Bonnie Hood

A photo of Bonnie Hood

After a very brief illness, we lost our Mom and best friend Bonnie Hood on April 14, 2021.

Anyone who knew Mom, whether they be friends from her childhood, friends that she made through her years at Southwestern Regional Centre, the “Bridge Girls”, family that were best friends or friends and neighbours that became like family, everybody loved Bonnie Hood.  She was the “flower lady” whose favourite place to be was in her garden, especially those times when she was able to sit on the deck and have a coffee with Trudy or someone else she loved.

When we were kids, our place was where our friends liked to hang out.  Mom made the best coffee and toast in town.  She was our biggest supporter throughout our entire lives.  She loved us and our families beyond measure with her whole heart, never expected anything in return because that’s just who she was.  She was kind and caring

It’s hard to imagine the future without Mom and what our lives will be like but she made us who we are and she is leaving us with so many fond memories. Like Uncle Brian, Krista, Chris and all of her friends, there will always be a special place deep inside our hearts for Bonnie Hood.

Mom…have a “smash” with Aunt Tina and all the others who have gone before you.

And just as you have always told us…LOVE YOU MORE!  From your girls and their husbands, Janet & Greg Bayly, Tina & Greg DeBoer, Jen & Shane O’Donohue and your grandchildren that you adored and were the best Nana ever to Mac (Jocelyn and Aubree), Jenna, Connor, Ryan and Morgan.

In keeping with Mom’s wishes, we will remember her privately at this time.  Should you wish to remember her with a memorial donation, she would have encouraged you to consider the Salvation Army or the Chatham-Kent Hospice https://www.chathamkenthospice.com/donate.

 

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It was with great sadness that Gary and I learned of Bonnie's passing. Nancy often spoke of your family, how close you all were and frequently mentioned what a special person your mom was. Keeping you all in our thoughts and hope all the wonderful memories you have will help you through this difficult time. Sincere sympathy. Janet & Gary Marentette

Janet, Tina Jen & families. My sincere condolences to you all. Bonnie was a beautiful, positive, fun, loving & caring co-worker and person. I always looked forward to our shifts together at SRC. Her smile & positive attitude were always enjoyable. She will be missed by many

Darren and I knew Bonnie as the 'flower lady' her gardens were always the best in town , the best we've ever seen . Darren and myself met Bonnie at my grandparents Bob and Trudy , always over helping Trudy with her gardens and other little things ! Bonnie was such and amazing lady , and we will deeply miss her ! There is a very special place in heaven for her that is forsure ! Your condolences to the family ! Fly high Bonnie ❤

We would like to offer our condolences to the family. Bonnie has been our neighbor for many years. She will be missed by the entire neighborhood I am sure.

To Bonnie's family, We were so very sorry to read of Bonnie's passing. How many good memories we have of working with your Mom at SRC. She always had an upbeat attitude and a smile for everyone. We enjoyed whenever we could be in her company. Quite the lady!!

Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences are extended to you. May the peace of the Lord be with you. Donna and Bruce Cook

Tina, Jen, Janet and families - please accept our deepest condolences - our hearts and love are shared with you during this devastating time. Tina - I knew how much you loved your mom and what she meant to you as a mother yourself. She was the rock in your life, and you shared this value with Morgan. - (Janet, Jen & Tina) - You girls were the reason that she loved so deeply, and then you blessed her with becoming a Nana to Mac, Jenna, Connor, Ryan and Morgan. Your mom was the sweetest, kindest person that made this world a beautiful place. 💐✨ May the love that you shared bring comfort in the times that you need it the most. 💓 Love Mel & Mike (Charron)

Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences are extended to you. May the peace of the Lord be with you. Donna and Bruce Cook

Our condolences on the loss of such a wonderful person. I have known Bonnie for years, since she lived next door to Charlie and Amy Richards. She would do anything for anyone and I know her loss will be felt by many. My thoughts and the thoughts of the whole Terpstra family are with her beautiful girls and their families. Dorene and Andy Terpstra and family Melanie Terpstra and family.

Our condolences to the family at this sad time. Tina and Jen we didn’t know your mom but she must of been a exceptional mother because you two are wonderful daughters. Blessings to you all.

