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DeSOUZA, Ruth Valentina (nee D’Sa)

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.

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  1. Jeff, Maimie & Darius :

    Our hearts go out to you and the family in your time of sorrow. We will cherish the memories of the times we spent together with Ruth.

    Peace, prayers and blessings.

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  2. Caetano & Mary de Menezes :

    WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY
    We are sad to learn of the illness and death of Ruth, who we met here in Calgary.

    She is at rest in the eternal peace of the faithful and we pray to the Lord, Almighty God, to comfort all who mourn her death.

    Our sincere condolences
    Caj, Mary de Menezes and family

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  3. Yola and John Kerr :

    There are no words to express our sadness at the loss of a dear mother and wife. Your strength throughout Ruth’s illness has been amazing. Our prays and thoughts are with you. God Bless you all!

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  4. Antoinette De Souza :

    Our dearest Rupert, Rudelle and Rucille

    Please accept our most sincere and profound sympathies on the death of your beloved wife and mother Ruth

    To give up a loved one is never easy
    No matter how good life has been and how warm the memories, time is never enough
    We may not see clearly right now, nor do we understandfully, but we still affirm He is sovereign, He knows best,
    and He’s good all the time.
    Ruth has left a priceless gift of love and beautiful memories to cherish forever.
    Your lives may never be the same again without her, but we trust our good God to fill in that void as time goes by
    If we can trust Him to give, we can trust Him to take away
    In our time of grief and pain, we turn to Him for his strength, comfort and love, and trust him to heal our broken hearts.

    Yours sorrowfully,

    Lewis Heather-Gail and Antoinette

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  5. Laura Rankin / Joseph Atkin :

    Joe and I send our love and very deepest condolences. Our hearts go out to you, and we pray that peace and love surround you at this difficult time.

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  6. Larry and Rita Griffin :

    Ruth was a very special person in our hearts and we extend our deepest sympathy to all the DeSouza family.Larry and Rita Griffin

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  7. Wilson Soares & family :

    Hello
    Rupert,Rudelle & Rucille,
    Departure is never pleasant but sometimes its better then you see the person suffering. God Knows its Ways. So Trust in Him and take courage. May Her Soul Rest in Peace

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  8. Isabel Braganza :

    Our sincere condolences to Ruthie’s husband, Rupert and her children and to all her sisters and brothers and their families.
    “May the Lord grant Ruthie eternal rest and peace”.

    Isabel and family
    UK

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  9. Alba Fernandes, Myra Fernandes, Imran Fernandes :

    Dear Rupert DeSouza, Rudelle, Rucille and the DeSouza family,

    We are deeply saddened by your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and all family members.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

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  10. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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  11. My deepest love and sympathy goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. I pray that your heart may find strength in the love and support of friends and your soul find comfort in knowing that Ruth is at peace in the arms of God.

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  12. Brenda & Hal Heffernan :

    Hal and I send our deepest condolences. We are sorry that you and your family have to go through this very sad time. You are in our prayers.

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  13. Flory D'Souza(ex-Msa/Calgary) :

    Dear Rupert, Rudelle, Rucille De
    De Souza and the D’Sa Family

    Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences on the sad loss of your beloved Ruth.
    We knew Ruth and the De Sa family in Mombasa and also met Ruth a few times here in Calgary.
    We pray that God will grant her eternal rest and give you all the courage and strength to bear this great loss!

    Flory(nee Carvalho)& John D’Souza (Calgary)
    Anthony & Annie Carvalho & family (ex Msa/Calgary)

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  14. Tammy, Harold, Amanda and Taylor :

    Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the sad loss of such a special lady.

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  15. Vivienne & Tony Fonseca :

    Dear Daria & Casmiro

    We are very sorry to hear about the death of your sister/sister-in-law in Calgary. Kindly accept our deepest sympathies

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  16. Alex, Rosalin, Andrew, Samantha & Chelsea Desouza :

    Please accept our deepest condolences and know that God loves you and can give you peace, restore your spirits and strengthen you.

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  17. Teresa Johanna lourdita dias :

    Rupert, Rucille, Rudelle
    Our deepest love prayers and sympathy at this sad moment in your lives. May god be at your side always.

