In Memory of



Obituary for Bonnie Whitehead

Bonnie Mae Whitehead of Clifford passed away at Palmerston Hospital, on Thursday, February 10, 2022, in her 64th year.

Sister of Kitty and Joe Stone of Lindsay, Donna and Fred Bolger of Durham, Tammie Whitehead of Hanover, and Stan and Marcie Whitehead of Durham.

Remembered by nieces and nephews, Kimberly Whitehead, Brandon Whitehead (Jodie), Charissa Fidler, Zoey Fidler, Amy Anderson, John Whitehead Bolger, Brandon Whitehead, and Glenn Whitehead, and her greats Ella and Peyton Whitehead, and Athena Keddy.

Predeceased by her parents Glenn and Ethel (Barton) Whitehead, and by her sister Heather Hoover and husband Tony.

Bonnie was born at Toronto Hospital on November 26th, 1958, and not a moment too soon. Her mother Ethel, father Glenn, and siblings would welcome this little bundle of joy into the world.

After residing in Toronto for some time, the family moved to Mildmay and area before finally settling down in Clifford. Bonnie would go on to attend Norwell District Secondary School for her high school years and then moved to North Bay to attend College.

After college she would be off on some wild adventures with the captain and crew of the Empire Sandy, based in North Bay. She returned to the beautiful small village of Clifford, where she remained.

Bonnie loved spending her time volunteering at the Diabetes Centre, where she joyfully sorted, packed, and helped out at different events. You could always find her around the town of Clifford, taking pictures for various local newspapers stories, and enjoying time at the Knox United Church groups.

Her final story; as she wrote for so many others, cannot be told from only one person’s view but will come together from many. The stories she wrote, the hearts she touched and all the shared memories we bring forth will send her along her final path.

Bonnie was always open to lend an ear, her door always ajar for any passerby, be them friends, family, or otherwise, and she always put everyone else before herself.

She loved to spend her days and evenings outside sitting on her wooden bench. Often looking up to enjoy the sun’s brilliant shine or the twinkly stars and constellations of the night’s sky. With a slice of pizza in one hand and a warm frothy mug of cappuccino in the other. Bonnie would sit outside for hours, sometimes until the early morning hours.

All the letters of the alphabet cannot form together into words or sentences to describe just how special Bonnie is and no story can be written to describe the impact she had on this world.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at Knox United Church, Clifford, on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Jenn Brown officiating.

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Interment in Clifford Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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