Joseph “Joey” Francis DeSouza

 It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Joseph DeSouza on October 20, 2017 at the age of 83.  Beloved husband for 56 years to Diana and proud father to Joel (Gabrielle) and Joycelene (late Paul Miller).  Cherished Grandpa to Lauren.  Second father to his personal caregiver Asiya.  Joey will be greatly missed by his extended family and dear friends who were so supportive during his lengthy battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), an illness he bore with courage and grace.

Joey was an accomplished scholar and retired elementary school principal for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.  He loved to travel, read, enjoy music and spend time with his family including his fur baby Bubbles.  Remember him fondly, laughing, enjoying a fine beverage and living life to the fullest.

The family extends a special thank-you to Dr. Whitmore, the nurses and staff at the Waterford LTC for their wonderful care and compassion.

A funeral mass will be held at Saint Matthew Catholic Parish, 1150 Monks Passage, Oakville on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CurePSP or OVC Pet Trust.



Born: 3rd January 1946. She was the wife of the late Remy Vitor, mother of Vernon and Michelle and mother-in-law to Elaine and Ravi. She was the loving grand-mother of Rajveer, Jayveer, Kayla and Aiden.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday the 5th of September 2017 at the Saint Francis Xavier Church, Parklands at 10 am.

Viewing will commence from 9:30 am. Following the service, the burial will take place at Langata Cemetery.

Martha Dias – Memorial

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Maurice Anthony Fernandes

June 13, 2017

It is with great sadness that we inform you Maurice Anthony (Rui) Fernandes passed away on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at the Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga. He succumbed to a heart attack.

Maurice is survived by his siblings Elsa (late John), Nina (late Albert), and Lino (Thelma). Loving uncle to Brian (Ivette), Carol (Ryan), Vince, Ian and Melissa. Cherished by his grandnephews Isaiah and Evan, and his grandniece Isabel.

Turner & Porter Peel Chapel
2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga
Friday, June 16th, 2017
4:00pm – 9:00pm.

Funeral mass
St. Patrick’s Parish
921 Flagship Drive
Saturday, June 17th, 2017
Mississauga at 9:30am.

Assumption Catholic Cemetery
6933 Tomken Rd, Mississauga.

n lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations in memory of Maurice may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation at or by calling 1-877-882-2582.

Jerome Francisco Albano D’Silva

At 93, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his beloved wife and family on April 20, 2017. He was born on September 26, 1923 in Karachi to Ligorio and Lily D’Silva.

He graduated from St. Patrick’s High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts at D.J Arts College and completed first year law. Jerome started his own successful business creating Hussain-D’Silva Enterprises with his partner and school friend Ashfaq Hussain. He built many of the landmark housing developments in Karachi most notably Hussain-D’Silva Park, Gardens, Condominiums and Town. He also produced many movies including “Bara Admi” which won the Nigar Award in Pakistan.

Jerome married Yvette (Pinto) in 1953 at St Lawrence Parish in Cincinatus Town. They were happily married and completed their 64th Wedding Anniversary on April 19, 2017.

Jerome is survived by his beloved spouse Yvette and his eight children: Lynette (David de Souza), Ashley (Lorna), Naomi (Hubert Coutts), Aureen (Michael Pinto), Elena (Lyndon Mascarenhas), Desmond (Gillian), Rodney (Rosemary) and Keith (Esther); his sister Joan and brothers Fred and Ronnie; his 26 grandchildren: Elliot, Noella (Michael), Christina (Brian), Andrea (David), Mark (Cassandra), Rachel, Adam, Conrad (Manny), Daniel (Vanessa), Laura (Spencer), Erica (Arad), Warren, Dean, Amelia (Renato), Roland, Wendall (Byanca), Colette, Victoria, Matthew, Kristen, Tyler, Kaitlin, Alexis, Nathan, Megan and Liam; his 17 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Jerome was preceded in death by his parents Ligorio and Lily D’Silva; siblings: Edith, Philip, Marjorie and Maurice; daughter Martina; and grandson Kyle.

Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga, L5B 1M8 at 2-4pm and 6-9pm on Monday April 24.

Funeral Service
St. Clement Church, 409 Markland Drive, Etobicoke, M9C 1S5
10am on Tuesday April 25.

Burial will immediately follow the funeral service at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 2099 Dickson Rd, Port Credit Mississauga, L5B 1Y6.

