In memory of
Gary P. "Bo" Dion
In memory of
Gary P. "Bo" Dion
Dion, Gary P. "Bo" Kentwood, MI Our beloved husband, father, and brother, Gary Paul Dion "Bo", said "enough" the evening of January 19, 2021 after waging an epic battle against the complications of the coronavirus. Bo entered this world on September 16, 1956, to Willard and Mary Dion. Raised in a boisterous family with six siblings, he learned the value of hard work and dedication that would serve him throughout his life. After graduating from Western Michigan University in 1979, Bo perfected his craft of salesmanship first with the Kellogg Company, then Johnson and Johnson/Cordis, and lastly with Cardinal Health, selling medical devices. Bo had retired and was so looking forward to the rewards of that time of life with his one and only love, Nancy Davey ("Nannycakes" as Bo called her), with whom he formed a team when they married in 1981. Bradley (Lynsey) and Christopher completed their family. Bo devoted himself to all of them. supporting them in every endeavor, giving them a solid faith foundation, and being a role model of determination and commitment. Bo will be greatly missed by them and by his siblings, who so mourn the loss of their brother, Willard (Debbie), Mary Kay "Bola" (Terry), Jim "Ip" (Sue), Denise "NeeNee" (Tom), Dave (Lesa), Joni (Rob); in-laws who considered him their brother, Bill (Cindy) Davey, and Doug (Karen) Davey, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and extended families. Bo was involved in various volunteer activities, most notably his work with the Mary Free Bed Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp. He carved out time each summer to not only support his son, Brad, but to enable other young girls and boys living with physical disabilities to have a chance to learn to play a sport and to just have fun; discovering that they, too, can accomplish anything they are willing to try. He, Brad, Lynsey, and Chris have continued volunteering yearly to support this wonderful program. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508. All covid safety precautions will be required. Bo was a faithful member of Cornerstone Church, and that is where his immediate family will give him permission to join his parents in Heaven, and wait for us. He lived an exemplary life; everyone who met Bo loved his engaging personality, his disarming smile, his wit and humor, and his ability to fill a room with energy. You are invited to join the livestream of this memorial service on January 30, at 2:00 pm by visiting Cornerstone Church's You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVH5sXZLl-N8jzgFKKbkEjQ or find Cornerstone Church 84th St. Campus on youtube.com . We are heartbroken, but we will continue on as he would wish. Bo loved a good party! We plan to have one to celebrate his memory at a time when we can safely mingle and share that love of life he demonstrated so exuberantly. If you would like to honor Bo's memory with a donation, please consider the Mary Free Bed Foundation at www.maryfreebed.com/foundation: click DONATE NOW to be directed to the Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports; there you will find a drop-down menu to choose the Jr. Wheelchair Sports Camp. The family thanks the angels at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital who worked valiantly and fearlessly to try to help Bo overcome the virus's attack, and Bo's nephew, Matt Davey MD, who lovingly guided Nancy and his cousins in understanding the actions taken. You can also thank them, both by staying safe and by getting your vaccines as soon as possible. "Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth and danced the skies on laughter..." (J Magee)
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1095 68th Street S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
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In memory of
Gary P. "Bo" Dion
Dion, Gary P. "Bo" Kentwood, MI Our beloved husband, father, and brother, Gary Paul Dion "Bo", said "enough" the evening of January 19, 2021 after waging an epic battle against the complications of the coronavirus. Bo entered this world on September 16, 1956, to Willard and Mary Dion. Raised in a boisterous family with six siblings, he learned the value of hard work and dedication that would serve him throughout his life. After graduating from Western Michigan University in 1979, Bo perfected his craft of salesmanship first with the Kellogg Company, then Johnson and Johnson/Cordis, and lastly with Cardinal Health, selling medical devices. Bo had retired and was so looking forward to the rewards of that time of life with his one and only love, Nancy Davey ("Nannycakes" as Bo called her), with whom he formed a team when they married in 1981. Bradley (Lynsey) and Christopher completed their family. Bo devoted himself to all of them. supporting them in every endeavor, giving them a solid faith foundation, and being a role model of determination and commitment. Bo will be greatly missed by them and by his siblings, who so mourn the loss of their brother, Willard (Debbie), Mary Kay "Bola" (Terry), Jim "Ip" (Sue), Denise "NeeNee" (Tom), Dave (Lesa), Joni (Rob); in-laws who considered him their brother, Bill (Cindy) Davey, and Doug (Karen) Davey, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and extended families. Bo was involved in various volunteer activities, most notably his work with the Mary Free Bed Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp. He carved out time each summer to not only support his son, Brad, but to enable other young girls and boys living with physical disabilities to have a chance to learn to play a sport and to just have fun; discovering that they, too, can accomplish anything they are willing to try. He, Brad, Lynsey, and Chris have continued volunteering yearly to support this wonderful program. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508. All covid safety precautions will be required. Bo was a faithful member of Cornerstone Church, and that is where his immediate family will give him permission to join his parents in Heaven, and wait for us. He lived an exemplary life; everyone who met Bo loved his engaging personality, his disarming smile, his wit and humor, and his ability to fill a room with energy. You are invited to join the livestream of this memorial service on January 30, at 2:00 pm by visiting Cornerstone Church's You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVH5sXZLl-N8jzgFKKbkEjQ or find Cornerstone Church 84th St. Campus on youtube.com . We are heartbroken, but we will continue on as he would wish. Bo loved a good party! We plan to have one to celebrate his memory at a time when we can safely mingle and share that love of life he demonstrated so exuberantly. If you would like to honor Bo's memory with a donation, please consider the Mary Free Bed Foundation at www.maryfreebed.com/foundation: click DONATE NOW to be directed to the Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports; there you will find a drop-down menu to choose the Jr. Wheelchair Sports Camp. The family thanks the angels at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital who worked valiantly and fearlessly to try to help Bo overcome the virus's attack, and Bo's nephew, Matt Davey MD, who lovingly guided Nancy and his cousins in understanding the actions taken. You can also thank them, both by staying safe and by getting your vaccines as soon as possible. "Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth and danced the skies on laughter..." (J Magee)
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Services Provided By
Stroo Funeral Home, Inc.
1095 68th Street S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Past Services ╲╱
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