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Charles "Spike" Bourdo

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  • - nathaniel drexler
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Charles "Spike" Bourdo, 64, of Oliver Township died Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2007 at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, after suffering from a ruptured thoracic aneurysm.

He was born March 31, 1943 in Pontiac, to the late Charles and Mary (Davis) Bourdo.

Spike worked alongside his father who started Updyke Tool, a tool and die shop, making parts for the auto industry, in Pontiac. In 1991, Spike moved his business to Huron County which became Moore Industries and later Versant Engineering, near Elkton, until recently when he retired.

On August 4, 1997, he married Joanne Stuart on Mackinac Island. They traveled together and enjoyed nature. Spike was an avid hunter. He loved to hunt all kinds of game, pheasants, deer, small game and especially ducks. He spent much time on the water, boating and fishing in Saginaw Bay. It has been said that he was a "people person", with his perpetual smile and sense of humor; he attracted friends like a magnet. He was a member of the NRA, Ducks Unlimited and a former member of the Caseville Rod and Gun Club and will be missed by all who knew him. Surviving are his wife, Joanne; two children, Michele and Sam; a granddaughter, Libby; his sister, Joan Bevelacqua of Olympia, Wash.; a niece, Alexandra; and his faithful dog, Mack.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at his home at the end of Haist Rd at Moore Rd. Friends may gather there.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, Pigeon Conservation Pheasant program or Ducks Unlimited.

Words of condolence may be expressed by signing the guest book at

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Champagne Funeral Chapel of Elkton - Elkton
5495 Pigeon Road
Elkton, MI 48731
(989) 375-2310
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Published in Huron Daily Tribune on May 22, 2007
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