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Captain Valentine de Jesus

14 febrero , 19494 junio , 2019
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de Jesus, Valentine (Val)

It is with great sadness the family of Captain Valentine de Jesus announce his sudden passing in Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the age of 70 years.

Val was born on February 14, 1949, the 5th of 12 children. He immigrated to Canada in 1970.

Val studied at the University of Manitoba in the prerequisite program for nursing. He later moved to Edmonton to complete self-supported studies at the University of Alberta.

Val joined the Canadian Air Force and served as a trauma nurse for 20 years with the medical team until his retirement in 2002. He was posted to many peace keeping tasks and was assigned to various Canadian postings as a member of NATO Peace Keeping Forces. The assignments included The Gulf War in Kuwait, peace keeping in Bosnia, Mogadishu and Somalia.

Following his retirement from the Military Service, Val worked as an Operating Room Nurse for the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta until his second retirement in 2017.

The love of his life was his pet dog Keenan.

Val will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity, caring and loving personality. He was always fond of all his nephews and nieces and was truly an inspiration to everyone near him.

Val is lovingly remembered by his sisters Lou de Jesus, Aurora Guasch, Cora Burgos, Susan Aristorenas (Antonino Aristorenas), Purita Roduta (Victor Roduta) and brothers Manny de Jesus (Jennifer Manuel), Abe de Jesus (Jennifer Manuzon), Angelito de Jesus ( Elizabeth), Dennis de Jesus (Bernadette) and Luisto de Jesus (Nasheba). He is predeceased by his father Rafael de Jesus Sr., mother Julita de Leon de Jesus, younger brother Rafael Jr and Keenan, his most beloved pet dog.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service to follow at 7:00 p.m. held at Foster’s Garden Chapel, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta (across from Queen’s Park Cemetery), on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Ascension Catholic Parish, 1100 Berkshire Blvd NW., Calgary, Alberta on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Servicios

  • Visitation martes, 11 junio , 2019
  • Prayer Service martes, 11 junio , 2019
  • Funeral Mass miércoles, 12 junio , 2019

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Judy-Lynn Hern

16 junio , 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Vals' passing. Val was one of the sweetest and kindest people i have met. At the beginning of the Gulf War he bought all these little comb brush sets for his fellow "sisters" and i still have it and think of him whenever i use it. We were also on an Air Evac course together. Always had a positive word and encouragement when things got tough.He will be remembered fondly. Condolences to the family.

janene, brock and brent martin

14 junio , 2019

de Jesus Family,
Wishing you are sincere condolences in the loss of your Brother and Uncle. He adored his little dog more than anyone I had ever seen. Val could not have had a better family than you.

Sincerely,
Janene, Brock and Brent Martin

Sharlene Christie

12 junio , 2019

My deepest condolences to the family on the loss of an amazing man, with so many stories, and such a great sense of humour. I always knew I would have a good day and lots of laughs when I worked with him in the OR at Foothills. I last saw him in March, when I took this lovely photo of him with Delaine, not knowing it would be the last time I would see him.
Val will be sadly missed.
Sharlene Christie

Gina Ramirez

11 junio , 2019

Gone too soon.. I’ll miss you Val de Jesus 💔

Gina Ramirez

11 junio , 2019

I will always remember you Val de Jesus..
Rest In Peace❣️

Julieann Austria

10 junio , 2019

He will be missed very, very much everyday forever.

Delaine Cripps

9 junio , 2019

Val and I shared many laughs when we were posted together in Germany and Halifax. He was always fun to work with. We both ended up working in the operating room at the Foothills hospital after retiring from the military. I will miss him. My condolences go out to his family , he talked of you a lot.
Delaine Cripps

Michelle Tremblay

9 junio , 2019

I worked with Val when we were deployed to Somalia together. I will never forget what a gentle soul he had. He was always smiling and always took the time to sit and talk with those of us serving with him.

RIP Val

Susan Hennessy

9 junio , 2019

I am greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Val. I spent many hours working with Val in the Operating Room of the Foothills Hospital. As soon as I saw his smiling face appear I knew it would be a great shift. Off to the orthopedic room he would head with never a complaint. And the care he provided to his patients was second to none. We were truly fortunate to have a man of his experience, compassion and commitment in our midst. My prayers go out to all family and friends during this difficult time.

Gwen Tonin

9 junio , 2019

I worked with Val at the Foothills for many years. He was part of the orthopaedic team as I am. There are lots of memories to share , here is one. On his last day of work I asked him if he had signed all his charts in OR manager. With the wave of his hand he said he had none. When we checked he spent most of the afternoon signing charts. Val will always be remembered for his love of his beloved Keenan. He will be missed.

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