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May 28, 1939- June 11, 2022

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Dave Bonany in his 83rd year. Dear father of Stephen (Alison), his predeceased son Christopher in 1982, and David (Julie). Affectionately known as “Grandpa Fred” to 7 grandchildren and “Great Grandpa Fred” to 4 great grandchildren. Loved immensely by his sister Myrna Coles and her 7 children and their families. He will also be dearly missed by his best and longtime friends, Greg and Mary Elliott.

Dave was an avid photographer starting out with the Guelph Mercury in the 60’s culminating his career with Black’s Photography as R&D and Systems Manager as a Certified Photo Finishing Engineer in 2002. He retired to Cambridge where he immersed himself in his love of golf and passion for woodworking.

Dave lost his father, P/O Albert Louis Bonany RCAF, overseas in 1944 as he fought for our country’s freedom. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to

Friends and family will be received at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Friday, June 17, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: and they will be forwarded to the family.