For those who wish, memorial donations can be made in lieu of flowers to Missionaries of Charity at 185 Dunn Ave,
Toronto, M6K2S1.

The Story

Our father, Jerome D’Silva, played a very large part in our lives. His life revolved around family and friends. From his humble childhood in Pridi House to his enormous success as a major developer financier in Karachi, his family meant more to him than anything else. He left Pakistan and gave up everything he created to start a new life in Canada for the safety and security of his wife and children. Success, to him, was defined by the strength of family bonds. He impacted many lives in different ways. Many of the condolences received have reflected on the way Jerome touched their lives. Jerome often shared his personal stories with whomever he met and it allowed others to relate to a man who was generous of heart and spirit. He was a warmhearted and principled man. He was a devoted husband, loving father, nurturing friend and community advocate. Jerome is missed so dearly but his legacy is the impact he has made on all of us. We pay tribute to a man who put others before himself.

To our loving father Jerome D’Silva.

Lorna Rodrigues (nee Siqueira)

Saturday 8 April 2017, Toronto.

Aged 66, passed suddenly on .
Much beloved daughter of Basilia and the late Andrew Lazarus Siqueira; mother of Craig and Father Eric Rodrigues; sister of George (Regina) and Serena; aunt of Tania (Kevin), Andrew (Courtney) and Alexa (Keven); great aunt to Payton, Patrick and Emerie.
She will be greatly missed by her many friends, old and new, including her Mombasa Sacred Heart High School, Class of 66, who held a reunion in Goa in January 2017.
Visitation on Tuesday, April 11 from 5 to 9 pm at R.S. Kane, 6150 Yonge St.
The Funeral will take place on Wednesday, April 12 at 11 am at Blessed Trinity Parish, 3220 Bayview Ave, to be followed by a private interment.
Donations to the St. Vincent de Paul’s Society – – requested in lieu of flowers. Condolences to
For the Funeral Parlour site,  click here.

Lino Francis Lobo

Died peacefully, in his 85th year, at Hamilton General Hospital. 

Formerly from Uganda, settled in Hamilton, Ontario, he leaves behind his son Darryl (Laura), grandson Max. He is predeceased by his daughter Lynessa.  Dear brother of Joseph (Nina), Leo (late Rita), Louis (Janet), and late Lyra (late Paul D’Souza). He will be missed by his nieces and nephews, extended family, and good friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:30am, at St. Patrick’s Church, 330 King St. East, Hamilton. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Ronald Pereira

August 18, 1936 – March 31, 2017

With deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Ronald Pereira, 80, in Safety Harbor, FLA, surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Brenda Pereira and his four precious daughters, Michelle, Charmaine, Denise (Rod), Ivy (Tre) and his two lovely grandchildren Janae and Devan.

Ronnie is the brother of the late Terence (Blasia), the late Isobel (Charles), Hubert (Audrey), and Vivian (Filomena). He will be truly missed by many cousins, nephews and nieces.

Family and friends will be received at Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church, Clearwater, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 5-7 PM. Funeral Service is Thursday, April 6, 2017, 1:30 – 02:30 PM, Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, 2405 Philippe Pkwy, Safety Harbor, FLA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Mrs Yvonne Fernandes (nee De Souza)

July 6 1945 – March 21 2017
Toronto, Canada (ex Tanzania/Kenya)

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Yvonne after a long battle with cancer. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her family.  Yvonne was a loving mother to Melvin and Brandon (Mia) and grandmother to Sierra-Jasmine and Sean.

Daughter of the late Julius and Dylia De Souza.  Sister to Mabel, Late Irene (Late Adrian Pereira), Doris, Edwin (Georgina De Souza) and Tessie (Late Leopold Gracias). Aunt to Late Stanley, Silvie, Charmaine (Eric St-Jean), Elsa, Genevieve and Lauren.  Grand Aunt to Shaun, Zachary and Christopher. She will be dearly missed by her family and in-laws, in Toronto and Dar es Salaam.

Special thanks to Dr. Daryl Roitman and the staff at North York General Hospital.

Funeral Details
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, 211 Langstaff Road East (Bayview and Langstaff)

March 24 from 3PM to 8PM.

Funeral Mass
March 25 at 1:30PM, followed by the burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Condolences to:

Walter Hayde – A Tribute

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving husband, devoted father, proud grandfather and inspiring community leader, Walter Hayde.

