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DIAS, Lourdita Manuelina

Dias, Lourdita Manuelina
March 26, 1918 – Goa, India
March 15, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Lourdita Dias, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the age of 98 years.

Beloved wife of the late Caitano Dias. Cherished mother of Jenny(Jane) (Salus), Bertha (Domnick), Cecilia (Cajitan), Liz (Tony), Late John (Maria), Estella (Late William), Jeff (Maimie) and Teresa. Loving Grandma of 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. Will be fondly remembered by her sibling, all of her nieces, nephews and other extended family members and her dear friend and caregiver Sharon Laboret.

Lourdita was born in St. Jacinto, Goa, India spending her childhood there before marrying and moving to Nairobi, Kenya in 1938. She eventually moved to Canada, first living in Toronto and later in Calgary.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thank you to the staff at Bow View Manor for their care of our dear Lourdita.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W.) on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Lourdita Dias, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Shanica Direkze-Fernandes family :

    May your soul rest in peace Granny. Our heartfelt condolences to the Dias and Fernandes family.

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  2. noeleen de silva :

    Our deepest condolences on the passing of Lourdita. May God keep her Soul in everlasting peace. We offer prayers for her soul and for strength and courage for Lourdita’s family as you grieve such a deep and heartfelt loss. Love and prayers.

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  3. Teresa, so sorry to hear this! Our prayers and thoughts are with you and Johanna always. May your mother rest in peace in the arms of God. God Bless you both always.

    Althea & family

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  4. Jose & Graca Azevedo :

    Our condolences to all family on this most difficult moment, we are sorry that our sister, left us.
    She is going to our paradise where we will meet again.
    May you rest in a peaceful place.
    Heartfelt respect to all family.
    Sincerely yours,
    Azevedo Family

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  5. Sahrah and Tammy :

    Jeff and Maimie,
    May her memory forever be a Blessing.
    With heart felt condolences.

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  6. Francis Pinto :

    May the good Lord bless and take good care Aunty Lourdita! Where she’s destined to go May Perpetual light shine on her on her journey to heaven. Peace, love, and our deepest sympathy to all.

    Love,

    Francis, Candy, Cyril

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  7. Arlene Pointon :

    Estella
    So sorry for the loss of your mom.
    I remember her when she was here in Toronto for a funeral. She was a beautiful lady, much like you. When you lose your mom, at any time the loss is so very hard. I will pray for you dear Estella and your family allowing peace to flow through your hearts, and to give strength to guide you on your journey. Think of how much she loved all of you
    Remember, our heavenly Mother Mary always delivers her special ones straight to the embrace of her sons Jesus mighty arms.

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  8. Roque & Rose Fernandes :

    We are very sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love,
    Roque, Rose & family and Mrs. Cirila Fernandes.

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  9. Dear Estella,
    Sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother.
    Eternal rest grant to her, O lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.
    May she rest in peace. Amen.

    Lita

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  10. mary rita dunning :

    Our dear Estella ,
    Our sincere condolences at this time of sadness at your beloved moms passing. May the gratitude you feel for having her bless your family with her loving presence all these years ease your pain. And may you be comforted with the most cherished memories of the unbreakable bond of another’s love.
    Steve & Mary-Rita

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  11. PHYL AND NERU RODRIGUES :

    OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY
    ON PASSING OF OUR DEAREST LOURDITA,OUR PRAYERS AND FOND MEMORIES
    ARE WHAT WE HAVE TO REMEMBER.MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE

    PHYL AND NERU

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  12. Cataherine Callender :

    Estella:
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. God has called your mother Lourdita to her Heavenly home. May she Rest in peace in our Heavenly Father’s loving arms. I know she will be missed here but will meet again later. Mary our mother and Jesus her son is with her. She is happy in Heaven and smiling down on her family.
    Eternal Rest Grant onto her O Lord and Let Perpetual Light shine upon her. May She Rest in Peace Amen.

    God Bless you all

    Gathering Callender o>Carm

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  13. Catherine Callender :

    Estella:

    Our Prayers and our thoughts are with you and your family and this time. God has called your mother Lourdita to her Heavenly Home. May she rest in peace in our Heavenly Father’s loving arms. I know she will be missed here; but will meet/ be united again later. Mary our mother and Jesus her Son is with her. She is happy in Heaven, and smiling down on her family..

    Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon her. May she rest in Peace Amen.

    God Bless you and your family

    Catherine Callender O.Carm

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  14. Melvyn Martins :

    Dearest Theresa,
    I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family on your loss. May the soul of your mother rest in peace, with our Heavenly Father.

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  15. My thought and prayers are with you Estella and family. May your mom’s soul rest in perfect peace.

