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Our sympathies to the families of:

Death – Dr Peter Rodrigues, Beckenham, Kent. Ex Nairobi

Dr Peter Joseph Rodrigues passed away peacefully at home in Beckenham, Kent on Friday 5th April 2024. Born in Nairobi, Kenya. Son of the late Martin / late Rosana Rodrigues. Brother to Bernie / Flavio Gracias and uncle to Martin / Alice Gracias.

The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday 28th May 2024 at 11.30am at St Edmund’s Church, 20 Village Way, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3NP, followed by Cremation at 1.00pm at Beckenham Crematorium, Elmers End Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TD. The Mass will be live-streamed at https://www.churchservices.tv/beckenham.

The “Wake” will follow at St Edmunds Hall (opposite the Church). If you are attending the “wake”, kindly email berniegracias@aol.com or “whatsapp to 07748 986765 (for catering purposes). In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Dr Peter Rodrigues, to the Goan Welfare Society UK (Registered Charity No. 280542). Payment can be made directly into the bank: Goan Welfare Society UK, HSBC Bank, Sort Code: 40-22-30 Account No. 01435981 (reference: Peter Rodrigues), or cheques payable to ‘The Goan Welfare Society UK’ can be sent to: 17 Firs Drive, Cranford, Middlesex, TW5 9TA.

Please endorse your cheque ‘Peter Rodrigues’ on the back. Condolences to: berniegracias@aol.com

Monica Fernandes

Passed away on 7th February 2024, in Sydney, Australia due to Aneurism.
Born 5th May 1932 in Mombasa, Kenya. Widow of the late Joe Neves, mother of Neville (Marie) and Nigel. Grandmother of the late Fabreece and Julian. Emigrated to London in October, 1974. Prominent member of the GOA (UK). Emigrated to Sydney in Jan 1993.

The funeral service was held on Monday 19th February 2024 at 11:00am at St Margaret Marys Catholic Church, 5 Chetwynd Road, Merrylands. Burial at Pinegrove Cemetery, Kington Street, Minchinbury. Messages of condolences can be sent to nev_fernandes@hotmail.com

The family kindly ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Brain Foundation, https://brainfoundation.org.au/donation/

 Monica Fernandes was an active member of the G.O.A. (UK) for many years and helped to maintain the membership register until she left the UK in 1993.  Her late husband, Neves Fernandes, also played an active role in the management of the G.O.A. (UK). He was the Treasurer in 1977, the Vice-President in 1979 and President in 1982

Victor De Menezes,
London Uk (ex Uganda) 

Death: Victor De Menezes, London Uk (ex Uganda) On 29 January 2024 he passed away peacefully at home aged 90 years. Beloved husband of Zita (Maria) and loving father of Renee and Michael. Loving grandfather deeply missed by Isabella, Ciara and Ethan. He was family orientated keeping in contact with his brother’s and cousin’s family as well as babysitting the grandchildren on a weekly basis when they were young and seeing them monthly over the last few years.

A person of great faith, he had the personality and charisma to make friends no matter the situation and his witty sense of humour will be sorely missed. Since retiring he liked to go to the theatre, have meals out and visit family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Condolences can be sent to zitadem8@gmail.com

12/03/2024 – Funeral Announcement: Victor De Menezes, London, ex Uganda.   

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday 12 March 2024 at 12.30pm at St Christopher’s Church, Dallas Road, Cheam SM3 8RS followed by the burial at Sutton Cemetery, Alcorn Court SM3 9PX. 

The family kindly ask that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the British Heart Foundation via the following link https://giftofhope.bhf.org.uk/In-Memory/Victor-De-Menezes.   Please join us in remembering Victor by posting any memories to his memorial website. 

 It would be much appreciated if you would email zitadem8@gmail.com on whether you will be able to attend the funeral/wake and if you have any food allergies.

Staffordshire UK, Ex. Nairobi

23 January 2024. Son of the late Joe and Bertha D’Costa, beloved husband of Jennifer and loving father of Daniel/Jen, Lisa and Andrea. Doting grandfather to
Alexander, Isaac, Ava, Noah, Thomas and Ella. Brother to Tony/Sally, Jason/Juliette, Thelma, (late Noel and Norbert/Yvonne. Brother-in-law to late Mervyn/Pat and Alan (Canada).

Passed away peacefully. A person of great faith, he was kind, loving and dedicated to his family. He brought joy and laughter to many and he cherished the happy moments he shared with many of you. He will be greatly missed by his family. Thank you for the messages we have already received.

Condolences can be sent to andydecosta@outlook.com

Details of the funeral to follow.