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FERNANDES, Caetano (Caj) Francisco

January 21, 1935- Chandor, Goa, India
September 28, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Caetano (Caj) Francisco Fernandes, beloved husband of Clara of Calgary, AB, passed away on September 28, 2018 at the age of 83 years.

Caj was born in Chandor, Goa, the oldest of eight children. He lived with his grandmother and aunt in Goa into his adulthood. He moved to Malawi to look after his father and siblings after the death of his mother and completion of his accounting degree. In 1966, he married Clara and had two children, Nancy and Terence. In 1973, Caj moved his wife and two children to England and then moved to Calgary, Canada in 1974. Caj obtained a night auditor position at the Blackfoot Inn where he remained until his retirement as vice-president operations. He was one of the founding members of the Calgary Goan Association, Throughout his life, Caj has enjoyed travelling and took the opportunity whenever he could. His other passion was playing cards which sustained him through his retirement and deteriorating health. Caj was a loving man who was always ready to give a helping hand to family and friends.

Besides his loving wife, Clara, Caj is survived by daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Clive; son and daughter-in-law Terence and Maggie; and grandchildren Simone, Joshua and Evan; He was predeceased by his five brothers, Manuel, Arnold, Rosario, Joseph (Ingrid) and Griggs (Sheila). He is survived by his two sisters Rose and Rita (Mel), and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Diabetes Canada, 220, 6223 – 2nd Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1J5 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 1112, www.diabetes.ca or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of Caetano Fernandes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Shelagh Foster :

    Sorry for your loss Nancy and Clive, Simone and Joshua. Our thoughts are with you at this time with your loss.Love Shelagh and Paul, Family

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  2. Neena, Charudatt, Kimaya and Kriti Kadolkar :

    I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.

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  3. Juanita Correia :

    Clare, Nancy/Clive, Terrence/Maggie and family.
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time, There are special moments and memories that are yours alone and yet many share in your loss and care deeply about your sorrow. Our deepest condolences to you all. Juanita and family.

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  4. Sophie n darryl :

    Our deepest condolences to Clara and family. We had the pleasure of knowing Caj from around 1975. We will truly miss him. May his soul RIP and may you all find peace and comfort in our Divine Lord.
    Sophie n darryl

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  5. Mel & Rita Alvares :

    Caj was a wonderful brother and friend, a great inspiration in our lives.

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  6. Caetano & Mary de Menezes :

    Our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to Clara and all the extended family of the late Caetano (Caj) F. Fernandes.

    May all the happy times and memories you share of Caj bring you his blessings.

    We pray, Almighty God grant him the eternal peace of the faithful and comfort all who mourn his passing.

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  7. Pio & Mena Fernandes :

    Our heartfelt sympathies Clara and your whole family on the death of Caj. May his soul rest in peace. Our thoughts are with you and the whole family at this sad time.
    Love
    Pio and Mena
    London

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  8. Dolores Marolly :

    Dear Clara, my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Caj. I will always remember that no matter where Brian and I met Caj and you, there was always such a feeling of warmth and affection. God Bless you. With much love, Dolores

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  9. Our deepest sympathies, Clara and family. We were so sad to hear of Caj’s passing. We pray for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you and loving memories to heal your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Nel and Veronica

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  10. Alan & Doreen :

    Dear Claire,
    Our sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts & prayers. R.I.P. Caj.
    Love Alan & Doreen

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  11. Dom and Bertha Fernandes :

    Dom and Bertha
    Dear Clara and Your whole Family
    Thinking of you All During This Difficult Time.Our Deepest Sympathy on
    the Passing of your Husband,May his Soul Rest in Peace,and
    May you all Find Comfort and Strength in the Lord. God Bless
    Dom and Berthadom

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  12. Jeff Dias & Maimie De Silva :

    We extend to you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of Caj rest in peace.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Jeff & Maimie

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  13. Kathy Balderston :

    Caj hired me at the Marlborough Inn in the early 80’s. We continued to work together for many years. He was always a kind, dignified and respectful man My sincerest sympathies to Clara, Terrence, Nancy and families.

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  14. Yakub and Beena, Gemma Goveas :

    We are sorry to hear the news of sad demise of Uncle Caj. May God give strength to all to bear this irreparable loss. Our deepest condolence to Aunty Clare, Terrence, Maggie, Evan, Nancy, Clive, Simone, Joshua and family.
    May his soul Rest in Peace.

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  15. Terence, Maggie and Evan,
    Our hearts are heavy with your loss and we wish you the deepest of condolences.
    May your father rest in peace and may your family find comfort in each other during this heartbreaking time.
    God Bless.

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  16. Monica and Lenny Pinto :

    We pray that you find peace and strength to cope at this difficult time of sorrow.
    Our dearest friend Caj will always be in our thoughts and prayers, we’ll always cherish the happy memories. “ May His Soul Rest in Peace”
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Lenny & Monica

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  17. Dear Fernandes Family,
    My deepest condolences on your loss. I hope you can find peace and comfort in loving memories.

