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Randall John Bonany

April 25, 1950 - January 2, 2012
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Bonany, Randall John Sadly we announce the passing of this bright light known as Randy Bonany "The RJ" or "RBI" to all his family and friends. This wonderful story began in Sudbury Ontario where Randy was born, shortly after his family moved to North Bay, Ontario where Randy was raised and will always be from. His passion was sports and he was an exceptional athlete and an even more passionate fan. Randy's adult life saw him join the military in 1972 and his stellar career ended in 1995 after 23 years of highly recognized service to his country. Two seperate tours with the United Nations (3RCR) was only the beginning...
Bonany, Randall John
Sadly we announce the passing of this bright light known as Randy Bonany "The RJ" or "RBI" to all his family and friends. This wonderful story began in Sudbury Ontario where Randy was born, shortly after his family moved to North Bay, Ontario where Randy was raised and will always be from. His passion was sports and he was an exceptional athlete and an even more passionate fan. Randy's adult life saw him join the military in 1972 and his stellar career ended in 1995 after 23 years of highly recognized service to his country. Two seperate tours with the United Nations (3RCR) was only the beginning with stops afterwards in Germany, Ottawa, Kingston, Edmonton, Victoria and eventually retired to Waterdown Ontario where he returned to civilian life as a Core Commissionaire in Hamilton. His military career was highlighted by him attaining his goal in joining the MP's where he rose to rank of Sergeant and received numerous awards. Randy was married to Dawn Marie (Buffett) in 1977 and soon after his pride and joy, his pretty "beebops" Crystal was born. Randy's adult life revolved around Crystal and the mere mention of her name brought that infectious smile to his face. Those who knew Randy knew this was a man who could be counted on, caring...compassionate and strong he was always ready to lend a hand. Later in life it was definitively clear that there was two things that mattered to Randy. The first was his daughter Crystal-Leigh and her two beautiful girls Trinity and Shayla...there could not have been a prouder Grampy! The mere mention that his two "kiddies" were coming to see him brought that bright smile to his face. The second thing was his passion for his beloved "Blue and White" the Toronto Maple Leafs....you dare not enter a conversation with him unless you were prepared to receive a verbal thrashing as to why this was the greatest team to ever lace up blades. Players, stats, records etc, he knew them all and he knew how to fix "his team". The Leafs front office would be proud. Randy is survived by his daughter Crystal and partner Eric, and their two children Trinity and Shayla. His big, "little" sister Lois, her husband Pat and their children Carolyn, Rosalyn, John and Hayley and their spouses and children, his very SPECIAL "Best Friend Forever" his brother Ross, and his younger brother Christopher and his wife Joy and their children Jason and Christa. Predeceased by his parents Patricia and Harold Bonany of North Bay.
There will be many stories told about this great man over the many years to come, stories that will make you smile, laugh and cry...knowing all the while that "The RJ" was gone too soon.
Randy, your earthly light may have been put out...but your light will live in our hearts the rest of our days and you will never be forgotten. Sleep well Daddy, Grampy, Brother, Uncle and friend...a piece of us has gone with you.
If desired donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

"***Update*** Funeral Service for SGT. Randall John Bonany will be held on Friday July 27th, 2012. Beginning at 11am, Terrace Lawn Cemetary in North Bay..." Crystal Bonany (Hamilton, ON)

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