OBITUARY

Gemma Josephine Aranha

Passed away on February 19, 2012

Our dearest Gemma Josephine Aranha passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2012, surrounded by loved ones, after fighting valiantly for several days following surgery for her heart condition. She is predeceased by her parents Grace and Gilbert, and her brother Odin. She was the beloved wife of Michael Charles Meharchand, and sister of Diana (Gerry), Ena (Edward), Odin (Gemma), Wilma, Nestor (Shaila) and Shamina (Alston). Gemma will be missed by all her family and friends, including her nieces and nephews whom she held so dearly in her heart. Gemma will also be missed by her many friends at Sony of Canada where she worked for twenty-five years, and at the Arthritis Society where she worked pro bono to help others afflicted by arthritis. Friends and family may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home at 6191 Yonge Street, on Tuesday February 21st, 2012. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 1:00pm at Saint Edward The Confessor Church, 75 Churchill Avenue, Toronto with burial to follow at York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road, Toronto (please use the entrance on the West side of Senlac Road). Everyone is invited to the reception following the burial, at Alston and Shamina's home - 36 Barksdale Avenue, Toronto M3H 4S5 (close Wilmington & Sheppard). Please call 416-638-8327 if needed.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 21, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 22, 2012
REMEMBERING

Gemma Josephine Aranha

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Diana Lekkerkerker

February 29, 2012

Today would be Gemma's real Birthday, which only came once in every 4 years. Gemma, we are thinking of you and will always hold our wonderful memories of you close to our hearts. Goodbye,my bright and shining star. I am sure there will be great celebrations in Heaven above with music, fun, laughter and dance today. We are missing out on celebrating your birthday with you and we, your family are thinking of you. THANK YOU for your love and friendship. I miss my daily talks with you, my little sister. All my love,
your sister Diana

Pranstine/Germaine Saldanha

February 29, 2012

To the family members of Gemma,
Happy Birthday Dearest Gemma. There will be DIAMONDS in the Heavens today and the choirs of angels singing with gusto for you on this wonderful day! I am sure you will be sitting in a very special place today! Look upon us, dearest Gemma and intercede for all of us.

Bernadine Wicket

February 28, 2012

To the family members:

May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Berna Aloysius Rebekah and David

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Rochira, Fredrico, Alyson & Alyssa Coutinho

February 26, 2012

Dear U.Charles, A.Diana & family, A.Ena & family, A.Wilma, A.Gemma & Vanessa, U.Nestor, A.Shaila, Nathan, Sheldon & Meagan, Shamina & family,
please accept our heartfelt condolenses on the loss of A.Gemma. You are in our prayers. May her soul rest in peace.

Pratibha Monteiro

February 25, 2012

Dear Aunty Diana and family members,
We were saddened to hear of the death of your loving sister Gemma, I hope all the good memories of her will keep you all strong at this difficult time. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies and prayers.
Pratibha and Anil

Diana Lekkerkerker

February 25, 2012

Our family is thankful for all the kind messages we are receiving. Gemma was full of life with the most infectious smile. She loved all her family and friends and was vey loyal and supportive to us all. She minimised her symptoms and rarely complained. She leaves a big hole in all our hearts. She taught us all the true meaning of love. I will frever miss my little sister.
Diana Lekkerkerker