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BARRETTO – Rose Philipa

May 26, 1925 – February 17, 2011

Rose Philipa Barretto was received into the fullness of God’s Kingdom on Thursday, February 17, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta.

Rose, an only child, was born on May 26, 1925 to the late Francis and Maria Angelica Fernandes in Velsao, Salcete, Goa. Rose was baptised at Our Lady of Assumption in Velsao. She married John Canicio Barretto on June 28, 1947, who preceded her in death on December 15, 1992. Following their marriage, Rose and John moved to Ngerengere, Tanzania, East Africa where they raised their children Teresa, Johnny (deceased June 26, 1999), Tony, Herman and Lica. Rose and John moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1980 to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Rose is survived by daughter Teresa, her husband Gerard, and their children Erik and Marc who live in Germany; grandchildren TrudyAnn, her husband Mark, and their children Julia and Daniel, Jeremy, Vanessa, and their mother Anna, of Calgary; Tony, his wife Pearl, and their children Catherinerose and Johnpaul, of Tanzania; Herman, his wife Karen, and their children Kate, Sam and Tessa Rose, who live in Fresno, CA; and Lica, her husband Darrell, and their children Rica and Lana Rose, who live in Fresno, CA. Rose was also blessed to have many close and dear friends in Tanzania, Canada, California, Germany, Goa, and other parts of the world. Many in Calgary and Tanzania came to know her as “Mom”, Mama Rose, Granny Rose and Aunty Rose. Her friends and family were Rose’s most treasured gift and she never ceased to pray for each one, and to be concerned for their well-being.
Rose’s Catholic faith and love for the Heavenly Kingdom was part and parcel of her very fabric. Her parish church of St. Patrick’s in Midnapore became her “second home”. The Father Lacombe Nursing Home and the Sisters of Providence held a special place in her heart. During the last days of her life, Rose was lovingly cared for by the staff of Chinook Hospice and Cedar Woods Extendicare Home. Rose never failed to thank each one who showed her kindness and respect. Her greatest legacy remains her love with which she cared for her children, grandchildren, friends, neighbours, and strangers whom she considered to be part of God’s blessings to her. Rose will be greatly missed by each who knew her as Mom, Grandma, Aunty, Granny, Mama, Sister, and Friend. May her soul, and all of the souls of the faithful departed to the Mercy of God, Rest in Peace. Amen.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. A Rosary and Celebration of Rose’s Life will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Family Graveside Service will be held at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rose’s memory to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W., Calgary, AB T2Y 2L7; Sisters of Providence, Providence Centre, 3005 – 119 Street N.W.,
Edmonton, AB T6J 5R5; Father Lacombe Care Centre, 332 – 146 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2X 2A3 or Chinook Hospice, 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 4Y8.

In living memory of Rose Barretto, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Andrew & Veronica D'Mello :

    Sincere condolences to Teresa, Tony, Herman, Lica, Anna and your familes. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Carmina Dourado, Veronica & Andrew D’Mello

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  2. My sincere condolences to you all at this sad time. Mama Rose — ‘ or a Rose by any other name ‘– was a wonderful lady, and will be greatly missed by many. May God bless and comfort you in your sorrow, and bring you peace in your loving memories of Rose. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  3. Maria DeSa, Caetano & Mary de Menezes and family :

    We are saddened at the loss of a very dear, humble and lovely person we had the pleasure of knowing.
    Our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to all the families.

    May she rest in the peace of the faithful .

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  4. Lira & Nirmala :

    Our deepest sympathy to our very dear friends from back-home Tanzania – Teresa/Gerard, late Johnny/Anna, Tony/Pearl, Herman/Karen, Lica/Darrell and all your young families.
    “Rosie”/Aunty Rose was a beautiful person – warm, caring, always positive (even when in pain) and with a great sense of humour. We will remember her fondly, and pray that all her family will find comfort in her happy memories and in knowing what a wonderful mother/ grandmother you had.
    Yours in sorrow,
    Lira and Nirmala

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  5. Alda & Jazel Zulueta :

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Mama Rose. Peace and Prayers.

