Augustina Greta Aqui

August 27, 1933July 8, 2019

Augustina “Greta” Aqui, 85 years of age, died on the 8th of July 2019 at the Ontario Kaiser Medical Center, after an extended illness. Her funeral service will be held this Tuesday July 23rd at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 5250 Central Ave, Riverside, CA. 92504 and burial at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park 11500 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA 92505.

Mrs. Aqui was born on August 27th, 1933, in Trinidad and Tobago, to her parents Lorginior and Florence Cunin Serrett. At the age of nineteen, she ventured across the ocean to England to pursue studies, in medicine, in London, England. However, she completed her education in business administration. She also studied cosmetology and was awarded her license to practice as a hairdresser. During this time, she married a professional boxer, Edward Smith and the couple was blessed with two beautiful daughters , Belinda and Carmen. Sadly after a few short years of marriage, he passed away. While working as a single parent, she met Charles Aqui, and after a courtship of joy and happiness they choose to marry. They were blest with two boys David and Richard.

In March 13th 1976, the entire family with their grandmother immigrated to the America, the land of opportunities. Here she had a few successful careers such as an Administrative secretary for Bechtel Engineering company in Cerritos, California. While working she transitioned into the field of real estate. This was her true calling as she flourished in this career for 41 years. During this career she received numerous accolades and prestigious awards which included being admitted into the real estate hall of fame. After her husband, Charles retired they moved to Las Vegas, Nevada; where Greta continued to work as a Realtor part time. Shortly, thereafter sadly, her husband, Charles passed away and her youngest son Richard did too.

Greta took satisfaction and pride in supporting Catholic charities and supporting her community. She also enjoyed rescuing domestic animals.

She is survived by three children, Belinda, Carmen, David, and her grandson, Lorgin.


22 July


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary

11500 Arlington Ave
Riverside, CA 92505

23 July

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

5250 Central Ave
Riverside, CA 92504

23 July

Committal Service

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park

11500 Arlington Ave
Riverside, CA 92505


Augustina Greta Aqui

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Margaret Byrne

July 17, 2019

Dear Carmen and Belinda, and family, so sorry to hear about your mum passing. We remember her as being so strong and fit and enjoying life, we have very happy memories of her. We are feeling blessed that we managed to have some time together a few years ago. It was so lovely to see you all and to spend time with your mum, she had a great sense of humour, she made us laugh a lot. Wishing you all solace and peace at this difficult time, lots of love to you all. Pat, Maggie and Thady xxx