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Yvonne Jeanne Marie McInnes

April 24, 1941 - June 1, 2021


It is with deepest sadness and sorrow that the family of Yvonne Jeanne Marie (Bonnie) McInnes, nee Bolduc announce her passing on June 1st  2021 at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Bonnie was born in Vancouver, BC on April 24, th 1941.  Eager to leave the city, her dad moved the family to Christina Lake in 1946 to begin their new life. Her childhood days were spent adventuring around the lake and she became a strong swimmer. She took pride in the fact that she had never had swim lessons.

As a young adult she worked at BC Tel in Grand Forks, where she met and married William (Bill) McInnes. They moved to Nelson in 1962 and began their life in Blewett, where they raised three children. Mom loved gardening, especially her flower gardens, and had many compliments on the beauty of her yard. The canning room was always full of her homemade preserves and there was never a shortage of homemade bread and baking. Our Saturday night tradition was Hockey Night in Canada, with mom cooking homemade fish and chips with freshly caught Ling Cod from Kootenay Lake and her hand cut French fries. Family came first for Bonnie and Bill and many memories were made camping, fishing, during the summers spent at Christina Lake, and family get togethers.

Bonnie is survived by her husband Bill of 59 years, daughter Denise (Joseph), son Jim (Melissa), son Brian (Ronda). Grandchildren, Leah, Brodie, Amy, Jacob, Renee, Ryan, Jillian, Nicholas, Katie and five great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr Tuval, Dr Sparrow, the staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital, Home Care Nurses, and Home Care Aids, Nelson Paramedics and all the love and support from family and friends.

Cremation and a private family burial in the care of Thompson Funeral Home. At mom’s request, there will be no service.

Donations can be made to the Nelson Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation Breathe of Spring Campaign.

Mom, your peonies and poppies started to bloom the day after you left us. You will be forever in our hearts.


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Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Joan Billett
Relation: Friend

Bill & family so sorry to read of Bonnie passing. My thoughts are with everyone

From: Cindy Gavin
Relation: Friend

Sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. I loved her laugh when she would come and visit Denise and I at work. Big hugs to you all!! Love Cindy xo

From: Annette Ball (Zieverink)
Relation: Neighbor from my childhood

Sorry to hear of your wife and mother passing. I will always remember our fun time in the neighborhood.

From: Rob McInnes
Relation: Auntie Bonnie

Uncle Bill, Denise, Jimmy & Brian We are so sorry to hear the passing of Auntie Bonnie as I have such great memories of time spent and conversations with her in recent years. My heart is heavy and I know yours is too, may time help heal and bring you peace. Rob, Dawn, Brennan & Sienna McInnes

From: Gloria Reibin

Sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you journey through this time of loss.

From: Gordon & Mollie Speechley
Relation: Gordon was employed with same company as Bill.

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend Bonnie. Bonnie will be missed by All, who were fortunate to have met her.

From: Diane Penner

I am so sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. She was such a sweet and gentle person and left a legacy of wonderful family memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Jodi (Scott) Caron
Relation: I grew up with her daughter Denise

My sincerest condolences to your family. Losing a mom is a really hard thing. Keep your memories close to your hearts.

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