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D’SOUZA, Melvyn Archiebald

January 27, 1958 – February 6, 2013

Melvyn D’Souza beloved husband of Cynthia passed away at the age of 55 years.

Melvyn is survived by his children; Melanie and Michelle; his brother Father Mario; and sister Colleen Mendes.

He was born in Karachi, Pakistan and at the age of 28 came to Calgary to be with his mother and brother. He loved people and had a passion for entertaining others through his music and cooking.

Melvyn’s joy in life came from helping others and seeing their happiness. He had a great sense of humour and was always hoping to make others smile. He enjoyed spending time with his family and playing with his dog, Cuddles.

He will be greatly missed as a husband, father, brother and friend. We love you Melvyn, and know that you will forever be with us.

Memorial Mass will be held at St Thomas More Catholic Church on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 3:00p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Melvyn D’Souza, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.

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  1. Antonio Mendes :

    I loved Uncle Melvyn very much. He always laughed with me, told me funny stories and always wanted me to call him Uncle Spiderman. I will miss him very much.

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  2. Fr. George Smith, C.S.B. :

    On behalf of the Basilian Fathers, I would like to offer the heartfelt condolences of our Congregation to Mrs. Cynthia D’Souza, to our brother Fr. Mario D’Souza CSB, and to Melvyn’s daughters, Melanie and Michel. We promise you our support and prayers during this difficult time, and we join with you in thanking God for the promise of eternal life in Christ Jesus, our Lord.
    Fr. George Smith, C.S.B., Superior General, Basilian Fathers

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  3. Patrick J.Rodrigues :

    Dear Fr. Mario & Melvyn’s Fly,
    Please accept my deepest sympathies and hearfelt condolences on the sad and sudden demise of your beloved brother Melvyn.
    “May our beloved Mother Mary shower upon all of you her heavenly and divine graces of comfort in your hour of sorrow, and give all of you the strength and courage to endure your sad loss. Eternal rest grant unto Melvyn, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon him and mat his soul and those of others departed from this world rest in peace Amen.”
    Pat Rodrigues

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  4. Mike and Gilda Sullivan :

    Cynthia, Melanie, Michelle and the rest of the family of Melvyn: We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We will all cherish the fond memories we have of Melvyn.

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  5. Diana Andrew & Sasha :

    Cynthia, Melanine & Michell,
    I know this is going to be a sad and hard time for all of you. We will miss him so much but he is up there dancing with my Mum. Take care and be brave. We will forever miss him at our christmas party, his music and happy memories. Love you Melvin keep the sprit alive.
    Diana

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  6. Elton and Wendy Highfeild :

    Our sincerest sympathies to Cynthia, Melanie and Michelle and the rest of the immediate family on this very sad occasion. May God grant the family strength to carry on their lives and leave back cherished memories of Melvyn. May Melvyn’s soul rest in peace.

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  7. Deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to Cynthia, Melanie, Michelle and Melvin’s brother Mario on their loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very sad time.

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  8. Leonard and Antoinette Manuel :

    Dearest Cynthia, Melanie, Michelle, Cuddles and Father Mario,
    Our heartfelt sypathies and condolences are with all of you at this sad time. Our dear Melvyn will be greatly missed forever. We will always cherish the fond memories we have of Melvyn. May the Lord almighty grant him eternal rest and may his soul R.I.P. Amen.
    Len and Anette

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  9. Noella Fernandes :

    Dear Cynthia,
    Our sincere condolences to you and the family. We have fond memories of Melvyn and the good times we had in the blocks. May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time.
    Noella, Tony & Lorraine

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  10. Cedric Dsouza :

    I am going to miss my cousin Melo, may his soul rest in peace

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  11. Amanda D'Souza :

    Auntie Cynthia, Michelle, Melanie, Cuddles, and Father Mario,
    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I will be praying for his soul and for you guys during this difficult time. My friends at the Catholic Center are praying and I will be offering up a Rosary tonight for him. I love you all and will continue to pray.
    God Bless, Amanda

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  12. Tessa (de Souza) Hogerwaard - and family of the late Emerine de Souza :

    Deepest condolences from all the members of (the late) Emerine de Souza’s family. I remember Melvin as “Meloo”, the lovable little boy we knew so well when we all lived in H-D Town. His loving spirit must surely live on in the hearts and minds of his beloved wife and family.
    Tessa (de Souza) Hogerwaard

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  13. Nona deSouza Vanderlowen :

    Dear Fr Mario, Cynthia, Melanie and Michel,
    I wish to offer my profound condolences to all of you on Melvyn’s passing. My memories of Melvyn go far back to our younger days in Misquita Gardens. Melvyn was fun-loving, always jovial and a good friend. May Melvyn’s soul rest in eternal peace.
    Nona deSouza Vanderlowen

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  14. Carmen Severes :

    Rev. Father Mario D’Souza,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing away of your dear brother Melvyn. May God give you and his family the courage to bear this loss.
    Carmen Severes nee Pereira

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  15. Dearest Cynthia, Melanie, Michelle and Fr. Mario,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with your family for this difficult moment. I will always remember Melvin as friend and a brother when he used to work with me. God Bless. May he rest in peace and eternal life be grant to him in heaven. Amen.
    Lora and Family

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  16. Ivan, Sandra and Hayden D'Souza :

    Dear Cynthia, Melanie and Michelle,
    We are deeply shocked to learn of the passing of Melvyn. I remember Mel as a jolly fun loving person always full of life. Please accept our condolences will pray that God grants you courage to bear this irreplaceable loss.

