Leo D'Souza

Leo Lamartino D'Souza

Friday, April 11th, 1941 - Monday, May 4th, 2020
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Leo Lamartino D'Souza
April 11, 1941 - May 4, 2020

It is with heavy hearts and overwhelming sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father Leo D'Souza at the Holy Cross Manor in Calgary on Monday, May 4, 2020. Leo passed away peacefully at the age of 79, with his wife of almost 53 years by his side.

Leo was the cherished and devoted husband of Maria (nee Lobo) and the loving father of Flavia (Aylward), Susan (Savio), and Ryan (Nancy) as well as grandfather of Sylvester. Leo was predeceased by his parents Maria Caitana and Romualdo D'Souza and was the dear brother of Flora (Sartos), Sunny (Cynthia), Simon (deceased) / (Sylvia), and Henry (deceased). He was also the brother-in-law of Michael (deceased), Alex (Philomena) and Georgie (Libby) and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.

Leo was born on April 11, 1941 in Goa, India. He began his career in Bombay and then moved to Uganda and Abu Dhabi before immigrating to Halifax, Canada in 1994 with his family to provide his children with greater opportunities. Leo worked extremely hard to provide the best for his family. He was honest, dedicated, diligent, hard-working, loved by numerous friends and extended family. His charity, generosity, zest for life and love not only for his wife and children, but also his extended family and friends will leave many of them with fond memories. His retirement activities included swimming laps at the YMCA, cooking, gardening, fishing, entertaining family and friends. A self-taught handyman and jack of all trades, Leo enjoyed working on his home projects. Although he was proudly Canadian, Leo also had strong affiliation to his cultural heritage and the roots he came from. He enjoyed many days with family in Goa, Panchgani, Bombay, Abu Dhabi, Halifax, and his final home in Calgary. Leo dedicated his life to taking care of Maria's needs after she suffered a stroke in 1985 and worked his hardest to look after her in the best way he knew. With God’s grace, Maria did her best to care for Leo since 2012 when he was diagnosed with parkinson’s. Leo and Maria loved each other to the last moment when on May 4, 2020, Leo passed away peacefully with Maria by his side.

The family would like to thank the staff at Holy Cross Manor for the excellent care and compassion they provided to Leo during his illness.

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, a private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Ascension Catholic Parish on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 12:00 pm with burial to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery, Calgary, AB.

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We wish to thank family and friends for their sympathies and support during this difficult time. To view and share photos, condolences and memories of Leo, please visit Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 12:00pm
    Ascension Catholic Parish
    1100 Berkshire Blvd. NW
    Calgary, Alberta T3K 3M3
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 1:30pm
    Queen's Park Cemetery
    3219-4th Street NW
    Calgary, Alberta T2M 3A6
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Sabrina, Peter and family

Posted at 01:44am
Sent with love and remembrance. May you Rest In Peace
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Salus and Jane Fernandes

Posted at 03:00pm
Dear Marie,Flavia & Aylward,Susan,Savio & Sylvester,Rayan & Nancy,with deepest sympathies and heartfelt
condolences on your great loss. May his soul rest in peace. Salus and Jane.

Ana Maria Torres

Posted at 10:08am
Ryan and Nancy,

I am so sorry for the passing of both of your dads. May they both rest in peace now. I hope that you are finding abundant peace and consolation in this difficult time. Please know of my prayers for you and your family.

Yvonne Lawrence

Posted at 11:35pm
Dear Maria, Flavia, Aylward, Susan, Savio, Ryan, Nancy and Sylvester, We offer you our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear husband, father and grand-pop. Your father's memories may bring tears in your eyes today. I hope you'll honor these memories with a smile someday. Tony and Maria-Yvonne Lawrence

Mel and Rita Alvares

Posted at 10:39pm
Ryan/Nancy - our deepest condolences, please pass our sympathies to your Mum.
From: Mel and Rita Alvares

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