Gemma Patricia Bowler – 1988-2016

Gemma BowlerDeath is nothing at all – I have only slipped away into the next room

I am I, and You are You,

Whatever we were to each other, that we are still,

Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way you always used,

wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow,

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we always enjoyed together.

Play, Smile, Think of me, Pray for me,

Let my name be ever the household word that it always was,

Let it be spoken without effort,

Put no difference into your tone,


Without the ghost of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant,

it is the same as it ever was, there is absolute unbroken continuity.

What is death but a negligible accident ?

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight ?


I am waiting for you for an interval somewhere very near, just around the corner.

All is well, Nothing is past, Nothing is lost.

One brief moment and all will be as it was before.

How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting,

When we meet Again…..



A poem by Cannon Henry Scott-Holland

See You Soon Pretty Kid, Always In My Heart

Love Dad



To All Parents

“I’ll lend you, for a little time, a child of mine,” He said.

“For you to love the while she lives and mourn for when she’s dead.

It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three,

But will you, till I call her back, take care of her for me?

she’ll bring her charms to gladden you, and should her stay be brief,

You’ll have her lovely memories as solace for your grief.”

“I cannot promise she will stay; since all from earth return,

But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.

I’ve looked the wide world over in My search for teachers true

And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes, I have chosen you.

Now will you give her all your love, not think the labour vain,

Nor hate Me when I come to call to take her back again?”

“I fancied that I heard them say, “Dear Lord, Thy will be done!

For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we run.

We’ll shelter her with tenderness, we’ll love her while we may,

And for the happiness we’ve known, forever grateful stay;

But should the angels call for her much sooner than we’ve planned,

We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand!”

Edgar Guest……. Kindly Contributed by Marie Charles


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Art By Gemma Bowler

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Permanent Guest Book

July 7, 2016

R.I.P Gemma, thinking of you today. With love from, Auntie Marie, Uncle Al, Siân, Dave, Owen & Emma in England x

July 7, 2016

Rest in peace Gemma. You will be forever missed. This terrible lose of a true friend will never be forgotten. You will always be in my heart and remembered as the beautiful, smart, amazing person that you are.

Krystal Grant,
Windsor, Ontario
July 8, 2016

you were my first true friend never afraid of anything. you were the best singer out there. enjoy talking walks in heaven

Mike Torres,
leamington, Ontario
July 9, 2016

My deepest condolences to her family.

Liam Bauer
July 9, 2016

Always In My Heart

Angels are going home my pretty kid !

See You soon



Derek Bowler, Liverpool

July 11, 2016

Gemma I’m truly gonna miss u. U were a truly amazing person. We met when we were both pregnant with Ethan and Sophia we bonded over that and u became my best friend. U will always hold a piece of my heart.

Crystal Smith,
Windsor, Ontario
July 11, 2016

R.I.P. Gemma. You will always be greatly missed. Such a sad loss. Long time Friend. Loving Mother. So very sad. We just spoke. 🙁 Sleep Sweet Beautiful. ♡

Ryan King,
Windsor, Ontario
July 11, 2016

You were gone way too soon. Always a good friend and their when I needed someone to talk to who understood what I was dealing with. You were a beautiful friend that I’m going to miss.

Matthew Martel,
Windsor, Ontario
July 11, 2016

Gemma..Have not seen you in a long time.. so sad to hear you are gone… I’ll never forget the memories we shared… We have so many…We were good teenage friends and you were a true friend to me. You were also a very talented artist.. those drawings you always did were soo amazing. RIP my friend Until we meet again..

Kristen S,
July 11, 2016

Gemz its me shane … you were one of my best friends and i know some times we fought but i still cared about you.. im upset that your gone and you will always be the first person i ever drank with lol good times running in belle river in the pouring rain that was an awsome night .. we were kids we had a great time .. i will miss you very very much .. hey gemma .. pizza pockets lol loved those times !!! Ill miss you !!

Shane Laporte,
Belle river, Ontario
July 11, 2016

Gemma , I am so incredibly sad to hear of your passing We just spoke last month about so many beautiful things. You were such a wonderful soul and so genuine and kind. My heart breaks for your family and little guy You will be so missed.

Katie Bridgman,
Pemberton, British Columbia
July 12, 2016

We will miss you gemma

Shane Samson,
Windsor, Ontario

July 12, 2016

Gemma.. so kind and caring, a great friend, we’ve shared many memories together, was always there for everyone in time of need, so sad to see you go, you will never be forgotten and always in my heart xo

Rob Johnston,
July 12, 2016

Rest in Peace … very sad to see you go so soon … il never forget u and hope u find peace and happines .. well see you on other other side Gem .. well all love and miss you

Tim Culda,
July 12, 2016

Rest In Paradise Gemma 🙁


Mike Hart,
Belle River
July 12, 2016

so sorry to here you are going to be missed

donald huntley,
windsor, Ontario
July 12, 2016


donald huntley,
windsor, Ontario
July 12, 2016



Natalie Trepanier,
Belle River, Ontario
July 12, 2016


Love you forever….mom ..Sophie and your baby Ethan xxxxxxx

pat bowler,
Stoney point
July 12, 2016

R.I.P deepess condolence to the you all find the strength and peace within yourself.

