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CROSS, Bonita Leigh (Bonnie) (nee Thurston)

June 14, 1950 – Neepawa, Manitoba
July 4, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Bonita Leigh Cross beloved wife of Ray Cross, of Calgary, AB passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the age of 69 years after a brief illness.

Bonnie was born on June 14, 1950 in Neepawa, Manitoba to her parents; Lila and Barney Thurston. She met her husband in Winnipeg and was married soon after on August 16, 1969. They moved to Alberta in the 1970s and raised their family. Bonnie had a successful career spanning forty years in the banking, medical and legal industry, taking some time off to stay at home with her three children.

Bonnie is survived by her loving husband of fifty years, Ray Cross, her three children, Becky (Shane) Byciuk, Cory Cross, Blake (Nikki) Cross; and her only grandchild Kyron Byciuk, with whom she shared a special bond. She is also survived by her sister Cheryl Achtzner (Sidney, BC), brother Delbert Thurston (Calgary, AB), her aunt Verla (Forrest) Finlay, and her beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bonnie was predeceased by her parents, Lila Thurston on April 3, 2019 and Barney Thurston on July 15, 2006.

Bonnie was a kind, compassionate woman who loved animals, enjoyed travelling and spending time with her family and friends. She took great pride in her family and she will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Canadian Amyloidosis Support Network at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/canadian-amyloidosis-support-network-inc/ The family would like to thank the amazing staff at the Calgary Foothills Hospital for their care of their loved one.

In living memory of Bonnie Cross, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. I am very sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin Bonnie Cross. My deepest condolences to Ray & Family.

    Heather & Enrico DeLauretis & Family

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  2. Dirk Wilson & Doreen Bauert

    We are so sorry for your loss.

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  3. I have no words to Express my sorrow over the passing of my sister. Condolences to the Cross Family

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  4. Dwight Finlay

    Our deepest condolences on your loss. The Finlay family send our thoughts and prayers to the Cross family in your time of need. Bonnie was terrific person and will be sadly missed by all of us.

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  5. Deeply saddened and shocked over the passing of our lovely friend Bonnie ,will always remember out first meeting in Mexico many many years ago and the great holiday Bonnie and her husband Ray gave us when they invited us from our home in the UK to their home in Canada . Our deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time. Diane, Barry and family.xxxx

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  6. Ross & Jean Hennessey

    Our condolences to the family of my beautiful cousin, Bonnie Cross. Our thoughts go out to Ray, Becky, Cory, Blake, Cheryl and Delbert, as well as her extended family. It was a shock to hear of her passing. We will not be able to attend the service on July 12th. Just know that we are thinking about you during sad time.

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  7. Marilyn McDonald

    I have lost a good friend. I will miss you Bonnie.

    Marilyn McDonald

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  8. Dennis Goodwin

    Saddened over the passing of my cousin Bonnie Cross. To Ray, Becky,Cory, Blake, Cheryl and Delbert and family wishing you peace to bring comfort and courage to face the days ahead. And loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Our deepest condolences.

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  9. Jane and Alan Dickinson and family

    So sorry to hear about your loss of wife,mother,grandmother and sister. I’m sorry I won’t be with you in body but will be with you all in thought and prayer. I know she will be missed by many.

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  10. Lori & Dwaine & Family

    Please know that we are holding you all in our hearts and in our prayers. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to have had a visit, and more than just a few laughs, with Bonnie when we were both in Sidney in February. She was loved by many and will be missed. Thinking of you all with deepest sympathy.

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  11. Eva Giannakos

    My deepest condolences to family and realitives of Bonnie. Enjoyed her friendliness and talks when we met. She will be missed.

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  12. Clay Kellough

    Ray and family, we are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Stay strong, everyone.

    Yvonne and Clay Kellough

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  13. My Deepest Condolences to the Cross Family .
    I lost my best Fried Bonnie you will always be in my heart.
    I miss you

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  14. Was very sad to hear of Aunt Bonnie’s passing, my deepest condolences to Uncle Ray, Becky, Cory and Blake as well as Mom and Uncle Del. Aunt Bonnie was always fun, and I am glad I was able to visit with her on her last visit and share some laugh’s and good times. She will be greatly missed by many.

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  15. May your mother always be with you in the cherished memories of your heart
    With Caring Thoughts for you and your families.

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  16. Marilyn Jonasson

    My sincere sympathies to all of the family. Bonnie was a lovely, kind lady who will be dearly missed by all of us in her TOPS chapter.

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  17. Sherry & Stuart

    Ray, Becky, Shane, Corey, Blake, Nikki & Kyron,
    We are saddened to hear of Bonnie’s passing. She was such a kind person and had a beautiful smile! Please know that she will forever be remembered as one in a million!

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