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.Print This Obituary & Condolences