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.Print This Obituary & Condolences