BONTER, Che William

May 31, 1970 – March 8, 2016

Che William Bonter was born May 31st, 1970 at 12:01am, weighed 8 pounds 5 ozs and was 20 inches in length. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of Che Bonter on March 8th, 2016 the age of 45. Survived by his loving family: His wife, Elizabeth Bonter, parents Karen and William Bonter, sisters Cory Bonter and Jill Bonter, nieces Shelby Underhill and Elizabeth Bonter, daughter Brianne Bonter, step daughters Jaime Parks(Ed) and Candice Parks(Nathan), & his grandchildren; Rhyann, Aydan, Annabella and Goose. He also leaves behind many wonderful friends and extended family and in-laws. He will be sorely missed for his wonderful humour, wit and antics. As well, for his great big beautiful heart that he so willingly gave of and shared. Che was a passionate person with an avid love for riding his Harley, fishing, hunting, quading and making great memories with amazing friends. He had a natural flare for adventure, always searching for his next one. We will celebrate his life and send him on to his next adventure. There will be a pot luck celebration for Che’s life on Sunday, March 20th 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in the Whonnock Lake Centre, 27871 113th Avenue Maple Ridge, BC. By request please no black clothing. In lieu of flowers we are accepting donations for a local charity at the ceremony. If you have a special memory of Che please make a note to be shared at the ceremony, drop it into our card box.

You can shed tears that he is gone,

or you can smile because he has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back,

or you can open your eyes and see all he’s left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him,

or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,

or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember him only that he is gone,

or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty & turn your back.

Or you can do what he’d want:

smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Either way he will be riding his Harley

in that great big highway in the sky with all the other greats that have fallen before him

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