Geneva Christine "Jenny" Bonnar

Jenny, age 80, graduated from this earthly life into the arms of her Lord on January 5, 2022, in Bellingham, Washington.

She was born to Perley Hersol Doherty and Minnie Eva Doherty on March 23, 1941 in West Glassville, New Brunswick, Canada. She moved to California when she was a young adult, and soon thereafter met and married Jim, the love of her life. While living in California, Jenny earned her Associates Degree in Accounting at Santa Ana Community College.

Jenny and Jim moved to Washington state in the early 1980’s to be closer to family. They quickly became members of Grace Baptist Church and have been members now for nearly 40 years. Some of Jenny’s roles in the church included bookkeeper and Sunday school teacher. Jenny loved the Lord.

Jenny’s life was built around helping others. Whether it was cooking or crafting, it was done with the intent to share. Jenny loved spending time with her family and friends, and especially loved being around children. Some of her hobbies included going to yard sales, gardening, canning, sewing, jewelry making and needlework. Jenny always had a heart for homeless or neglected animals. Though she had no cats of her own, she always had a bowl of cat food on her front porch. One of her favorite pastimes was repurposing old blankets into dog beds for the humane society.

Jenny’s big heart touched many lives. She will be remembered fondly and missed dearly.

Jenny is preceded in death by her mother, Minnie Doherty in 1955 and her father Perley Doherty in 2005. Her brother, Elmer Doherty and her sister, Erma Sheerwood. She is survived by her husband, James Bonnar, and her sisters: Joan Doherty, Alberta Kapalka and Sheila Lovely.

Though we are grieving in our loss, we hold tight in Gods promise… John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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