Bonnie Lou Day LLB passed away on Monday, October 26th, 2015 in her home in Merville, British Columbia, after a short battle with ALS. Bonnie died with her loving husband Bryan at her side.
Bonnie was born in Edmonton, Alberta on September 15th, 1956. After many adventures, she moved to the Comox Valley in 1983. Always reaching to achieve her full potential, Bonnie put herself through law school, and was called to the bar in 2001. She quickly became a well-respected member of the Bar practicing family law and acted as President of the Bar Association for many years. Bonnie was passionate about her work and she had great plans to make family court a better place for parents and children alike. She recently became a Certified Parenting Coordinator, Family Law Mediator and Family Law Arbitrator. Bonnie’s professional motto was “Commitment, Integrity, Results.”
Throughout her life, Bonnies gracious character proved her to be a rare find. For her family and friends, she was the granite corner stone. Her advice always solid, her outlook always brave. All were welcomed under her roof and none were forgotten. Bonnie was always prepared to stage an event and share the good times with all who would come. In the final stages of her life, Bonnie endured her sickness with a quiet heart and a steeled bravery that we witness so seldom in life. There was no feeling sorry or garnering of pity. The love and undying faith of her husband Bryan was her hold in the lonely hours. He never wavered in his responsibilities to her and always held that they would get through this and go on. A piece of our whole is now gone. We are left with fond memories of our Bonnie. She showed us what family and true friends in our lives can really mean to us.
Bonnie was predeceased by her father, Harry Mertz. She is survived by her mother, Gladys Mertz (nee Wedman), her husband Bryan McInnes (Edwards), her siblings Terry Mertz (Chrissy), Chris Mertz (Cathy) and Patti Mertz, her children Damon, Beau, Kevyn, Rachel, Sarah, Michael, Cheryl, Kelly, her nieces and nephews, her grand-children and her great-grand-children. We have lost an amazing woman, a loving mother, sister, and friend to many.
A celebration of life will be held on Monday, November 2nd at 1:00 pm at the Merville Hall, 1245 Fenwich Road (at the Old Island Highway). We invite you to wear bright colors in honour of the bright light that Bonnie was in our lives.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of British Columbia.
Please join us in remembering Bonnie by visiting our memorial at www.piercysmtwashingtonfuneral.com