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 at or call toll-free 1-888-261-2211; to The Salvation Army call toll-free:

1-800-SAL-ARMY or online at; or the Alzheimer Society of BC online at 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:

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