Patricia Anne (Patti) Bonsan (nee: McInnes) brought out the best in people. She had a heart of gold and was a very giving lady. A truer friend will never be found. Patti was a gregarious, fun-loving person – a real treat to be around – never a dull moment. She had a quick wit and would not hesitate to call a spade-a-spade. Patti loved the outdoors, especially camping or being by a lake. Deep within her lurked an artist who shone in everything she did from gardening to making cards and other crafts. Patti’s home was her castle.

With great sadness and heavy hearts, we now announce the sudden passing of our beloved Patti on Saturday, May 21st, 2011. Patti, who was born in Vancouver in 1945 was predeceased by her father, Gordon, in 1978 and her mother, Dorothy, in 2001.

Patti is survived by her loving family: husband Wayne; sons, Charles of Victoria, BC and Derrick of Vernon; brother Ken McInnes of Vernon; cousins, Dodd (Cindy) Pellant of Whiterock, BC and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

It was Patti’s wish that she be cremated and not have a funeral service. Therefore, we will have a “Celebration of Life” for her sometime later this summer.

We have lost a mother, a wife, our matriarch and very best friend. The world is greatly diminished by her passing. If Patti could leave everyone with only one message, it would be this, “If you care about someone, let that person know today for tomorrow might be too late.”

“May you rest in peace forever now, Sunshine”

In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Patti may do so to the BC Children’s Hospital, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4.

Arrangements have been entrusted to:


(250) 542-4333

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