OBITUARY

Dr. Aloysius Phillip G. C. De Souza

13 September, 19362 October, 2021
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Dr. Aloysius Phillip De Souza, beloved and devoted husband and father, died peacefully on Oct 2 2021 in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 85. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Bridget Ida De Souza, who passed away in February 2021. He is survived by his cherished daughter, Dr. Claire Michelle De Souza.

He was born in Zanzibar, East Africa to Luizinha (née Remedios) and Sebastian Xavier De Souza. He is survived by his sisters Felicity and Vita and predeceased by siblings Vera, Mary and Sylvester. His family members, near and far, were forever in his thoughts and prayers.

After graduating from St. Joseph’s Convent School in Zanzibar, he attended Saifabad Technical College in Hyderabad, India followed by Medway College of Technology in Kent, England. He was grateful to his parents for supporting his studies. He excelled at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, receiving silver and gold medals. He began a family practice career in England. On September 12, 1970, he married fellow Zanzibari Bridget Ida De Souza whom he had known since childhood. She had traveled to the United Kingdom to train as a nurse and a midwife. He moved to Toronto, Canada with his family in 1976 where he enjoyed a successful medical practice in Scarborough, working with his wife, supporting patients. He delivered babies and assisted in the operating room at Scarborough Centenary Hospital. He cared for elderly patients at Tendercare Living Centre. After over five decades devoted to the practice of medicine, he retired in 2014.

He valued his family and took great delight in traveling the world together. He was proud to see his daughter embrace the medical field and continue the family tradition of helping others. He enjoyed reading, sharing a good laugh and playing competitive word games on his iPad. He treasured friendships made through school, the Church, his work and the Goan community. He found great comfort in his Catholic faith. He was appreciative of those who provided care to him in his last year. He will be remembered as wise, considerate and compassionate, both in the practice of medicine and in life. He will be greatly missed.

A Funeral Mass will be held to honour both Dr. Aloysius Phillip and Bridget Ida De Souza on Saturday, October 23rd at 11am at St. Joseph's Parish located at 200 Morrish Road, Scarborough, ON M1C 1E8 followed by an interment at Christ The King cemetery. The service will also be accessible through livestream at www.giffenmackscarborough.com. Reception will be held at Adam's Park Picnic Area A(to right of parking lot, entering via Lawson Rd) following the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Development and Peace, Caritas Canada in memory of Dr. Aloysius Phillip De Souza at www.devp.org.

To attend in person, please RSVP by contacting Giffen-Mack Funeral Home at 416 281-6800 before Friday, October 22nd to place your name.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.giffenmackscarborough.com for the De Souza family.

Services

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
23 October

Memorial Mass

11:00 am

St. Joseph's Parish

200 Morrish Road
Scarborough, ON M1C 1E8

Access to the livestream link will be made available on the day of the service. Thank you for your understanding. To attend in person, please RSVP by contacting Giffen-Mack Funeral Home at 416 281-6800 before Friday, October 22nd to place your name.
LIVESTREAM SERVICE
23 October

Urn Burial To Follow

12:30 pm

Christ The King Cemetery

7770 Steeles Avenue East
Markham, ON L6B 1A8

Access to the livestream link will be made available on the day of the service. Thank you for your understanding. Please note: this time of service is an estimated time. Funeral procession will make their way to the cemetery, following the completion of the Memorial Mass.

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Dr. Aloysius Phillip G. C. De Souza

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Beverley Salmon

21 October 2021

My deepest sympathy to you, Claire, on the loss of your father and mother. May warm memories help to sustain you at this difficult time and may you find peace.

Helen and George Fernandes

17 October 2021

Our heartfelt sympathies to Claire. Your mom and dad were very special to us. May they Rest In Peace. Helen & George Fernandes

Alexander Cafovski

9 October 2021

In Memory of Dr. Desouza, wishing his family condolences. Honoured to be brought into this world by such a wonderful and compassionate and caring person.

selwyn DE SOUZA

7 October 2021

Dear Claire,

I send you my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear Father. I hope that fond memories of all your trips together will give you the strength to bear the grief.

Love,
Selwyn.

Stephen De Souza

7 October 2021

Dear Claire, we cherish the memory of your dear father, Uncle Aloy, and your recently departed mother, Aunty Ida. I know my father, Sylvester, was always very proud of his brother’s accomplishments and it was, in part, for this reason that he encouraged his three children to follow in his brother’s footsteps. We pray for you and for the recently departed souls of Uncle Aloy and Aunty Ida.
Love, Stephen and Sherry.

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