Aura Fernandes

Aura Purification Fernandes (Fernandes)

Sunday, October 4th, 1936 - Friday, April 3rd, 2020
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FERNANDES, Aura Purification
October 4, 1936 - April 3, 2020

Aura Fernandes passed away peacefully on Friday, April 3, 2020, in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 83. Aura was born in Entebbe, Uganda on October 4, 1936, where she grew up. She went to a convent in Ireland to study to be a nun, but the passing of her father brought her back to Mombasa, Africa.

Aura married Denis Fernandes on November 16, 1963, in Mombasa, Kenya. Denis and Aura had 3 sons in Mombasa, Ivor, Brandon, and Collin. Denis moved to Canada for work while Aura and the boys moved in with family in England for six months. Denis secured a home in Sept-Iles, Quebec to welcome the family to a new and adventurous country, Canada. The years from 1972 to 1978 were spent acclimatizing in Quebec to the Canadian lifestyle and climate.

She made her life as a homemaker bringing up her 3 boys, managing the household and taking care of Denis. The next move was to Fort McMurray in 1978 and lasted till 1996. Aura took on a sales position at O.B. Allens Jewelers and became the top salesperson in the store. Aura and Denis retired in Calgary in 1996. Aura was involved in the church, singing in the choir, and volunteering her time. She had a warm smile and caring heart. She loved to cook and bake and entertain people in her home.

Aura will be missed and forever remembered by her loving husband, Denis Fernandes and her three children, Ivor, Brandon his wife Karen and Collin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Aura’s memory to Ascension Catholic Parish or by mail to: 1100 Berkshire Boulevard NW, Calgary, AB, T3K 3M3.

Aura will be cremated at Choice Memorial on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7:30 am. A Mass will be held for her at a later date. To view and share photos, condolences and memories of Aura, please visit
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Posted at 06:05pm
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family. May God give you the peace that you seek. She will be dearly missed. Big hugs to all.
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Dom and Bertha

Posted at 05:56pm
Our Deepest Sympathy for the loss of Aura. We will always rememberher warm smile. Our thoughts prayers are with you all. May she Rest in peace.
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Vanessa Durham-Muniz

Posted at 06:17am
My deepest condolences to you Uncle Dennis, Ivor, Brandon/Karen and Colin. Aunty Aura was a very special and dear lady. I had the pleasure of many a conversation with her and she was always a delight to talk to. She was a God fearing person who took all responsibilities in her life seriously. Her devotion to her family and the church were remarkable. I was truly honored to have crossed paths with her and sincerely wish her family God’s blessings at this difficult time. I will miss you Aunty Aura.

Monica Vaz

Posted at 09:21am
Dear Denis, Ivor, Brandon, Karen and Collin,

Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your wife & mother I share in the grief of you and your family at this sad time.” “I am deeply saddened by the loss of your Aura. May you find the comfort and peace that you seek and may God grant Aura eternal rest and may her soul rest in peace Amen .” Monica Vaz

Sybil and Jude Braganza

Posted at 09:19pm
Dear Dennis words cannot express how sorry we are to hear of Aura passing away. Aura was a special lady, always giving, smiling and making sure everyone needs were met. She was such an amazing lady and we will always remember her for her generosity, encouragement and , kind words. We are so heartbroken and are prayers are with you always. You both were (are) like parents to us. You good nature and kindness will always have a special place in our hearts. Please accept our deepest condolences to you, Ivor, Brandon, Karen and Collin. With much love Sybil and Jude Braganza 💕

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