Ross BONSON

Mr. Ross Johnstone Bonson passed away in Hope, BC on May 29, 2011 at the age of 93 years. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Henrietta Bonson; brothers, Henry (Hank) and James H. Bonson; sister, Mysie Nelson; grandsons, Riley and Cary Martin; nephew, Leslie Nelson; and several half-nephews and nieces. Ross is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Eileen Frances Bonson; children, Carol (Bruce) Martin, Kenneth (Jeanine) Bonson and Anita (Doug) Bonson; grandchildren, Jamey (Roxayn) Martin, Dan (Allison) Bonson, John-Ross Bonson, Michael Bonson, Michele (Mike) Botel, Janice (Calvin) Thomas and Traci Payant; and 15 great grandchildren. Ross worked for the Ministry of Transport for 24 years, the last 5 of those years being the Co-ordinator of Planning and Budgets at the Vancouver International Airport. He was a veteran of WWII as well as being a cabinet maker and specialist in fine carpentry. Ross was a loving family man who will be missed dearly.A Traditional Service was held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at Mountainside Funeral Home Chapel, Hope, BC with Reverend Ken

Wotherspoon officiating. A Viewing was held for a half hour prior to the Service. Burial took place following the Service at Mountainview Cemetery in Hope, BC. A Reception took place after the Burial at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall in Hope, BC.Donations can be made to the Canadian Legion Foundation online athttps://legionbcyukon.org/legion-foundation-donation-page or call toll-free 1-888-261-2211; to The Salvation Army call toll-free:

1-800-SAL-ARMY or online at https://secure.salvationarmy.ca/registrant/donate; or the Alzheimer Society of BC online at https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/tribute.aspx? or call toll-free: 1-800-667-3742 in memory of Ross. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at the Fraser Hope Lodge. Please feel free to send your condolences to the family by email to: condolences@mountainsidefuneralhome.com.