David Edmond Bonia
Passed on: June 20th, 2012
September 19, 1954 - June 20, 2012. Passed peacefully away, on June 20, 2012; David Edmond (Dave) Bonia; at the home of his beloved girlfriend and nurse, Nadine Barry of Grand Falls Windsor. He was 57 years of age.
Dave was, in the words of one of his many friends, "a professional woodsman". He worked in various parts of this great country, from mining in Labrador City and Thompson, Manitoba to building boats in British Columbia.
He also did mechanical, millwright and woodworking in Toronto. He "never liked it on the mainland" and was happiest back in Newfoundland, doing renovation and repair work as well as snow clearing and yard work for seniors. On a day like today, he would be saying "It¹s a great day to go fishing".
Dave was predeceased by his mom, Marie (1970) and his older brother John (1994) as well as his grandparents and many extended family members.
Left with fond memories are his dad, Jim and his stepmother, Monica of Grand Falls Windsor as well as his daughter, Melanie of Montreal, Quebec. Giving thanks for a lifetime of fun and laughter are his sister, Elizabeth (Libby) Cole of Falmouth, Nova Scotia and his brother Jim (girlfriend Karen Naugler) of Hantsport, Nova Scotia.
He is the grandfather of Gabriel and Caleb; and the Uncle of Andrew Bonia; Marlene Skyes and James, Emily and April Bonia; as well as Joanna and Christian Cole.
He will be remembered lovingly by his special Aunt Patsy Froude; best buddy Glen Wicks and a large circle of relatives and friends.
At Dave's request, cremation has taken place and the interment will be at a later date with a private ceremony next to his mom in St Mary¹s, St Mary's Bay, NL.
There will be a celebration of his life at Kelly's Pub at a later date.
In his own words, spoken in his last few days "I love you all".