We are sad to announce the passing of a dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Monica Wonnacott on October 2, 2020. She was born in Launceston, Cornwall, England, to Francis and Eva Willmott, the youngest of six siblings, Phyllis Hoskins, Alby Willmott, Doris Thomas, Agnes Davies and Jack (Francis) Willmott. Monica married her late husband Joseph Wonnacott in 1951, and a short while after, welcomed their only child, Sally in 1954. Many locals will remember Monica or “Mrs. W.” for running the “Race Hill Cafe” for 35 years until she and Joseph decided to leave Launceston and move to Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2003. They happily joined their daughter Sally, her husband Arnie Stang and their only granddaughter Kimberley Van Ameringen (Tanner). Monica leaves behind her sole great-grandson, Ziggy Van Ameringen, whom she loved with all her heart and shared the same birthday December 13. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews; Roger Hoskins, Janet Tynan, Carol England, Stephen Thomas, Jenny Davey, Sandra Symons, Glyn Willmott, Andrew Willmott (Canada), Brenda Haughton (Canada), Julie Fields (Canada), Lindsey Falconer (Scotland), Alan Lockhart, Keith Wonnacott, and Roger Wonnacott. She was a gregarious lady, somewhat proud, a great letter writer, a friend to all and had time for everyone, including strangers. She continued to subscribe to the Cornish & Devon Post while living in Canada to keep up with the local news and kept in touch with friends and family back in England with letters and Christmas cards. She loved life and travelled many times back to England, to Costa Rica and on camping trips to the Rocky Mountains, but in later years she would say that “ the mind was willing but the flesh was weak.”
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