It is with heavy hearts that the family of Monique Irene Barbara Bulgin (Links)
announce her peaceful passing at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Thursday, September 28th, 2023. She was 67 years young.
Beloved wife of Ronald Bulgin for 45 years. Loving mother of Jason (Sonia), Nathaly (Tyson), and Ashlyn (Neil). Adored grandma of Sophie, Elise, Lucas, Liam, Jasper, Owen, Theo, and Madeline.
Cherished daughter of the late Peter and Elisabeth Links, and daughter-in-law of the late Gordon and Madeline Bulgin. Dear sister of Joan, Peter (Lillian), and Christine (Julian),
and sister-in-law of Diane (Steve), Donna (Jim), and the late Daphne.
Together with her sweetheart, Ron, Nicki built an incredible life. Their three beautiful children, and eight grandchildren were her light and joy. Her boundless energy and generosity along with an infectious smile and sense of humour endeared her to everyone who knew her.
Monique touched the lives of countless children and fellow teachers in her 30-year career at the TDSB, with a particular fondness for those who needed her most. She shared with her students, and those around her, a love of reading and an endless curiosity for nature.
Monique’s love of nature was most evident in her beautiful wildflower gardens which surrounded her homes and cottage. Between activities and crafts, book club and bowling, she volunteered at the Stockey Centre and the Parry Sound hospital, sharing stories or lending her ear. Her taste for travel extended near and far, from childhood trips to Holland, road trips to P.E.I. and Nashville, and adventures in B.C., Italy, Portugal, and the U.K.
She was most in her element spending summers, and later her retirement, in Parry Sound, Ontario; building a gathering place for friends and family where everyone was always warmly welcomed. Monique and Ron could tackle anything together - designing and building their dream home in the woods and enjoying every minute of it. She could be counted on for hot tea in the morning and cards or games into the night.
Monique will be dearly missed.
As was Monique’s wish, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Monique’s Life will be held at a later date.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
To the Bulgin family,
Monique's sense of humour, laugh and genuine care for everyone close to her, including me and my own family, will be forever in my heart. Monique always made me feel welcome and cared for in your home. I will miss her and I am grateful to have spent time with her, and all of you, over so many years.
Love from Paul & Andrea
Such a beautiful woman who will be dearly missed, Her never ending positive character was one to be admired. She was so well respected as a woman and volunteer at the Stockey Centre, she will be truly missed. Ron and family, I send my deepest condolences, May you find strength in all the precious memories and the fact that she touched the lives of many. Rest peacefully Monique.-Leigh
Monique was truly one of a kind. She was always cheerful, full of love and light. She was one of the girls and was in for anything. We will all feel her loss for a long time. I was privileged to know her. My sincerest condolences to her family. Sleep in peace my good friend.-Elaine McMahon
I knew Monique through the book club. She was always kind and full of joy. My sincerest condolences to her family-Carmen Quesnel
On behalf of the Stockey Centre, our deepest condolences. Monique truly was an exceptional person and we were so very lucky to have her as a volunteer. Her beautiful presence will be so missed. Our thoughts are with Ron and his family as they mourn this incredible loss.
Lots of love,
My deepest condolences to Monique's family.. I worked with her at HJA. She was truly one of a kind.-Bonnie Dale
My daughter Jennifer and Ashlyn, Monique's daughter are lifelong friends, inseperable besties as they were growing up.
Both families had cottages in the Parry Sound area so we would visit throghhout the summers.
Both girls went to the same schools.
We got to know the Bulgin's over the years and I can say that Monique was one of the finest women I have ever known--kind , generous and smart.
An excellent and loving mother that raised a fine family.
My most heartfelt condolences to all her freinds and family.
A truly fine woman that will be sorely missed.
Rest in peace Monique.
To Ron and family. Monique was a strong and courageous lady. It was a pleasure to have met her. May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time.
Fellow Stockey volunteer,
I had the pleasure of working occasionally with Monique at the Stockey Centre. She was always such a positive person and very level headed. She and Ron obviously shared a tremendous bond. I am so sorry Ron, for your loss and my deepest sympathies to you and your family.-Linda Mitchelson
I can only echo Paul's statement about how welcoming and kind Monique always was to me on my many visits to her home and cottage. I was always happy to see her and catch up though it's been a few years now. She will be greatly missed.
Love from Eric and Aynsley
Our deepest condolences to Monique’s family from the staff at H J Alexander Community School. We were saddened to hear the news of her passing but we immediately began reflecting on her time at HJ and the wonderful relationships she developed with the staff and students. She was an amazing educator and mentor to many of us. Monique was hard working and always had the best interest of our little ones at the forefront. She was supportive and always willing to help. We all appreciated how straight forward Monique was, no sugar coating things! We can all remember when she became a grandma. She was beaming and so excited! She was so proud to share stories and pictures. We all knew how lucky Monique’s grandchildren would be to have her as their grandma. She spoke often of her husband Ron and their dream of building their place up North where they would retire. Rest In Peace, Monique.-HJ Alexander
I had the wonderful privilege of knowing Monique through the Horticulture Society, the Stockey Centre and volunteering at the hospital. And it really was a true privilege! Monique was a wonderfully friendly woman who had a genuine and caring interest in other people. Her positive attitude and love of life was so enduring. She will be deeply missed and Ron, I am so very sorry for the loss of your true love.