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