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  6. Wilma & Bosco Moniz :

    Dear Tony, Teresa, Herman, Lica and family.
    In this time of loss and sadness, may your heart be filled with wonderful memories of your beloved Mother.. Bosco remembers her fondly from his days in Dar-es-Salaam, and also when I met her many years ago on vacation in Calgary. Mama Rosie was a remarkable lady.
    May she rest in peace.
    Bosco & Wilma Franco-Moniz, Stafford, Janelle, Nigel

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  7. I first met Rose 2 years ago at Carewest Day Program. We spent many hours riding on the handibus and I got to know Rose quite well. She was truly a wonderful person, very thoughtful and very supportive. Please accept my condolences.

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  8. Teresa, Anna, Tony, Herman, Lica & family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May all the good memories help you get through your grief. May she rest in Peace. Cedric, Millie Abreu & family

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  9. My deepest sympathy to Herman, Tony, Teresa and Lica and all of Rose’s family. I cannot thank you enough for allowing us to share for 29 years in your lives. We have so many beautiful memories that will never fade and are forever blessed by all that Mom taught us. We will continue to exemplify all the things she taught us. We will love her forever and will continue to be a part of your lives.

    Love

    Dawn

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  10. Raymond and Vivien deSouza :

    To all members of the Barretto family,

    We send you our deepest sympathies on the death of Rose. My fondest memory of her was visiting the family at the hotel in Ngerengere after a very tiring trip from the interior of Tanzania. They were hospitable, kind and caring. She will be missed by many.

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  11. Rosy & Ella Fernandes :

    Our heartfelt condolence to all of you
    Tony, Pearl, Theresa, Herman & Lica.

    May the wonderful memories of your darling mother and grandmother always keep her near and dear.

    Our thoughts are prayers are with you all.

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  12. Peter and Irene De Albuquerque :

    To Teresa, Tony, Herman, Lica, Anna and the members of your families

    Please accept our deepest sympathies on the death of Rose. I always made sure that I went to see her during my visits to Calgary. She always welcomed us with an open heart. I last met and spoke with her in April 2009 and we had a few laughs as always talking about fun we had especially in Dar and our families. Also I still remember that I was the chief taster of her Meat Loaf that you all kind of rejected sometime. We will miss her.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May she rest in peace.

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  13. Diana, Nathan and Nicholas Zarich :

    Dear Barretto Family: We first met Rose at St. Patrick’s Parish about 15 years ago. She was always a shining example of God’s love here on earth. Her smile, kind words and sincere concern for others will always be remembered. She was so gentle and kind, so prayerful and grateful. We share in your loss and sorrow. But, our spirits are lifted just knowing that she is now at peace with our Lord and Saviour. God bless you all.
    Sincerely, Diana, Nathan and Nicholas Zarich

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  14. Herman Barretto :

    Dear Family and Friends:
    Thank you very much for your kind thoughts and prayers as well as the memories shared. I am certain that Mom continues to pray for each one of us. We were blessed to know her in this life and we are comforted in the knowledge that Mom now shares in the fulness of God’s kingdom. Love, The Barretto Family

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  15. salim ramji-moonlight studio :

    how sad the way God plays with us all, we were once so close a family and so suddenly destiny sets us apart and for years and years remain close only in thoughts and only to close at time of death, truly very deep for me, I was about arranging of going to dar and was just thinking of how it would be of seeing tony and pearl after 35 years since the last I was there, I am truly sorry. please accept my deepest condolences, with all my thoughts,
    they are all together in heaven now, uncle, aunty rosie, my dear friend johnny, and tony, may you all rest in peace in heaven, I love you, salim

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  16. babu of ngerengere :

    theresa if u see this please email me i’m from ngerengere we always remember mom. my mom was your moms friend and i was tonys, johnny, regards babu

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