March 8, 1961 – June 11, 2010
Zeljka Nevenka “Jill” Bonkowsky beloved wife of Bruce Bonkowsky of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 11, 2010 at the age of 49 years.
Jill was born on March 8, 1961 in Calgary. She graduated from Ernest Manning High school in 1979 and married Bruce Bonkowsky on October 11, 1986. For many years, Jill enjoyed her work as a production accountant in the oil and gas industry, most recently with Penngrowth Resources. Jill loved life, sunshine, and especially becoming a grandmother. Jill was a loving mother and a shining star who blessed many lives. She was loved by many and will be remembered now and forever.
In addition to her loving husband Bruce, Jill is survived by a son Cody Bonkowsky of Calgary; two daughters, Katelyn Bonkowsky and Lindsay (Gam) Wijesooriya of Calgary; a grandson Enzo Wijesooriya; parents, Katy and Karlo Bakarich; brothers, Zack, Darko, and Gord (Tina) Bakarich; sisters, Judie (James) Agnew, Anita Bakarich, and sisters-in-law, Barbara Bonkowsky, Beverly (Anthony) Kelly; and mother-in-law Christel Bonkowsky.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. A celebration of Jill’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust – RGH Unit 93/94 – Medical/General Surgery, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, www.thetrust.ca . The family would like to thank the staff of Unit #93 at the Rockyview General Hospital for the care and attention given to Jill.
In living memory of Jill Bonkowsky, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences