Bunt, Dr. Wendy Elizabeth

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Wendy Elizabeth Bunt (previously Tannis and Ruemper). She passed peacefully at the age of 70, surrounded by family on January 9, 2020 in Meaford, ON.

Wendy was predeceased by her parents Cecil and Miriam Bunt, and is survived by her sister Joann Epstein (Richard).

She was the much loved mother of Laura Tannis (Ed) and Allison Tannis (Chris), and grandmother of Traun, Keith, Chloe, Austin, Olivia, and will be missed by her loyal loving companion Wexford.

Wendy was born and raised in Windsor, ON, she attended Riverside Secondary School in Windsor, ON and went on to achieve extraordinary success in her education as she attained her B.A. Sociology, University of Western, M.A. Sociology, University of Windsor, and Ph. D. Sociology, University of Toronto.

Wendy was a faculty member at Georgian College where she taught Sociology, Criminology and Law and was the Pay and Employment Equity Co-ordinator and Trainer for the College and the initiator of its’ Multiculturalism and Handicapped Employment Projects. Wendy was the Chair of the Barrie Police Services Board and Chair of the Region Committee on Education Employment Equality of Ontario Colleges.

An active member in a number of community-based efforts such as the Rotary Club and University Women’s Club of Barrie, and the Probus Club of Grey Bruce and the Horticultural Society in Haliburton and a Master Gardener.  Wendy was loved and cherished by those around her and will be greatly missed. A celebration of life will be held in her honour. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca


A celebration of life will be held in her honour.

Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Lindy Iversen
    Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    Dear Laura & Allison,
    Thank you for including us in Wendy’s Celebration of Life. It was the most touching celebration that I have ever attended. I’m going to miss Wendy.
    The gift of a quilt was an amazing surprise & will be cherished.
    If you need any tasks completed at this end please get in touch.
    You both did so right by your mom’s wishes.
    Sincerely, Lindy & Bent Iversen
    p.s. loved the limerick eulogy…it was outstanding….Wendy would have loved it. 519-538-0167 …. 519-477-4922

  2. Brian Tulloch
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    Laura and Allison,
    We are so sorry to hear about your mom. I have seen your mom throughout the years, she didn’t age a bit and was just as beautiful as she was 20 years ago. She was a great lady.
    Once again our deepest condolences.

    Brian, Ang and family

  3. Sharman Henry
    Friday, January 17, 2020

    I am in shock about Wendy’s passing after reading her obituary in the Windsor Star. We go way back being very good friends from grade one to grade five. Many sleepovers and fun times. I remember her birthday party where we went horseback riding for her November 9th birthday. After I moved from Riverside, we lost touch, but for grade 12 English at Walkerville Collegiate, I had her father for a teacher. When I went to the University of Windsor, in my second year I took Child Psychology and had her mother for a professor. We met a few times in those years, but the last time I saw her was 20 years ago in Guelph. We kept in touch for a few years but then again lost touch. Please accept my deepest, sincerest, profoundest sympathy.

  4. Jean Payne
    Sunday, January 19, 2020

    I am so sorry to hear about Wendy’s passing. She had a tremendous impact on my career at Georgian College. I had returned to school as a (very) mature student and Wendy offered me a work placement. This turned into a part-time and then a full-time job. We lost touch but I will be forever grateful for her help. Laura and Allison, I send my condolences.

    Sincerely, Jean Payne

  5. Barbara Reynolds
    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    I am so sorry to hear of Wendy’s passing, somewhat after the fact.
    She was a lovely and talented lady whose company I very much enjoyed through our common interest of quilting. My sincere condolences to the family.


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