The following tribute was given at Peggy Pauline Bonnar's funeral in Ottawa on August 5, 2008.
She was my mother-in-law for the last 40 years and was the best mother-in-law I could ever ask for. The older she became the more gracious and giving was her lifestyle. She simply blessed everyone that crossed her path. Interesting isn't it, some people grow old and become bitter, Peg grew old and became better.
Whenever Peg's grand and great-grandchildren ended their conversation with her and said, "I love you" she responded with, "I love you more."
I wrote this tribute to honour her memory.
You are the mother-in-law I received,
the day I wed your Joyce,
and so I want to thank you Peg,
I made an excellent choice.
You have given me a precious girl,
with whom to share my life,
a woman I am proud to say,
has become a Proverbs 31 wife.
You’ll always be her mother,
you always were her friend,
Right from the start of her little life,
right to the very end.
We shared a home together,
through laughter and through tears,
but most of all we shared your life,
for seven amazing years.
We rise to bless the memory of,
Peggy Pauline Bonnar,
A name we’ll cherish,
from this day forward,
with legacy and honour.
Peg's living legacy will be seen in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Grandmother to Tim (Sandra), Kelly (Jermaine), David (Anne), Chris (Laurie), Kim (Stéphane), Jason (Lori), Todd (Erin), Darlene (Scott), Jeff, Chris, Heather (Ryan), Trevor (Caroline), Evan, Christine, Melissa, Amanda.
Great-grandmother to Olivia, Johnny, Erica, Nathan, Tonya, Emily, Matthew, Tristan, Ryan, Grace, Tref, Parker, Emma, Ally, Kamryn, Lauryn, Jake, Logan, Matthew, Caitlin, Chloe, Logan, Amber and Jayda.