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Newsletter. Issue 2009-22. October 24, 2009

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+Leslie (Les) Noronha
Nov 6, 1947 - Oct 27,2009
Ex Kampala, Uganda.

Brother in law to:  
Muriel Lucas TEGSA & 55+ member
Ruben & Juliet Rebello VP 55+ member
Rowland Rebello 55+ member
Mabel DaCunha -UK

Beloved son of Dorothy and the late Sebastian. Survived by wife Mozina, (Zina), his son Gary, (Warren), his grandson Jalen and his brother Lionel. He will be sadly missed by all his relatives and friends.

Friends may call at the T. LITTLE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 233 Main Street, Cambridge on Thursday from 6-9 and Friday from 6-9 pm. Prayers at the funeral home on Thrusday evening at 8:30 pm.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. CLEMENT'S PARISH, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Saturday morning October 31, 2009 at !0 o'clock. Cremation to follow


Anne Liberata Fernandes

FERNANDES, Anne Liberata - Born January 31, 1915 and passed away in her sleep Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at Cawthra Gardens. Anne, beloved wife of the late Francesquinho Fernandes. Loving mother of Alvito (Olga), Edward (Violet), Mira (Araujo) and Edwin (Shirley). Cherished grandmother of Daryn, Tracy, Kevin, Conrad, Ian, Jason, Vannessa, Wayne, Joanna, Tara; and great-grandmother of Jordan, Laila, Tristan, Jasmin, Kasiah Grace and Ava. Will be sadly missed by her sister Alodia Soares and her family. Visitation will be held at Scott Funeral Home, 420 Dundas Street East, Mississauga (one block west of Cawthra Road) on Sunday, November 1, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, 4070 Central Pkwy., Mississauga at 9:30 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery.


Funeral Service for the Late Romero Dias

The Funeral Mass for the late Romero Dias was celebrated at St. Mary Immaculate Church 10295 Yonge Street, on October 22. Romero passed peacefully while surrounded by his family at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto on Sunday October 18, 2009 in his 72nd year.

The celebrant for the Mass was his own son, Rev. Fr. Darren Dias, with eleven co-celebrants. The Knights of Columbus provided the honour guard, The Honorary Pall Bearers escorting his casket after the Mass included the current President of the Goan Overseas Association (Oscar Furtado) and six former Presidents (Martin A..Rodrigues, Alcino Rodrigues, John Nazareth, John Noronha, Alpoim Andrade, and David Nazareth).

Photos courtesy of Albert Fernandes

In honour of his contribution to the Goan Overseas Association, a Flag of the Association was presented to his family by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Roque Barreto.

The late Romero Dias was a founder member, the First General Secretary, and the 5th & 6th President of the Goan Overseas Association, Toronto. He was the guiding light in the drafting of the first constitution of the GOA. He also established the formats of the General Body Meetings and Executive Committee Meetings, much of which have remained to this day.

He was also on the Founding Executive and first Vice-President of the Toronto East Goan Seniors Association. His spiritual life was very important to him. While he worked for the government of Ontario civil service he would attend Mass daily at St. Basil's Church in downtown Toronto.

Romero is survived by his wife Vivien (nee DeMello, formerly of Mombasa) daughte,r Daphne Dias (Peter Ribeiro) and son, Rev. Fr. Darren. He will remain the cherished Avo of Zachary, Spencer, Olivia and Pierson.

Goan Voice Canada thanks Albert Fernandes and John Nazareth for their contributions to this article.


Sybil Mary Fernandes

Fernandes Sybil Mary Passed away peacefully at Mount Sinai Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer on October 20, 2009 in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Francis of 39 years. Loving mother of Sonja (Tom) and Carl (Sonia) and grandmother of newly born Zara Ann. Predeceased by her father, Hypolito Pereira and survived by her dear 95 year old mother, Bertha. Also survived by brother Oscar (Sabiha) and sister Sylvia (Manuel Castellino) and many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Funeral service will be held on saturday October 24th at 11 am at St. Patrick's Church, 921 Flagship Drive, Mississauga, Reception to follow.

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