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  • 18 Apr 2017 1:15 AM | Joseph D'silva (Administrator)

    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.

  • 03 Mar 2017 11:45 AM | Joseph D'silva (Administrator)

    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.

  • 15 Nov 2016 9:35 AM | Joseph D'silva (Administrator)

    We regret to inform the passing away on 12th of November 2016 of Hilda Pacheco (nee Cordeiro), wife of Joe Pacheco (past president of G.O.A.), mother of Arvind and Anil John, grandmother of Samantha, sister of Cacilda Paes, and aunt of Anita (Charles) D'Souza.

    A memorial service will be held at St Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Richmond  on Saturday the 19th of November 2016 at 2pm. The address of the church is 4451 Williams Rd, Richmond.B.C.  Ample parking is available.


  • 13 Sep 2016 4:29 PM | Joseph D'silva (Administrator)

    It is with sadness that we inform you that *Maggie Francis*, mother of Terry (Merle), Errol (Delphine), and Tom (Joan), passed away peacefully on September 12, 2016, at Trillium hospital Mississauga. Details of visitation and funeral service will be sent out when available.

  • 31 Aug 2016 10:25 AM | Joseph D'silva (Administrator)

    Although we know she is now in a better place, it is with great sadness that we share the news of Dulcie’s passing. After a long battle with brain cancer Dulcie passed away peacefully on Monday, August 22nd. Dulcie Jennifer Rogers (nee Coutinho) is pre-deceased by her parents: Larmartine Coutinho and Angela Coutinho (nee Britto). She is survived by her brothers Edmund Coutinho, Richard Coutinho, sister Jocelyne Coutinho, Husband Patrick Rogers, Daughter Meagan Rogers, Son Sean Rogers (Jessica), and her 3 precious grandchildren Sebastian Rogers, Camille Rogers, Gabrielle Rogers.

    Born March 15, 1949 in Entebbe, Uganda Dulcie came to Canada in 1972 with a single suitcase. Since her arrival she has been a proud Canadian and dedicated teacher and community member. She taught in the Comox Valley for over 30 years – starting at Lake Trail and moving to Vanier, teaching math and chemistry. Her love for teaching, dedication, and strict ways made her one of the best teachers, and her funny sayings made her a favourite of many students She volunteered for anything she could find, from Music Fest and Filberg Festival to Walk for Life, and had many friends from all of her interests ranging from Book Club and Aquasize to bridge and gardening, and of course all the parents she sat on the sidelines with, cheering for her children. Dulcie was an adventurous traveler and saw much of the world with her siblings and children, including living in Australia for a year on a teaching exchange. She was an amazing mother, sister, wife, grandmother, teacher, and friend and will be missed by many.

    Services will be held at Christ the King, with a Prayer service on Friday August 26th night at 7PM and a Mass on Saturday, August 27 at 10AM, reception following.

    In keeping with her fondness of education and fierce feminism, Dulcie has asked that in Lieu of flowers donations are made for a bursary in her name that will be awarded annually to a female in the Sciences. Cheques can be made out to School District 71 with Dulcie Rogers Memorial in the Memo. Please contact a family member if you would like to donate to the bursary.

  • 15 Aug 2016 3:26 PM | Joseph D'silva (Administrator)

    It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Orpheus D'Souza, husband of Bina and father of Swithin, Gavin, Anslem, and Caireen, in Surrey B.C. on August 11, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Our condolences to the family.

    Funeral Details
    Saturday August 20, 2016
    St. Matthew's Church
    16079 - 88th Ave, Surrey BC
    Viewing: 1.00pm
    Funeral Mass: 2.00pm

    A reception will be held after mass. Any contributions of food would be appreciated.

    In lieu of flowers please donate to BC Cancer Foundation

  • 09 Aug 2016 4:23 PM | Joseph D'silva (Administrator)

    The Event of the year, you definitely don't want to miss 
    October 29, 2016, starting at 6:00 p.m.

    40th Anniversary Celebrations Dance - A Black Tie event
    At the fabulous Aria Hall!  with live band GOA AMIGOS from Toronto

    Book Tickets: Book early to avoid disappointment and to save!

     Before August 31, 2016

    Adult - $35
    Student rate upto Age 24 & Seniors 65+ - $30

    Kids 12 years and below $20/Kids below 6 FREE

    After August 31, 2016

    Adult - $45

    Student rate upto Age 24 & Seniors 65+ - $35 

    Kids 12 years and below - $25

  • 09 Aug 2016 4:21 PM | Joseph D'silva (Administrator)

    Date: Sunday August 21st, 2016
    Time: 11am
    Location: Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewen Avenue, New Westminister.

    Make this your family and friends summer get together and come out and meet other Goan families and share memories.

    YOUR PICNIC HIGHLIGHTS:
    Vendors: Various Foods can be purchased for $6.00 per plate

    Games: Individual & Teams
    -Soccer
    -Volleyball
    -Bocce
    -Dog and the bone
    -Sack Race
    -Egg & Spoon
    Contact: any executive member
    www.goavancouver.com

  • 23 Nov 2015 1:07 PM | Chelsy Lobo (Administrator)

    It is with regret that we announce that Mrs. Maria Lourdes Lobo, wife of the late Mr. Sylvester Lobo and mother of Edna Iorio, passed away in Vancouver on November 18, 2015

    Our condolences to the family. 

    May her soul rest in peace


    FUNERAL OF: MARIA BERNADETTE LOURDES LOBO


    A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at All Saints Parish, 821 Fairfax Street, Coquitlam, B.C.

    Entombment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park, South Mausoleum in Burnaby.


  • 15 Nov 2015 12:08 PM | Chelsy Lobo (Administrator)

    Funeral details of Godfrey Pinto. Everything will be on Saturday November 21 at IC Delta. May he Rest In Peace. 


    1. There will be a viewing starting at 10am in the lobby of the church.


    2. Funeral Mass to be celebrated by Fr Matthew To at 10.30am. 

    The Eulogy will be prior to the first reading


    3. Reception will follow Mass immediately in the IC Parish Hall


    4. The burial will be presided by Fr Abundo or Fr Ajin at 2pm at Gardens of Getsamini: 


    15800 32 Ave

    Surrey BC V3S 9V1

    Canada


    Expected travel time from IC to Gardens of Getsamini is 30 min.


    5. In lieu of flowers, please kindly consider a donation to Luke 15 House (a recovery house ministering to men suffering from addictions). Luke 15 House is a Registered Charity under Chapter 433 of the Society Act of BC

    http://www.luke15house.com

    Email: info@luke15house.com

    Tel: 604-930-4884

     

    Thank You. 


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