Bonnie Lee Hagan (nee Urquhart)
June 11, 1951 – December 24, 2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Bonbon, who left so many loved ones suddenly and too soon, at the age of 69. This amazing woman made a lasting impact in the lives of many with her unconditional love, infectious laugh, warm smile, and beautiful spirit. She will be sadly missed by family and friends alike.
Bonnie was born in Moose Jaw and spent most of her life here. She was the youngest of the nine Urquhart children, being predeceased by her beloved parents, Gord and Mary, and siblings Ken, Roy, and Marcella. She is also predeceased by parents-in-law Nairn and Joyce. She is survived by brother Robert (Debbie), sisters Lois and Carol; and look-alikes and constant companions, sisters Sharon and Heather. She leaves behind adored children Brett and Bree (Jon); precious grandchildren Lily Rose and Oliver; and, husband and caregiver Ron. She is also survived by close brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and a nephew on the Hagan side; and, so many cherished nieces and nephews (and grand-nieces and grand-nephews) in her Urquhart clan. She will always be the baby of her family, a favourite sister and auntie, a source of lasting comfort and endless joy to her kids and grandkids, and the giver of the best hugs in the world. Bonnie’s love of and pride in her family was strong and will be felt forever.
Bonnie grew up on East End, where she created fond memories of playing with family and friends; she attended Prince Arthur School and later Albert E. Peacock Collegiate, where she was Miss Freshie. Bonnie and Ron met as teenagers, and they married in 1970. In 1972 they moved from Saskatoon to Vancouver so Ron could continue his education at the University of British Columbia, where Bonnie worked. In Vancouver they attended countless concerts and visited many restaurants, cultivating a shared love of music and food. While there, they lived with Bonnie’s brother Robert and several friends from Moose Jaw; Bonnie became the best working house-mom, taking care of the bad boys and keeping them all in line.
Bonnie and Ron moved back to Saskatoon in 1976, then to Moose Jaw a year later, to start a family. Brett was born in 1978 and Bree in 1980. Bonnie rocked the role of mother and made it her own by being the most loving, but coolest mom. She made every holiday special and each milestone memorable, often having lots of family over to join in the fun. With her family, Bonnie enjoyed cooking, reading, watching TV and movies, playing cards and games, and supporting the kids in all they did. As the kids grew older, she created a warm and welcoming home for her children and their friends; she will always be known for making delicious food and being a sweet but sassy spitfire. While raising her family, Bonnie worked at SIAST, now Saskatchewan Polytechnic, for 25 years. She was admired there for being kind and caring, appreciated for her honesty and great sense of humour, and will be missed by coworkers who became dear friends. For decades she also maintained special friendships with the Chosen Sisters, her group of supportive girlfriends who will greatly miss their Bonbon for her forthright, funny, and loving nature.
Although Bonnie and Ron separated in 1996, they remained married and best friends with a lasting bond. Ron moved back to Moose Jaw from Saskatoon in 2016 to help Bonnie, as she struggled with various health issues. After retirement, Bonnie treasured the time she spent with loved ones; adored having her children come to her home; and, especially looked forward to visits from her grandkids, Lillers and Ollie, who truly brightened her days. After a major health scare and set-back, she moved into Mulberry Estates, where she lived with two of her sisters near, until she passed. Bonbon will be lovingly remembered, but never forgotten, by all those lucky enough to know her; her spirit and light now lives on in those even luckier to be loved by her.
A Celebration of Bonnie’s Life and a Memorialization at Sunset Cemetery will take place this summer for her 70th birthday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Diabetes Canada (Canadian Diabetes Association): https://www.diabetes.ca/donate?bucket=categorythree
Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director 306-693-4550