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Alberto Oliver Besana III

October 10, 1973October 22, 2020

Albert passed away on October 22, 2020 at the age of 47.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Albert a.k.a. Third at the age of 47. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 10 years, Elsie; son, Alberto Daniel (Fordy); parents, Daddy Alberto, Jr. and Mommy Brenda; siblings, Bhabes (Ron), Dondie (Rochelle), Wendell; nieces and nephew, Gwen, Ero, Chloe and Finella; mother-in-law, Mama Luisa; sisters-in-law; Anita and Angel; uncles, aunties, cousins and other relatives and friends whom he loved dearly and unconditionally in Canada, Philippines, U.S., Japan and Saudi Arabia.

Albert was a kind, supportive and a very loving husband to Elsie and an amazing dad to Fordy. Albert’s favourite saying to Fordy was, “Be a good boy and always pray especially before each meal and before bed time” and he was a great storyteller at nighttime to him.

As eldest son, Albert had been a great provider to his parents and siblings. He was a very loving, caring and thoughtful member of their family.

Albert is always ready for a long chats, he does not prefer a “hi and hello” conversation. Albert loved to have a small trivia/game after meal with his wife, son and in-laws. Albert was a very loving and caring to his in-laws. He loved to prepare breakfast and snacks at home whenever he had time. They will miss his extraordinary delicious French toast in the morning. His kindness, thoughtfulness and love will always be remembered by those he met in his life, including his classmates, friends and coworkers.

Albert was a strong God’s believer and a great follower. He loved sharing God’s words through his social media accounts.

It was a sudden goodbye but we know Albert was prepared to meet our Lord God. He will always hold a special place in our hearts and all the people he met.

Due to Covid restrictions, public viewing will not be allowed but you can drive by to bid your final goodbye (in-car only) to Albert on November 6, 2020 from 9:45am to 10:45am at Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard.

There will be a virtual viewing from 10:45am to 11:45am (central time) and November 6, 2020, 11:45pm to 12:45am (Philippines time). Private Funeral rites will follow at 12:00 noon in the presence of family only.

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Aiko Onoda

November 6, 2020

Third is our first nephew. He is also my first nephew godchild. He is a sweet, thougthful and very kind. Its been 20 years since we saw each other but our communication has never stopped. I will miss our constant calls through messenger. Your memories will remain in my heart.Rest in peace my dear nephew (God son).Prayers of comfort for elsie ,fordy as well to your family.

Teody Besana

November 5, 2020

Third, as we fondly call him, being the third generation of the Alberto in the Besana family. True to his Alberto name that he carries, he's a responsible father to Fordy, a loving husband to Elsie, a caring son to Kuya Bert Jr. and Ate Brenda, and a respectful brother to Bhabes, Dondie, and Wendel.

For me, he's more than a nephew. I treated him and loved him more as a younger brother that I never had (me, being the youngest in the family). I am just 6 (or is it 7?) years older than him. And, we grew up almost at the same although he literally grew more as he's a lot taller and bigger than me. 😀

I still remember when they moved to Caloocan; then to Bagong Barrio, Valenzuela, it made me so down and sad. Thankfully, the fun continues as we either visit them or they visit us almost every weekend.

This time; however, leaving us abruptly brings more tears as we'll no longer be seeing each other. Still, I'm thankful to the Lord Almighty that He gave us a chance to be home in the Philippines last year. I will forever cherish those moments when we visited your home in Bulacan. I can still picture in my mind that smile you (and Kuya Bert) had. That Besana reunion in Laguna, it's hard to believe that that would be the last time I will see you.

My deepest condolences to you Elsie and the rest of the family. And I fervently pray to our Dear Lord to accept Third to His kingdom.

Third, you will definitely be missed. I love you, bro.

