Spr David Gordon Bonnett (Ret'd)

    • David Gordon Bonnett
    • RCE Badge circa 1937-1952

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper David Gordon Bonnett (Ret'd) at the London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital London, ON on 19 July 2013 at the age of 85 years.

    David was born in Killam, AB and was a former resident of Rondeau and Chatham, ON.  He joined the Canadian Army Technical Training Corps as a Boy Soldier in 1944 and at the age of 18 transferred to the Royal Canadian Engineers.  He was assigned to the 6th Division of the Canadian Army Pacific Force just prior to V.J. Day.  He was discharged in October of 1945.

    David was a member the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #28 in Chatham ON; of the Church of the Advent; of the Men’s Club; and of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.  He had a 36-year career with Navistar retiring in 1982.  David then worked as a Court Services Officer for 15 years.

    Visitation will be held at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street E., Ridgetown, ON on 23 July from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM.   A funeral service will be held at the Church of the Advent, Ridgetown at 11:00 AM on 24 July. Interment to follow at Trinity Anglican Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Church of the Advent, Grace Church, Ridgewood or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.  Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.