Wendy Joan (Mackasey) Bunney

December 2, 1957 - May 24, 2024
May 30, 2024 14 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Wendy Joan Bunney, of Leduc Alberta on May 24, 2024 at the age of 66. Wendy passed peacefully, surrounded by family and friends at Pilgrims Hospice.

Her memory will be cherished by her loving husband Rick; brother Michael (Judy) Mackasey along with many extended family, friends, and beloved cat Willy. Wendy was predeceased by her Mother (Joan) and Father (John).

Wendy was born in Kitimat, B.C. and moved to Manitoba with her family. Her love of horses led her to work at the racetrack in Manitoba. Eventually she was drawn to the Calgary racing scene where she met Rick and where they started their life and adventures together. Wendy then left the track and worked at Costco for many years in both Edmonton and Leduc. However, her true passion was travel, and she spent the last few years of her life working diligently to establish her TravelOnly travel business.

Wendy had a zest for life, her sparkling energy was contagious, and she found the best in every person and pet she ever met. Wendy loved exploring new places, there was a special place in her heart for her Kootenay Lake Cabin. She loved kayaking, fires by the beach and fresh fruit pies. Wendy always had a beautiful garden in her yard. She was a wonderful hostess; she made every occasion special with her thoughtful small touches. Wendy was a fiercely loyal and supportive friend. She found the joy in the little moments of life, and she helped others find it too.

Thank you to her many friends for their kindness and our heartfelt thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Pilgrims Roozen Family Hospice for their excellent care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Rescue Foundation of Alberta (ARF) or the charity of your choice in honor of Wendy.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday June 20, 2024 2pm in the Triple Crown Room, upstairs at Century Mile Racetrack and Casino 4711 Airport Perimeter Rd, Edmonton

  1. I am deeply sorry to hear about the loss of our friend. Please accept our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.
    Wendy was one of a kind with a zest for life like no other! One of the old school horse women That can never be replaced.

    We will miss you, Wendy and we will do our best to support Rick in the coming months

  2. Our deepest condolences to you Rick and all family on Wendy’s passing.
    Wendy was always a pleasure to be around, very up and vibrant.There will be a special place for her in heaven.

  3. So sorry for your loss condolences to Rick and family

  4. We were incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Wendy. She was always so thoughtful and kind. She will truly be missed.”
    Brad & Velma Warring

  5. So sad to hear of Wendy’s passing. Her smile was contagious and her laughter was infectious! She will leave a huge void in this world!!! Thank you Wendy for being such a special person!!! Luv Deb

  6. Wendy you will be in our hearts forever…when we travel, when we gather as a family, when we plan an exciting adventure…and it won’t be quite the same without you. I will see you on the other side and we will have some amazing trips together…love you Wendy girl 💕💕

  7. I’m saddened by the loss of Wendy. She was a fierce friend to all she loved. Condolences to Rick and the rest of her family. Take comfort in your memories.

  8. What a wonderful lady. Wendy certainly knew how to live and love. Love her zest for life and energy. Wendy made the world a better place. See you later girl. ❤️

  9. I am so sorry to hear about Wendy’s passing. She was a fiesty women. My condolences to her family. Especially Rick Mike and Judy 🥰

  10. Deepest condolences to Rick and their entire family at their great loss of such a spirited, uplifting personality who always brightened the Alberta horse-racing community.

  11. My condolences to Wendy’s family. I haven’t seen Wendy for many years, but remember her from her time in Winnipeg. A very special girl, friendly, vivacious and kind. She will be missed.

  12. I am just so sorry to hear about Wendy…..just so hard to believe……Wendy worked for me when she was just a child and made every day an experience! Her original excuses for being late were always over the top……she made every day a great day! My condolences go out to everyone who loved her! R.I.P Wendy Leap!

  13. Our sincerest condolences to Rick and all of their family. Wendy was a real bright light to all that knew her. She will be missed. Rest easy now friend.

  14. Wendy was a colleague and a genuine friend of mine with Travelonly. She was always enthusiastic and passionate about travelling and helping out whenever there was a need for her experience and knowledge. I am going to miss seeing her smiling face at our travel events and chatting about travel.
    Sincerest condolences to Rick and family.
    RIP Wendy!!

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