on third floor and years after ,when we would meet up ...she will be sadly missed because Margie, always, breathed a little more life into anyone she met...

Joe&linda oram
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
Deepest sympathymary&jake& family. May God BLESS

Scott Layton
   Posted Wed November 11, 2020
Sadness is quickly followed by love & laughter when I recall my youth at the Serroul home on Butt Street. Saturday was the best day of the week with a visit to Sydney for shopping followed by lunch at Jaspers and then back to Butt Street for the adults to get ready for their Saturday night outing (Legion or Fire Hall). Frances and I would drop the gang off and then back to Butt Street to wait the call to pick everyone up. The Serroul home on Butt Street was the epicenter of love, laugher, fun & friendship. Thank you Mary for sharing your mother with us!

Linda Mac Donald
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020

So sorry for your loss-Margie was a fine person devoted to her family .May she rest in Peace

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