In Memory

Phil Bonin

Age 70 Of White Bear Lake. Born on July 7, 1946 in St. Paul. Peacefully died on March 20, 2017. Feast of St. Joseph at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by father Rolland & sister Jeanne. Survived by wife Molly (nee Mock); sons Brian (Rachel) and children Ben, Brendan & Jude; Brett (Lesley) and children Ethan & Andrew; daughter Kristi (Sean) Conrad and children Marin & Chase; mother Ann Bonin; brother Dick (Sue) and sisters Barb Anderson, Bev French, Marcia (Steve) Lang and Geraldine Bonin. Phil was an active member of the White Bear Lake community and a St. Paul Winter Carnival Vulcan. Memorial Mass Friday (March 24) at 12 Noon at ST MARY OF THE LAKE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 4741 Bald Eagle Avenue, White Bear Lake. Visitation Thursday (March 23) from 4-8:00 pm at MUELLER MEMORIAL, 4738 Bald Eagle Avenue and one hour before the Mass at church on Friday. Private interment St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to Frassati Catholic Academy or

Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 22, 2017.

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04/13/17 05:19 PM #1    

Jerome H LeMire

Philip and I were classmates at St, Mary's.  We graduated in 1960.  There were many timrs in my life when I considered Philip to be my best friend.  We played baseball together.  We played hockey together.  We went to dances at the old White Bear High together.  When he told me during our senior year at St. Mary's that he was going to go to Hill High School I was disappointed.  I thought we would spend our high school years together.  It was at Philip's house in about 4th or 5th grade that I met Brad Stanius.  He was Philip's next door neighbor.  Over the years I lost touch with Philip, only seeing him about once or twice a year.  My thoughts go to Molly and the family.  This is another reason why we should continually try to stay in contact with our childhood friends.  

Jerry LeMire


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