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Sad News - Gemma Blanchard

By Oshawa Kicks Soccer Club, 01/24/23, 1:00PM EST


Dear Membership,

We are saddened to share news about one of our players in our All Abilities Program. The Blanchard Family lost their beloved Gemma unexpectedly last week. Gemma was a regular player and participant in this program. Her commitment, perseverance, and enthusiasm were a shining light for everyone. Gemma was never shy to take a leadership role and was always pleased to show off her skills each week. Gemma demonstrated what it took to be a leader as she pushed herself to be better everyday,  showing positivity and energy.

Coach Rob Renda, the leader of this program, spoke fondly of Gemma's participation in the program. "Gemma always showed up and pushed her own limits. Staff could not help but smile while being around her and her entire family. Gemma’s legacy is that we should all be open to any challenge, no matter how big or small.”

Please see the details below, regarding the celebration of Gemma's life.

On behalf of the entire membership, we extend our sincere condolences to the Blanchard Family. We especially extend our support to big brother Logan, who is a player in our Indoor programs.