Noel David Bowe

Born on 25 December 1942
Passed away on 28 December 2017
Late of MONTVILLE
Aged 75 years

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Kangaroo Point: Photo after Kangaroo Point : Photo Dec 2015 . In a cafe in Paris Rod and Noël in an airport somewhere Your Lilies next to the tibetan bowl you got not that long ago Surrounded by your flowers

Noel David Bowe

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Letter written by Sam, a patient of Francoise and a friend
Mrs. Marie-Francoise Kingsley added a tribute/eulogy for Noel David Bowe
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Kangaroo Point: Photo after "Noelisation" of the 2 cottages! Thanks Sally
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Kangaroo Point : Photo "before" : 2 little cottages Thanks Sally
Letter sent by Dot Daley, friend.
Mrs. Marie-Francoise Kingsley added a tribute/eulogy for Noel David Bowe
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Dec 2015 . In a cafe in Paris
Dear Noel, sad to hear of your passing, especially just after beating your last illness. I will miss your sense of humor and the tales you told. Also it was great to be part of your dream to get Montville Manor established, hopefully all the effort will not be in vain and perhaps one day there will be and artists retreat, shop and the completion of the house. Fare well my friend and Bon Voyage. My condolences to Francoise at this time.
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  • Mrs. Marie-Francoise Kingsley: Your words are sublime John . They make me cry of sadness that he is no longer to continue to do and be all this , but also of joy and pride dare I say that he so decided to share so much of this craziness and life force with me for so many years .
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  • Anne Carne: Great words John. Sadness pervades us. Anne
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Rod and Noël in an airport somewhere
Here you are, Noeli Poeli, the Desiderata poem you liked so much. You clearly said on your 75th birthday that you wanted it to be read at your funeral. So I did read it for you, but not very well, because I was not controlling my tears well enough..

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann
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