19 Jul: Brampton, Ontario. MAUREEN PEREIRA. Born on January 10, 1943 in Nairobi, Kenya. Passed away peacefully at her home. Beloved wife of the late Eugene of 48 years. Devoted mother of Karl and Tamara, Gavin and Danielle. Cherished Nana of Maya, Nicholas, Elise, and Ethan. She will be missed by her faithful companion Kasper. Dear sister of Pam Gonsalves (Donald), Dr. Cajetan Moniz (Ingrid). Predeceased by her parents Xavier and Mabel Moniz. Deeply missed by her extended family and friends.
Visitation: July 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Catholic Cremation Services, 6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1N4. Funeral Mass: Tuesday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m. St. Marguerite d’Youville Parish, 2490 Sandalwood Parkway East, Brampton, Ontario L6R 3A4. Celebration of Life To follow the Funeral Mass at The Speranza Banquet Hall 510 Deerhurst Drive, Brampton, Ontario L6T 5H9. Cremation: Assumption Catholic Crematorium, 6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1N4. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Heart & Stroke. Condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN Eugene Pereira passed away on February 23 this year, the whole of the Goan community who knew him but especially the Kenyan Goan community, with many of whom he grew up, were in the deepest mourning for one who was often the heart and soul of many a party (especially in a duo with that other entertainer Norman Da Costa). Eugene was simply a very important and dedicated member of the Canadian, UK Goan communities. A few days ago, we lost his wife Maureen, another very special person in the community which is now in a double shock just as much as her sibling Pam and Caji. Karl and Tammy, Gavin and Danielle, Maya, Nicholas and Elise had given their all helping their mother and grandmother through life after Eugene, I can only imagine their sense of loss. Our condolences and prayers to all of them.
I suspect I will receive many tributes, here is one written by her best friend, ALVIRA ALMEIDA, in non-stop tears and sobs: