It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Shirley-Anne Diana BONANG 1983 ~ 2023, age 39, who left us on March 29th, 2023. She was a woman who embodied all the qualities that we admire most in this world - smart, sweet, caring and irrepressibly full of life.
Shirley-Anne was a pleasure to be around, always radiating her positive energy to those she met. Her loved ones were her greatest treasures and she cherished every moment spent with them. She is survived by her wife, Renée DUNN, who was her soulmate and greatest love. Her three children, Keagan Douglas KLEIST (age 19), Hannah Leigh KLEIST (age 17), and Mykail Gabriel BONANG (age 9), filled her heart with immense pride and joy. Her mother, Susan (Doug) RICHARDSON and sister Tamara RICHARDSON, she loved and touched deeply. She was predeceased by her father Wayne CONTOIS and daughter Neveah Grace BONANG.
Shirley-Anne's life was one that overflowed with generosity and kindness. Her giving spirit was unmatched and she devoted much of her time to helping those in need, always with a smile on her face. Her warm and inclusive nature meant that she had friendships and meaningful connections with people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life.
Shirley-Anne's sense of humour was infectious, and she had a way of bringing lightness and laughter to even the most difficult of situations. Her quick wit and playful personality made her a joy to be around, and her presence in our lives brought us all so much happiness.
We will miss Shirley-Anne more than words can express. Her passing leaves a hole in our hearts that nothing can ever fill. We honour her memory by continuing to live our lives with the same love, compassion, and joy that she embodied so effortlessly. We take solace in knowing that she is now at peace, and we will forever hold her in our hearts with the deepest love and admiration.