Bonnie Louise Dayment: A Life Well-lived, Forever Cherished
It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Bonnie Louise Dayment, a remarkable woman who touched the lives of many. Bonnie passed on Monday, July 10, 2023, at Ste. Anne Hospital.
Born on July 14, 1950, in Swan River, Manitoba, Bonnie was the beloved daughter of Donald and Lucy Olfrey. She grew up surrounded by love and found joy in the company of her sisters Linda Leclerc, Shirley Bremaud, and Claire Olfrey. Family meant the world to Bonnie, and her proudest accomplishment was building a strong and loving family of her own.
With a career spanning over four decades as an executive assistant, Bonnie displayed unwavering dedication and exceptional organizational skills. Her passion for excellence shone through in all she undertook. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Bonnie selflessly dedicated much of her time to volunteer work. She played an integral role in managing the Ste Anne Minor Hockey and Ringette Association alongside her beloved husband Ken Dayment.
Bonnie's warm smile welcomed everyone she encountered. Her positive outlook on life uplifted those around her. Her kind heart overflowed with compassion and generosity towards others.
When she wasn't brightening the lives of others through her work or volunteer efforts, Bonnie cherished every moment spent with loved ones. She enjoyed daily walks with her dear friend Denise. Game days with her girlfriends brought cheerfulness to her life while indulging in laughter and camaraderie. However, nothing brought her greater joy than spending quality time with her cherished family.
Tragically, Bonnie's life was marred by a second battle with breast cancer. Despite the adversities she faced, she remained courageous and fought with such grace and without a whisper of complaint until her final breath. Her unwavering love, strength and determination serve as inspiration for us all.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:30 pm on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at Crossings Funeral Care in Steinbach, Manitoba. For those unable to attend in person, the family invites you to join them through live stream. Please click here to view the live stream.
Bonnie was predeceased her devoted and loving husband; Ken Dayment, sisters; Linda Leclerc, Shirley Bremaud, nephews; Shaun Best, Donald Bremaud sisters-in-law; Shirley Best, Barb Hirose, and brother-in-law Bob Dayment.
Bonnie leaves behind a host of loved ones who will forever hold her dear in their hearts. She is survived by her daughters Tami (Gil) Ross and Kelly Dayment (Fraser); grandsons Hunter and Bentley Ross; sister; Claire Olfrey, Uncle Frank Golembiski, brothers-in-law; Rick Best, Ben Bremaud, as well as numerous extended family members and friends who were touched by her love and kindness.
As we bid farewell to our beloved mother and friend, let us remember her for the loving kindness she bestowed upon this world. May her radiant smile forever be etched in our memories as we carry forward the values she taught us—love unconditionally, embrace joy with open arms, and cherish each precious moment we have with those we hold dear.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation Fonds Hôpital Ste. Anne Hospital Fund, 52 St. Gerard St.Ste. Anne, MB R5H 1C4 or a charity of your choice in Bonnie's name. Let us honor Bonnie's memory by supporting the causes nearest to her heart.
Bonnie, your departure has left an indelible void in our lives. Your spirit will forever guide us as we embark on a journey made brighter because you graced it with your presence. Rest peacefully, dear Bonnie, knowing that your legacy lives on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know and love you.