Walter passed peacefully the morning of March 8, 2017 surrounded by family and close friends.

On October 16, 1952, Walter was the first born to Sheila and Brigadier Desmond Hayde followed by his younger brothers, Michael and Norman.

On May 24, 1977, he married AnnaRita Gonsalves with whom he shared almost 40 years of marriage. Together, they raised three daughters, Elizabeth, Jennifer and Michelle. Walter is also a proud grandfather of two loving grandsons, Eric and Joseph.

Walter enjoyed a successful career in sales that carried him from India to Dubai before settling down in Canada. His 20 years in real estate was inspiring to many. He was inclusive of all, supported many communities and was a kind, generous individual who volunteered at every opportunity.

With courage and dignity, Walter fought his eight month battle against pancreatic cancer. He was always positive and stayed strong for his family until the very end.

Walter will be missed by his family, friends and associates for his zest for life, his passion to help others and his charismatic personality.

Friday, March 17, 2017
From 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Meadowvale Cemetery located 7732 Mavis Road, Brampton, ON L6Y 5M1

Funeral Mass:
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 am
St. Francis Xavier Church located at 5650 Mavis Rd, Mississauga, ON L5V 2X5

Burial to follow at Glen Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery located at 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville, ON L6H 7A8

Celine Mary Borges

Dorothea (Dora) Filomena Mascarenhas

December 21, 1937 – March 10, 2017

With deepest love and cherished memories, we announce the passing of Dorothea (Dora) Filomena Mascarenhas.

Beloved Wife of Late Victor Gregorio Mascarenhas. Cherished Mother of Ian (Suzanne) Mascarenhas and Lilian (Shannon) D’Souza. Precious Grandma of Charlene (Matthew) Henkelmann, Michelle and Michael Mascarenhas.

Loving sister of late Vera (late Escuriao) Da Silva, Ortulana (late Casimiro) De Mello, Nina (Robin) Pereira, late Ubal (Mary) DeSouza, Dominic (Dolly) DeSouza, Lamartin (Gunilla) DeSouza, Rufina (Felix) Ferrao,

Sister-in-law to late Frederick (Cathy) Mascarenhas, late Romeo (Philu) Mascarenhas, Jacinto (Melicia) Mascarenhas, late Sylvester Mascarenhas,

And Precious Aunt to her loving nieces, nephews, family and friend to all.

Forever in our hearts.

March 17, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Glen Oaks Funeral Home, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville ON L6H 7A8

Funeral Mass:
March 18, 2017 – 11:00 a.m.
St. Christopher Roman Catholic Church, 1171 Clarkson Road, Mississauga ON L5J 2W1

Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville ON L6H7A8

Messages of condolence can be sent to: (Lilian) and (Ian)

Teotonio (Teo) Gomes

Formerly of Nairobi, Mombasa, and Dar es Salaam; born in Aldona, Goa, on February 10, 1916.

Teo passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on March 8, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Effie; loving father to Ivo, Francis (Jennifer), Phil (Vernon) and Joyce; devoted grandfather to Melanie (Del), Hayley (Stuart), Anil (Sue), Nikhil (Mary Anne), Natasha, Christine (Reggie), Jonathan and Christopher (Yi-Mei); doting great-grandfather to Brooke, Jessica, Grace, Rosa, Anna, William, Nia, Noah and Ethan.

Friends and family will be received at the Highland Funeral Home, Scarborough Chapel, 3280 Sheppard Avenue East (Sheppard/Warden), on Sunday, March 12, 2017, from 2-4 pm and 6-9 pm.

The funeral mass will take place on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Good Shepherd Parish, 21 Simonston Boulevard, Thornhill, at 10:00 am. Interment at Highland Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul or Covenant House.


Died peacefully at Nairobi Hospital in Nairobi Kenya on March 10, 2017. Alu was considered the world’s greatest hockey left wingers and represented Kenya in four Olympics from 1956 to 1968 and then coached the national team in 1972 and 1976.

Beloved husband of the Late Alba, cherished father of Derek (Rosalynn) Erika Mendonca-DeSilva(Julius)

Cora Lisa Baretto (Shaun) along with grand kids Nicola, Angelica, Tyson, Jadon and Chloe and loving brother to Dr. Pius (Late Monika), Annie D’sa (Late Alex) and Teresa Mendonca-Mandricks (Ron). Teresa is a member of the GOA.

