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Fjola Bonkowski

April 28th, 1934 - May 11th, 2020
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APRIL 28, 1934 – MAY 11, 2020
It was with heavy hearts, that on May 11, 2020 at the Arborg Hospital, Fjola Bonkowski, aged 86 of Washow Bay, Manitoba passed away suddenly.
She will be sadly missed by her beloved husband of 65 years Stanley Bonkowski and their children Bridget Ross (Randy), Glynis Buchanan (Doug), Bradley, Todd (Kim), Garvis (Jen); grandchildren Cameron (Lani), Waylon, Arthur and Lyle. Michael (Brandi), Jory, Calem, Breese, and Tayvsley. Shelagh (Jason), Keeley, and Kahne. Melodie (Arnie), Ashlee, Hailey, Brody, and Jackson. Marcia (Chad), Trent (Stormie), Wyatt, Noah, and Colin; Trevor, Tihanna, and Terena. Marnie (Mark), Mia and Maddie. Reanna (Christopher). Jodi (Wesley). Shauna-Leigh (Mike), Camden and Beckett. Chelsea (Tyler). Sara (Brendan), Eleanor; and Miley. Wyatt, Blayze, Skye, Jaggar, and Onyx. And also, by her brother Roy (Pat); sisters Marlene Wilson and Bernice (Fridjon) Finnson.
She was predeceased by her parents Runa and Valdimar Johnson; sisters Inga, and Margret; brothers Sigmar, Valdi, Norman and two infant brothers; sisters-in-law Ruth, Sigga, Gay, and Hulda; brothers-in-law Steini Palson, and Richard Wilson.
Mom was born on the family farm in Riverton, on April 28, 1934. After leaving the family farm she met Stanley Bonkowski, together they started a life in Winnipeg. After one winter in Winnipeg they moved to start farming in Washow Bay. They grew a small farm into a successful farming operation.
Mom was a devoted farm wife who was involved in the daily decisions as well as the workload. She was meticulous in the way she kept her home and all aspects of her life.
Mom had a big heart and served many pots of her Icelandic sock coffee from their home in Washow Bay, as well as their winter home in Texas, known as the Canadian Embassy. All were welcome for a hot meal and coffee anytime. Mom was a kind, generous, loving, and devoted, hard-working woman. She was proud of her legacy of 5 generations. Especially proud to be called Amma to her grandchildren. She touched many hearts and leaves an enormous void in all who loved her.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the Riverton Ambulance, Dr. Donnelly and staff at the Arborg District and Health Centre.
Due to the Covid 19 situation a celebration of life will he held at a later date.
Gódda nótt Mom Miss and Love you forever.
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