“Steve John Bonham”, 53, of Mississauga, quietly passed away Thursday, May 21st, 2020, with his loving life partner, Dawn Dixon by his side, at Trillium Hospital in Mississauga. Born October 29th, 1966, he was the son of David and Dawnella Bonham and older brother of Bryan Bonham, his wife Britta and their children Sonia, Stefan and Lake; and nieces Krysten and Skye. After uniting with Dawn, Steve was introduced to her three great kids, Parker, Brittney and Fraser, and was also fortunate to discover the joys of being a grandfather to Nicholas, Nash and Jane.
Music was one of his biggest passions and it’s fitting that ‘Living In Fast Forward’ was more than a favourite Kenny Chesney song… it was a lifestyle. Even his look… he started with hair like Robert Plant and later that of Phil Collins. Steve would frequently grab a beverage and crank up some Van Halen, Def Leppard or Ozzy, just to see how long it took the police to knock on his door.
Steve also loved playing baseball as a kid, but it was from football that he was dubbed ‘Mad Dog’ for his ‘Rushing Techniques’. He was also a true lifelong 49’ers fan and joked about requesting six 49’ers to be pallbearers so his team could let him down one last time.
Although Steve was soft-spoken, he had a big heart, and when called upon he would offer any assistance he could, especially if it was electrical, being a Master Electrician.
Recently Steve discovered another new love … a vacation home near Carter’s Beach in Nova Scotia, where he found peace and tranquility while walking the dogs on the white sand and gazing over the white-crested blue ocean.
There will be a Family Only Service in the near future, but because of COVID-19, we will have to postpone a Celebration of Life once larger gathering are permitted. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider supporting the work of the Trillium Gift of Life Foundation.
“What is Understood …” He was one of a kind and left an impression on everyone he met. Everyone who knew Steve is asked to celebrate his life in their own way. If you want to raise a glass of your favorite beverage in his memory that would be quite appropriate.
Steve… we’ll miss you, but you will be fondly remembered in our hearts by family, friends and colleagues.
Love ya Man… Sleep well. K.
‘Every once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, Love gives us a Fairytale’ …Dawn