Doris Pearl Bonney
After a period of failing health, Doris Pearl Bonney, formerly of Nauwigewauk passed away on Monday January 27th, 2020 at the Dr. V. A. Snow Centre, Hampton. Born in Nauwigewauk she was a daughter of the late Roy and Dora (Barr) Bonney.
Doris is survived by her sister in law; Mrs. Laura Bonney of Nauwigewauk, brother in law; Freddy Kay of Hillsburn, NS, 8 nephews, 3 nieces and several great, and great-great nieces and nephews.
Doris was predeceased by brothers; Royden and Leigh Bonney, a sister; Olive Kay and a niece Crystal Bonney.
Doris Pearl Bonney lived the majority of her life in Nauwigewauk, in her father and mothers house. It was a different time than today…. her mother Dora (Barr) Bonney could look over and see her sister Della (Barr) Smith’s home, and yet a little to the east, another farm, Effie (Barr) Smith, and yet another sister down the road, not in view Annie (Barr) Beyea. A mother, and three Aunts were born in Weymouth and all in walking distance of her home, living on the Bonney Road. Clarence (Effie) and Emery (Della) were brothers that married two sisters and lived on side by side properties. Doris had at least 16 cousins, for a time, within walking distance. In their youth, siblings and cousins, often walked or rode ‘buckboard’ on the Burntland Road to the old church on the French Village Road.
On the hill, Doris’ grandmother’s house was a mere 40 feet from her own. When she was born, they asked her brother Royden, (who was 3 years old) what he thought of his new sister. "I like to have a whole barrel of them" was his reply. He went on to have 6 of his own.
Doris lived the majority of her life on the hill. The next generation following Doris (Royden and Laura’s children) grew up seeing grandparents, uncles and aunts, nearly every day. Doris seemed to have perfect hand writing, and before Google, was a wonderful source for dates and genealogy. Growing up on the hill, time was often spent with all or some of sister Olive’s children coming and staying part or all of the summer.
After the death of her parents, she continued to live on the hill with her brother Leigh, until his death in 2002. She remained there several more years until she suffered a fracture, which eventually brought her to Saint Joseph’s Hospital, and to the Dr. V.A. Snow Centre in 2013 until her passing last Monday.
She supported the Adventist Church, and her faith in the redemption of Christ gives us great comfort. Thanks to the Dr. V.A. Snow Centre for the good care, over the 6 plus years.
Doris’ extended family, The Bonneys (d.n.b.)
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB, where visitation will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am. Spring interment will be in Titus Hill Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Doris may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through www.reidsfh.com