Bonnie passed peacefully after a lengthy illness of pulmonary fibrosis. Lovingly remembered by her daughter Ainslie S. Wiggs (Bob Parsons), their children Macrae, Nick, & Ian; her son Andrew Wiggs and his children Megan & Ryan. Predeceased by her parents Thomas Alfred Aiers & Annetta More Aiers, her sister Joan Francis Aiers Henriksen, and her former husband Charles Owen Ross Wiggs.
Born in Shanghai, the family escaped to Canada and settled in Ottawa during WWII. In 1946 they moved to Sidney where Bonnie attended North Saanich High School and Victoria College. She worked at many interesting jobs including the naval yards where she met Owen who was in the Reserves. They married in 1956 and settled in Montreal. In 1973 the family moved to Vancouver. Eventually they divorced and Bonnie raised her children as a single mother. She was a strong and independent woman who achieved success working at several jobs. She retired from the Vancouver Sun after almost 20 years. In 2003 she moved back to Sidney and became an avid volunteer in the community most notably at the Shoal Centre.
Her generosity, spirit, and kindness were appreciated by all who knew her. Special thanks to Dr. Draga Jovic, the VIHA home care nurses, and the nurses & volunteers at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Palliative Care Unit. There will be a celebration of Bonnie’s life at the ANAF Veterans Club in Sidney Saturday, December 5 at noon.