Rose Marie had a kind and humble heart with a passion for the beauty of nature.  A consummate gardener, spending time in her garden was both empowering and therapeutic as she shared her knowledge and bounty.  A graduate of the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in 1961, she had an extensive career at both St. Joseph and Laurentian Hospitals. Rose Marie leaves a lasting legacy of love and generosity with so many warm stories.  Her kind heart and dedication to family and friends will always be cherished and missed. Lovingly surrounded by family, Rose Marie passed away peacefully and comfortably Sunday, June 17th, 2012 in her 73rd year, at Health Sciences North (Sudbury Regional Hospital).  Daughter of the late Joseph James and late Rachel “Rae” (née Généreux) Bowers.  Wife of the late Edmund Fechner (2006).  Proud mother of Edward (Francine) of Dowling, Gisele Huneault (Ken) of Thunder Bay, Tammy Cooper (Barry) of Sudbury and Jim (Andrea) of Dowling.  Loving sister of Roy Bowers (Helen), (late Marilyn) of Edmonton, Dr. Dona Bowers (Bob Gagnon) of Ottawa, and Dan Bowers (Frank Codd) of Toronto.  Cherished grandmother of Edréa, Zacharie, Michael (Amanda), Christal, Jonathan, Chantel, Phoenix, Willow, Haven, Ben, and Great grandmother of Blade, Hailey, and Hunter. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family will honour her life by receiving family and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 4691 R.R. 15, Chelmsford, Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 from 2 to 5p.m. and 7 to 9:30p.m.  Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen the Martyr Church, Dowling.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundations or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Messages of condolence may also be made online at www.cooperativefuneraire.ca. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the superlative doctors, nurses, and caregivers at Health Services North Cardiac ICU.

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