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De FREITAS, Therese “Marie”

July 7, 1932 – September 5, 2014

Therese “Marie” De Freitas (nee Gomes) passed away Friday, September 5 peacefully. Marie was born in British Guiana (now Guyana), South America. She was predeceased by her husband Cyril Emanuel (Mannie) De Freitas; two sisters Linda and Vera; and brother Vincent.

Loving mother of eight children; Maureen Dow (Paul), Noelma Nascimento (Brian), Derek (Alyson), Mark (Alexis), Terry (Indra), Trevor (Jennifer), Brian (Sharmela) and Denise (Gary). Marie carefully molded her family into the loving, responsible people they are today. As the head of this large family, she proudly witnessed several engagements, marriages, and the births of eighteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Marie was a shining light for all who knew her. She exuded warmth and gratitude, welcoming all who came into her presence with her beautiful smile and kind words.

Viewing and Prayer Service will be held at St. Albert The Great Catholic Church (10 Prestwick Dr. S.E.) on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Albert The Great Catholic Church (10 Prestwick Dr. S.E.) on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Our family wishes to thank all the caregivers of both the Foothills and South Campus hospitals for their warm loving care provided to our mom during her short stay at both facilities.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.

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

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  1. Vicky and Paul Williams :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in your time of loss.

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  2. Steve & Lori Williamson :

    So sorry to all the family for your loss. She was a wonderful, kind and sweet lady who will be greatly missed by all.

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  3. Barbara-Ellen Pagan :

    Our hearts are broken for the loss of such a gentle soul. She will be forever remembered with light and love. Be blessed till we all rejoice again
    Barbara-Ellen , Scott & family

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  4. Allan & Roxanne Mountain :

    Don’t think of her as gone away..
    her journey’s just begun:
    life holds so many facets..
    this earth is only one.
    Just think of her as resting from
    the sorrow and the tears
    in a place of warmth & comfort,
    where there are no days and years.
    And think of her as living in the
    hearts of those she touched..
    for nothing loved is ever lost..
    and she was loved so much.

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  5. Allan & Roxanne Mountain :

    So sorry for the loss of Marie, she touched so many lives and will live on in the hearts of family and friends..
    For nothing loved is ever lost and she was loved so much.

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  6. J.P July and family :

    Very sorry to hear about granny De Frietas, I will always remember her for her sweet smile and amazing stories.

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  7. Alexis, Cliff Lowe and family :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. We have had the opportunity to meet her several times and what a great woman she was. Love to all

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  8. Alison and Alan Schaller :

    We would like to express our heart felt condolences to Marie’s family. She was a shining light to everyone who knew her.

    Much Love
    Alan and Alison

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  9. Steve, Cindy & Emily Rennick :

    We are saddened by the loss of such a beautiful & generous soul. Our thoughts & prayers go out to all that she loved.
    The Rennick Family

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  10. John & Mezaun Evin :

    Your mom was a beautiful person, inside and out, and she will be relentless and uncompromisingly missed

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  11. Nariena Guthrie De Freitas :

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss and may peace and comfort find you all during this difficult time. Having just put our dad to rest I can truly relate to this pain that is with you now. Please have faith and may god give you all the strength you needed at this time. God Bless! John & Nariena

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  12. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire DeFreitas clan on the passing of your mom, grandma and great grandma.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

    Mezan and Ramesh Singh

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  13. Jim Saunders and Family :

    Maureen and Family,
    You will all be in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss.

    God Bless
    Jim Saunders and Family

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