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VICTOR ANTHONY CARDOZO, (March 1939 - August 26, 2004). After a valiant fight with cancer, Victor passed away at William Osler - Brampton. Victor's tenacious zeal for living, loving compassion, humour and sharp wit will always be fondly remembered and sorely missed by his wife Rosita, his sister Philo (Francis), his children - Dolcette (Andrew), Dwen (Cora), Derwyn (Velda), Darryl (Kelly), his grandchildren - Ashlin, Palma-Rosita, Brice, Shea, Alex, Cara, Antonia-Victoria, Luke, Marc-Anthony, nephew and nieces - Linus, Loretta, Lovella, his in-laws Noemia (Gaby), Willie, Octavio, their families and all those whose lives he touched.
His legacy will always be remembered - his spirit will remain forever in our hearts. Friends will be received at the NEWEDUK FUNERAL HOME ''MISSISSAUGA CHAPEL'', 905-828-8000, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) on Wednesday, September 1st and Thursday, September 2nd, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, 5650 Mavis Rd., Mississauga, on Friday, September 3, 2004 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Victor's memory may be made to Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa of Calcutta), 185 Dunn Ave. Toronto, Ontario M6K 2S1.
The Late Victor Cardoso

An appreciation by Norman Da Costa .

Victor Cardozo was an entrepreneur, a sports aficionado and a man heavily involved in community and church work

He was unassuming but at the same determined to fulfill the goals he had set for himself.

Despite receiving awards from different organizations for his services, he often said that one of his greatest thrills was being appointed chairman of the board of governors of the Dr. Ribeiro Goan School in Nairobi by the Kenya government.

In a chat with Victor late last year when the school celebrated its 75th anniversary in Toronto that attracted ex-students from around the world, he said: "Being appointed chairman of the board was one of the most fulfilling and satisfying moments in my life, especially since it was my alma mater.''

Victor was the first ex-student to hold this important position and, under his guidance, the school introduced Forms 5 and 6.

He took over as president of the Goan School ex-students committee from me in 1999 and was commended for holding a highly successful function. By virtue of being a former president, he was a member of last year's committee as well.

I first remember meeting Victor in the late '60s at the Kenya boxing championships in Nairobi and was pleasantly surprised to see that another Goan after Cornelius Monteiro, a policeman and former Olympic referee, had decided to get involved as an official in a sport that was predominantly run by the British with all the boxers being local.

Victor was roped in by the highly-influential army man, Lt. Col. Cromwell Mkungusi, and became part of the very competitive armed forces boxing team that produced several world class and Olympic boxers including the famous Philip Waruinge.

Victor joined the armed forces soon after Kenya attained independence and, in 1972, President Daniel Arap Moi promoted him to Lieutenant Colonel, at the time the youngest and only ex-student to ever attain that rank.

After moving to Canada with his wife Rosita and children, Victor still held on to his business interests in East Africa and travelled back several times.

Despite his busy schedule, Victor continued with his community and church activities.

He was knighted for his service to the church by Pope Paul II in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre in recognition of his humanitarian work. Victor also received the Sovereign Order of the Knights of the Order of Malta for his services to Canada and the Third World.

Victor, who was only 65, will be sadly missed by the ex-students and all of his friends. Our deepest sympathies go out to Rosita and the family.

Message of Condolence
We are sad to hear that Victor Cardozo has passed away. The Committee of the Toronto East Goan Seniors Association offers our condolences and prayers to his wife, Rosita, and his family. Claude Gomes, President.

Friday, August 27, 2004. FABIAN A DA SILVA. Died peacefully at home. Beloved husband of Silvana. Loving father of Joseph, and Trevor and his wife Sonia. Adored grandfather of Chiara and Simone. Fabian will be sadly missed by many family and friends. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter ''Peel'' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of QEW), from 7-9 p.m.

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