Peggy Joyce Bonk

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Peggy Joyce Bonk of Edmonton, Alberta passed away peacefully with family by her side on April 18, 2014 at the age of 64 years. Her family will celebrate her amazing life and find comfort knowing she is with her heavenly Father.

Peggy leaves to mourn her high school sweetheart and husband of 44 years, Dr. Norman Bonk; her daughter Keri Bonk-Dolynchuk (Jason) of Edmonton, Alberta and her son Chad (Paula) Bonk of Sherwood Park, Alberta; her sister Bonnie Boe of 100 Mile House, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Peggy has been predeceased by her parents Carl and Lula Rodenbush of Oxbow, Saskatchewan; stepfather Jack Hamm of Regina, Saskatchewan; and sister Donna Mohagen of Carnduff, Saskatchewan.

Peggy was a previous resident of Oxbow, Regina, Beaubier, and Wolseley Saskatchewan.

She made the most important decision of her life at the age of 12 when she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. This decision to serve Christ gave her a special interest in people and their interests.

Peggy spent her life in ministry helping children and youth and she enjoyed being one of them. She often talked with family of her heart’s desire to have a new rocking chair in Heaven and care for all the aborted babies.

Some of her hobbies included gardening, loving and caring for animals, playing and watching curling, puzzles, cooking and baking her saskatoon pies.

Norm and Peggy pastored many churches together. Beaubier Pentecostal Church, Calvary Community, Edmonton, Alberta, co-founded Wolf Creek Circle Square Ranch, New Life Christian Centre in Wolseley, Saskatchewan, and Calvary Community in Edmonton, Alberta. Their present focus is Itinerant Ministries International with a mission’s focus of Bible training centres and seminaries in Ukraine as well as “Uncle Norm” children’s radio in Liberia, Rawanda and the Middle East.

Memorial Celebration Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Mill Creek Christian Assembly, 8928 – 83 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta and another for friends and family in Saskatchewan at 3:30 pm on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Wolf Creek Circle Square Ranch, Wolseley.

At Peggy’s request memorial donations can be made to Debt of Love Ministries, 419 High Park Blvd, High River,‎ AB‎ T1V 2C4.

To send condolences or share a memory, tribute or photo please visit www.serenity.ca or www.facebook.com/normbonk

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Darlene

Norman & Family,

We are sending you our sincere sympathy on the passing of your wife Peggy. We are unable to attend the service today at Circle Square as we have a wedding to attend. May God’s grace give you comfort. Take care!

Bob & Darlene Peace (nee Janiskewich)
Lemberg

Gordon Franklin

Norm,

Joy and I were saddened to hear of the recent passing of your life partner, Peggy. Unfortunately, we were out of the country at the time of her memorial celebration here in Edmonton, so were unable to honour her in that way.
We pray that you and your whole family will experience both a deep level of the comfort and the hope which the scriptures promise to those who believe.
There is so much more beyond. (I Cor.15:57-58)

Gordon and Joy Franklin

Ray Baillie

Our thought and prayers are with the Bonk family. Peggy was a pillar of faith, a woman of sincere and noble character, with beauty that flowed from the heart. She will be dearly missed.
Ray and Elaine Baillie

Elmer & May Weiss

What a beautiful lady. God bless you Norm and family and give you comfort at this time. Elmer & May

Richard and Marcia Dimler

Norm and family, We extend our most sincere condolences on the passing of your dearest wife and mother. She was truly a woman after God’s own heart and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. May our Heavenly Father comfort and guide you in the upcoming days—until we meet again!
Love and prayers.
Richard and Marcia Dimler
Grenfell, Sk.

Rhoda Dethmers

We wish to send you our sympathy and prayers in the passing of your wife, Norm. We so enjoyed your ministry in song when we have had opportunity to hear you in Dauphin, Mb. and more recently meeting you down at Manhattan Beach Retreat Centre. May God comfort and give you renewed hope as you face the future. Blessing upon your family as well.

