Bonnie Dick, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully on July 3rd after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Bonnie was born to Gordon and Edna Turnbull was born in Youngstown on August 29th, 1950.
She spent her childhood in Youngstown, where she graduated. She had a calling to go somewhere bigger, and experience life in the city. She eventually moved to Calgary where she went to school for hairdressing.
During this time Bonnie met and fell in love with Gordon Dick. They married on November 13th, 1971.
They moved to Oyen, where they raised their large family on the farm.
Bonnie and Gordon have 4 beautiful children who all have amazing spouses, and their pride and joy of 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandkids.
She worked for many years as a housekeeper at the Oyen Hospital.
She loved hosting many family gatherings, and she never forgot your favorite dish or dessert, making sure to have it there for you.
Bonnie loved to help all of her kids with her grandchildren, and loved to spoil them, and loved to be able to help her mother out whenever she was needed.
She will be remembered for her love of life, and her laugh. One that can be heard from anywhere and always known who it was coming from.
Bonnie will forever be known for her inner strength and perseverance. She battled cancer 4 times with grace and a strength no one can ever know. She had such an amazing positive outlook on every battle, never giving up. She is now flying free with her dad and brother Eric, both whom she loved deeply.
Bonnie is predeceased by her Dad Gordon Turnbull, brothers Eric and Robert Turnbull.
Left to cherish her memory; her husband Gordon Dick, Mother Edna Turnbull
Children: Jeff (Dalia), and children Aliya, Brendan Dick and Amanda (David) Elder and their children Wyatt, Brandt and Tyce, Mike (Jenn) Dick and daughter Courtney, Jamie (Kayne)
Warwick and children Ethen, Kagen and Karden, Stacey (Teejay) McKnight and children Sadie and Javin.
Sisters: Sherril Pfeifer, Debbie Dibben, Brothers: Bert (Gainya) Turnbull, Johnny (Myrna) Turnbull, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Bonnie’s memory will be loved and cherished for all of eternity.
When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile
Just forget if you can that I ever frowned
And remember only the smile.
Forget the unkind words I have spoken
Remember some good I have done.
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I've had loads of fun.
Forget that I've stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way.
Remember I have fought some hard battles
And won, ere they close of day.
Then forget to grieve for my going
I would not have you sad for a day,
But in summer just gather some flowers
And remember the place where I lay.
And come in the shade of the evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west,
Stand for a few minutes beside me
And remember only my best.
There is no public service as per Bonnies wishes.
Memorial donations can be directed to the charities below.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bonnie Lynne (Turnbull) Dick, please visit our floral store.
Oyen and District Health Care Foundation
Box 1, Oyen AB T0J 2J0