Bonnie Woodside

It is with heartbreak that we announce the passing of our Mom. She battled cancer with humour, love and grace till the end.

Mom will be missed by Daughters Sherry Godfrey (Reid) & Tracy Haugland; Daughter-in-law Melanie Haugland; Sisters-in-law and Brothers-in-law Linda Allen, Elyn Eby, Ted & Carol Haugland, Kenny Haugland, Mary & Ed Pruner, Sylvia & Leonard Welygan, Patsy & Arnold Young; Grandchildren Sterling Godfrey, Jordan & Jill Haugland and Paige Maier; Dear family friend Brad Jardine; Nieces Meighan Allen, Lisa Rittenhouse nee Allen (Ben) and Great Nephew Felix Rittenhouse, the Birthday Girls, Brian & Rose Dennis, Margaret & Bart Nickerson, Nora-Jean Garland and Graham & Jennifer Smith as well as numerous family & friends that cared for her.

Bonnie was predeceased by James Russ Allen (Father), Woody Woodside (Husband), Barry Allen (Brother), Sterling Haugland (Son), James Haugland (first Husband), Marc Doucette (Step Father), John Haugland (Son), Jeannette Doucette nee MacDonald (Mother).

Anyone who knew Mom was graced by her endless kind and unconditional LOVE, putting everyone else first. Even when faced with one tragedy after another, Mom exuded LOVE & HOPE over and over. After visiting with her you would leave her presence feeling light hearted. Mom loved fishing at Port Renfrew and was thrilled to go to a 10 Pin World Bowling Tournament in the States. She was a master player of Majong for 30 plus years every Tuesday night. She loved going to the Theatre and hearing live music. Her passions were sketching, watching figure skating and helping out with many events that required an eye for decorating. She was always so proud to attend any event that involved her Grandchildren.

Mom shared the thought many times that she will be going home to see her sons and loved ones. She said “Live life with less worry, take time to slow down and relax.”

Thank you Dr. Glaude, Dr. Masuta, Kari, Candice, Jeanette, Belle and all, for guiding us to take care of our Mom in her home until her last 3 days, which were spent in palliative care.

A very special thank you to Chemainus Palliative Care Nurses who gently comforted Mom with compassion. The room and comforts of home allowed us to just be Daughters and love our Mom peacefully. It provided a gift of a precious goodbye. Andy your gift of song was so lovely – Thank You.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Pentecostal Church, 931 Trunk Road, Duncan.

Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com

In lieu of flowers PLEASE donate to Chemainus Care Center (Palliative) Unit, 9909 Esplanade Rd, Chemainus, BC, V0R 1K1 who give comfort to loved ones.

“Sometimes we don’t know if the tears we cry are for you or for ourselves because we must live without you”


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