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  16. Sierra Sequeira :

    Dear Jane, Salus, Theresa, Johanna and all family,
    Deeply saddened to hear of the death of your dear mum/grandma.
    May her soul rest in Peace.
    Thinking of you all,
    With love and Prayers,
    Dominic and Sierra Sequeira and family
    Calg, Alta

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  17. John & Anna Maria :

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of Aunty Lourdit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jane, Bertha, Cecilia, Liz, Estella, Jeffrey, Teresa and your families at this sad time. May she Rest In Peace, in the Lord’s arms.

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  18. Eva FONSECA(nee Fernandes) :

    My sincere condolences to the family of Aunty Lourdit – I fondly remember the wonderful food she cooked and how welcoming she made our family to her home in Kenya – the top most floor of the building…
    Lovely memories – Aurora Fernandes and family
    Eva (in Australia)

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  19. Diane McClair :

    I am very sorry to learn of Lourdita’s passing. I came to know Lourdita through Sharon, during my mom’s stay (Martha Danylo) at Bow View Manor. I fondly remember that Lourdita always greeted us with a smile and she always promised to pray for everyone. I now pray for her in hopes that she is at peace, and suspect she has already crossed paths with mom in heaven. With deepest sympathy, my thoughts are with Teresa, Sharon and the family during this most difficult time. May God bless all of you.

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  20. Eileen Rosemond :

    Dear Estella,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Mom. We pray that Our Merciful Lord will send His Holy Angels to bring her to a place of Refreshment, Perpetual Light and Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

    May God continue to Bless and Keep you always.

    With Deepest sympathy.

    Eileen and Peter Rosemond

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  21. Anthony and Dora DeSilva :

    Dearest Bertha, Dominic and all the family.
    We were really saddened to hear of your Mum’s death.
    Please accept ‘Our Sincere Sympathies, love and prayers’.
    May she rest in peace.
    Love and God Bless
    Tony, Dora and family.

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  22. Tulip and Maria Viglione :

    Dear Estella and family
    Sincere condolences, my thoughts and love are with you. Your mom is in peace . She’s your angel now, who’ll be looking after you and your family . My prayers are with you .
    God bless
    Love Tullio and Mary

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  23. Anne & Tisha Rattos :

    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mother. May her soul rest in Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Anne & Tisha Rattos

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  24. Socorina Pinto :

    Dear Teresa, Jeff, Stella, Liz Jane, Cecilia and Bertha;
    My deepest condolence, your mum was a beautiful human being. I have very fond memories of her and the stories she use to tell me about her life growing up. But most of all I recall taking her on vacation to Florida with my mum and Catharine, we had a wonderful time. She will be missed, my prayers are with you all.

    All my love,
    Socorina Pinto

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  25. My dearest Jane, Liz, Bertha, Cila, Stella, Teresa, Jeff and your entire families,

    My heartfelt sympathies to each and everyone of you; I always loved to hear her voice over the phone and how well she remembered everyone and everything. She truly had an angel at Bow View Manor to look after her all these years. May her soul rest in peace.
    She has now gone to join he dear husband and son and I am sure will be your angel now, looking after all of you. My prayers are with you.

    Love and God Bless,

    Lucy (Ottawa)

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  26. Alex C Desouza :

    Dear Jeff, Maimie, Jane, Salus and Dias family

    Our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.
    May her soul rest in peace.

    God bless you all

    Alex & Teresa Desouza (Vancouver)

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  27. Sharlene Goveas :

    Our deepest condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. May her soul rest in peace. Love and God Bless, Sharlene, Martin and Mattéo xox

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  28. Dear Estella and all the family,

    A prayer for Lourdita
    I commend you, my dear Lourdita to almighty God, and entrust you to your Creator.
    May you rest in the arms of the Lord who formed you from the dust of the earth.
    May holy Mary, the angels and all the saints welcome you now that you have gone forth from this life.
    May Christ who was crucified for you, bring you freedom and peace.
    May Christ who died for you admit you into paradise.
    May Christ, the true Shepherd, embrace you as one of his flock.
    May you see your Redeemer face to face, and enjoy the vision of God, forever.

    Lourdita, your life was a Blessing and Gift from God to us, may you rest now in the Peace and Love of God.

    Lourdes Crabtree T.O.C.

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  29. catharina laksmana :

    Dear Estella and siblings ,

    I know you all plan to celebrate her birthday in March in Calgary , but God has his own plan for her ,now she will celebrate her birthday in heaven with her husband and her son ..
    Although no words of sympathy can take away your sorrow , may it bring you comfort to know that many are praying for you all and asking God to give you all His strength and peace …

    Eternal rest grant into her O Lord ,let perpetual light shine upon her , may her soul rest in peace ..

