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Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel

75 Church Street, St. Catharines, ON

OBITUARY

Florante Eulin Martires

February 12, 1969July 12, 2020
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Florante on Sunday July 12, 2020 at the Hamilton General Hospital at the age of 51. Loving husband of Lorna Martires (nee Hacutina) for 20 wonderful years. Beloved father of Angelo, Precious, and Claire. Survived by his loving mother Lourdes Martires and siblings Honorata Martires Gonzales, Florentino Martires Jr., Myrna Martires Andriatico, and Ferdinand Martires. Dear brother in law of Gerry Gonzales, and Rudy Andriatico. Dear sister in law of Evelyn Martires, and Teresita Martires. Predeceased by his father Florentino Martires Sr. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In light of the recent restrictions with COVID 19, a private visitation will be held at HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME, 75 Church Street. (905-684-6346).

To schedule a visitation time, please contact the family directly. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Alfred Roman Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow at Victoria Lawn Cemetery. Due to the COVID restrictions, if you are not able to attend, please consider sending a sympathy card, making a floral contribution or a memorial donation. If you are able to attend, please arrive at your prescribed time and remain in your vehicle until the funeral home staff comes to escort you into the building.

"Three things will last forever: faith, hope and love. And the greatest of these is love"

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michael sirotnik

July 22, 2020

Angelo and Family

Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mr. Mike Sirotnik
Construction Teacher
Holy Cross Catholic High School

Nancy Hacutina

July 20, 2020

Dearest kuya Ante,
Thank you for being part of our family,A loving husband to our sister Ate Lorna and a loving father to Angelo,Precious and Claire. I remember the time that you surprised nanay Lourdes for her birthday ,the plan was very successful.
Kuya Ante thank you for the bonding moment that you shared with us. Especially to my family Vincent, Aliyah and I. Please be guide us kuya Ante, you now our angel in heaven, please watch every single seconds to Ate Lorna and kids, I know how much the pain in their hearts right now.😞💔😢
May you soul rest in peace kuya Ante, we love you and we miss you kuya Ante 😘😘😘

Michelle M. Adriatico

July 20, 2020

Uncle Ante is a peace maker, I could say that he has the same traits of Lola Lourdes. He is formal, kind, loving, soft spoken, very passionate in drawing/painting and has shown love for Martial Arts. I remember when I was young, he is always incharge of making beautiful painting creations in Cavite church like “Heaven’s paradise with querubíns” Churchgoers usually take a glance to witness the magnificent ceiling. It was really amazing!

Everyone knew that he is a good servant of God, a perfect husband to Auntie Lorna and a good role model to his beautiful children. We loved how you put magic in your parenting skills and I adore you for that. ❤️

Before you left us, you still do the same thing. You left a legacy in Barobaybay St. Joseph church, just like the old days-”architecting” were you used to do. You’re a true legend to Barobaybaynons!!!

Cherry Adriatico-Cortez

July 20, 2020

Dearest Uncle Ante,

Thank you so much for all the support you have given us. Your words of wisdom will always be etched in our hearts. You inspire us to become better persons. A family man who prioritizes things that are much more important in life. Your unwavering faith in the Lord and love for your family throughout this journey will always be remembered. You are indeed an inspiration. May your soul be at peace. We will always be here to support Auntie Lorna and my cousins Gelo, Precious, and Claire. We love you dearly...

Paulo Gonzales

July 20, 2020

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Paulo Gonzales

July 20, 2020

Onor Gonzales

July 20, 2020

Dearest Ante,

My beloved youngest brother, thank you so much for the love and care to me and my family, especially to my two sons, who go to you for their needs and support if it’s something I can’t give.

You’re a very strong, responsible, positive, caring, loving, and God-fearing person.

I’m so proud of you as at an early age, you were already serving the Lord through being an active part of the Loved Flock Catholic-Charismatic Ministry when you were in college. In your early twenties, you served as lay minister of the Eucharist in our Parish, the Our Mother of Perpetual Help in PV7. Even when you worked in Dubai and Canada, you continued serving the Lord, this time, even better, with your whole family. You are a great example of a good person.

I and my family are here for your family to support Lorna, Angelo, Precious, and Claire, even if we’re from far away. May you enjoy eternal life with the Lord now because to us, you had been a very good person.

I love you very much, and may you rest in peace.

To the Bukas Loob ng Diyos (BLD), Ante, Lorna, Angelo, Precious, and Claire’s community in Canada who supported the whole family from when Ante had gotten sick to when he departed, thank you very, very much for your overflowing support. We are indebted to you in heart for this kind show of love and support to the family.

Ving Adriatico

July 19, 2020

To my dearest and one of my closest cousin, Manoy Ante. Few weeks ago, you told me you are not afraid of dying because if it’s your time, “I’m ready”, you said.
But your love Lorna, Angelo, Precious, and Claire so much, that you bargained with the Lord. You said, “Pero pag naisip ko mga Anak ko...” you added, “Lord I'm not ready, gusto ko pang makita mga graduations at weddings nila😊🙏”.

Our last conversations were full of hope, plans to meet after, and your strong faith assured us we will have more time. But then you left us. I am as shocked as all the others. I regret not reaching out to you sooner, and not talking to you more... But God has His ways we may not fully understand. You have lived well, served well, but it was time to go home...

Thank you so much for the memories, especially the Niagara experience, our New York get-together, our bonding in the Philippines. I will continue to build memories with Lorna and the kids. Thank you for showing us the importance of time spent with family, and friends, your life is indeed a life well-lived of a good Christian.
To Lorna, Angelo, Precious, and Claire, my deepest condolences. Be strong, Manoy Ante will be watching over you. It will not be easy, but prayers will keep you going. Inay Lourdes, Manay Onor, Manoy Boy, Manay Baby, and Manoy Andy, sending our love and sympathy from me, Mommy and Manoy June.

Myrna Martires-Adriatico

July 19, 2020

Growing up with my siblings is really an amazing feeling. We all have differences but we usually unite as one. Ante is our youngest sibling. He is kind and a very family-oriented person. We usually take his advice as he is mature enough when it comes to decision making. Since we were young, you will not hear any rants or complaints from him, Ante prefers to keep quiet and do things independently. He always gives way thus generous to help others. Yes, he is a good influence on our entire family. Ante is deeply devoted to God and he encourages everyone to always keep the faith.

He is a selfless child, a caring brother, a loving husband to Lorna, and a good father to his three children.

Thank you for being you, you left a trademark in our hearts! I love you, my little brother...

Leslee Schoenrath

July 19, 2020

Dear Lorna & family
Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
We are so sorry for your loss.
you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Leslee, Danielle & Sydney

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