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Newsletter. Issue 2009-17. August 15, 2009

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+Ninfa de Souza 

Passed away peacefully on August 12,2009, in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband Jovita. Beloved mother of Robert (Isabel) and Grandmother of Filipe and Sonia. Sister of the late Rufino (Nina), Idilho and Crispo (Celina) Sister-in-law of the late Francisco (Palmira), Florence, and Mario. Funeral services and interment were held on August 24, 2009 in Toronto, Canada.

+ Peter Rocha

16 Aug:
Brampton, Ont. Canada PETER ROCHA. (Ex Mombasa/Tanga/Kampala). Beloved husband of Renee. Loving father of Fiona/James, Iona & Floyd. Cherished "Granddad" of Matthew & Mark. Dear brother of Lena, Sabena & Philomena & of the late Felix & Hilary.  Visitation will be held at Brampton Memorial Chapel and Visitation Centre 10061 Chinguacousy Road, at Bovaird on Fri. August 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St Jerome's Church 8530 Chinguacousy Road, North of Steeles, Brampton on Saturday August 22 at 9.30a.m, followed by cremation. In memory of Peter, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences to


+ Lloyd Thomas

THOMAS, Lloyd - Lloyd passed away peacefully on Friday, August 14, 2009 at the Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital in Scarborough. Beloved husband to Margaret, loving father to Michael, Christopher and Nicholas. Cherished son to Edwin and the late Iris Thomas. Devoted to sisters Lorraine Aubry (John), Karen Vallee (Curtis), brother Trevor (Bonnie), parents-in-law Charles and Zita D'Cruz, their children and extended family. Lloyd will be remembered by family and friends as a wonderful and talented man, a great husband, father and godfather and for his quick wit and humour. His countless acts of kindness and generosity will never be forgotten. A visitation will be held at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 from 6-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, August 19 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Church, 59 Heather Road, Scarborough. Interment to follow at Christ the King Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Easter Seals Society or to Providence Healthcare Centre. Your passing is a loss to all. We love you and miss you.

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+ Custodio Pereira

Died gracefully in his 98th year on Sunday, August 16, 2009. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 65 years, Bella. He will be fondly remembered by his sons Rev. Martin Pereira (Pastor, St. Pius X Church, Toronto), Manuel (Lydia) and Maurice (Fatima). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Anastasia, Terence, Leon and Glynis. The family would like to thank all those who cared for Custodio, especially the palliative care team at Dorothy Ley Hospice for the wonderful care they provided. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter “Peel” Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of QEW) 905-279-7663 from 6 – 8:30 pm on Tuesday, August 18, 2009. Prayers at 6 pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 10:30 am at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 4070 Central Parkway E., Mississauga. Interment Assumption Cemetery. For those who wish, donations to St. Pius X Renovation Fund, (2305 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON M6S 1P1) would be greatly appreciated by the family as your expression of sympathy.

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D'SOUZA, Joanita - Passed away peacefully on August 11, 2009, our dearest mother Joanita Mary D'Souza of Mississauga, Ontario, at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Thomas D'Souza. Loving mother of Trevor (Elie), Stephen (Thelma), Denzil (Cookie), Henry, Melvyn (May), and Joyce (Keith); proud grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral Mass held at Merciful Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, Mississauga on Saturday, August 15, with Interment Assumption Cemetery.

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