    GOD Bless You All
    love
    Catharina

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  30. Flory D'Souza :

    Dearest Jane,Salus, Theresa, Johanna and all Dias Family
    We were deeply saddened by the news of the passing of your dearest Mother/Grandma.
    Please accept our sincere sympathies and heartfelt condolences on this great loss.
    May her soul rest in eternal peace and may you all find comfort in the many happy memories she left you with.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.
    Sorrowfully,
    John & Flory D’Souza
    Annie Carvalho & Family

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  31. Lorin and Selwyn Athayde :

    Dear Estella, Our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your beloved mother. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul rest in peace.

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  32. Lisa and Pat Perl :

    Estela,

    Our thoughts are with you at this time of your Mom’s passing.
    Our prayers for you and your family. May she rest in peace.

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  33. Ann/Ian Coady :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. She is with her loved ones resting peacefully now.
    God bless,
    Ann, Ian, Liam and Dylan

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  34. Peace be with you and entire family at this moment of pain. May our dear mom rest in peace.

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  35. Rofina, Casmiro & Audrey :

    We are deeply saddened the news of Aunt Lourdita. May she Rest In Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

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  36. Stephanie & Xavier Rattos (Vancouver ) :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. May her soul rest in peace.

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  37. Jane & Judy Fernandes :

    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Aunt Lourdita to all family members. May her soul rest in peace.

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  38. Betty and Carl Powell :

    Jane, Salus and family,
    Our deepest sympathy on your Mums passing.
    Betty and Carl Powell

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  39. Monica & Henrietta Sequeira :

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this sad and difficult time. May her soul rest in peace.
    With prayers for peace and courage as you grieve,
    Monica & Henrietta

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  40. Nelson and Teresa Alvares :

    Dear Jeff, Maimie, Darius and the Entire Family of Lourdita. RIP

    Do accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved mom, grandma and great grandma.
    Time won’t heal your broken hearts, nothing will. BUT your memories of her and the time you had with her will ease the pain in your heart in the days to come. Treasure the happy times you shared to keep her memory alive in your hearts. May God give you all the strength to bear this tremendous loss.
    With love and sympathy,
    Nelson, Teresa Alvares and Family
    Montreal.

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  41. Margarita & Maurice :

    Dear Jane, Bertha, Dominic, Ceclia, Cajitan, Liz, Tony, Estella & Maria

    Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your beloved mother. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul rest in peace. Amen.

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  42. Lourdes, Derek & Family :

    Our deepest prayers and sympathy on the passing of your mum, she will be missed by all of us.

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  43. To the family of Lourdita Dias:-

    Lourdita Dias was indeed a gracious lady.
    Our late Mum was deeply fond of her.
    May her soul rest in peace.
    Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers are with all of you.

    Sr Flora, Fr Herman, Anita Dias

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  44. Patrick and Delphine Rodrigues :

    Dear Dias family,
    Extremely sorry to hear the news.
    Please accept our sincerest condolences.
    We wish you all the very best in this very difficult time.
    We will always remember Aunty with great fondness.

    Take care,

    Patrick, Delphine, Amanda, and Daniel

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  45. Anthony, Cris And Roque Pinto :

    Aunty,

    A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still in our hearts and mind, through us, they live on. Please accept our deepest condolences, Aunty Estella will never be forgotten.

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  46. Roberto & Margaret Fernandes :

    Jane and Salus ,
    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. May happy memories of
    her give you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  47. Max & Angela De Souza :

    Our sincere condolences to Estella, Liz and family on passing of your dear mother. May her soul rest in peace, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  48. Sri and family :

    Dear Estella, Our deepest sympathies on passing of your dear mother. May she rest in peace.

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  49. Dear Teresa, Jane, and all the Dias family

    My deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear Mum. It is never easy to say goodbye to a loved one, but I pray that all the times you shared together and her wonderful memories will bring you comfort at this difficult time.

    I want to share a special message sent by a friend when I lost my Mum. It brought me comfort. I hope it will do the same for you.

    “I leave my thoughts, my laughter, my dreams to you whom I have treasured,
    I give you what no thief can steal …. my memories of our time together.
    All I take with me as I leave, is your love and the millions of memories that we have shared.
    My roots and yours are forever entwined”

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  50. Our deepest condolences on your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
    May her soul rest in peace.

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  51. Caetano & Mary de Menezes :

    Dearest family of Lourdita Dias,

    May the memories of your mother’s love
    be with you and comfort you at this time.

    Sincere condolences and deepest sympathies,
    Caetano (Caj), Mary de Menezes and family,
    Calgary, AB

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  52. Ida and Armand Gomes :

    Our deepest sympathies go out to Jane,Bertha,Cecilia,Liz,Stella,Jeff ,Teresa and your families. Armand and myself were very fortunate to see her last year ….her beautiful smiling face.May her soul rest in peace.

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  53. Nino and Ciro Paolucci :

    Dear Estella and Family,

    Our sincere condolences to the passing of your Mother. May she rest in peace. Trusting in God to console you and your family during this difficult time.

    Nino and Ciro Paolucci

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