After a courageous and long battle with cancer, BONNIE PARSONS, 76 years, of Petrolia, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013 at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Gordon (2009). Loving mother to Bill (Rose) Parsons. Dear sister of Patrick (Susan) Burke, Betty (Marwood) Ingram, Mary, and Margaret. Bonnie was predeceased by her siblings, Joseph, Larry (surviving wife Marlene), Valarie, and Herb. Visitors will be received at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Thursday morning from 10 to 10:45 a.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at St. Philip’s Church, King St., Petrolia, with Fr. Tony Del Ciancio as celebrant. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca). Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.