Tina, Jen, Janet and families, sincere sympathy to you during this difficult time. It was always my pleasure to have quick, happy visits with Bonnie at the library or just meeting on main street. Her smiles brought sunshine to all around her. Share your good memories often.

Goodbye my friend. You were a big part of my life for 50 years. I miss you . Rest In Peace.

So sorry for your families’ loss. May your memories give you comfort

Our sincerest condolences to Janet and family for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in the difficult time. With sympathy, from the family of Luciano Magliaro

Tina, Greg, Morgan and Janet & Greg, Jen & Shane & family. Sending our love and condolences to you all at this sad time. What everyone is saying about your mom is so very true! Love Uncle Brad & Aunt Donna❤️

Bonnie was a lovely woman and a joy to be around. Our CONDOLENCES to the girls and their families

My sincere condolences to the family. I had the pleasure of working with Bonnie at SRC, she was an absolute sweetheart to me and a joy to talk to whenever she visited me. I will truly miss her but will remember how she touched my life 💕

Janet, Jen and Tina. My heart is saddened to hear the loss of your mom. Your mom lived a life so full. Good friends, good times and family she loved so much. She touched the hearts of so many, with her big smile, infectious laugh, kindness and generosity. May the love of those around you help you through this difficult time. You mom's soul will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my friend. Cheryl

Janet, Tina, Jen and your families, my deepest sympathies on Bonnie's passing. Thinking of you all. Dawn

I am deeply saddened to learn of Bonnie's passing. Condolences to her daughters, family and friends. Bonnie was a lovely and kind person who always made you feel welcomed. She will be greatly missed in our neighbourhood.

Janet, Tina, Jen and families, please accept our heartfelt condolences. Bonnie was a wonderful, fun loving person of whom we have many fond memories. Take comfort in knowing she is once again reunited with Jimmy, Tina, Roger, Big Jim and Aunt Jane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most sad and difficult time.

Janet, Tina, Jen and family, My heart is breaking for all of you. Your Mom's wholehearted and deep-rooted love for all of you has always been so evident. There are not wonderful enough words to describe her- everyone loved Bonnie Hood! I treasure the countless times she welcomed me, with much love and fun, to her house to enjoy the best coffee and toast in town. Sending you all love and strength. Carmon, John, Austin, Carter and Everett

Janet, Jen, Tina and families We were very saddened to hear of your mother Bonnie’s passing. She was a very kind and caring woman . Keep close the memories she has left for all of you during this difficult time. Frank, Pam, Alena and Jared Fiala

Janet, Tina and Jen, I was so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. I loved her dearly❤️. Bonnie made the world a better place, her kindness and compassion was felt by everyone. Know that she loved you fiercely. Her beautiful smile and big as life laugh will be with me always. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

I was Bonnies supervisor for a short time at SRC and you couldn't ask for a better staff....she was so caring and supportive of the ladies on Essex 2 where she worked. She always volunteered to do the extra things and cared deeply for the girls she worked with....I am from Comber and knew her entire family ....we are all blessed for having known her RIP my friend you will be missed

Janet, Tina, Jen and families. I am so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Your Mom was a wonderful, sweet lady. My sincere condolences.

Tina and Greg So sorry to hear of your loss, I know how hard it is to lose someone you love especially your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Hold on to those memories they will sustain you in the future. Sincerely Sandra Rumble (Ainslies grandmother)

Tina, Janet & Jen and families. Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. Bonnie was such a caring person always willing to help others. She was the best neighbour to our dad & mom helping to plants their flowers and always checking on them. She will be deeply missed. Thinking of you all at this time. Willem & Lori

Hi everyone, I lived behind your Mom Bonnie for the last 3 years until we sold our house in 2020. I lived there with my 2 year old daughter Ruby. Bonnie would always come to the fence in the back yard to see Ruby. Needless to say, Bonnie loved my daughter like she was her own granddaughter, giving Ruby a birthday cards with bubbles and balloons on her birthday. Bonnie had the biggest heart I’ve ever seen. The “flower lady” definitely had a green thumb. Me and Bonnie would talk about about our gardens and share vegetables when the others garden was running low. Bonnie would give the shirt off her back, helping others anyway she could. I loved this about Bonnie. She always made me happy coming home and seeing her in the back yard. We love you Bonnie, and you will be greatly missed by me and your little Ruby girl. Sorry for your loss 😔

Tina and family I send my heartfelt condolences to you all. I will miss seeing that wonderful smile she gave whenever we met. RIP Bonnie. Glenn Wright

My condolences Jen and Shane and all your family.

