Lucas Leonard Bourke

PEMBROKE - Beloved son of Shannon Bray and Leonard Bourke, younger brother of Amber Bourke, father of Laylin Rose Bourke, finance of Melissa Letendre, grandson of Diane Gagne and Euclid Bourke, nephew of Jennifer Lamper and Jay Pollard, and his extended family, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at the age of 21.

We found out yesterday that you passed away under the most unfortunate circumstances. You are a beautiful, bright, bold, caring, loving, wonderful son, brother, father, nephew, grandson, and friend.

We sat outside waiting for you to come home and you never did. We will never understand why you were taken at such a young age. Our hearts ache and there are no words to express the sorrow and pain that we all will feel for the rest of our lives. You touched so many hearts with your bright eyes and smile that will stay etched in our hearts forever. We love you and miss you buddy.

Lucas's celebration of life will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the VFW, 6 Court St., Concord. Please join us in his celebration.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lucas's memory to a trust fund for the care of his daughter, Laylin Rose Bourke.

Published in The Concord Monitor on Oct. 11, 2013