It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bonnie Jean CruzelleMyram on Saturday, July 21st.
Bonnie is survived by her loving children, Jessie, Debbie (Craig), Cindy (Rodney), Jimmy (Tami) and Dean (Pam).
In her heart forever are her grandchildren; Amber, Adrien, Darby, Jamie, Danielle, Sarah and great-grandchildren; Talisha and Phoenix. She is also survived by her sister Heather of Calgary. She is predeceased by her first husband, Don Cruzelle, second husband, Jim Myram and parents, Hazel and Stan Mackenzie.
Bonnie was born April 14, 1944 in Vancouver, BC where she met and married Don Cruzelle. The family then moved to Castlegar where she worked at the Hospital as a practical nurse. They then moved to Mclure, B.C. Don was killed in an industrial accident in 1974 and Bonnie started her career with the Barriere School District. Bonnie met Jim Myram in late 1975 and they started their new life together with lots of adventures along the way. Jim passed away in 2008 after a brave struggle with cancer.
Bonnie’s accomplishments were many. She held several positions with the Barriere School District which she thoroughly enjoyed. After nearly 36 years she retired in June 2010 from her final role as Library Assistant. She volunteered for various groups including; Yellowhead Children’s Society, various Elementary and High School groups, Clearwater Resource Center, Victim Services, North Thompson Hospice Society and the Thrift Store. Bonnie was a Justice of the Peace, Marriage Commissioner, Board member of the Yellowhead Pioneer Residence Society and the Barriere Cemetary Committee. She was in her third term with the TNRD as Director for the area.
We will miss her unconditional love and support. Bonnie was deeply loved, respected and profoundly touched all who knew her and will be greatly missed by family and friends. While we have lost a very special person, we can take great comfort in the knowledge that the lessons that she taught us about how to lead a life full of laughter, love, adventure and family will live on within each of us.
The family expresses a special thanks to the caregivers and staff at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home for their care and kindness.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 30th at 1:00 p.m. at the Barriere Fall Fair Hall. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society, Box 1, Little Fort, B.C., V0E 2E0.