Annette Morrow,
July 12, 2016

André Robichaud,
Windsor, Ontario
July 12, 2016



Nathalie Bourassa
July 13, 2016

My Deepest Sypathies to Genmas’ Parents, Family & Friends! My son Lance Went To Prom With Gemma In High School As Well As Dated For A While. To Gemmas’ Mother If There Is Anything I Can Do Or You Just Need To Talk… Please Don’t Hesitate To Call Me (519)564-9915

Franca Miliucci (Lance Desbiens’ Mother),
Windsor, Ontario
July 13, 2016

May this candle light your way towards peace.
You will be deeply missed Gemma.
Your life was taken way to soon ♡
You may spread your wings now to fly with the Angels. Rest in paradise

Ashley Desbiens,
Emeryville, Ontario
July 13, 2016

Very sorry about your loss ♡
Your family is in my prayers~

Jaimee-lynn Granger,
Tilbury, Ontario
July 13, 2016

R.I.P Gemma, will always remember the childhood memories with family gatherings, we had some good times together.
Missing you already.~

Eric Selley,
Belle River, Ontario
July 14, 2016

In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.
My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.
They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.
Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.
But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.

By Lamaretta Simmons
Denise Gascon,
Belle River
July 14, 2016

R.i.P jemma didn’t no u as an adult but did as a baby, rest in peace. Babe in my thoughts xx

Gillian Hamlet,
July 14, 2016

Mes sincères sympathies à toi, ta mère et Ethan, bon courage à toute la famille, Monsieur Sylvain :(~

Sylvain Arsenault,
Pointe-aux-Roches, Ontario
July 14, 2016


Victoria Lamarche,
Windsor, Ontario
July 14, 2016

Rest in Peace, Gemma. My deepest sympathies to family & friends.

M Szarka,
Belle River, Ontario
July 14, 2016

Our heartfelt sympathies to Pat, Sophie and Ethan for the loss of a beautiful daughter, sister and Mom – gone to soon. Sending silent prayers and lots of hugs to her family. We will miss our visits with Gemma.


Patrick and Brigitte Selley,
Belle River, Ontario
July 14, 2016

Rest in peace sis. Thank you for blessing me a beautiful nephew! He’s the most amazing thing to happen to my life.
Everytime I listen to system of a Down I’ll rock out twice as hard and remember how much we loved listening to them together, and blasting it when ever we had people over.
I’ll never forget how proud you were of me for all the little things in life and how you used to brag to your friends when ever I got a good job or good marks in school. And how fishing with my dad was always a competition (that you would always win).
I love you and I miss you! See you on the other side. And don’t worry, I’m taking good care of your fat kitty.

Sophie Brevard
July 15, 2016

We will miss our niece Gemma. Even though we have not spoken since we visited Canada we have watched you grow into a beautiful young woman. May you find peace and happiness in your final destination. Lots of Love Aunty Gillian and Uncle Tony.

gill and tony latham
July 15, 2016

I haven’t seen you since you were a little baby but have watched you grow into a lovely young woman on pictures, RIP my little baby cousin xx


Sabreena Latham,
Southport, Merseyside
July 15, 2016

To Pat, Sophie and Ethan we are so sorry for your loss, may Gemma bring you comfort in the years to come. We are here if you need anything, don’t hesitate to call us. We love you all.~


Nicole, Christine and Corinne Desjardins,
stoney-point, Ontario
July 17, 2016

Pat, Ethan and Sophie; Andy and I are so sorry for your loss. We hope if you need anything, anything at all, please let us know, we will help with whatever you need. We love you all so much. Gemma is your guardian angel watching from above. Take care of yourselves! Love Andy and Jeannine~

Andy&Jeannine Brevard,
Stoney Point, Ontario
August 22, 2016

Gemma I remember seeing you the day you were born. You were such a happy little girl. I didn’t know you as an adult after you moved to Canada, but saw photos of you through the years.

Our condolences and love to you Pat, Ethan & Sophie. Thinking of you all.

We will never forget you Gemma. xx

Pauline, James, Helen & Dave Brown (Alyward ),
Kirkby, Liverpool
August 19, 2016

Gemma, I was blessed with the pleasure of knowing you for 10 years,you were my ray of sunshine and someone I will truly miss,I know I told you a billion times to the point you would get annoyed, but I love you and I am proud of the improvements you were showing in your life, you will always be remembered, thank you for the beautiful memories.We will see each other again and I will give you that hug that has evaded us in this world…Miguel

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