Jonathan James Bourne, of Edwardsburg

Published 8:59 am Friday, February 12, 2016

Sept. 24, 1980 — Feb. 6, 2016

Jonathan James Bourne, 35, of Edwardsburg, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, with family by his side. He was born Sept. 24, 1980, in Goshen, Indiana, the middle child of Jim and Carol (Bigelow) Bourne. He attended Edwardsburg High School and had a great love of baseball and all sports.

Jonathan James Bourne

Jonathan James Bourne

Jonathan’s greatest love was for his three daughters and his nieces and nephew. They adored him and enjoyed him for the “kid” that he allowed himself to be with them. He had a helpful personality and a deep love for his family. Jonathan was an avid sports fan. He loved Notre Dame Football and enjoyed the teasing during the game by his dad, who was not a Notre Dame fan. Jonathan developed a great love for the Chicago Blackhawks in his most recent years. He always looked forward to all holidays because of his love for his family being together. It was wonderful to see the joy on his face on Christmas morning, the excitement in his eyes for food and football on Thanksgiving, his mischievous look on Halloween, and the eagerness for the Memorial Day parade and family cookouts. Jonathan added an enjoyment to the holidays because of his enthusiasm. Some of his favorite pastimes were playing cards with his family, watching movies, and listening to music.

Jonathan is survived by his parents, Jim and Carol of Edwardsburg; his three daughters Angel, Jordan, and Gabrielle Bourne. His sister, Jamian (Bourne) Oleson and brother-in-law Ryan Oleson; his brother, Joshua Bourne; his nephew, Gavin Oleson and his nieces, Gracie Oleson, Evelyn Oleson, and Delainey Bourne.

A memorial service to celebrate Jonathan’s life will be held at a later date. A private family graveside service will also be held for his remembrance. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to Jonathan Bourne’s memorial fund at Teachers Credit Union.

The family would like to express their thanks for all the outpouring of support and appreciate your kindness during this difficult time.

Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with his arrangements.