Missed by nephews, nieces, cousins and extended family.

Funeral Service at 11 a.m. on Monday 13 March at Holy Trinity Catholic Church , Nairobi.

Condolences to:
Erika (
Teresa (nee Mendonca)

Helen Tecla Franco

February 18, 2017 – Pickering – FRANCO, Mrs. Helen Tecla nee Madeira (ex-Dar-es-Salaam ) passed away peacefully at the Ajax/Pickering Hospital
with her family by her side at the age of 82.
Wife of the late Voluziano Franco, Helen is survived by her children, Wilma/Bosco Moniz, Valerie/Don Bilenduke and Vence Franco
She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Stafford, Janelle/Jeff Woods, Nigel Moniz , Katelyn, Jenna, and Rachael Bilenduke
Helen was sister to Placiano/Olga Madeira, Leo/Sarah Madeira, late Effie/Joe Moraes
Funeral Details
McEachnie Funeral Home,
28 Old Kingston Road,
Ajax, Ontario L1T 2Z7
Phone: 905-428-8488
On Thursday, March 02, 2017  from 5-9pm
Celebration of Life at:
St. Issac Jogues Catholic Church,
1148 Finch Avenue, Pickering, Ontario L1V 1J6
Phone: 905-831-3353
On Friday, March 03, 2017  Commencing at 10:30am
Condolences to:

Valentine Viegas

January 20, 2017- Toronto Valentine (Vally) Viegas (ex-Dare-es-Salaam, Tanzania)passed away peacefully. Son of the late Romulus and late Maxima (Pury) Viegas.
He was a devoted husband to Sylvie nee deSouza, and loving father of Stephanie(Allen Pereira), Samantha(Russ Watkins) and Jason(Jen). He will be missed by his grandchildren,  Tyler, Alexis, Hayley, Madison, Jared and Jameson.
Vally was a loving brother to Winifred (Philip) Martin, Austin (Nilda) , Wilma (Conrad) De Souza, Phoebe (Ashley) Mendes and Ralph (Valerie).

Richmond Room
Chapel Ridge Funeral Home
8911 Woodbine Ave, Markham.
on Wed., Jan., 25th
Hours:  2:00 to 4:00 PM
             6:00 to 9:00 PM
[at 8:30 PM there will be prayers presided over by a priest from St,Thomas the Apostle]
As per Val’s wishes the Funeral will only comprise a Mass at:
St. Thomas the Apostle Church,
14 Highgate Drive, Markham.
(nearest intersection is Birchmount/Steeles)
on Thursday, Jan. 26th @10:00 AM
[after the mass the Hearse and the immediate family only will drive to the Crematorium]

Honorato (Hony) Fernandes

December 17th, 1927 – January 3rd, 2017
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Honorata (Hony) Fernandes on January 3, 2017 at the age of 89.

He is survived by his loving wife Arminda, children Jeffrey (Reina), Patricia (Rick), late Steve (Alvina(, Carol (Jonathan), Frank (Sybil), and thirteen grandchildren, Adriana, Linsey, Joanna, Rachele, Jeanine, Dana, Lyle, Daniel, Lauren, Mark Kaitlyn, Sienna and Lucas; his sisters Susanna (Eugene), Fabia and many dear friends and relatives. He will be missed by all who know and loved him.

Visitation will be held at Glen Oaks funeral home at 2164 Ninth Line, Oakville, ON L6H 7A8 on Monday January 9th, 2017 from 10:30-12:00pm

The Funeral service will be held immediately after at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel followed by internment at Glen Oaks cemetery.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

for further details please visit

Priscilla Pinto (nee Coutinho)

Passed away peacefully on December 31st 2016.  Wife of Ben and beloved mother of Randal, Mark and Sharon.  Loving sister to Violet (Cassy) Coelho, Lucy (Cyril) Almeida and Effie (Sal) Rocha.  Priscilla will be greatly missed by all her nieces and nephews.  Teacher at Dr. Ribeiro’s Goan School, Nairobi, Kenya. 

Ogden Funeral Home
(4164 Sheppard Ave. E, East of Kennedy Rd.)
Wednesday, January 4th 2017 from 5-9 p.m.  

Funeral Mass :
Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Church
(265 Alton Towers Cir.  South of Steeles Ave., West of McCowan Rd.)
Thursday, January 5th 2017 at 10:00 a.m. 

Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.