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  18. “May flights of angels lead you on your way to paradise and heavens eternal day!
    May martyrs greet you after deaths’ dark night
    And bid you enter into Zion’s light!
    May choirs of angels sing you to your rest
    With once poor Lazarus, now forever blest”

    RIP RUTH

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  19. Alison Ferguson :

    Rudelle and family,
    My deepest sympathies, although I did not have the opportunity to meet Ruth, the fact that she raised such a lovely person as Rudelle, is true testament to Ruth. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  20. Sympathy and Condolences on the loss of a wonderful person. I came to know both you and Ruth through the Church and thought what a caring and kind couple you were. I will miss her kindness, caring and friendship. Rupert you and your daughters are in our prayers.

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  21. Gerry & Ancet Dourado :

    Dear Rupert and family

    Please accept our deepest synpathy on the loss of Ruth may God rest her soul in peace.

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  22. Judith, Martin and family (Canada) :

    Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of your beloved Ruth.
    I pray that God will comfort you and keep you all in his embrace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

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  23. Brenda, Lauren & Eric Dankmeyer :

    Rudelle, our sincere and heartfelt sympathies extend to you and your family. In time your special memories will help to ease the pain you’re feeling now.
    With love
    Brenda, Lauren and Eric Dankmeyer

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  24. Barb & Ron Learmont :

    Rupert, Rudelle & Rucille Sorry for the loss of your wife and mother she will be surely miss by all.

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  25. Francis & Vicki D'Souza :

    Dear Rupert, Rudelle and Rucille and Daria, Ramina, Donata, Isabella, Alfred and families:

    It is with deep sorrow that we heard of the passing on of Ruthie. I still remember the good times we had in Mombasa. Unfortunately, I was unable to connect with Ruthie in Calgary. Please accept our sincere condolences and may her memories help ease your sorrow at this time.
    May her soul rest in peace.
    God Bless,
    Francis, Vicki, Krystal, Melissa and Earl

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  26. Sr. Vivien Mary (Alice D'Souza) :

    Dear Daria and Donata,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time as you mourn the loss of your loving sister, Ruth. I remember with fondest love, you and your family in Hobley Road . My love to you and all the famly.Greetings also from my sisters Flory, Wivina and Cecilia.
    SR. VIVIEN (Alice)

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  27. Melba Sequeira :

    Dearest Daria and Casmiro,
    I am presently in Adelaide with my daughter and received the sad news of your dearest sister. On behalf of my whole family, please accept our sympathies and may your sister R.I.P.
    GOD BLESS. Melba and family

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  28. Nancy & Steve Connon-Gunby :

    Rudelle, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  29. Angelo, Lynda & Allison AFFONSO :

    We wish to express our sincere sympathy on the passing of Ruth. Please know that we are keeping you in our prayers. May she rest in peace

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  30. I wish you all the strength and faith in God at this time of sorrow. It’s very difficult to see your Mom and wife, in pain and harder to see her go. Cherish the life you had together and keep those happy memories in your heart. I only met Ruth a few times, but could see the love and gentleness that she had in her heart. That love she has passed on to you. Carry on her legacy.

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  31. Dearest Rupert, Rudelle and Rucille

    Words fail to describe out heartfelt sorrow at the passing of our sweet Ruth. She always had a kind word and a smile for all of us. May the Lord grant you all the strength to bear this irreparable loss.

    Deepest sympathies to you all – we will miss her terribly, but she is safe in the arms of the Lord now.

    Yours in sorrow,
    Vernon, Barbara, Jordan and Jason Lewis
    Calgary, Alberta

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  32. May Joanna Miranda :

    Dearest Rupert, Rudelle, Rucille De
    Hector and Darryl De Souza and the D’Sa family

    Please accept our deepest condolences on the sad passing of Ruth. You are remembered in our daily prayers, and may Ruth enjoy His peace and everlasting joy.

    Lots and lots of love from May Miranda, Godfrey, Jenny, Paty and Melvin (ex Mombasa)

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  33. My thoughts and condolences are with Ruth’s family. She was a strong and courageous woman to have fought the battle that she did. I wish you all strength to get through this time. Keep her close to your hearts and carry her spirit on through life’s wisdoms that she has passed to you.

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  34. Viki Mustapic :

    Dear friends,
    I have been thinking of you and praying for you ever since my sister, Tina, told me of your wife and mother’s passing. I felt a kinship with you all during the time we spent in Unit 47 watching our loved ones battle this horrible disease. Thank God their pain and suffering is over. The gates of heaven have surely been opened to them that left their families and this world much too early. May we all find comfort in our memories and hope through our faith. God bless you all, Rupert,Rudelle and Rucille.
    The Mustapics, Viki, Marin and Ivana

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