January 20, 1927 – November 16, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce that Ludovina Ramalheira Gomes passed away peacefully on November 16, 2021 at the age of 94. Loving wife of the late Jose Gomes. She will be sadly missed by her sons John (Lorraine), Joe (Lyse), Matt (Brenda) and Philip (Pascale), her grandchildren Jason, Carlos, Erica, Olivier and Rosalie, as well as her great- grandson Major.
Visitation will be held at Marlatt Funeral Home, 195 King St. West, Dundas, Ontario on Monday November 22 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday November 23 at 11:00 am at Saint Augustine's Cemetery on East St. South, Dundas.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
Monday, November 22, 2021
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
November 19, 2021
As a new PSW, I was blessed to have been able to spend over 3 hours a day with Ludovina in the beginning of my career. Over time, what started out as an assignment quickly turned into family. I understood Ludovina and I will forever cherish the time we spent walking, laughing and talking.
In my field, we are taught not to get attached; this was impossible with Ludovina. If Ludovina caught a glimpse of me in passing, she'd yell for me like a real Portuguese mom would. Anytime I would leave at the end of the evening, she'd tell me to be careful and to be good, I truthfully couldn't wait to come back and see her the next day.
I have Ludovina's voice etched in my mind. "Don't eat no more" "Just be careful" and of course her lovely singing of the song "Ave Maria" just to name a few.
My condolences go out to her son, Matt and family. Heaven gained a top-tier angel and I will always keep her in my heart.