BUNNEY – One of the west’s prairie pioneers, Ada Eliza Grace Bunney died December 30, 1972 in Riverview Nursing Home, Medicine Hat at the age of 83.
Born in Liskeard, England, she came to Spokane, Washington in 1910 and moved to Chinook, Alberta in 1912 where they homesteaded until 1937, when they moved to farm in the Millicent Flats district.
In 1949 she moved to Brooks where she operated a rooming house until 1954. She has resided here since. Due to ill health in the past few years she moved to Medicine Hat,
The late Mrs. Bunney was active in the United Church and the Ladies Aid. She was predeceased by her husband Jack in January 1963 and is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lionel (Gwen) Senecal, Brooks; Mrs. Jim (Monica) Thompson, Busby, Alta.; Mrs. Ross (Agnes) Iversen, Calgary; five sons, Roy Bunney, Patricia, Wendell of Brooks, Denzel of Duchess, Austin of Duchess and Reg of Brooks; twenty-five grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
Funeral service is being held Thursday, January 4 at two o’clock in Smith Funeral Chapel with Rev. C.W. Hutton officiating and interment will follow in Brooks cemetery.
Pallbearers are grandchildren Donald Bunney, Brian, Daryl, Wayne, Lorne and Ronald Senecal.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brooks United Church.
Brooks Bulletin January 04, 1972 Roll 21 Image 376
BUNNEY – Last rites for Jack E. Bunney well-known resident of Brooks and district, will be held in the Brooks United Church on Friday, Jan 11th at 1:30 p.m.
The late Mr. Bunney died in Brooks General Hospital on Tuesday. Jan 8th.
Brooks Bulletin January 10, 1963 Roll 15 Image 244