Bringing new life into the Gunnison Valley for 18 years is how obstetrician-gynecologist,
Dr. Tim Bonney, was known and loved by many throughout the community.
Former Gunnison Valley Health’s obstetrics and gynecology nurse of
35 years, Abby Kunes recounts her earlier experiences working with Dr. Bonney.
“With all OB-GYN physicians, it usually takes time to learn their
likes, dislikes, personalities and mannerisms. Pretty quickly, I knew
one thing that Dr. Bonney was focused on postpartum and surgical bladders.
It took me only once to let a woman’s bladder get too full for me
to never forget. He involved us in the care of his patients, listened
to our concerns and suggestions, and had a sense of humor,” Kunes said.
Although his passion for delivering newborns came to an end in July, his
desire to help others continues on with his work in rescuing animals.
Abby states, “We were filled with stories and pictures about his
passion for rescuing animals, and often accompanying him was his favorite
Gunnison Valley Health’s Chief of Staff, Kenneth Anderson, D.O, said
Dr. Tim Bonney touched many lives and will be deeply missed in this community.
“There wasn't a time where I didn't enjoy my discussions
with Dr. Bonney or take away something I was able to use either in my
practice or my life,” said Dr. Anderson. “His patients voiced
to me how thoughtful and caring he was and always enjoyed their visits
“On behalf of the medical staff and employees at Gunnison Valley
Health, I would like to thank Dr. Bonney for his tremendous dedication
and commitment to our community,” he said.
As someone who brought so much knowledge and joy to Gunnison Valley Health,
Dr. Tim Bonney will be missed and remembered. However, as many of us know
he will continue to do the things he loves, and continue to devote his
love and compassion towards his animal rescues.