The family of Bonnie Jean Matheson, nee MacDougall, are saddened to announce her passing on November 29th, 2018 after a hard-fought, two-year battle with cancer. A fiercely independent and strong-willed person, Bonnie left this world on her own terms. Bonnie was born on Mar. 6, 1950 to Kenneth and Violet (Hayden) MacDougall. She attended schools in Trenton and then went on to Acadia University. She worked for 34 years at Trenton Works (Hawker Siddeley), primarily in the Purchasing Department. Upon its closure, she ran the Transition Center, helping the displaced workers find new employment. Following this, she joined the staff at Future Works from where she retired after five years. Family and friends were extremely important to Bonnie and she was so proud of her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Charles; her daughter, Meryl (Mark); her step-children, Andrew and Linda; her grandchildren, Charlie, Blaire, Melanie, and Andrew; brothers, Donald, Kenneth (Leta), and sister-in-law, Linda. As well, she has several nieces and nephews, all of whom were very dear to her, and her best friend, Bea Morash. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Perry and Scott; sisters, Kenda and Kathy, both in infancy; step-daughter, Cheryl; and sister-in-law, Lynn. Bonnie was very grateful for the wonderful care she received from so many health professionals both in Halifax and New Glasgow: doctors, nurses, technicians, pharmacists, VON, who made it possible for her to stay in her own home, and the ladies who looked after her overnight, too numerous to mention in fear of missing someone, but all were deeply appreciated. Private funeral arrangements are under the care of R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton. Donations in her memory may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation.