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Bonnie Edkins (nee Mitchell)

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On May 7, 2020 @ 9:56 am In Obituaries | 10 Comments

On May 1st, 2020, Bonnie Edkins passed away at the Pinawa Hospital.  She fought a courageous battle and is finally at peace but is dearly missed by her loving husband Douglas Edkins and all her family.

She is survived by her children Kinnon Tkach (Colin), Krista Edkins Lambert (Darren), and Gregg Edkins (Kana), her eight grandchildren – Kailey, Kira, Terrin, Gage, Wyatt, Reed, Sumire, and Ayano, her siblings Brenda Rand (Bruce), Bob Mitchell (Carol), Marlene Lewis (Lorne), and her numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.   

Bonnie was preceded by her parents Winnifred and Robin Mitchell, and niece Shantelle Lewis.   

Bonnie was born in Winnipeg, MB on August 21st, 1942.

Bonnie graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Education. During her studies, Bonnie became the Lady Stick of the Science Faculty which was one of her many achievements at the University.

After graduation, Bonnie travelled for a year in 1960s to twenty-three European countries with friends. On June 21st, 1968, she married Doug Edkins and they remained married for over fifty years. She started her teaching career coaching and teaching at a few schools including her first two years in Flin Flon, and then West Kildonan Collegiate and retiring from Nelson Macintyre Collegiate in 1997. Upon retirement Bonnie and Doug moved to Pinawa, MB, where they continued to travel to seventeen more countries and enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren, playing bridge, curling, and golfing.   

Bonnie was a strong, independent role model for her children, grandchildren, and students.  She will be greatly missed.

The family wishes to thank the community of Pinawa for their support in this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice.   

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Condolence from Ruth and Lorne Derksen on May 7th, 2020 11:55 am

We are saddened by Bonnie’s passing. Our condolences to Doug and the family.
Ruth and Lorne Derksen.

Condolence from Glenna Zetaruk on May 8th, 2020 10:17 am

Doug and family
My deepest sympathy to you. I shall miss our visits withBonnie as you took your daily walks. She was a lovely person and I am blessed to have known her.
Glenna

Condolence from Audrey wasio on May 8th, 2020 11:11 am

Sincere sympathies to Kinnon and the rest of your family. I remember you speaking of your Mom with such fondness. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Audrey

Condolence from Nancy Berry on May 8th, 2020 12:48 pm

My deepest sympathy to you all. Bonnie was such a wonderful person. Loved our chats we had over the years, while doing her hair.
Nancy

Condolence from James Bedford on May 9th, 2020 11:17 am

I began my teaching career at Nelson McIntyre Collegiate with Bonnie. I recall that she was an amazing teacher and dedicated colleague. In her math classes, it was a given that every student succeeded because Bonnie always brought out the best in them. As a colleague, Bonnie’s sense of humour and encouragement were always appreciated. She was a huge part of an amazing staff of teachers to work with. I will always feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from Bonnie, and all those on the Nelson Mac staff of the late 90’s. Thanks for your dedication Bonnie.

Condolence from Fay Campbell on May 9th, 2020 12:58 pm

My condolences go out to you and your family at this very sad time

Condolence from Todd Makar on May 9th, 2020 5:16 pm

My condolences to all the Edkins family.

Condolence from Marlyn Harding on May 9th, 2020 8:22 pm

Dear Doug & family
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear Bonnie.
I have many fond memories golfing with Bonnie.She was always so kind and caring.
May all your wonderful memories you shared somehow sustain you in this time of great sorrow.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal but love leaves memories no one can steal.
To live in the hearts of those you leave behind is to never die and Bonnie will live on in all our hearts.

Condolence from Joan Lidfors on May 10th, 2020 10:56 pm

Doug we are sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing, our condolences to you and your family. She was a lovely lady and it was a privilege to have known her….Joan & Dale

Condolence from Dorothy Cafferty on May 11th, 2020 10:02 am

Rest well Bonnie God Bless

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