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"RIQ" 2005 Obituary


RIQUINHA o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-03-23 published
DA COSTA, Ernestina (née DE ANDRADE)
Mrs. Ernestina DA COSTA a resident of Wallaceburg passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus", in Wallaceburg at the age of 83. She was born in Portugal and was a daughter of the late Arthur and Antonia (FURTADO) DE ANDRADE. Ernestina was a parish member of Holy Family Church and had received her 40 year pin with the C.W.L. at Holy Family Church. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed gardening and her flowers. Beloved wife of the late Arthur DA COSTA. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Art and Charlene DA COSTA of Wallaceburg and Maria and William SETO of Burlington. Loving grandmother of Cary, Cindy, Mark, Jennifer and Christopher. Kind sister-in-law of Joe and Theresa DA COSTA, Laura DE LIMA and Eduarda RIQUINHA. Dear friend of Manuel and Helen MONIZ. Godmother of Gerry, Louisa, Helen, Nancy and Michael. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters in Portugal. The late Ernestina rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, in Wallaceburg, until Saturday, March 19, 2005 when the Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. from Holy Family Church in Wallaceburg. Fr. Greg BONIN, celebrated the mass and Mrs. Kit KELLER presided at the organ and sang the mass. Readings were done by Gerry MONIZ and Michael MONIZ. Pallbearers were Gerry MONIZ, Michael MONIZ, Mark DA COSTA, Mario DA COSTA, Ted RIQUINHA and Bill SETO. Flower Bearers were Cindy DA COSTA and Jennifer SETO. Interment has taken place in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Parish Prayers were offered at the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Holy Family Church Building Fund may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Ernestina DA COSTA.

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