Ferdy Besana

November 5, 2020

Hi Third( Albert Oliver aka Toby😊)
I thank you for being such a wonderful person. So very kind and humble. You make all the Besana happy from the time you were born. You became the “apple of our eyes”, the first born nephew. I am always excited to see you and to play with you. I feel like you are our youngest siblings. I watched you grow , you stayed in our house in Paco even when you are already in college. You are so very patient and you studied so hard to finish your college degree. I remember your first job at 7/11. I used to visit you there in Tramo branch whenever I go to your Tita Thess house. Both me and your Tita Thess tried to match you with her cousin Jane but it didn’t work out. 😂😂😂. We always find time to talk and laugh. Until you decided to work in Saudi Arabia while I already settled in Cavite with my family but we always get in touch.
You always find a way to help your family in the Philippines even when you get married and settled in Canada. You love all your family most specially Fordy. He is so smart , very active and he is your replica. I was so happy when I meet your family during their visit in Florida-2018. But we were so happy and thankful when my family and I saw you last year during our visit to the Philippines. We will miss all your laughter and our messenger chat. We’ve been chatting for more than 2 hours before your birthday and I didn’t know that it will be the last.
Our hearts are crying 😢 😢 but we will treasure all the happy memories you shared with us and I will keep these in our hearts to replace the pain with joy.
We humbly pray to God to welcome you in His Kingdom. God is merciful and kind and His love endures forever.
You are good and kind person Albert Oliver Besana- III. You will be missed. Farewell my nephew and my friend. 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Love ❤️ Tito Ringo , Tita Thess , Camille and Gabe.

Rhea Lati

November 4, 2020

I met Albert 8 years ago, we both worked at The Hotel in Winnipeg. Albert and I easily got along, since we were the only Filipinos working in the same department. Albert worked the night shifts, while I worked mornings.

Looking back, I always look forward to chat with Albert at work. We got to talk in Tagalog "chika-chika", for a few minutes. Then He would rush to get home to fulfill family obligations. Those times brought us comfort. It was a break from speaking English, all day :) Our usual conversations were about "Buhay Canada", future hopes and dreams and of course Fordy and Elsie. I could tell that Albert was a dedicated family man, good father and loving husband.

Though we found ourselves later on in different directions, we managed to stay in touch and remained friends. It breaks my heart to lose a genuine friend so soon.

Dear Elsie,

I would like you to know that Albert was loved by many. When I shared the news to our former colleagues Patricia, Stephanie, Carol, Ricky, Jeremy, John etc., they were all saddened by Albert's sudden demise. Everyone had good words and memories to share about your dear husband, Albert.

My thoughts and prayers goes out to the Besana family, especially Fordy and Elsie.

Heaven has gained another angel. May Albert’s soul rest in peace.

Sincerely,

Rhea

Ariel Ocampo

November 4, 2020

Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.
Rest in Peace my Friend Bert❤️

Ariel Ocampo

November 4, 2020

Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.

Michelle Besana

November 4, 2020

You are a great Kuya one could have. I am so blessed having you as my Kuya, growing up you made me feel I have a big bro who’s always there for me. You are loving, caring, sweet and protective. Thank you for extending your love to my little boy. I thank God for your life and for sharing it with us.
Truly heaven has gained another angel.
We love you and you will be surely missed.
Prayers of comfort for Elsie, Fordy and for the whole family.

Raymond Gorospe

November 3, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Elsie, Fordy and the whole family of Albert. Rest in paradise my friend🙏🙏🙏

Dan Buensuceso

November 2, 2020

Bert is the kind of person that anyone would wish to have as a friend. He is the blood-brother that i never had. The level of poverty and life situation i had then did not stop him from accepting me to be his friend. His heart is pure and faithful. He treated me with respect. He is the most understanding among all of my friends. We didn't even had a single argument. We may have been separated by death, but my dear friend-brother, the bond that we created will never be broken. Not even death itself can cut the ties. For that kind of friendship that you have shared with me, i am truly grateful. I will not say goodbye but rather see you again... In heaven.
Will miss you Mong... everyday.

Joaquin Cruz

November 1, 2020

To my ninong Albert, when I first heard from my dad that you are in hospital I feel sad and worried. I said a prayer for you that God will touch you with his healing hand. But god has different plan.I will miss your presence every time we go visit your place while watching me and Fordy play and our family gatherings. It wont be the same anymore without you. You will always be in our heart. I know you will watch over ninang Elsie and Fordy.
To my ninang Elsie and Fordy May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
I love you ninong Albert🥰-Joaquin-❤️

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