Hessel & Rhoda Dethmers
Dauphin, Mb

Jean Donauer

Norm, Keri and Chad, we pray God’s peace and grace surround you as Peggy has gone on ahead to the arms of Jesus. Norm you with Peggy at your side blazed a trail in Saskatchewan that provided the way for thousands of young ranchers to come to know Jesus as their Saviour and hope. Your deep love and commitment to each other was revealed by your deep love and reverence for your Lord and saviour and the kindness, patience and respect you showed all of us as staff. It has been a tremendous piviledge to serve and keep serving at Circle Square Ranch because of your vision to bring hope and joy to our land and the hearts of the little ones.o
We will miss Peggy, her visits to the kitchen, her words of wisdom and her prayers for all the little trail blazers and the staff.
Thank you Peggy for not giving up when it was hard and you didn’t know if you had another ounce of energy. You knew “His mercies were new every morning.” You will be missed!

Joe & Jean Donauer
Saskatoon, Sask

Don & Judy Janiskevich

Norm & Family, May God hold you close to His Heart and Guide you to a place where loving memories will comport you! So Sorry!
love and prayers Don & Judy Janiskevich

Alison Schaan

Deepest sympathies to you Norm, and your family. My mom (Meta)always spoke so very highly of Peggy and you. May God grant you His comfort and peace.
Sincerely, Alison Schaan (nee White)

Holly Breau

Like many Peter and I were saddened and happy to hear of Peggy’s passing. Sad because her family will miss her so much as will those of us who loved her! Happy because her physical pain and struggle are over and that she is in the presence of Jesus healed and whole! “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.”. We will remember our visits with Peggy & Pastor Norm fondly! Bonnyville was blessed when you accepted the interim call to Pastor and our family benefited so much sitting under the ministry of both of you! We will pray for your family in the days ahead as you all find your way to carry on without your sweet Wife, much loved Mother, and Mother-in-law!

Clayton

If there ever was a woman that worked tirelessly in the back ground on most occasions it was Peggy. All she wanted to do was see children find Jesus. Peggy and Norm besides my own parents, you were key in me finding Jesus, through Circle Square, but maybe more importantly just absolute true unconditional friendship. Norm was out front, but Peggy was in the back somewhere praying and supporting!! Chad I love you like a brother, your
Mom was there to tell us to smarten up, shake her finger at us, but most importantly, just be a friend and help us get through the craziness we got into, and steer us in the right direction. Norm you are a mentor and close friend and I love you very Much. Keri, time got between us, but spending some time with you last week it seemed that time was no factor at all, you’re amazing and I love you. Peggy, you are both a warrior and a princess and I will love you now and forever. You will be missed but never forgotten, I love you dearly.

Carey Kakfwi

I remember working with her in a kitchen and telling me stories about her son, one convo that stuck was when I was joking around saying I had my own little gang at camp 3 other native boys followed me around, she told me if you had kids would you want them down that path, very wise and caring woman, you will be very missed Peggy

Colleen Feeney

One of my fondest and most important memories of Peggy was when I was twenty one and living in Regina and friends with Keri through our work at Lady Footlocker. I accepted Christ into my heart and she was beside me and the hug I got after from her I will never forget…..May you rest in peace with our lord god and savior
love and prayers colleen feeney

Town Centre Veterinary Hospital

Peggy was a wonderful, strong, and amazing woman. We all loved seeing her whenever she came for an appointment. We are all saddened by the loss, and will miss her greatly.

All the staff at Town Centre Veterinary Hospital

angie Sauer wiebe

We share a birthday. I always remember it was Special day way back at circle square ranch to share same day as Peggy! When I filled in as head cook one week at the ranch, Peggy was always there to help and reaffirm that everything will be ok! Good memories!!

Robin Exner

One of my first memories of Peggy was at Circle Square Ranch when I was 11. It was at teen week and we were having a wiener roast. Some of the kids were done their hot dogs and Peggy was handing out marshmallows for roasting. As I was coming up to her to get a few for myself the kids by the fire started throwing the gooey marshmallows and getting them in each others faces and hair. Peggy got after them and said something like “if you’re going to be stupid and act like that then I’m putting the marshmallows away!” I was standing there with a long face and said “but I never got one…” She had pity on me and gave me a few and told me not to throw them around.

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