With broken hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Bonnie Peck on Friday, November 20, 2020, at home in Sydney, surrounded by loving family after a brief battle with cancer.
Bonnie was born on August 23, 1943, to the late Neil and Agnes (Lynch) MacNeil, formally of Lorne Street, Sydney.
In 1964, Bonnie graduated from St. Rita`s Hospital School of Nursing as an R.N. after which, she and her then-fiancé, Kevin, moved to Toronto, where she accepted a nursing position with Scarborough General Hospital. The following year they married.
After 13 years of living in Toronto, they moved back to their beloved Cape Breton home, where Bonnie held a few different nursing positions. Her last position was with Cape Breton Regional Detox Center, from which she retired in 2004.
Bonnie will forever be missed by her daughter, Jennifer; grandson, Cortez, Edmonton, AB, her very spoiled and much-loved fur babies, Molly and Oso; sisters, Marg (Roger) Koski, Ontario, Elizabeth (George) Young, Sydney and Angela (Jack) Calder, Howie Center; brother, Neil (Clare) MacNeil; sisters-in-law, Patsy Kendrick and Shirley Christmas, all from Sydney; brother-in-law, Doug ‘Sony’ Rankin, Sydney; uncle, Marcie (Evelyn) MacNeil, Ontario; Peck family brother-in-law, Francis ‘Babe’ (Donna) Peck; sisters-in-law, Margie (Jim) MacNeil, Coxheath, Loretta ‘Rettie’ (George) Burke, Manitoba and Diane Peck; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Besides her parents, Bonnie was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Kevin Peck (2018); sisters, Carol Rankin (2009), Madelyn MacDonald (1996) and Joan (in infancy); brothers, John (2005) and Pierce (2010) MacNeil.
Bonnie is also survived by her many close friends, especially her very dear friend, Lexi MacKinnon, with whom she graduated from nursing, and her wonderful neighbours, who all enjoyed her warm, caring personality.
As we continue this journey without her, we will miss her take-charge personality, for which her siblings labelled her ‘THE BOSS,’ her fantastic sense of humour and her kind, caring heart.
Bonnie is now reunited with the love of her life, her husband, Kevin- together in Paradise, never to be separated again.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Bonnie Peck will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.) Whitney Pier on Friday, November 27, 2020. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with the memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Dennis Lamey officiating. The service will be Live streamed for those that cannot attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palliative Care, S.P.C.A., Sydney, or charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
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Kevin & family
Sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing she was a great lady will keep all of you in my prayers
From: Ada Hagen
I am so sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. My sincere condolences to her family. May she rest in peace.
From: Cameron Sears
Jennifer and the Macneil family so sorry for your loss, Bonnie was a lovely lady.
From: Marilyn Young Bonaparte.
I knew Bonnie years ago through mutual friends and I always liked her. She was an honest, straightforward, caring person. Her faith was very important to her and she got great comfort from it. She also had a great sense of humour, and I can still hear her unique laugh. To Jennifer, Cortez, the MacNeil and Peck family, I offer my deepest sympathy on Bonnie’s passing. I hope good memories of Bonnie and your times together bring you comfort and joy as you move into the Christmas season.
From: Colleen Gillis
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing,,,please accept my deepest condolences.My thoughts and prayers are with you.I will be thinking of you esp. on Friday as you lay your precious mom to rest.Hold to your memories…that’s what will sustain you in the future.Hugs
Sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing,had the pleasure of meeting her and her husband a few years back, lovely lady in many ways..Condolences to the family
My deepest condolences to Bonnie’s family. I have the pleasure of knowing Elizabeth. She is so kind, loving and and caring. RIP Bonnie.
Elizabeth and family my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one
Jennifer and Bonnie’s Family,
Our sincere sympathies. May Bonnie rest in peace, as she will be with Kevin now and forever. Bonnie was a very kind lady and always a pleasure to meet.
Ed & Jean Gillis’s
I am so sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. My sincere sympathies are with her family.
Our deepest sympathies to Bonnie’s family. Our prayers are with you
To Jennifer and Bonnie’s family
Very sorry for the recent loss of your dear Bonnie. She was a wonderful neighbour and friend. She will be missed and always remembered.
Such a beautiful soul!! will miss seeing her and her pups on the Bailleaird trail.
Very Sad to learn of Bonnie’s passing…She was a kind gentle soul with a great sense of humour..We worked togther @ Addictions Services & also with her husband Kevin (Sheriff) in the justice system…Rest in peace.
Liz , George and families,
I was very sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. She was a lovely lady.
I know you all have wonderful memories to help bring you through this difficult time.
In our thoughts and prayers,
Harold and Irene Antle
Bonnie was a kind and loving person. She has touched many hearts and will be missed. Our sincere condolences.
So sorry for the loss of Bonnie. I know she will be greatly
Missed. She was a wonderful person and a great friend.
Liked by all who knew her and loved by Kevin who she will join now in Heaven. Rest in peace Bonnie
So sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing her on the Baille Ard Trail.
Very sorry to learn of your Mothers’ passing. She was a special lady who will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today.
Scott, Audrey, Mackenzie, Chelsea & Ryan MacNeil
So sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. She was a lovely lady. Our sincere condolences to all the family.
Jennifer and family
I was saddened to learn of your mom’s passing. We met at the Baille
A’rd Trail when she brought Molly and Oso to play with the other dogs.
I know she took your dad’s death really hard, so I hope she has peace now. The loss of our parents is difficult but we are the sum of what
they taught us and that gives strength. Be well.
JENNIFER AND FAMILY OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. BONNIE WAS A LOVELY LADY.
To The Peck and MacNeil Families,
My wife Diane and I send to you our sincerest condolences on Bonnie’s passing. Both Bonnie and Kevin were great friends of mine in our youth. They were both energetic and vibrant personalities and they were meant to be together.
With the fondest of memories,
Charles Ponee, Ottawa.