Janet, Tina, Jen and families. We are shocked to hear of your moms passing. We are thinking about you during this difficult time. Your mom was so proud of you girls. She always had time for a quick chat to catch up. Sending hugs and prayers.

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Hood's passing. Sending strength and fond memories to all of you.

I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Janet, Jen, Tina - I am so sorry about your mom. She was such a kind, caring and thoughtful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of special times you've shared together over the years ❤️ Cheryl and Eli

We are so very sorry for your loss. I know family meant everything to Bonnie, and her loss is felt by all who knew her. So many good memories are associated with Bonnie and she will be remembered by her joy of life and generous, giving spirit.

Thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort at this difficult time for your loss. She was a beautiful person was always a blessing to run into her uptown. Always had a beautiful smile

Heartfelt condolences to you Janet, Tina, Jen and your families. So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I will always remember her beautiful smile and hear her kind words. She always said, ' Carol, you never change.' We had a lot of fun at your house for many years, thanks to your mom. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Jenny & Tina; I was so saddened by this news. Your mom always wore the most beautiful smile ever! The kindest, caring, most hard working lady who loved her children fiercely ❣❣ keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers...xxoo Sincere condolences

Thinking about all of you. Sorry for your loss.

Jen & Tina, Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time to each of you and your families. The Sauve's

Deepest sympathy on the loss of this amazing lady. Your mom was beautiful inside and out. I didn’t work directly with her at SRC but we got to know each other well when “you girls” had my children at the day care within the building. She was a blessing to all who knew her. Keeping you all in my thoughts at this sad time . Karen Roles

Janet,Jen and Tina,I am heartbroken for you girls and your families.Bonnie was a wonderful friend to my mom,Amy and always a bright spot in our lives when she visited.Bonnie was so beautiful inside and out!Your memories will bring you comfort as you go forward......

We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this sad time.

I was completely caught off guard to hear about your loss. Even though I only bumped into Bonnie a few times a year, she was always able to squeeze a few laughs and good memories into a quick conversation and I always left those encounters feeling happier because of the exchange. So sorry for your loss. Janey, the girls and I are sending love your way.

So sorry for your loss Janet & family

I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful mom. She is one of the nicest, friendliest people I know. Always had time to stop and chit chat. She was so respectful to all the residents at SRC - they loved her! Rest In Peace Bonnie. I know there is a special place in heaven waiting for you 🙏💕

Our condolences for the loss of this beautiful soul who we lost to quickly. She lived her life with grace, kindness and love. She will be missed beyond measure, but she left behind such beautiful memories for us all to hold. Life brings us the people we need in our lives to teach us something new. Be it about life or just about ourselves. Bonnie was a genuine lady true to herself and lived her life on her terms. May we all feel her presence when we see beautiful flowers in a garden or hear an glorious birds song. May her love always be felt around her family and friends because even in death she is only a whisper away. Hugs to you all!

Beautiful tribute to her zest of life

Janet, Greg and family, George and I are both shocked to hear of Bonnie's passing! I never saw your Mom without a smile and always so happy! Please accept our deepest sympathy. Hugs to you. Linda and George

I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. I bet she was amazing, because she sure raised some beautiful girls. Condolences to you family.

Very sorry for you loss Janet and families, your Mom sounded like she was loved by many. Take Care

So sorry for your loss sending prayers and hugs.

so sorry for your loss. she will be missed i am sure but she will always be in your hearts.

I am so sorry to hear about Bonnie. She was my favourite person to work with at SRC. She was so kind and so much fun to work with it. She is in heaven for sure. My thoughts and prayers are with her beloved family.

