It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bonnie Gelette. She passed away peacefully on Sept. 24, 2015 at her home in Golden, BC, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of Gary and they shared 42 wonderful years together. She was born in Fernie, BC on Oct. 17, 1946. The daughter of Karolina & Elwyn Nickle.
She was lucky enough to have a job that took her to her passion, nature and outdoors. She would often be found camping at Mitten Lake with friends or going on hikes up the mountain and never without her four legged companions Pupaloo and Teager. She will always be remembered for her kindness to others, her good sense of humor and her love for all animals even the creepy crawly ones. She truly had a spiritual connection with animals, especially bears.
She leaves behind her sons Raymond Gelette (Carol), Robbie Gelette (Theressa), Ricky Gelette (Kari) and daughter Anita Sylvestre (Andrew), her grandchildren Ryan, Brent, Emma, Sierra, Jamison, Britnay, Magenta, Monty, Kasandra, Ashley and Andyn and her great-grandaughters Lily Ann and Lily Dawn. She also leaves behind many siblings, family and friends. She will always be remembered for her infectious smile, laugh and her wonderful spirit.
A celebration of her life will be held on her birthday, Oct. 17 at 5pm at the Eco Ranch Pavilion in Nicholson.