Thursday, April 30, 2015

The wonderful Tiatrist Jack


Jack Fernandes: His Final Curtain Call
Nairobi. Born 13th August 1933. Died: 29 April 2015. It is with humble acceptance of Gods Will that we announce the passing on, to his heavenly stage, of JACK FERNANDES loving husband of the late Olga Fernandes, beloved father of Ian and Elaine, father-in-law of Paloma and Vernon, adoring grandfather to Georgia, Kayleigh, Kayla and Aiden.

Jack was a special man who will be missed by many. A great entertainer who will be remembered for his comical antics on the Konkani Stage, a prominent sports man on the athletics track and football field and his many years of service to the Goan Institute. The funeral service will take place at 10 am on Saturday 2nd May, 2015 at the Consolata Shrine, Westlands. Viewing will commence from 9.30 am. This will be followed by a cremation at the Kariokor Crematorium. No flowers please. Donations can be made to the Vincentian Prayer House. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Condolences to  email  (From Goan Voice UK)

It is with the heaviest hearts I learnt of Jack’s passing.


In the universe, there are very few men like your father. He was an earthly man, but a very special man. He was showered with the Maker’s most exquisite gifts, humour, laughter, an every smiling face that shone a special light in the darkest of times, especially for those around him, but, above all, he was indeed he was always the first to be invited to that Biblical special table. He was led there by the hand of his gentlest humility.


Of the many Goans I was privileged to have met and grown up with in Kenya, Tiarist Jack will always remain my most favourite person. Strangely, the last time I met him was in Canada, around six years or more. He had heard I was around and had tracked me down to Gilbert Fernandes’ place. Those smiling eyes lit up the room as everyone rushed to greet him. Those few moments in Canada will be forever etched in the hard drive of my heart.


Those who knew him will be universally saddened by his passing, they will be comforted that they were indeed blessed to have had the chance to bask in his loving glow.


What a guy, what a man.


Rest easy my friend, for if there is one person who had a reservation in heaven, it must surely have been you. God Bless.




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