OBITUARIES

Isabella (Lisa) Pinto 

It is with deep sadness that we advise of the passing of Isabella (Lisa) Pinto on the afternoon of Sept 11, 2017 after a lengthy and courageous struggle with cancer.

Lisa was awonderful and beautiful person in every respect and touched many with her kindness and gentleness. Left to mourn her loss are her many family and friends, most especially her loving husband Nat Pinto, and the joys of their lives,their two sons Dirk and Ridge.

A private funeral Service will be held on Friday Sept. 15th. Please respect the wishes of her family and keep them all in prayer. 

On behalf of our community and members we extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the family.

May her soul rest in peace.



Obituary - Renato Nicholau Rodrigues

On April 01, 1932 in Uganda, Renato died peacefully in Kamloops, BC on April 11th, 2017, after succumbing to a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Rennie was born in Kampala, Uganda and was educated in, St. Francis Xavier’s in Bombay, India. He returned to Uganda to work for the Ugandan civil service and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1972.


He excelled in field hockey, playing for his school team in India, the Kampala Goan Institute, the Wildcats in Kampala, and represented Uganda internationally. Besides hockey, Rennie enjoyed fishing, rock hunting, darts, gardening, the outdoors, writing, reading, dancing, singing, and making jokes.

Renato will be remembered and missed by his wife, Rose, his children, Rachel, Roy and Rebbah, his grandchildren, Samantha, Garren, Veronica, Gregory (predeceased in 1999), Joel and Hanna, and his brother, Bonifacio, (predeceased: Alex, Avelino, Wilfred, and his sister Clara.)

A funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on April 22, 2017 at 2pm., at 635 Tranquille Rd., Kamloops, British Columbia, followed by a reception at the church hall.


In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Parkinson’s Society in Rennie’s memory may be made to: The Parkinson’s Society

http://www.parkinson.ca/site/c.kgLNIWODKpF/b.5184129/k.2CBF/Donate_Now.htm

The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the staff at Gemstones and Dr. Doug Hamilton.


Obituary - Bento (Benny) Fernandes

We regret to inform you of the passing away on the 25th of February 2017 of Bento Fernandes (past president of the G.O.A.), husband of Lydia, father of late Joy (Peter Szulc) and Michael (Caterina), grandfather of Katarina, Nicholas, and Luca and son-in-law of Edith da Cunha. A prayer service will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2465 Crown Street, Vancouver at 7pm on Sunday, March 5th 2017. There will be a mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 11am on Monday, March 6th followed by interment at Ocean View Funeral Home at 4000 Imperial Street in Burnaby.












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