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TURINGAN – Fe Virginia Arcega

November 10, 1935 – April 15, 2011

In the early morning of April 15, 2011, Fe, beloved wife, sister, mother and grandmother, transcended her long-suffering to rest peacefully in the embrace of the Lord.

Emigrating from the Philippines with her loving husband Virgilio and six children on February 8, 1974, Fe devoted her life to her family. While her husband and she worked tirelessly to materially provide for Josephine, Virgilio Jr., Cynthia, Victor, Catalina and Virginia, she lovingly wove their moral fabric with firm, steady hands, and strengthened the now indelible familial bonds. The childrens’ partners- Dale, Gemma, Mimi, Brian, and Uwe, became her true children in all but blood. Divided among so many, her love could not diminish in the slightest degree, and plying her great compassion and penetrating wisdom, she has managed to touch us all in unique ways. Among family, friends, acquaintances, and even complete strangers, Fe had an easy and disarming sense of humour, and she revelled in other people’s laughter. Sacrificing so much in her life, she had only one pleasure that was for her and her alone: delicious food shared with family.

Blessed to call her “Grandma” are Lena (Scott), Jonathan (Kylie), Sheldon (Natasha), Luci, Jordan, Angell, Brittany (Nick), James (Noni), Ben, Lauren, Andrea, Michelina, Adam, Christian, Michael, Daniel and Nicholas; and Kingston gets to call her “Great Grandma”.  Fe is also survived by her brothers Victor, Renato, Rafael, Abelardo, and their spouses. She was predeceased by her parents Felix and Virginia Arcega. 

When all is said and done it is grace that Fe embodied best; whenever we her loved ones look inward to find our place of calm and serenity we will see her smiling face. That is our birthright and her enduring legacy. We love you Grandma and will keep you in our hearts always.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation with Prayers and Tributes at Chapel of the Bells on Friday, April 22, 2011 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street S.W.) on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.  Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. 

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In living memory of Fe Turingan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Dear Josie,Dale & Family:

    So sorry to hear about your loss of your Mom/Grandma.

    May tender memories bring you strength, and may the power of love be the blessing that comforts you all.

    With loving thoughts and prayers.

    Bonnie, Matt & Jared

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  2. Virginia Sanchez-Vitug :

    Dear Virgilio and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Fe will remain in our hearts forever. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. We send you thoughts of comfort.


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  3. Bruce Chrumka :

    I remember when Virgilio showed up at the St. Augustine chess club and cheerfully slaughtered everyone there in a simultaneous blindfold match! First time I met a real chess player. Deepest condolences, Virgilio, to you and your family.


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  4. Audrey and Warren Niles :

    Our hearts ache for you in your loss. May she rest in peace and solace knowing she was and is well loved.

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  5. Dear Josie and Family

    My sincere condolences on your loss.
    Let her memories live on forever!!

    Love Allan

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  6. Rafael Y. Arcega :

    My dear Ate Fe,

    This is a big loss for me! It is like losing Nanay again, since you had been a mother to me since I was a boy – dressing me up for school, preparing my snacks, making sure I do my school homeworks before I ran out to play “patintero” with my friends in the neighborhood. The Sunday school sessions you tugged me along to attend helped to strengthen my faith with the All Mighty!

    It is indeed very sad, but you deserved this much-needed rest in the embrace of the Lord with Nanay, Tatay and Lola Inga. My prayers goes with you.

    You will be sadly missed. Goodbye, till we meet again!



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  7. Catherine F. Arcega :

    To our Beloved Tita Fe. You are the only Aunt my siblings and I ever had and despite the great distance between us, we’ve always felt your love, strength and kindness to us through the stories Dad would tell us about you. I was fortunate enough to see you twice and it gives me pride to know how amazing you are, a true “Arcega Warrior.” I see and feel this as well through Tito Billy and my cousins, your children. It is with a heavy heart that we will say goodbye to you but I know you will continue to be in our midst everyday and with every thought of you in our minds, all we need to do is to think about you. We will always love you Tita Fe.

    Love, your nieces and nephews in the Philippines: Cathy (Panggi), Marivic, Adrian, Trixie and Eugene

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