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Born: Jun 07, 1962

Date of Passing: Oct 06, 2021

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June 7, 1962 - October 6, 2021

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Keith Robert Bonin. Keith passed away peacefully, at home, on October 6, 2021, at the age of 59.
Keith was predeceased by his grandmother Bernice Greene, stepmother Elaine Bonin, stepgrandmother Pearl Kalmakoff, step-grandfather Nicholas Kalmakoff, great-uncle Theodore Close, mother-in-law Jeannette Noel and father-in-law Rudolph Noel.
To mourn Keith's passing is his loving wife of 34 years, Kathy Bonin; amazing daughters, Meghen Bonin (Andy Bergmann) and Chantelle Bonin; his parents, Hubert Bonin and Susan Sinclair; brother David Bonin, and sister Denise Bonin-Mount (Phil Mount). Keith also leaves behind many Noel family members and friends.
Keith was born in Edmonton on June 7, 1962. During his childhood he lived in Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. When he was 19, he moved to Winnipeg and at the age of 22 met the love of his life, Kathy. They got married on May 16, 1987. A few years later, he became a father to two daughters - a role he treasured. Keith was always there to take Meghen and Chantelle to their after-school activities like soccer and volleyball, just to name a few. Keith was very proud of his family and was always their rock to lean on. He would give the best advice and his laughs could cure anything.
Keith was an honest, hard-working, down to earth man who had the charismatic ability to strike a conversation with anyone. His creative storytelling, ability to tell the funniest jokes and make people laugh were some of his greatest qualities. Keith worked at a few places throughout his life including Pier One Boating Company, Springhill, Rondex and CMAX.
Keith's interests included Nascar, playing hockey and baseball, the Winnipeg Jets, downhill skiing, fishing, the weather, travelling, spending time outside and above all else, being with family and friends.
Keith, your selflessness, strong character, and love will forever be cherished. We miss you with all our hearts.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Keith's name to a charity of your choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 16, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Kathy and Meghan and Chantelle, hearing of the loss your husband and father was a shock. I am sending my sincerest thoughts at this difficult time with lots of hugs and strength for the days ahead. They say time heals and treasure the great memories. Take Care. - Posted by: Audrey Dunlop (School Friend) on: Oct 19, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Keith's passing. Our deepest condolences to Kathy, Meghan and Chantelle. - Posted by: Shannon and Wade Bilodeau & Family (Long time friends) on: Oct 18, 2021

  • My deepest sympathy to all the family. I was very sadden to hear the sudden passing of Keith. To Meghen, Chantelle, David, Denise, uncle Bert and aunty Susan, I hold you in my thoughts and heart. - Posted by: Janine Labelle (Cousin) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • We are so very sorry to learn of Keith's passing at too young an age. We send our hugs to you, Kathy, and also Meghen & Chantelle. Take care. Love Vivian & Melvin Oswald. - Posted by: Vivian & Melvin Oswald (Kathy's cousin) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • Very saddened to learn of Keith’s passing. He was taken much too soon. When I think of Keith I think of that cool 14 year old who came to my home in Windsor Park from Vancouver. He was the first one who told me about jetlag, as there was a two hour difference with Vancouver. I thought wow that’s a guy from a big city and I looked up to him. We lost touch over the years, but that visit left a deep and lasting impression on me. My deepest condolences to Kathy, Meghen, Chantelle, David, Denise, Uncle Bert and Auntie Susan. - Posted by: Mickey Bonin (Cousin) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • Please accept my condolences Megan to you and your family it was a pleasure working with you at John Prichard school. I know Family was extremely important to you and you talked about your father to me several times. Hugs to you and your family - Posted by: Chris Porter (Friend ) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Keith”s passing. Cherish your memories as they last a lifetime. Thinking of you and your family at this very sad time. - Posted by: Darlene Vandenberge (Friend) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • Please accept our deepest sympathy for Keith’s passing. We will miss his smiles and cheerful nature immensely. Murray and I will have very few people to turn to now for a “smokin deal!”. Farewell dear friend. - Posted by: Murray and Cathie Hurrell (Friends) on: Oct 16, 2021

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