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  17. Rozanna Fernandes :

    Dearest Cynthia, Melanie and Michelle,
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing away of your dearest husband/father. May God give you all the strength and courage to carry on your days. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let the perpetual light shine on him. May his soul rest in peace – Amen.
    Rozanna, Daniel and Family

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  18. Stella Fernandes :

    Dear Cynthia, Melanie, Michelle and all other relatives
    Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing away of your dear husband/father. Words alone cannot express my grief at this moment and I pray that the Good Lord gives you all the strength and courage to bear this loss. May his soul rest in peace. Amen

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  19. Rozanna Fernandes :

    Dear Cynthia, Melanie and Michelle,
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing away of your dearest husband/father (Melvin). May God give you all the strength and courage to carry on your days.
    Rozanna, Dan and Family

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  20. Nigel & Sybil Fernandes & family :

    Dear Cynthia, Melanie & Michelle and the rest of Melvyn’s dear extended family,
    It is with such heavy hearts that we send our deepest sympathies on the passing of such a dear, loved friend. No words are enough to express our sadness but knowing that the good Lord has called Melvyn back to a heavenly place free from suffering and pain will hopefully give you the courage and strength you need at a time like this. God bless you and our prayers are with you always!

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  21. Dear Cynthia, Melanie, Michelle and Mario,
    Please accept our sincere condolences. We will always remember him for the fun-loving person that he was. We often think of him when reminiscing about the good old times in Hussain DSilva Town and the Blocks. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
    Philo and Philo

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  22. It is with much sadness that we write this to express our sympathies and condolences on the passing of Melvyn. My Irish religion teacher Sr Mary Francis once said to us boys at St Pauls Karachi that ” Life is Changed, Not Taken Away.” I believe this is so apt for Melwyn and his family too. May He who is the Giver of All Life, sustain you in this period of mourning. With are united prayers.

    Jules, A Tina, Sharon and Rohan.

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  23. Thank you uncle Melvyn for everything you’ve done for me. From joking around with me and giving me ideas on how to save money, to welcoming me into your home as a son. Love you and God bless.

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  24. Florrie & Frederick Sequeira & Family :

    Dear Cynthia, Melanie and Michelle,

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult moment. May God give you all the strength and courage to bear this loss. May Melvyn’s soul rest in peace.

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  25. Celisa D'Souza (Ella Lewis) :

    Dear Cynthia, Melanie and Michelle,
    I am very sad to hear of Melvyn’s passing. My deepest sympathies to you and the family. Growing up in Fatima Parish, I remember Melvyn as always happy and loved to make people laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this diffcult time. God bless you.

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  26. Dearest Cynthia,
    With our deepest sympathy to you, Melanie and Michelle to hear of Melvyn’s passing. Our prayers are with you. Love, Debbie and Phi

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  27. Yvette MacKinnon :

    Dear Cynthia, Melanie and Michelle,
    I am very sad to hear of Melvyn’s passing. My deepest sympathies to you and the family. Have fond memories of Melvyn and all we used to get up to in those years. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this diffcult time. May God grant you the strength to bear this loss. RIP

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  28. Dear Cynthia, Fr Mario, Melanie & Michelle
    I am really sorry to hear of the passing away of Melvyn, I knew him as a young boy when Colleen would bring him and Mario to play with the other kids down the road in Cincinattus town, I did meet him rarely after that when they moved to HDtown. Sad we did have some lovely memories
    My heart felt sympathies. Remy

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  29. Lena n Joe Couthino :

    Dear Cynthia , Melanie n Michelle,
    We are so sorry to hear about Melvyn s passing .We knew him in the Fatima Blocks May his soul RIP .
    Lena n Joe Couthino n family

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  30. Jeanette and Anthony Fernandez :

    To the D’Souza family:

    Our sincere condolonces on the loss of your dear husband, father and brother.
    We were fortunate to have met Melu at the pool party a few years ago. He will be remembered for his gentle spirit and open heart.

    God Bless each of you at this difficult time.

    Jeanette and Anthony Fernandez

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  31. Cynthia, Melanie, and Michelle :

    Thank you to everyone. All of your thoughts and prayers mean so much to us.

    Cynthia, Melanie and Michelle

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  32. Meloo meloo meloo I miss you man. Dont worry lil bro cause you are now in God’s world. God bless, until we meet again

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  33. This is my msg to cynthia doggy baba melanie and michelle……. I knew my lil manglorean buddy melooo from the 1960’s …… We used to look forward to meeting each other (at picnic’s) ……… Guess what ? Meloo was such a down to earth person and that is why I loved him….. So pls take a moment to cry/smile god bless ……… Clarry

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  34. Mona&Konrad Fernandes :

    We always knew you as Mellu. You often came to play with Raina and Natasha in Husain D’Silva Town when they were very young
    And we will always remember you laughing and joking.
    Our deepest condolences to Cynthia and the girls.

    Mona and Konrad

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