    Sincerely
    Amber McKain

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  18. Anne and Simon Lopes :

    We are really sorry to hear the sad news
    Our deepest sympathies to you and family.
    We will remember you in our
    prays.
    Anne and Simon

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  19. Nancy so sorry to her about your dad. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  20. Nigel Alvares :

    Dear Aunty Clara, Nancy, Clive, Simone, Josh, Terence, Maggie and Evan,

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of Uncle Caj. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle was a wonderful man and we will miss him dearly.

    Love, Nigel, Jackie, Maverick and Levi.

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  21. Ted & Judy Gordon :

    Dear Clara, Nancy, Clive, Terence, Maggie, Rita, Mel, and all the grand kids

    Our deepest sympathies are with each of you at this sad time. Take solace in knowing that Caj is in heaven smiling down on all of you and he would want you to be strong like he was.

    Caj was such a loving husband, father, brother and a friend to so many. He will be greatly missed and always remembered with fond memories. May his soul rest in Peace.

    You are in our prayers.
    Ted & Judy

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  22. Dihan Seneviratne :

    Terrence and Nancy and families:

    Nicole and I would like to pass along our condolences. I have so many good memories of your dad growing up. They were wonderful times in south Calgary.

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  23. Loreen and Remed Fernandes :

    You have been a pai to me and grandpa to Ashley and Natasha, you have always included us under your family umbrella and made history for us in our lives. You will always hold a special place in our hearts.

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  24. Gino and Merlyn Abreo :

    Dear Clare, Nancy & Family, Terrance &Family and all of the Fernandes Family

    Our deepest condolences. To us, Caj was rich in humility, love and a very giving heart; we will always remember him as a dear friend. With the passing of time, we hope the sadness will melt away, but the memories will last forever. Out thoughts are with all of you.

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  25. Felix Pereira & Family :

    Dearest Claire,

    I’m sorry to hear of the sad death of our very, very good friend! He will now be in heaven with my dad Pedro playing cards together.

    May his soul rest in peace. We continue to keep you and the rest of the family in our prayers.

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  26. Joseph & Pressy Gomes :

    Dear Claire,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy. We will keep you in our prayers. Caj was a great guy, and he will be sorely missed!

    Lots of love and sympathy to you and your family!

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  27. Beryl Rodrigues :

    Dear Clara, Nancy and family, Terence and family, Rita and family, Shirley and
    family,
    So sad to hear of Caj’s passing. He is free from all of his troubles and now he is
    watching over all of you. The best memories are the ones that never leave our
    hearts. Take care.

    Best Regards,
    Boni, Lorna and Beryl

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  28. Mervyn D'Mello :

    Please accept our condolences.
    Caj will be always be remembered for helping those in need. I heard he always went out of his way to help those in need.

    Mervyn, Gerard and Edna

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  29. Alfredo and Lena Fernandes :

    Dear Clara, Nancy, Terence, & Family,

    Words cannot express the sadness we feel on the loss of a great friend we have known for the past 44 years. Unfortunately, we were not able to be present to say goodbye to Caj – we will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    In Sympathy,

    Alfredo, Lena, Dellano, Janine, & Family

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  30. Sandra Fernandes :

    Clara & the entire family
    Please except our deepest condolences on your loss.
    May the memories of Caj and the love of family surround you & give you the strength in the days ahead.
    Always keep him close to your hearts.
    He was a wonderful person & a great friend to may
    Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you
    Sandra Fernandes & Douglas Ritchie

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  31. Freeda Mary Alvares :

    Dear Clara, Nancy, Terrence and Family,
    My children, Christine, Michael, Ryan and their dear ones send you their love, hugs and prayers in this very sad time of your loss.
    Percy always spoke of Caj with love and respect as a very dear friend and I was very excited to meet with you, Clara and Caj in Calgary on my first visit years ago!
    Peace and strength be Caj’s guiding hand as you, Clara take this grief journey in the days and months to follow! God be with you always!
    Freeda Alvares

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  32. Phil and Missy Reeves :

    Dear Terrence and Family,

    We are sad to learn of your loss and express our deepest sympathies during your current time. May God grant you peace and share His grace, that you may carry forward the legacy of your father’s service for others.

    Kind regards,
    Phil and Missy Reeves

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  33. Fred & Blanca Felix :

    Clara, Nancy,Terence & family,

    Deepest condolences to all families during this very sad time, our prayers & thoughts are with you all!

    Freddy & Blanca

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  34. Claude Coutinho :

    Our deepest condolences Clara and the family on your sad loss. Our thoughts and prayers are for you all at this time, God Bless.

    Eric, Claude & Lamai Coutinho and family (Perth, Australia)

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  35. Tony and Maria-Yvonne :

    Clara, Nancy, Clive, Terence, Maggie and family,
    We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you. Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. May your memories give you peace and comfort. Caj was well respected and a very good family friend of ours. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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