|Photo by Ardash Nayar, a life-long friend|
|St Xavier's school in Dar es Salaam|
ALBERTINA DOURADO (Goan_Tanzanite): I knew Toni Almeida personally (yes he spelled his name with an i) as he is the father of my classmate and friend Alison. In fact I know the whole family as I went to their place frequently when I lived in Dar. When Alison was studying in England they would pick me up and take me to the airport to meet her when she came back for summer holidays. I also exchanged Christmas cards with Toni after I moved to Canada. I kept in touch my friend Alison over all these years and she told me about his passing. He was cremated today (March 20th) at 10 a.m. and Mass was held at St. Peter's at 4 p.m. local time. I had two long conversations with him when I was in Dar in 2015. He also designed his house in Oyster Bay where he continued to live till his death. He was an amazing man and still had a sharp recollection of everything.