|EULOGY COMPOSED AND READ BY ALAN AT GEMMA'S FUNERAL ...
I have written many words about Gemma over the last few years, in small poems
And music, but this is the hardest thing I have had to write.
She had such a great outlook on life, of living for the moment and not wanting to
Miss out on anything. She loved being spontaneous and doing whatever she felt
Like on the day.
Money was never an issue with Gemma, whatever she wanted to do, she did.
Holidays all over the world, a brand new car, going to gigs, shopping, festivals,
out drinking and many others.
I am so proud of her for having this philosophy in life, and so thankful for being
There with her, to enjoy and experience such things. It is people like Gemma that
Give inspiration to others to live in such a way, because life is for living.
She loved people, her family and her friends. She was such a caring person, and
She always surprised me how much she really thought about other people’s
Happiness. If ever I was feeling low, Gemma was always there to pick me back up
And comfort me. She was like this with everybody.
She knew what was really important in life, the only thing she ever really wanted
Was to be happy. With the amount of times she smiled and laughed, I don’t think
Anybody can really doubt that she had achieved that.
I am a big believer in the Soul, and that the Soul is what really makes a person
Who they are. She had a beautiful Soul, of love, happiness and for a true passion
Of life. I believe when somebody leaves this world, their Soul is always alive and
Goes to a better place. Our body is just here on Earth in order for our Soul to
Ever since I met Gemma my life has never been the same. She changed me from
A boy into a man. Her influence on my life is huge. She is my greatest inspiration.
I will miss her immensely, but I will remember everything she has taught me
About life, and the amazing times and memories that we have shared together.
I know that I am not the only person she has touched, she has touched us all in
To me Gemma was truly an Angel, and this gives me great comfort. Although
She is not physically with us, she will always be here in spirit and Soul, with us in Our memories, our dreams and forever in our hearts.