June 18, 1954 – February 12, 2012
Ruth Valentina DeSouza (nee D’Sa), beloved wife of Rupert DeSouza of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at the age of 57 years.
Ruth was a devoted wife and mother and was the youngest of seven siblings. She was an active member at St. Thomas More Parish. She was a loving, strong and completely selfless woman. Ruth had a willingness to help everyone, always putting others ahead of herself in her kind and compassionate manner.
Ruth is survived by her husband Rupert DeSouza; daughters, Rudelle and Rucille DeSouza; brothers and sisters, Ramina (Francis Gomes), Donata (James D’Souza), Isabella D’Sa, Alfred D’Sa, Albert D’Sa, and Daria (Casmiro Dias); and many nieces and nephews.
Ruth was predeceased by her parents Maria and Pascoal D’Sa.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (15 Templebow Road N.E.) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Ruth was devoted to her faith and when she could not attend Mass due to her health, Ruth found strength and solace through watching Daily Mass on television. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ruth’s honour may be made directly to the Canadian Daily Mass at www.canadiandailymass.com.
In living memory of Ruth DeSouza, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences