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(née FRENCH)

August 6, 1963 - December 8, 2020

It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Bonny J Dueck on December 8th, 2020 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Bonny was born on August 6th, 1963 in Winnipeg Manitoba to Helen and Isaac Derksen. Bonny went to school in Morden, Manitoba until high school and the completed her education in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bonny was a young mother and welcomed her first child, Phillip in March of 1981. In April of 1996 she welcomed her daughter, Veronica.


Bonny spent many years working for the Winnipeg 1 School Division and Louis Riel School Division and was needed at many schools, she was able to help staff and students at over 30 schools in Winnipeg. Bonny loved meeting new people and could chat with them for hours and she was the newest ally at the P.E.O foundation, a program dedicated to helping women pursue post-secondary education. Bonny was also a member of a hiking group and loved exploring Manitoba. Bonny loved scrabble, camping, going to the beach and fishing.


Bonny was starting to learn more about her Indigenous roots and was attending more cultural events such as sweats, full moon ceremony and speaking with Elders and listening to their stories. She was on this journey with her daughter, Veronica and attending many events at the Indigenous Student Centre with her. Bonny was given the name Snapping Turtle at a ceremony she attended last summer. She was so engaged in learning about her culture and will be greatly missed at ceremonies and events.


Bonny is predeceased by her mother Helen, her father Isaac, her brother Al, and niece Kerry. She is survived by and will be missed by her daughter Veronica, her son Phillip, her stepdaughter Colleen, stepson Fregon and grandson Jedediah, her sister Ruth (Ed), and her many nieces and nephews.


A ceremony will be held when it is possible to gather. In the meantime, Bonny's family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by watching the photo-biography above. They also encourage the sharing of photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.


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530 St, Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

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