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Newsletter. Issue 17. August 14, 2010

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Wed Aug 18 09:10:33

Melissa Lopes beloved wife of Bruno Lopes, passed away peacefully, after a valiant struggle and with her loving family by her side on August 17, 2010, at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga.

Cherished mother of Nigel and Eve (Grant Rankin), and doting grandmother of Amelia and Sabrina. Dear sister of Maureen D’Cunha (Almir) and Gwen Pereira (Robert), sister-in-law of Tony Lopes (Lynn), Quinnie Machado (Anthony) and Cliff Lopes (Marge),

 Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, August 20, at 10.30 am at Our Lady of Peace Church, 3914 Bloor St. West, Etobicoke.

 Message from: 55 Plus Goan Association


India's hockey great Leo Pinto passes away
Fri Aug 13 04:41:24

August 11, 2010 09:01 IST

One of the country's all-time great hockey players and the oldest Olympian, Leo Pinto, breathed his last in Mumbai on Tuesday at the age of 96.

"He died of old age. At his peak he was considered as the best goalkeeper in the world. He was a gentleman. I and others in the Mumbai Hockey Association offer our condolences to his family," said Mumbai Hockey Association (MHA) secretary and Olympian Gurbux Singh.

Born on April 11, 1914 at Nairobi in Kenya, Pinto donned the role of a goalkeeper with distinction and was a member of the fabulous gold medal-winning 1948 London Olympics team. Twelve years earlier Pinto was all set to don the mantle of undivided India's [ Images ] goalie at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, but a serious concussion of the brain during the trials put paid to his hopes.

An all-round sportsman, Pinto -- who moved to Mumbai at the age of eight from Nairobi -- played hockey, football (winger) and cricket (wicket keeper) for his school St Stanislaus.

Pinto, who took up the sport as a goalkeeper at the age of 13, played for Byculla Rovers, the then famous Lusitanians and the star-studded Tata SC in the blue riband Aga Khan tournament for 27 years in a row. He was a member of the 1947 Indian team that went on a goodwill tour of Kenya under the captaincy of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand.

After his playing days Pinto became a coach and then a member of the national selection panel that picked the bronze winning team at the 1972 Olympics in Munich.


+ROSEMARY ANN D'SA (1943-2010)
Fri Aug 13 12:00:00

Excerpts from message sent by Felix D’Sa, Montreal

I regret inform you that my sister Rosemary peacefully passed away on 8 August 2010 in Mombasa, Kenya. May her soul rest in peace, Amen.

Daughter of the late Alba [born Calangute Goa, nee Da Costa Fernandes] and (the late) D.V. [Diogo Vincent] D’Sa [Tanga, Tanzania /Moira, Goa]. Sister of Camilo Felix /Luiza Dias (Montreal, Canada), Donald /Edith Messias (Goa, India) and Amy /Albert Brinson (Miami,USA). Aunt of Dawn [Trevor], Denzil [Maureen], Danielle, Dionne, Dean [Niru], Duane [Mangala], Ayeisha, Damali [Ruddy] and Sabah. Grand Aunt of Quintin, Daphne, Diogo, Aryan, Isabella, Priyanka, Deven and Diego.

The funeral mass was celebrated at the Little Sisters of the Poor, Tudor [Mombasa] on Thursday 12th August 2010 .


+Maria Melvida Dias
Fri Aug 13 04:29:44

Posted: 11 Aug 2010  -

It is with much sorrow we announce the sudden passing of Maria Melvida Dias who passed away on August 9th, 2010 at Credit Valley Hospital. Beloved mother of Josie Carrasco and her husband Terry, Francisco Dias, Cecilia Joanes, Filu (Tina) and her husband AC Pereira . Devoted grandmother to June Dias-Simpson and her husband Shawn, Anouska and Jonathan Joanes, Aaron Dias, Abigail and Austin Pereira. Loving great-grandmother to Jaden Simpson.

Maria dedicated herself to her family, friends and the church. She will be remembered for her loving kindness and her strong spirit. She was a precious gift to us all and she will be greatly missed.

Funeral Service held at St. Jerome’s Parish , 8530 Chinguacousy Road, Brampton , on Friday August 13th, 2010

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