Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One


Cameron Joseph Gray Bonham
June 12, 1976 – June 26, 2019

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Cameron Joseph Gray Bonham on June 26, 2019 in Winnipeg at the age of 43 years old.Cam was born to parents Marnie Yakel and Joseph Bonham. He was a vibrant child with a free spirit. As a young boy he had a love for spider man and as he grew and matured into a teen, he enjoyed the outdoors camping with his family and friends, swimming in lakes and rushing rivers and listening to music. He had many experiences as he became a young adult like going on tour with his youngest brother’s band across Canada as an avid supporter and big fan. He had a love for native traditions that he kept with him throughout his years. He had 2 beautiful children Emily Rose and Atticus Joseph Bonham that he cherished with every breath he took.
As an adult, Cam did not want to be defined by his addictions. He was a handsome, charismatic person with a heart of gold who however like so many, fell into its tight grip. He made several attempts at recovery and had hopes of being an addictions counsellor, a testament to his loving nature and willingness to help others. Without judgement or criticism from his loved ones about his personal journey through his adult life, he has been released to the place of eternal peace and happiness he so deserves.
Cam was predeceased by his father Joseph Bonham, grandparents Edward (Rose) Bonham and Alexander (Florence) Yakel.
Cam is survived by his mother Marnie Cherrie (Yakel), two children Emily Rose and Atticus Joseph, brothers Jordan (Shannon), Davin, Graeme (Sherry), stepfather Gavin Cherrie and nieces Erin, Paige, Grace and Sophia. Many extended aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will all think of him often and hold his memory dear in their hearts forever.
“May you build a ladder to the stars and climb every rung, may you stay forever young.”
We love you and always will.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday July 9th at 1 pm at E.J. Coutu Funeral Home. The family requests an informal, casual send off for Cam. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted, and full proceeds will go to the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre. Donations can also be made online in Cam’s honour at

15 Guest Book

  • Heather Parisian Posted July 5, 2019 11:15 pm

    Sending our condolences to the family, ❤️
    May you find peace in The memories you cherish

    Love cousin Heather and family

  • Donalda Wilkinson Posted July 5, 2019 11:40 pm

    Sending our Love & deepest sympathies to the Family,may our memories always comfort us ❤

  • Kris Posted July 6, 2019 10:45 am

    I love you Cam! I’ll see you in the stars!!

  • Joanne Riedle Posted July 6, 2019 11:21 am

    Cam will be forever missed and forever remembered.

  • Margaret Bonham Posted July 6, 2019 2:07 pm

    I offer my deepest sympathy to all who loved him.
    As you struggle through your grief and sadness,may you be comforted by the outpouring of love that surrounds you at this difficult time.
    May Cameron Rest In Peace , embraced in the loving arms of his father Joseph ❤️

  • Sherry Gable Posted July 6, 2019 2:46 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Cam was a caring loving Man and will be greatly missed by all of us.

  • Bill Milner Posted July 6, 2019 3:32 pm

    A great friend you were. So sad to see you go I will miss you.. I hope you are in peace

  • Ken & Amelia Zac & Jez Bonham Posted July 7, 2019 2:13 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Cameron and his beautiful son and daughter and there mothers. God Bless all who Cameron touched by just being a part of his life.
    Even if it was a but a moment, being around him. He had a way of making you feel special with a sparkle in his eye and smile on his face Cammy radiated love.

  • Marci Nowroski Posted July 7, 2019 3:59 pm

    Prayers and love for all my family and Cam’s friends and his children, siblings, and to Marnie, his mother,a great mother,God bless ,and Cam,rest it peace my boy,you will be missed.

  • Chad Posted July 7, 2019 9:25 pm

    I knew Cam from school and growing up. Always a great guy and a big smile! So sad to hear of his passing. God bless his family and many prayers for him and his family. Cam was and is an awesome guy, who touched many lives with his kindness.

  • Ken & Amelia Zac & Jez Bonham Posted July 8, 2019 1:36 pm

    The little time we spent with Cameron will always be in our hearts. Cameron had a way of making you feel special. Like his Grandma Rose Bonham somehow had that magic
    to make you feel instant love that you mattered the most. Thats how he will live on in each of those he touched. To Cameron we all mattered, especially Cameron’s beautiful daughter and wonderful son and their awesome mothers. Gods in each of us we all are Blessed forever.

  • Detail Home Installations Ltd. Posted July 9, 2019 11:38 am

    To the family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and very difficult time. Cam was our colleague for almost a year and in that time he became very versatile and was always willing to lend a hand to help out – and always with a smiling face. He mentioned more than once, we were his work family and we were happy to have him on our team. Cherish the many wonderful memories he has given you and hold them close to your hearts – we will too.
    Take care,
    The Detail Family

  • Lorraine Cardinal Posted July 9, 2019 12:36 pm

    To : Marnie & Family
    Praying that each new day brings peace and finds a place in our hearts knowing that our Family shares in sorrow together remembering our Cameron ❤” Songs of my Father”
    ” Forever young”
    So long for now Cam..🙏
    Aunty Lorraine & Marvin

  • Sandy Cherrie Posted July 9, 2019 1:23 pm

    My thoughts are with you at this difficult and very sad time. May you find peace in all of the wonderful memories you have:)

  • Tyson yakel Posted July 9, 2019 4:09 pm

    Marnie I am so sorry to hear about Cam. I too have my own personal struggles with addiction and would like to let you know that my heart achs for all the wonderful soul’s that the illness of addiction has crept up on and stole away before you have the chance to even fight for your right to be a sober functioning part of your family ,friends community and society! All the best Ty yakel we will meet on the on the other side Shure hope they have coffee and smokes …lol…

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