BONNELL, Deborah Lynn

It is with the heaviest of hearts that the Bonnell Family announces the sudden passing of their Anchor, Mrs. Deborah Bonnell on April 26th 2022 at the age of 68.

Debbie was born in Brantford, Ontario in 1953. She then moved to Sussex where she met the love her life, Kenny, at the age of 12. They were married in 1975 and moved to Alberta in 1988.

A very dedicated and hard worker, Debbie worked for Alberta Health Services as a Medical Transcriptionist for over 30 years, right up until 2 days before she passed away.

Debbie’s love and compassion for others was like no other. Her family (and pets) always came first before anything. Mother, Grandmother (GG), Wife, and a friend to all – her love and laughter will be missed by many.

She will live on in the hearts of her husband, Kenneth Bonnell, her children: Devon (Doug), Justin (Gayla) and Kendall (Aaron); her grandchildren: Drayton (Solina), Derrion (Katie), Ethan and Blake; her great grandchild: Xander; her Aunt, Helen Northrup: as well as her beloved animals: Jack, Slyck, Ruby, and all of the cats.

She is predeceased by her mother Evelyn Lamb, stepfather Don Lamb and her father George Johnson; her grandparents: Muriel and Harold Carmichael; her grandchild: Tye Bonnell; and fur babies: Beau, Lucky, and many others before them.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 14th at 3 PM. Please contact the family for details.
The family is suggesting donations be sent to Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) in Deb and Tye’s honour;


Serenity Funeral Service – South
780 450 0101

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Ann Taylor

So sorry to hear of cousin Debbie’s passing. We were in high school together and she reached out again to me when my brother passed away a few years back. Condolences to Kenny and all the family.

Debbie Presse

The thought of never being able to talk to my dear friend again is heartbreaking, but I thank God for our recent wine and chat night . We talked of memories, heartaches and happy times , lots of laughs and tears. I will miss her so much , but I know God will take special care of this very special angel.

Kim Newman-Ross

I was sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. Although there were many years and miles between us, her wonderful hospitality and kind heart was known from ocean to ocean. Many stories of her kindness has been shared over the years. I was just getting to know this precious cousin again. We have a hope of eternal life and a great reunion one day. My prayers are for Ken and all those who loved her. My sincerest condolences

Penny colpitts

She was a beautiful soul. So many times in my life she was a safe haven for me when I felt so all alone . She was a part of my life . She took me in and gave me a place to live in Waterloo street in Saint John when I had no where to live and I was 18 and she was a newly wed but offered up the spare room , Kenny gave my brand new house in Norton it’s very first coat of paint……we shared an apt for my first job in Saint John and again in Alberta when I was all alone she was my comfort, my family away from home…..there was no point in my life that she and Kenny were not there for me. I have lost an intricate part of my childhood and a sister by love . You will be forever missed!


My sincere condolences Ken and family…. and a prayer for the progress of Debbie’s soul in the spiritual world.
From the sweet-scented streams of Thine eternity give me to drink, O my God, and of the fruits of the tree of Thy being enable me to taste, O my Hope! From the crystal springs of Thy love suffer me to quaff, O my Glory, and beneath the shadow of Thine everlasting providence let me abide, O my Light! Within the meadows of Thy nearness, before Thy presence, make me able to roam, O my Beloved, and at the right hand of the throne of Thy mercy, seat me, O my Desire! From the fragrant breezes of Thy joy let a breath pass over me, O my Goal, and into the heights of the paradise of Thy reality let me gain admission, O my Adored One! To the melodies of the dove of Thy oneness suffer me to hearken, O Resplendent One, and through the spirit of Thy power and Thy might quicken me, O my Provider! In the spirit of Thy love keep me steadfast, O my Succorer, and in the path of Thy good pleasure set firm my steps, O my Maker! Within the garden of Thine immortality, before Thy countenance, let me abide for ever, O Thou Who art merciful unto me, and upon the seat of Thy glory stablish me, O Thou Who art my Possessor! To the heaven of Thy loving-kindness lift me up, O my Quickener, and unto the Daystar of Thy guidance lead me, O Thou my Attractor! Before the revelations of Thine invisible spirit summon me to be present, O Thou Who art my Origin and my Highest Wish, and unto the essence of the fragrance of Thy beauty, which Thou wilt manifest, cause me to return, O Thou Who art my God!

Potent art Thou to do what pleaseth Thee. Thou art, verily, the Most Exalted, the All-Glorious, the All-Highest.


Ruby Mcmackin

Prayers and symparhy are being sent to Kenny and all the family. Debbie has not changed in all these years, she was a pretty girl. Hugs to Kendall as you have big shoes to fill.

Frank and Marilyn Crawford

So sorry to hear the sad news of your loss. Our deepest sympathies are with you all.


What a beautiful woman and soul! She will be missed and remembered fondly with love <3

Carolyn Coughlin

I am so sorry to hear about Debbie. I am glad that I got to see both of you when you were home last. I tried quite a few times to call. So sorry that I missed them. My prayers go out to all of you. May the Lord comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Doug & Jessie McFawn

Hard to Believe my younger Sweet cousin is gone! Loved her! I had just talked to her the last two nights before she passed away! My Heart ache’s for Her hubby Ken, Her children, Devon, kendal, Justin & Grandchildren n Great Grandchildren! R I P my sweet Cousin! Loved you dear! In my Heart forever❤


Kenny and family, I can’t believe that Debbie isn’t with us anymore, my deepest condolences to you all. I’m so glad that Me and Paul got to spend so time with her and your family , a couple of years ago .. This world will never be the same , stay close to each other as now more than ever you will need each other. God bless. Thinking of you you all in this terrible time .. Connie and Paul McDermott

Eve Sakell and Family

So sorry to hear this. My condolences to Kenny and Family.RIP my sweet childhood Friend

Linda and Brian Lamb

Our prayers and thoughts are with Ken, Devon, Justin and Kendall and the rest of their families at this very difficult time. You are at rest Deb but you will be missed.

Pat Isnor-Rafuse

My heart is heavy to know that my school and life long friend will be so missed.. She was one of a kind and I loved to hear her laugh…My thoughts and prayers go out to you all

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