William Benedict Andrade

12 enero , 19165 octubre , 2021

It is with gratitude for a long life well lived and for a peaceful ending that we announce that William, is amongst the angels at the age of 105. Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, volunteer, and world traveler. William was a great friend, was a kind and tender soul with a big heart. William was predeceased by his beloved wife Zena, who passed away in 2018. He is survived by his 4 sons Terence Andrade (Deanna), Clarence Andrade, Lawrence Andrade and Christopher Andrade (Germaine); 3 daughters Jennifer Noronha (Neil), Nilofer Fernandes (Ralph) and Zenwill Sequeira (Anselm); his 12 grandchildren Tania, Holly (Ivan), Leann (Jared), Tamara, Sophia (Joel), Natasha (Sameer), Ryan, Warren, Brad, Marisa (Rick), Megan and Ashley; and his great-grandchildren Mariah, Kassiah, Isaiah, Kedah, Benjamin, Andrew, Joshua, Sadie and J.J.

William was born in Mangalore, India, and moved to Karachi in the early 40’s, he then immigrated to Calgary in 1982 and started a seniors club CANOSCA in 1985 which was very dear to his heart. Dad moved to Extendicare Cedars Villa in 2018 to be near our mom; unfortunately, Mom passed away 2 months later. The staff at Cedars Villa were kind and compassionate and deserve great respect always.

A Visitation will be held at SOUTH CALGARY FUNERAL CENTRE, 12700 Macleod Trail South (at Lake Fraser Gate) on Friday, October 8, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The City of Calgary Vaccine Passport Bylaw 65M2021 requires all individuals attending funeral services to provide COVID-19 proof of vaccination, or proof of a privately-paid negative test result taken within 72 hours of service, or documentation of medical exemption.

A private family Mass will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, (15 Templebow Road N.E.), on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., followed by a private Graveside Service at Queens Park Cemetery. For those wishing to join via livestream, please visit


  • Visitation

    viernes, 8 octubre , 2021


William Benedict Andrade


Yvette Desouza

10 octubre , 2021

To The Andrade Family.
Please accept my deepest sympathies on the sad loss of your
dear father. May his soul rest in peace.
Yvette deSouza

Mathew & Margaret D'souza

9 octubre , 2021

Our deepest sympathies, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
May his soul rest in peace
Mathew & Margaret D'souza

Donna Bradley

9 octubre , 2021

William shared a table and hallway with my Mom at Cedars Villa for many months over the years. She often reminded me of his remarkable age. I thought she was mistaken as he seemed so vibrant and relatively alert when he was 101, 102, 103, and 104! My impression and Mom's experience was William was a dignified gentleman, quiet, kind, and just a lovely soul. I will miss saying hello to him in the hallway, waving at him through the window as he sat and watched the squirrels, and I know Mom will miss seeing him daily. Our sincerest condolences to William's family. He was a real blessing and gem.

Hazel Carvalho

9 octubre , 2021

Dear Jennifer, Christopher, Nilofer, Zenwill and families..
May you find solace in all the wonderful memories you'll made with your father.
God bless,
Ian, Hazel and the boys

Eddie & Libby Phillips

8 octubre , 2021

To dear Terrence, Clarence, Lawrence, Christopher, Jennifer, Nilofer, Zenwill & all your families?….
There are certain people who touch the lives of those they know & meet in a unique way; knowing them brings us joy & inspiration. And when they’re gone, their memories of all they have said & done stay with us…. Your beloved Dad was one of those wonderful people to us. We are grateful to have known such a special person. His well-lived life is a legacy of joy, pride & pleasure: a lasting memory our grateful hearts will certainly treasure & cherish……. With sympathy & caring,
Eddie & Libby Phillips & family, Calgary.

Angel D.

8 octubre , 2021

Dear Christopher, Germaine & Ashley, and Terry, Clarence, Lawrence, Christopher, Jenny, Nilofer and Zenwil and family.

Our deepest sympathies to you and your families on the passing away of your dear dad/granddad/greatgrandad. May God Bless his dear soul, who will always be remembered for his positivity and dedication to the family and the community.

Sympathies from the Angel Dean and sisters.

Cheryl Rodgers

8 octubre , 2021

Dear terry, Clarence, Lawrence, Christopher, Jenny, nilofer and zenwil and all the family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you. May your dads soul Rest In Peace.
I remember him when I was young as my neighbour in bhajiwalla building.
A wonderful man and so was your mum. Remember all of you playing on the terrace there.
God bless you all amd keep you’ll safe.

Emma & Charles Pereira

7 octubre , 2021

Dear Nilofer,
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family on your dad's passing. Our prayers are with you as you lay him to rest and celebrate his wonderful life.

Charlotte Groarke

7 octubre , 2021

Dear NiIifer . Your dad always had a smiling face for us when we went to Cedar's to volunteer at the Wednesday Mass.
God Bless him . he has earned his reward in heaven . An inspiration to us all . My sincere sympathy in your loss. God bless all your family .