Bernard A. Lopez
BERNARD AMARGO LOPEZ March 12, 1961 October 18, 2017 It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bernard Amargo Lopez on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at St. Boniface General Hospital at the age of 56. Bernard will be dearly missed by his parents, Sergio and Francisca Lopez; his brothers, Vic (Linda), Mar (Olive); sisters, Aurea (Joel) Severa, Mercedes (Nicomedes) Matriano, Rowena (Jun) Arquero, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, relatives and friends. Lamay/viewing will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Mosaic Funeral Chapel, 1839 Inkster Blvd., commencing at 6:00 p.m. with Novena Prayer for departed loved-one lead by Couples for Christ. Prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Msgr. Maurice Comeault officiating. Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 4588 Roblin Blvd., Msgr. Maurice Comeault, celebrant. A reception for family and friends will be held at Mosaic Reception Centre, 1839 Inkster Blvd., following the mass. For online condolences or to light a memorial candle, please log on to www.mosaicfunerals.ca. 1839 Inkster Blvd. 1006 Nairn Ave. 204-275-5555
Publish Date: Oct 21, 2017
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 26, 2017
Peacefully on Sunday, October 22, 2017, Andre (Andy) Lussier passed away at Riverview Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, with his family by his side.
Andy will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Rose Marie, and their children, Claudette (Mark), Michael (Aron), Michelle, Nicolle (Réal), Joanne (Peter), Laurie Ann (Donald) and his 14 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Andy is also survived by his brother Albert and sisters-in-law Gemma, Jeannette (Ron), brother-in-law Leo (Leah), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Andy was predeceased by his parents Mathilda and Hubert Lussier; his daughter Gisele (at birth); his brothers Henri, Louis, Alex, Amadee, Arthur, and sisters Alexandrine, Regina and Henriette.
Andy was born in Mariapolis, Manitoba in 1935 and lived on his parents farm until the age of 17 when he and his mother moved to Belmont. Andy farmed for many years in Neelin, Belmont and Baldur before retiring from farming and moving into Winnipeg.
Andy was fiercely dedicated to his family and his siblings; he would always be there lending a helping hand and never expected anything in return. Andy and Rose Marie would have celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on December 11th, 2017.
Quote from friends: “We will never forget his bright smile, always so positive. He was charming and caring with everyone he knew.”
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Riverview Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 27, 2017 at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Roman Catholic Church, 15 Columbia Drive, Winnipeg, with Rev. Fr. Darrin J. G. Gurr presiding. Entombment will follow in Living Waters Columbarium. Reception to follow.
Have no sorrow for me,
for death is the end of my suffering.
It is beautiful to go to sleep
To wake up with God.
Danilo L. Vicente
Danilo de Leon Vicente was the eldest of the 8 children of Edgardo and Leticia Vicente. Born on April 27, 1950 in Cavite City, Philippines, he grew up to be a very responsible Kuya (older brother) to his siblings while his parents traveled abroad for work. He was the responsible and caring Kuya of Rey, Amy, Connie, Eduard, Louie, Ronnie & Jojie. He married the love of his life Vilma and had 2 children Jennifer & Miguel. He was a great family man; a loving and loyal husband. He wanted the best for his wife and children, worked hard to provide for a wonderful home and provided for their needs. He instilled the value of education to this children, taught them the importance of hard work, dedication and to always strive for excellence. His family grew when Jennifer married Arnel and had 2 children Jenel & Maynel. He was a loving and caring Grandfather, spoiled the grandkids, allowing them to get things that they like, but always with a thoughtful advise on life, school and meaningful activities that will make them better persons.
He excelled in school and gained countless friends along the way. Enteng, Dan or Danny, as he was called during his teenage years, became a dedicated member of DeMolay and was one of its Master Councilors. He became exposed at a young age to various working environments which gained him much wealth in life experiences that he carried into his family life and later on in his career. He worked for many years at IBAA (International Bank of Asia and America) and PCIBank. He was active in their basketball and bowling league and was a member of the Chapel Ministry. After retirement, he fulfilled his calling to further serve the Lord and His people. He found time to be more active in church activities serving at almost all possible organizations. He became the President of the Parish Pastoral Council, was with the Legion of Mary, Eucharistic Ministry, Ministry of the Word, Church Choir and Catechism Group. He found a new passion in teaching the youth, formally as a Professor at San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite and through other means such as mentoring members of the Noveleta Theatre Guild, PREX (Parish Renewal Experience) and Legion of Mary. He then was fondly called Kuya Dan, Sir Dan and Tatay Dan by those whose lives he has touched in these various organizations. He was a disciplinarian and a perfectionist yet with a soft heart, a caring soul and always with a positive mindset. He has a passion for music, from contemporary folk, folk rock, country music and hymns. He played the guitar, sang well and enlivened everything he does with music. He is a smart man. He thirst for knowledge and is overflowing with wisdom. He went back to school when he came to Canada to help him find his place in a new environment. With his intelligence, wealth of experience, professionalism and well-mannered approach as a team member, he found a new niche at the Freight Audit Department at Maple Leaf Foods in Winnipeg. He was dedicated and proficient in his work and was well loved by his colleagues.
He always had a positive outlook on life because of his trust in God. And he exemplified this even after he was diagnosed with cancer. His choice was not to let anyone know except our immediate family – he didn’t want anyone to worry nor treat him differently. He wanted people to see and appreciate his strengths and abilities and not his health condition. He had offered his life to God and accepted His will wholeheartedly without questioning God and without jarring his faith. This kept him strong throughout the journey. He lived day to day just like the usual, went to work, to church, went out occasionally with family and friends, watched the news, read books and prayed to God. He had an unwavering faith in God, at the time that he was receiving the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, after a hymn was sung around him and while the Blessed Oil was being placed on his forehead by the priest, he began to close his eyes to sleep. The following morning, with family around him, he passed away peacefully to join our Creator.
“Tears come down your face,
When the last breath finds its way.
You’ve served well
You’re a preacher
You’re a teacher
You were a father not just for two
But for everyone who knew you
In many ways, small or big
You’ve helped everyone to be better
Your lessons will always be remembered
Your love will stay always and forever.”
Lamay/Viewing will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Mosaic Funeral Chapel, 1839 Inkster Blvd., commencing at 6:00 pm. Prayer’s at 7:30 pm. with Rev. Father Geoffrey Angeles officiating.
Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 353 St Mary Ave.. Winnipeg, MB. Rev.Father Marcelino Bandico celebrant.