On March 25th with her loved ones by her side, Bonnie Kay Sprague (Stollard) our beloved Wife, Mother, Nanny, Sister and Friend, passed away. Bonnie was born on June 28, 1950 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Reginald Thomas Wade Gargan and Mildred Opal Edith “Babbs” Lyon. She was the middle child of this union joined by brothers Wade and Dan. She grew up there near her favorite Aunt Teddy who instilled in her the love of horses. She later worked on ranches in Saskatchewan, was a long time Out Rider for the Assiniboia Downs Racetrack in Winnipeg picking up runaways and wrecks, she also worked as a pen checker at the 6,000 head feedlot in Miami, Manitoba. She worked at many things in her life to provide a good life for her and her daughter Tiffany including starting her own Karaoke Business which, with her beautiful voice, was very successful. She moved to St. Adolphe Mb. where she bought her second home where she spent many gatherings with family and friends, cooking, having bonfires and sharing her karaoke and fun times. Her daughter (Tiffany) moved to a home close by and she was able to spend countless hours of quality time with her precious granddaughters which were her most special treasures.
Bonnie was looking for that special person and was hoping to get back to her roots of a ranch style life, someone suggested she try an “online dating site” where she met Roger in 2008 and through the years of traveling back between Canada and Montana, they both fell deeply in love with each other and were married on August 29, 2013. and lived happily at the ranch on Greenleaf Creek road ever since. They enjoyed dancing; she was a wonderful dance partner. She loved traveling, rodeos, and family gatherings, but most of all she was happy being with her husband at the ranch. Roger knew he had a keeper when she bailed in and helped him cut several 2 year old stud colts the first morning of her first visit to the ranch, scolding him for starting to toss the “colt fries” to the dog. She said, “Save ’em and I fix ’em for breakfast” and she did. They spent many wonderful, love filled years together.
Bonnie’s horse bucked her off several years ago breaking her arm which was followed by several surgeries to repair bones and a rotator cuff. By the time she healed from that she had to have major back surgery in August 2018. On February 4, 2019 she was diagnosed with ALS and began a downward spiral of this horrible disease for which there is no cure yet.
She is survived by her husband, Roger, her daughter Tiffany Stollard and granddaughters Paige, Brooke and Dakota from St.Adolphe Mb, her daughter Valerie Robertson and grandson Kiel from B.C. , Brothers, Wade (Lita) Gargan, and Dan (Laural) Gargan, nephew Shaun (Sarah) Sullivan, nephew David (Erin) Gargan and niece Miranda (Matt) Lowe. Stepchildren, son Ernie Sprague, son Jake Sprague, daughter Christina (Scott) Potter and grandsons Chris Sprague, Brayden Sprague, Kayden Simanton, Kaden Roberts, and Casey Storms; and great granddaughter, Amber Storms.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a contribution In Bonnie’s name to the “The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter” or Billings Clinic ALS Neurology Fund as we appreciated their continued support and would have been at a loss without them