Janet, Tina and Jen, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your mom was a beautiful lady and you girls will have tons of beautiful memories. Linda/Mike Lanz

Bonnie was a sweet lady ❤️ She always was so proud of her family. I’m very sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you Jodi Poloni

So, so sorry to read about Bonnies’ passing. She truly was an awesome lady, her glass was always half full. I consider myself blessed to have had the opportunity to work with her.

Dear Janet, Tina, Jen and families, we know the overwhelming heartache of this loss will feel never ending, but your wonderful Mom leaves a beautiful legacy of adoring family and friends who will cherish and share every joy and happy memory she gave us. We are honoured to have had her in our lives and we pray the support and love of family and friends give you comfort and peace. Patti & Rod Butson

Janet, Jenny, Tina & families. I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. You're all in my thoughts. 💗

Very sorry to hear about Bonnie. She was a wonderful person who i loved working with. She will be deeply missed. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

The sweetest person I ever met at SRC, was so great with the clients and never had a bad word to say about anyone, she will be missed, heaven is a better place with her in it

My heart breaks for you girls. Bonnie was a mom to all of us. I had my first ever bagel and peanut butter (don't forget the syrup) at her table, one of my go-to favourites today. And I tried so hard to like coffee just so I could join in the chats and be part of the 'club'. Kind, sweet and patient like no other. Her memory will live on in every back yard bbq and get together. XO

Your mom was very special. I am sorry you guys are going through such a big loss. Thinking of you and your families.

Thinking of you all! God’s peace.

So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Sending you lots of love, prayers and hugs. Thinking of you and your families 💕

I am so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You're all in my thoughts at such a difficult time❤

A beautiful woman through and through who raised a great family. I knew her for only a brief period in my life but she made an impression. My sincere condolences to Janet, Tina, Jen and all those who had the privilege to call her a friend. Take care, all of you.

Sending Love, Hugs and Prayers to Bonnie's family, I Knew her all our lives, will miss her talks, laughter, and wonderful sense of humour.

I worked with Bonnie for awhile at SWRC when I first started and she was such a genuine nice lady! I always enjoyed working with her. She made being at work more fun! My deepest condolences to her family. I hope all the beautiful memories you shared, bring you comfort during this difficult time. May she rest in peace. 💛🙏💛

Janet, Tina, Jen and families! My heart breaks for you all at this time. I remember your Mom and Amy having many a coffee and visits. She was a wonderful friend to Amy and Amy adored her Your Mom was always kind and ready for a talk to catch up whenever I saw her. Speak of her often to hold her in your hearts!

I’m very sorry for your loss. Take care

Janet,Jen& Tina & family. My heart just breaks for you. Your mom was such an amazing lady with a heart of gold big smile and infectious laugh. . all those that met her however briefly cudnt help but adore your mom. May all your warm memories comfort you during this difficult time. Hugs&prayers to all of you.

Tina, Jenny, Janet and families I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Thinking of you all right now. Hoping God's guidance and love are soothing to you right now. 💓

My sincere condolences to you all. Bonnie was a wonderful person, knowing her from SWRC. She was loved by so many person there. Prayers and hugs to you all at this difficult time. Hold all your memories of your Mom.

Beautiful tribute to her zest of life

My condolences to you all, your mom was a wonderful lady and will be missed.

We are so sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. She was a wonderful person and always with a smile on her face. Your memories will help you through this time. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your entire family. Eli and Dave.

My love to you ladies. Bonnie was always the “mom” we wanted to ask to “Trade Kids” because she was the ‘YES’ mom! She made everyone feel loved, noticed and appreciated. She will be missed and very fondly cherished in a lifetime of memories.

Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother.Hold all you memories tightly in your hearts. Love,Jacquie and Phil Johnson

Janet, Tina & Jen and families, I am so very sorry to hear that you’ve lost your Mother. Bonnie certainly was one of a kind. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone as kind and caring as her. She was a great friend of my Mothers for many years and I always loved having a visit with her whenever I’d run into her. I am sending thoughts and prayers as you go through this sad journey. May God be with you

Beautiful tribute to her zest of life

Condolences to you all. I worked with Bonnie for many years. May your memories keep her close to your heart.