Peggy Joyce Bonk 64, of Edmonton, Alberta passed away peacefully with family by her side on April 18, 2014.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 father Karl Herman Rodenbush, born in Rosthern, SK and her mother Lula Rodenbush (nee Blackport) born in Lockwood, SK; Stepfather Jack Hamm born at Rosthern, SK; and sister Donna Mohagen of Carnduff, 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, watching and playing 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, 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 Millcreek 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, Saskatchewan.
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