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Bonnie James, 56, passed away too soon on November 24th 2022 in her home.


Bonnie was born in Ajax Ontario on April 12th 1966, although she spent most of her life in the City of Orillia, Ontario.

Bonnie is survived and loved deeply by her Mother Linda James and late Father William James as well as her Stepfather of 41 years Bob James.

She will be terribly missed and loved by her Brother Ron James, her Nephew Tyler James and Niece Nikki James. Bonnie was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Hart and an integral part of the Hart family.  She was the Step Mother of Kim Donnelly and the beloved Nana to Kim’s children Christie Herbert and Kara Dole, and Nanny to her grandchild, Kyla. After the passing of her husband Joseph Hart she developed a beautiful partnership with Terry Vivian and was loved by all of the Vivian family.

Vivian family paid this tribute to her “It didn’t matter who you were or what you had - she would help you and make you laugh while doing it.”


Bonnie James was loved by many she had met through work at West 22, Casino Rama, and RNR as well as along her walk of life.


No one who met Bonnie will forget her infectious smile and laugh.


During her long residence in Orillia she dedicated all of her time to helping others in need and was a loyal loved one and friend to many.

A celebration of Life will be held in March of 2023 in the City of Orillia. 

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Diabetes Canada through the Simcoe Funeral Home, 38 James St E Orillia (705) 327-0221. Messages of condolence are welcomed www.simcoefuneralhome.ca