Santa Cruz, CA
- A private committal will take place for Bonnie Rose Trucolo Surber, who passed away at her home in Santa Cruz, CA. Bonnie recently celebrated her 66th birthday and Easter with her family. She was born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada, and grew up in East Millinocket, Maine.
After graduating from Schenck High School in 1969, she became a proud registered nurse with a career that spanned over 13 years; she earned her nursing credentials from Mercy School of Nursing in Portland, Maine. Bonnie worked many years at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Bangor, Maine, where she met her husband, Mark Surber.
After getting married in May of 1981, they traveled for 5 months and ended up in Santa Cruz in the autumn of 1981. Therein, she continued her nursing career at AMI Community Hospital working in the intensive care unit. She started a family in 1987 and retired from her nursing career. She was a devoted stay-at-home mother to her sons, Alex and Nick. During their childhood she served on the site council of the Live Oak School District and she was very active in both the PTA and Home and School Clubs.
Bonnie's interest in local volunteer groups extended beyond the classroom when her oldest son wanted to join a local Cub Pack in the Boy Scouts of America. That was just the start of over 20 years of volunteering, including local Live Oak Cub Pack 676 and later Troop 633. She also served on the Loma Prieta District Council of BSA, taught a program designed to educate troop and cub leaders and lead numerous fund-raising projects with the Monterey Bay Area Council.
She is survived by her husband Mark Surber, and her sons, Alexander Surber of Santa Cruz, and Nicholas Surber of Sweden. She also leaves her brother Eric Voisine and his wife Colleen, of Toronto, Canada, and her sisters, Carolyn Chasse and her husband Bob of East Millinocket, Maine, and Laurie Paione and her husband Ernie, of Cornelius, North Carolina. She has two nieces; Melody Chasse, and Audra Paione, and two nephews; Bobby Chasse, and Dominic Paione.
Family services will be private. She was a dedicated environmentalist and Sierra Club supporter, however, any kind acts of charity in Bonnie's memory can be made to an organization of your choice.
Published on  May 13, 2017