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GAETZ, Veronica Theresa “Bonnie”

January 7, 1930 – Eston, Saskatchewan
September 25, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Bonnie Gaetz of Calgary, AB, passed away on September 25, 2018 at the age of 88 years.

Bonnie Gaetz (nee McCaffrey) passed away peacefully at home in Calgary on September 25, 2018. Don and Kim, Kincaid and Lincoln, her wonderful nurse Jhovitah and Jimmy were there as she winged her way to heaven to be reunited with Dad and all her family. Mom meant the world to us and us to her, but she meant a lot to those on the other side as well, for more than once during the past few months she was heard calling for her sisters Marg, Mary and Leona to wait for her. Mom was an amazing mother to her 6 children, their spouses; Gerry, Anne-Marie, Ray, Karla, Tom, Colleen, Don, Kim, Diane, Ian, Jim, Cynthia; her 14 grandchildren and their spouses; Matthew,  and Stacey Gaetz, Stephanie Gaetz, Rob and Kasandra Gaetz, Steven and Tanika Gaetz, Travis Gaetz, Jenna and Mike Gaetz, Carlene Gaetz, Celine Lockie, Adriana Gaetz, Nicole Lockie, Loreena Gaetz, Glenn Lockie, Kincaid Gaetz and Lincoln Gaetz;  and 4 great-grandchildren; Aviana Gaetz, Payten Gaetz, Ryker Gaetz, and Pearson Gaetz. Mom looked after quite a few children before and after schools while we grew up. Mom provided safe haven for at least two of her nephews during very rough periods in their lives, both have expressed their appreciation to this day bestowing upon her the title of A GREAT LADY. She was that.

History: Born in Eston SK, grew up in Daysland AB, went to Hendersen Business College in Edmonton AB, worked for the Royal Bank, moved to Calgary and worked for United Grain, became a stay at home Mom, then worked for Fr. John Weisgerber at Canadian Martyrs Church. She retired after 11 years. Mom and Dad then cruised to the Caribbean and north to Alaska. They also travelled different parts of Canada. Mom and Dad were married on June 18, 1955 until Dad’s passing in December of 2014.

Please God, forgive a silent tear,

The constant wish that she was here,

Others are taken, yes, we know,

But she was ours and we miss her so.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church (835 Northmount Drive N.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church (835 Northmount Drive N.W., Calgary, AB) Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Reception to follow at the Church. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Bonnie Gaetz, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Our condolences to the Gaetz family. After a hard battle, Bonnie will now RIP with Ralph. God bless.
    Wanda and Justin

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  2. The children of Ralph and Bonnie Gaetz:
    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear mother.
    She was such a lovely caring lady.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
    George and Ilene Duska

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  3. Ray,
    Sorry for the loss of your mother, she was a wonderful person.
    Our condolences to you and the family.
    Marilyn and Stephen

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  4. Bea & I wish to offer our sincere condolences on the loss of you beloved mother. Your mom and your Dad Ralph were wonderful customers and friends. Constable Road won’t be ever the same.

    Les & Bea Hamilton

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  5. Marie & Cam Sondergaard :

    Our prayers go out to our Gaetz cousins during this difficult time of the passing of our Auntie B. She always had such a warm smile and huge place in her heart for family. The McCaffrey Clan is another member richer in the home of our Heavenly Father.

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  6. Bonnie Gaetz-Simpson :

    Was sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Bonnie. She really was a lovely lady, and was dedicated to her family. She lived a long and fruitful life with her one true love.
    May you all find peace knowing she was well loved and loved well. Hold tight to one another and keep her gentle spirit always in your heart.

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  7. Terri Thompson :

    Ray and Family, our condolences on the loss of your Mom our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
    Doug and Karen Thompson
    Ken and Terri Thompson

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  8. Lori Friesen (Gaetz) :

    We are sending our deepest condolences for a most wonderful women.
    Auntie Bonnie was an inspiration to me. Her beauty, kindness and caring ways made her a very special person and I will always think of her fondly. Auntie Bonnie, you will forever be in my thoughts and always with a smile.
    We are sending everyone huge hugs.

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  9. Sweet Aunt Bonnie…. I remember the night with you and Uncle Ralph before your daughter was born… You have always been a little sister my Dad loved dearly, my Mom was truly sister to, and a joy to be my auntie. I love your quiet laugh, and sometimes how you are able to surprise some of these McC fellas with your quick wit… always with your eyes quietly a’twinkle. You will always be loved and remembered. You gifted to us all your amazing children and grandchildren… A life well so lovingly lived looking forward to all your gifts to all. your loving niece,

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  10. Linda Gaetz-Roberts :

    Auntie Bonnie was a beautiful lady .I remember seeing her when she and Uncle Ralph came to our house in Fort Macleod when I was a child.I thought she was so beautiful.
    Condolences to her family.

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