July 6, 1950 – February 24, 2014
It is with profound sadness, the family announces the passing of our beloved father and grandfather, Isaias Oliver Bermisa on February 24, 2014 at the age of 63 with his wife and son by his side. He was predeceased by his parents Miguel Sr. and Brigida. He will be greatly missed by his loving and dedicated wife of 37 years: Trifona, children and grandchildren: Jennifer and Vanessa, Gerald (Grazia), Sabrina and Sasha. Adopted children, Rhodelia (Ferdinand), Yuan, Jane, Chantell, Chiara, Jayden, and Janiebelle, Tony, Jason, Clivia (Darren), Mikayla and Raya Tan. Family, Beatriz (Raymundo) Calixterio, Miguel Jr. (Cirila), Andrea ( Isidro-dec) Abellera, Corazon ( Felciano-dec) Cariaso, Estrella (Epifanio) Imasa, Cuito Bermissa. Nieces and nephews, May Lany (Russel), Jessica, Rachelle, Kayla Ridao, Maricel (Armando) and Charlene Aviles, Mary Ann ( Beltran), Kyle and Krystel Natura. Myla (Manny) and Miguel de Leon, Michelle (Dino) and Dylan Dimayuga, Annabelle Cariaso (Jeff Olaybal), Jesseye and Elliot, Jamieson Cariaso (Mariette), Mercedes (Doug), Grady and Emma Smith, Raymond Calixterio, Rodrigo (Anngieleyn), Shierry, Christian, Bridget and Katleyn Bermisa, Marife Bermisa (Gordon), Vivian (Lelis) Liezel, Ian, Merly, LD and Vina Dancel, Regina Imasa, Rhea Cariaso.
Isaias graduated at the University of Pangasinan, Philippines in 1971 with a degree in Elementary Education. He immigrated to Canada in 1973. He met his wife and always said “It was love at first sight.” They were married in 1976. Together they opened Garden Manor Ltd. In August 1983. He owned and operated a licensed Care Home in Ladner Delta BC, decided to sell in 1988 as he chose to remain and raise his family in Winnipeg. He and his wife were blessed to be chosen to take over operations of Malvern House in 1988. Our dad devoted all his time and energy working very hard to provide for his residents. We are very proud as he is a very caring, compassionate, sincere, thoughtful and very patient man. He gave his life helping his residents. He provided exemplary work and service for the vulnerable persons of our community. He has genuine love and caring for his residents, he treats everyone like his own child, sibling or parent. His residents profoundly loved, adored and will always miss him. During the summer he loved and enjoyed gardening with his wife. The front and back of his house blooms flowers and an abundance of vegetables for his residents and shared with his friends.
Lamay will be held from 7: 00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard. Mass will be held at 10: 30 a.m. on Tuesday March 4, 2014 at St. Vital Catholic Church, 1629 Pembina Highway, with interment to follow at Thomson “In the Park” Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow interment, at the family residence.
The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to all the nursing staff and physicians of the Haemodialysis units, SICU 4A West. Special thanks to Rolly Jaramilla RN, and Fr. George of St. Boniface Hospital. Our sincere appreciation to Fr. Darrin Gurr of St. Gianna Catholic Church, Fr. Barry Schoonbaert of St. Vital Catholic Church and Fr. Augustin Opalalic of Our lady of Angels Parish, San Diego,CA., Marina Fernandez of Salt Lake City, UT. To all our friends and family who came from afar, we are extremely grateful.