It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lori Dawn Pike announce her passing which occurred peacefully with her family by her side at her home in Norton, NB on Saturday, December 2, 2023 after a long and courageous fight with cancer. She refused to share the spotlight with this disease, never letting her relenting and ruthless opponent dampen her spirit. Born in St. Stephen, NB on May 2, 1971, she was the daughter of Kenneth Pike and Gloria (Moffatt) Pike.
Lori is survived by her loving husband Bryan Bonin of Norton, NB; cherished children: Zachary and Madelyn Bonin; brother Dale Pike (Heather) of Ottawa; as well as many extended family and friends.
Lori was a devoted mother, wife and friend. She had a joy for life that was infectious and a genuine heart that cherished the relationships she built with those she chose to call friends. She was happiest spending time with her children, building memories in everything they did, from simply spending an afternoon coloring, showing them how to bake their favorite treats to taking family trips together. Lori’s favorite place to spend time was at her cottage in Oak Haven, NB, where she got to share her love for the ocean with her immediate and extended family as well as her many cottage friends, who she also considered family.
One of Lori’s most cherished relationships was with her great aunt Frances Moffatt who lived to be 102 years old. She spent many afternoons visiting Frances with her kids who thought it was great when aunt Fran gave their mother a hard time for wearing “ripped dungarees”. It spoke to Lori’s free spirit as she is the only person I know who would think it was okay to wear a pair of ripped jeans to visit her 100 year old great aunt.
Lori developed a passion for running during her down time and often took her running gear everywhere she travelled so she could experience the areas she visited through the eyes of a runner.
Lori was a self-made business women who turned her love for home décor in to several successful leadership roles with various retail and home décor companies. Her success was largely driven by her ability to build meaningful relationships with everyone she worked with.
Lori will be immeasurably missed by everyone that knew her. Leaving everyone feeling like they can’t imagine this world without her in it.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB, and will be held privately. Donations in memory of Lori may be made to the Community Support For Cancer Care - Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation (http://thegive.ca/cancer-care/). Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through: ReidsFH.com