Dina Delrosario Jarquin-de-Fonseca

June 30, 1952December 31, 2020

Dina del Rosario Fonseca (nee Jarquin Caldera) Born June 29, 1952 in Managua, Nicaragua

On December 31, 2020 Dina peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren at London Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital after a short battle with Cancer. She has been welcomed into eternity by her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Dina was predeceased by her husband of 36 years Manuel Fonseca Sr (2008), her mother Irma Caldera Cruz (2013), and her brother Arturo Cruz Caldera (2017).

She is survived by her brother Ivan Espinosa Caldera of Las Vegas. She will be immensely missed by her children Manuel Jr. and wife Ana, Irma and husband Burton, Karla and husband Selvin, Gema and husband Michael, Sarai and wife Stacey and Natividad from London, Ontario and Carlos and wife Jennifer, from Toronto, Ontario.

She leaves behind the loves of her life on this earth, her 13 grandchildren, Lorenzo Gustavo (Grace), Carlos David, Matteo Michael, Cristian Adrian, Ezequiel Manuel, Amaya Noemi, Lucas Joaquin, Zachariah Noe, Solana Grace, Gabriela Faith, Walter Dominic, Luna Abigail and Helena Dina Anne. Since her youth, Dina was a woman of strong faith and had a kind, loving heart that truly enjoyed life. She touched and changed the lives of too many people to mention, but we are certain that all who had the honour of meeting her are now left with a void. She created beautiful friendships in her native Nicaragua and Costa Rica during the years lived in Central America, before she relocated with her family to London, Ontario, Canada in 1986.

After the family’s immigration to Canada Dina worked and held various jobs as a caregiver, most importantly, her tenure for the White and Balson-Wood families, who truly became a family to her and have always held a special place in her heart.

Dina’s social-justice-oriented heart and love for God, brought her to unselfishly open her house to anyone in need with great humility. For many years she was a pillar in the Hispanic Catholic Community of London led by her beloved Father Francis E. Brown (2006), whom she selflessly cared for until his call to heaven. Dina’s charismatic spirit drew her most recently to become a keen member of Compass Community Church.

After her retirement in 2017, Dina devoted her life to enjoying her children and her beloved grandchildren. Her distinguished love for learning something new, making a new friend, gardening, walking and above all her family is Dina’s true legacy of love. A service to honour Dina’s life will be schedule later at Compass Community Church, interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Donations in Dina’s memory can be sent to Mission Services of London’s Community Mental Health Program or The Mission Store, and Compass Community Church Outreach Programs.


Dina Delrosario Jarquin-de-Fonseca

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Heather Cugno

January 15, 2021

The Cugno Family
January 15, 2021

Dear Gema: We wish to extend our sincere condolences to you, Michael, Lorenzo, and Matteo on the passing of your Mother. As well, we send our sympathy to all your family members. Our prayer to God is that you will have memories of her strengths, endurances, compassion for others. and love for her family. May your Mother rest in peace with her Lord and Savior.
Love Uncle Vince, Aunt Heather, and Daniela

Salenska Sobalvarro

January 11, 2021

mi primera familia de Canada los Fonseca Jarquin, Gracias por el amor que compartieron con migo. Dina represents a never ending smile, with kindness and love for everyone and specially the marginalize. Your spirit and love for others will continued Dona Dina, Se lo prometo xoxox

Betty Humphries

January 8, 2021

Even though I only knew Dina for a while, she was a good friend. We came to each others homes, and met each other at various places, such at church (where we met), and shopping malls. I was always impressed with the love she had for Jesus. Once, before a hernia operation, she told me and another church member that - if she dies, she will be with Jesus - and if she lives, she will be with her children. Now you are with Jesus, Dina and I hope to be there someday too and see both of you. Bye until we meet again.
Betty Humphries

Vilma Escorcia

January 7, 2021

my most sincere condolences to Dina’s family may God have her in his holy glory. I met dina 23 years ago she always showed me her great heart and helped me when my son pass away , she was an exceptional person, she may rested in peace

Alma Salguero

January 7, 2021

Dina has always been in my life since I arrived in Canada twenty something years ago, my mom and her are soul sisters therefore our soul aunt. When I was 15, I asked her to be my Godmother for my confirmation, I chose the best one! She was always part of everything, the good, the not so good and the bad even when she was sick. She loved to listen to our life stories and helped put out some fires between my mom and I, just like an aunt would do. Damian knew her voice as soon as he answered mom's phone and would tell me "my love called mami today", Dina called him "my love" therefore he did the same.
The Kiernan Salguero gang were privileged to have her in our lives, she will be greatly missed and will always have a special place in our hearts. The Fonseca family will always be part of our family because that's what our moms taught us!

Edward Kiernan

January 6, 2021

My wife Deysi's best friend, Dina will be sorely missed by us and our children especially her godson, our son Matthew. Dina always gave generously of her time and affection. Dina and Deysi shared all the comings and goings of both our large families for nearly 30 years.

Especially dear to our hearts is the time Dina spent looking after the late Father Frank Brown in his last months and years with us, our parish priest of so many years in the Hispanic Catholic Community of London.

Rest in peace Dina, after a life well lived and well loved.

Angela Rawlings (Quintero)

January 4, 2021

I met Dina and her family more than 30 years ago. At the Spanish church whom pastor was father Francisco Brown.
I will always remember Dina as an excellent mother, wife, and friend.
I feel very lucky to have the privilege and honour to meet her and her family.
Her compassion, care, love, friendship, love for everybody always will be with me. Dina I know that now you are watching after all of us. Rest In Peace
On behalf of Frances, my daughter , and myself, we are praying to God to comfort the family at this time.
GodBless Us All 💐🙏🙏🙏

Rod Balsom

January 3, 2021

Dear Fonseca Family. We would like to send our sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Dina was a wonderful individual who embodied love and acceptance for all. We are so grateful that she came into our lives. She was Nanny to our boys for many years and showered us with love and kindness. She also taught us about resilience, endurance and faith. Thank you, Dina -- Rod, Eileen, Alexander and Lochlain.

Connie Spuria

January 3, 2021

I was grateful to have attended some Fonseca family functions and community events over the years with the family. Dina always emanated family love - it was a joy to see. My deepest condolences to all of you. I pray you are filled with lasting memories of her abiding love.

Nurse Olivia

January 3, 2021

Thinking of your whole family during this difficult time. Dina was so evidently loved by each and every person she knew. I am blessed to have care for her and to have met your family.