Mary Rachel Bona

Obituary of Mary Rachel Bona

Bona (Boucher) Mary Rachel The Queen Bee Born June 21st 1921 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Mary Rachel (Boucher) Bona, the wife of the late Edwin Joseph Bona of River Bourgeois N.S. announce her passing on June 23rd just two days after celebrating her 99th birthday with her family at the Strait Richmond Hospital. Cremation has taken place and due to the COVID 19 restrictions a private family only service will take place on Sunday June 28th the family will be having a celebration of life at a future date. Mom loved playing cards and she had no mercy for her opponents, she also loved to watch her Toronto Blue Jays well except for (pop up Wells) LOL. Mom loved knitting mittens for everyone and we mean everyone, as well she loved making quilts with her daughters, she also loved her flower garden. Mom did a ton of baking especially bread and tea biscuits, we did not need a freezer as they would not last long enough, she also made sure that there was a meal and a cake for her kid’s birthdays as well would always have extras for her kids friends that just happened to be at the house, like all the time. Her life revolved around her family and treated every one the same well except for the baby (Rodney) he got away with everything. She looked forward to the September long weekend ball tournaments that dad started. When we were young and got in trouble (mostly the girls as her boys we Angels. Mom would start yelling out our names and when she got to Chris (hint hint) her teeth would fall out and she would start laughing. Mom also loved Christmas and of course opening her gifts and others that she thought were hers. Mom enjoyed watching the deer and birds outside of her window and she was like super woman not afraid of anything including mice and dogs like the time she caught king on the couch and growled at her when she told him to get off, well let me tell you the broom came out of her holster and poor old king met his match that day. Mom was predeceased by her parents Charles and Amelia (Sampson) Boucher, her sons Charles and Louis, grand children Marlene Landry, Jordan Owens, Raelynn Bona, Brantley Bona, Pete Drummond and Mike Abbott. Her brothers Leonard and Joe Boucher, daughter in laws Dawn Bonin, Clarissa Bona and Evelyn Bonin. As well her son in laws Chester MacDuff, Chris Hodgkinson, George Stone and Michael Owens. Mom is survived her 13 children: Lucille (Maurice) Landry, Wally Bonin, Joan Owens, Ethel Stone, Betty (Bob) Park, Leonard (Celine) Bona, Wayne Bona, Melvin (Ruth) Bona, Brian (Cathy) Bona, Linda MacDuff, Chris (Wendy) Bona, Lorna Henley, Rodney (Myrna) Bona and special adopted son Kevin (Liz) Landry. Daughter in law Anne Bona and sister in laws Marg and Emily Boucher. She is survived by her 44 Grandchildren: Barry (Becky), Lawrence (Janet), Michael (Linda), Paula (Doug), Christian (Sherralynn), Louanne, Karen (Rick), Tommy (Dawn), Timmy (Marsha), Bernadette (Charlie), Pamela (Gerard), Richard (Bertha), Wendy, Terry (Paula), Paul (Nicole), Darren (Colleen), Jamie (Karen), Kevin (Sandra), Terry (Chris), Chris, Melissa (Damian), Robert (Sophie), Carl, Jamie (Amanda), Andrew (Amanda),Tommy, Edwin, Patrick, Jaden, Kinnon (Kenny), Graham, Darren (Courtenay), Jacob (Molly), Matthew (Adele), Denise (Shane), Craig (Lisa), Jessica (Stephen), Jillian (Brett), Tracy (Chalmers), Andrew (Olivia), Megan (Max), Jordan, Erica and Emily. Also survived by her 71 Great Grandchildren: C J, Tracy (Vern) Angela (Glen), Evan, Nicole, Nicholas, Benjamin, Jack, Kelly, Lisa (Andy), Arron (Jordan), Cameron, Taylor, Caillie, Leah (Kyra), Deanna (Grant) Holly (Chris), Jeremy (Emma), Grant, Haley, Dylan (Collette), Robin (Corey), Stephanie (Jordan), Laikyn (Jeremy), Tiffany (Brent), D J (Kalene), Michael (Emily), Brendon (Maddie), Rebecca, Tyler (Bailey), Brittney (Mady), James, Shaundra (Drake), Dan (Daniel), Chris (Kat), Kaylea, Janessa, Olivia, Clyanne (Josh), Khelsea, Kheiran, Brayden, Curtis, Ashley, Joshua, Gavin, Alisha, Brandon, Liam, Laila, Aiden (Alexis), Autumn, Katelyn, Neil, Ethan, Alex, Abbey, Ashton, Ainsley, Brody, Bradley, Tyler (Megan), Ryan, Bryden, Stephen JR, Ava, Elliott, Callum, Cordelia, Grace and Henry. Mom is also survived by 24 Great-Great Grandchildren: Tavin, Teagan, Liam, Alex, Kaleigh, Kyle, Diallo, Annaka, Jahshua, Sunjahta, Djuma, Tess, Tate, Genevieve, Owen, Kian, Jackson, Lincoln, Daniel, Payton, Layla, Paige, Kaitlyn and Keui-Anne. The family would like to thank all the doctors and medical staff that looked after her at the Strait Richmond Hospital and a special thanks to nurse Sara. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the River Bourgeois Funeral Parlour or the Breast Cancer Society Thank You the Bona Family
Sunday
28
June

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:50 am
Sunday, June 28, 2020
St. John the Baptist Church
Church Point Rd.
River Bourgeois, Nova Scotia, Canada
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