Helen Therese Bowman
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HELEN THERESE BOWMAN The Bowman family sadly announces that Therese, 84, passed away peacefully at Hill House Hospice on Sunday, November 2, 2008 after a brief illness. Therese was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mae Dillon, and the devoted wife of the late William (Bill) Bowman, deceased January 1995. Therese was the beloved mother and mother-in-law of, Paul and Shirley Bowman (Cummings), Judy (Bowman) and Pierre Poirier, Bill and Twila Bowman (McGrath), Mike Bowman and Cora Johnson, Peggy Bowman, Joe and Rose Bowman (Evans) and Eddy Bowman and Jenny Fifield. Grandma and Nana will be dearly missed by her grandchildren, William, Ken, Amanda, Jean-Pierre, Billie, Nikki, Mikey, Keely Anne, Christopher, Camille, Lily, Dillon, Jake and Sonny. Therese was also the proud Great- Grandma of Reese, Avery, Luke, Danni and Avadale. The family will be forever grateful for the kind care given to Therese at York Central Hospital - special thanks to Drs. Tobias and Wong, and during her final days at Hill House Hospice - our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Berger and all the wonderful compassionate staff at Hill House. Funeral arrangements are with Marshall Funeral Home in Richmond Hill. Mom will attend her final Mass at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 10295 Yonge St., Richmond Hill, Ontario on Wednesday, November 5th at 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Following the funeral the family invites friends and family to join us for a reception hosted at Paul and Shirley Bowman's home, 49 Whistle Post St., Toronto, Ontario, M4E 3W7. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hill House Hospice in Richmond Hill, Ontario would be appreciated. We will always love you Mum.

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Published in Toronto Star on Nov. 4, 2008.
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November 5, 2008
Are thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. We understand what its like....Love Fred/Karen and family....
Karen and Fred Pyziak
November 5, 2008
Dear Peggy, Camille and Chris:

My condolences to all of you on the loss of your mother and grandmother. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Anne Lund
November 5, 2008
Dear Judy and Family,
Kindly accept my deepest of sympathies.
May God bless and console you all at this sad time.
Ray Gunness
November 5, 2008
Our sincerest condolences to the Bowman family for your loss. We always felt your mother / grandmother was a very loving person and she will be truly missed. Our thoughts are with you today.
Pat, Francy, Yvonne & Normand Poirier
Pat & Francy Poirier
November 5, 2008
Peggy and family,

My condoences to you ad the family.
All my best. I am hoping to hear from you soon.

alva murray
November 5, 2008
Dear Peggy, Chris, Camille and Family,
You are in my thoughts and have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother and grandmother. My thoughts and love are with you during this hard time.

Wendy Grennier
November 5, 2008
Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Peggy, you always spoke so affectionately about you mother.
Elizabeth Ramage
November 5, 2008

My condolences to you and your family. I know your mom was the world to you. God Bless
Zahaida Merdjanian
November 4, 2008
Judy, Pierre, Amanda and Jean-Pierre: Our hearts are heavy for your loss and that we cannot be there with you at this sad time. We will always remember her loving and gentle manner and her sense of humor; know that we celebrate her life with you.
Claudette, Wade, Damien and Karin
Claudette Bujold-Poirier
November 4, 2008
Judy, Pierre, Amanda and Jean Pierre,

We send you our deepest sympathy and condolsences on the passing of your Mother/Nana. Our thoughts are with you during this sad and difficult time.

The Sumonja Family.
Jenn Sumonja
November 4, 2008
Judy, Peggy and family,

I’m thinking of you at this sad time and I’m holding you in loving thoughts. Your mother will always live in your continued beauty.

With heart felt condolences to you all,

Tracy Currie (nee Simpson)
November 4, 2008
Dear Judy and Family. Please accept my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Helen Bodanis
November 4, 2008
Judy, Pierre, Amanda & Jean Pierre,
Our hearts are heavy that we can not be there with you as you celebrate your Mom's life. You and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
John & Carol McDonald
November 4, 2008
Dear Judy, our deepest sympathy and condolsences on the passing of your mom. We will pray for you and your family.
Sincerely, Chris & Peggy
Chris Vieira
November 4, 2008
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2008

Anna Tersigni
November 4, 2008
Dear Judy, Pierre, Amanda, JP, Peggy & the rest of the family!
May the memories you hold so close to your heart give you the strength and courage to overcome the sadness you feel, but remember mom is with the Lord and she watches over you & lives within each one of you!
Sandrine Perera
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