BONITZKE, Bodo “Bo” Helmut


Bodo “Bo” Helmut Bonitzke of Chesley, formerly of Wawa, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, September 30, 2016, in his 85th year.

Beloved husband of Aster. Loving father of Gordon (Wendy) of Wawa, Boyd (Joanne MacPhail) of Toronto, Chad (Kelly Knox) of Sudbury and step-father of Wendy Sanche of Toronto. Bo will be sadly missed by his grandson Chad Jr. and his step-grandchildren Matthew, Jeremy (Joanne), Samantha and their families.

He will be fondly remembered by many relatives in Germany. Bo was predeceased by his first wife Rosemarie and his adoptive parents, Maximillum and Hedwig (Gust) Bonitzke.

Cremation has taken place and a private family inurnment will follow at the Chesley Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Bo’s complete life story can be found at


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