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Bonnie J. Stafford, age 60, of Jerico Springs, MO, died Monday, August 10, 2009.  She was born March 11, 1949 at Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Robert and Annie (McKay) Cumming.


Bonnie has lived in the area for the past 3 years, moving from Princeton, NJ, where she lived for 23 years.  She was a former model and currently was a self employed Horticulturist.  While in Princeton, she was actively involved in the Princeton Hospital Auxiliary and the Springdale Golf Club as well as owning Beyond the Garden Gate.  She was also involved in People for Pets in Nevada, MO.


Bonnie is survived by one daughter Bryn Kerry Michelle Stafford, of London England, and one grandson, Dylan Albrecht.


Bonnie loved to live life to the full, never did things by half; “If a job is worth doing, do it well”.  Bonnie was loved by all that met her and she will be very sadly missed


The body has been taken for cremation.


Contributions may be made to your local Humane Society in Bonnie’s name.



#5 Toronto, ON CanadaAnnie Kaplan 2009-09-21 08:20
Dear Bryn,
We never met, but your mom has always and will always be in my heart. Time just seems to pass on, and we get so involved with our families and we haven't kept in touch for the last number of years. An era that your Mom and Dad and Stephen and I shared during that wonderful decade "the 70's". My Mother-in-Law, may she rest in peace, was an artist and used to paint in my back yard. Your Mom, lovely Bonnie, used to say, "I can do that" and decided to paint the "tree of life" on artist paper and gave it to me. I told your Mom that I would cherish this forever. Then she made another painting, from her first painting class. It was a still life and she presented it to me. Bonnie would just walk into my house and say, "hi, it's me", "what are you doing", and I would reply, "what ever you want to do". She would say, "lets go to the mall". And away we would go in my Duster or her Pacer. An era, what fun! Your Mother would plan Block Partys. I remember my Mother-in-Law made her only painting of flowers and your Mom said to me, " I want that painting" and I gave it to her. We were both such perfectionists, she taught me how to crochet. I think I made a millon things. I just loved it. She was always so good with plants, everything, thrived. Whatever she touched and whom ever she was friends with.

The things that pop into your mind and stay with you to remember. I feel so bad. But, I am blessed to have known your Mom. She was a true motivationist and optimist.

I had to share all this with you Bryn.

Love,and will always remember Bonnie.
Annie and Stephen Kaplan
#4 newbury berks.englandbryn stafford 2009-08-20 20:34
mum i love you so so much you were my rock..and you will be missed by dylan,james and i so much...pam and jason will miss you so much too...if anyone wants to contact us click on email... thank you for all of your support everyone x
#3 Okotoks,Alberta,CanadaBill+Pam McKay 2009-08-20 20:19
Our lives all changed when cousin Bonnie the city girl from Calgary came to live with us in 1963 on our remote ranch in Bow City. She came to appreciate the country way of life and we became more curious about city life.
We enjoyed her hospitality in Montreal and England. Bonnie was proud of her homes and gardens. We loved her strong personality. It was always high adventure when you were in Bonnie's company. We will miss her.
#1 kelowna,bcnelda peterson 2009-08-16 22:17

I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We were such good friends from the time she came to Bow City. I will always remember her laughter and her good sole.My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.


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