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.
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
Late Victor Cardoso
appreciation by Norman Da Costa .
Victor Cardozo was an entrepreneur, a sports aficionado
and a man heavily involved in community and church work
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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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