December 21, 1966 – July 20, 2004
It is with deep sorrow that we, the family, announce the sudden and untimely passing of our beloved husband, father, brother and uncle, Glicerino (Bong) Villanueva, on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at the age of 37 years. His memory will be forever cherished, and he will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 10 years Ruth; and his precious children, Yahweh (9) and Raphael (7) his mother Teresita Villanueva; sister Annalisa (Mandy) and niece Adriana; sister Marife (Vergel) and nephew Vince.
Bong was born on Wednesday, December 21, 1966 in Bulacan, Philippines. At 21 years of age he immigrated to Canada in September of 1989, returning to the Philippines to marry the love of his life, Ruth on Tuesday, February 8, 1994. As they made their home in Winnipeg with their two sons, Bong was employed as a mechanic at C & E Motors for five years, and most recently New Flyer Industries. His passion involved repairing cars for his family and friends, and spending quality time with his wife and children, taking many family road trips together.
Lamay (viewing) was held on July 24 at Knysh Funeral Chapel, 1020 Main St. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 26 at St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church, 818 Arlington St., with Rev. Fr. Mariano Batucan presiding. Interment took place at a later date in San Ildefonso, Bulacan, Philippines. Active pallbearers were messrs, Paul Figueroa, Max Figueroa, Lorenzo Lans, Nestor Panganiban, Joseph deLima, Cesar Figueroa, Ed Munoz and Elmel Pilapil.
Special thanks to the following people who are his longtime friends for their love and support during this difficult time, godparents, Ralph and Dolores San Juan, Joseph deLima, Paul Figueroa, Henry Cabalu, Uncle Jamie (Bella) and children. On behalf of his wife and children, many thanks to Grace, Agnes, Joy, Alicia and Carol, the R.C.M.P. and many others who gave their support, sympathy and condolences.
BONG, MAY YOU REST IN PEACE, AND KNOW THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS REMAIN CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS WITH THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES THAT WE WILL ALWAYS CHERISH FOREVER. DAD, HAVE A SAFE TRIP TO HEAVEN (RAPHAEL). DAD, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, AND ILL ALWAYS MISS YOU (YAHWEH).