Bonnie Lucas

Obituary of Bonnie Diane Lucas

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Bonnie Diane Lucas

September 28, 1948~ December 5, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Bonnie Diane Lucas (nee Trueman) announces her passing at the age of 73 on Sunday December 5th, 2021 at home on her acreage with her loving family by her side.

Bonnie was born in Prince Albert Saskatchewan September 28th, 1948 to Peggy and George Trueman, the second child of eight. In February of 1967 Bonnie met the love of her life Bruce Lucas while working at Angleron mine in La Ronge and the two were married March 10th 1967. They spent 52 years together during which time they raised a son Trevor and a daughter Peggy.

Bonnie was a businesswoman co-owning and operating a local yardage store with Bruce. After selling the store, Bonnie decided that she was going to follow her dream of obtaining her grade 12 diploma. In 1984 she enrolled herself back in grade 11 at Carlton High School and graduated in 1985 with her grade 12 diploma. Going back to high school was the catalyst for a lifelong love of learning, and precursor to obtaining a bachelor of Education and then further yet a master’s degree. After graduating with her education degree, she ran the STAR program for years followed by the opportunity to work as vice principal at Queen Mary School and eventually finishing her teaching career at Berezowsky School as principal retiring in 2014. Bonnie had a love for learning and was determined to have every young mind that she came in contact with have the opportunity to see how valuable education can be. Bruce and the kids often joked that she was never going to stop going to school and while preparing for her retirement she went back to the University of Saskatchewan and took master gardening classes. Anyone that was ever blessed to have seen her acreage in full bloom knew that she truly was a master class gardener.  

Bonnie is survived by her loving family:

Her son –Trevor (Barbara) Lucas

Her Daughter – Peggy (Rick Renton) Kalinowski

Granddaughter – Taylor Kalinowski (Zachary Matchem)

Grandsons – Colton Kalinowski and Jeremy (Savannah) Lucas

Her Sisters – Vickie (Omer) Nicholas and Carolyn (Terry) O’Leary

Her Brothers – Tim (Cindy) Trueman and Patrick Trueman

Her trusted 4 legged companions Marley, Bruno & Lindy

Many beloved nieces, nephews, relatives, in-laws, friends and colleagues

Bonnie was pre-deceased by:

Her Husband – Bruce Lucas

Her parents – George and Peggy Trueman

Her Sisters – Linda Trueman and Danita Trueman

Her Brother – Bill Trueman & sister in-law Cheryl Trueman

The family would like to thank the following:  all that took the time to text or visit Mom while she was at home battling her cancer – you hold a special place in the families hearts you lifted her spirits,  Dr. Louie Coertz (Victoria Hospital Emergency Department) you brought comfort and caring amongst a day of chaos, The Cancer Clinic – you truly make a difference, & an extra Special Thank you to Prince Albert Home Care who visited weekly, genuinely listened and assisted the family with obtaining all the needed equipment which enabled them to fulfill Bonnie’s wishes of living out her final days in the comfort of her beloved acreage and home surrounded by her family. In lieu of other tributes, donations in memory of Bonnie may be made to the Rose Garden Hospice, P. O. Box 2092, Prince Albert, SK S6V 1E0.

Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021 at Gray’s Funeral Chapel, 575 28 Street West, Prince Albert, SK with Pastor Dennis Serfas officiating.  Interment will be held at Prince Albert Memorial GardensCondolences may be sent to the family at www.grays.ca.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray's Funeral Chapel, (306) 922-4729.

Friday
10
December

Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Friday, December 10, 2021
Grays Funeral Chapel
575 28 Street West
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

Interment

Prince Albert Memorial Gardens
RR 2 Stn Mpp Site 4 Comp. 94,
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
306-400-2614