DIETSCH, Gail Patricia (Bowman) -Went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 14, 2022 surrounded by love. Our world lost one of the best. Family was the very center of her life.
Gail was born in Hamilton, Ontario, the eldest of three children. Her father was in the army and they moved around some, but in her teens, they moved to Niagara on the Lake where Gail met the love of her life, Mike. Most of Gail’s younger years were spent making memories with their six children.
For 27 years Gail drove school bus. She loved seeing and talking with all of the children. For many years, Gail also sold Avon. It was her way of spending time with her friends…or perhaps escaping a wee bit from the chaotic schedule at home and the busy schedule of being a politician’s wife and chauffeuring kids.
Gail had a passion for gardening. She loved spending time outside in the beautiful gardens she created. She also enjoyed cross stitch, painting and decorating. There was no decorating project that she would not tackle, including taking down walls. Tell her she wouldn’t be able to do it and you threw down the challenge.
After Mike passed away, Gail was lost for many years until she met Bill Sauer. Mom was extremely blessed to have found love again.
She will be deeply missed by her children Pat (Ken), Linda (David), Michael (Maureen), Paul (Natasha), Jody (Alick), and Matthew (Kristen), as well as her grandchildren Bram, Melissa, Sean, Andrew, Bayley, Tiffany, Ashley, Erik, Michael, Liam, Kaleb, Justin, Tyler, Austin, Nolan, Leah, Nadra, Alwayne, Malcolm, Taya, Shaishauna, Tatiana, Isaiah, Gabby, Lyssa, Dylan and Colton. She had 22 great grandchildren with one on the way. She will be dearly missed by her sister Louise Danieluk.
We lost a special one with Gail, she saw the good in all and especially the underdog.
Gail is resting at Morgan Funeral Home, 415 Regent Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, where her family will receive friends on Monday, July 18th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 73 Picton Street, NOTL on Tuesday morning, July 19th at 10:30 am. Cremation to follow. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Out of the Cold or the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.morganfuneral.com