January 16, 2013 – January 17, 2013
Less than 24 hours after entering this world, Briella peacefully passed away on January 17, 2013.
Beloved daughter of Heidi Schmaltz and Rock Gonsalves, and sister to Tobiyah Grace, she was a “feisty fighter” who exceeded all expectations. Baby Brie joins her uncle Tobias Schmaltz in heaven. She will be especially remembered by her grandparents, Terry and Noni Schmaltz, Fermin and Sylvia Gonsalves, as well as aunt Milly Gonsalves (John Caucci), uncles Colin Gonsalves (Anna Piazza), Kevin Gonsalves, and TJ Schmaltz (Sanam Bakhtiar), as well as her cousins.
All are welcome to join in a celebration of Briella’s life, with her great-uncle Father Anthony Gonsalves presiding, at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818 or a local children’s charity of your choice. Many thanks to all those who have supported her family. Briella had tiny footprints and a short life, but continues to be a large blessing to many. She will be always in our hearts.
In living memory of Briella Gonsalves, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences