BUXTON, Bonnie Buxton, MSM, - June 25 1940 - November 15 2022
Over the past several years, Alzheimer's Disease stole the creative mind of an author, publisher, social activist, nurturing mother, grandmother and wife.
On November 15, 2022, it took her body and broke the hearts of family and friends.
Bonnie wrote for many Canadian and international periodicals, published travel, pregnancy and entrepreneurial books, wrote plays for TV and film and had been a broadcaster with CBC-TV.
An early pioneer on public service projects, she was the co-founder of Project 80 in Montreal, helping under-privileged children break out of the cycle of poverty.
Her international bestseller, "Damaged Angels", caught the imagination of parents and professionals around the world on the devastating impact of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure on our children.
As co-founder of FASworld Canada, Bonnie was awarded Canada's Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General in 2015 for her work with families coping with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
Bonnie is mourned by her husband, Brian Philcox; daughters, Cleo (Joseph) and Colette (Jeff); grandchildren, Kenny and Vicky; brother, Bill (Manon); brothers-in-law, Paul (Pat) and Geoff (Janice, d.).
The family is grateful for the compassionate care provided to Bonnie by the staff at Ina Grafton Gage Home.
As Bonnie wished, no funeral is planned, but a celebration of life in the spring will be announced presently. Donations in Bonnie's memory may be arranged through: email@example.com.