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Death Mr Bosco Saldanha

Bosco Saldanha

We are sad to announce the demise of Mr Bosco Saldanha, Vice President of the Goan Association (UK) who passed away at his residence in Croydon on Saturday morning 4th August 2018. He suffered a massive heart attack triggered by high blood pressure and diabetes. He is survived by Marcia and his children Emily, Maria, Marisa and Jude.

Bosco has been a long standing member of the Association and passionate about his work with the community. As a mark. of respect and acknowledgement for his good work, we will be dedicating our Sports Day on 26th August 2018 in his memory.

I am sure you will join us and keep him and his family in your prayers. Bosco will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by us. Eternal rest grant unto him and may his soul rest in peace.

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Funeral details to be announced later.

On behalf of the family and the Board of Directors Goan Association (UK)

Death: Rev. Fr Andrew Fernandes

Rev. Fr Andrew Fernandes24 Jan: London, UK.

Son of Late Joao Manuel Fernandes/Late Carlota Rodrigues; Brother of Michael/Benny Fernandes & Late Joseph/Jeromina Fernandes; Uncle of Late Joeldrine Fernandes, Joelson Fernandes & Joellan/Loraine Fernandes; Grand Uncle of Claire & Grace Fernandes.

Passed away peacefully at Coloma Court Care home, West Wickham. Born 1st Nov 1948, he started his vocation as a Pilar Father at the Society of Pilar, Goa. Was later appointed Asian Chaplain in the UK to continue his work with the Beatification of Venerable Fr Agnelo, during which he was also particularly instrumental in leading the youth group and many others in the community. He continued his valuable work with the Archdiocese of Southwark. Touching the lives of many parishioners, families and children through various parishes which included St Winifred’s – South Wimbledon, Our Lady of the Assumption – Deptford, St John the Baptist – Purley, with his most recent appointment at St Mary’s – West Croydon. Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly. He will be dearly remembered as one who ‘Lived his life devoted to others‘ – May he rest in peace [Info: Sofia Cotta]

Condolences to Joelsons,
26 Jan: Navhind Times. Death: Rev. Fr Andrew Fernandes click here.


7 Dec: Tolworth, Surrey, UK. Born March 1929 Margao, Goa.
Beloved wife of late Simao Antero Rodrigues, and mother of late Isidorio Pedro (Peter); Adelaide; Delfina/Colin and Francis/Joana. Grandmother to Annette/Neil, Craig, Davinia, Mark and Kirstie, and great-grandmother to Ned. Sister-in-law to Florinda/Ramesh. Sister to late Felicidade/late Rosario, late Rosalind/late Caetan Francis, Jose/late Piedade, Emilia/Vincent, Ermelinda/late Salvador, Monte/Joanita and Antonette/Valente.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, 26th January 2017 at 11am at Our Lady Immaculate Church, 401 Ewell Rd, Surbiton KT6 7DG, and burial at Surbiton Cemetery, Lower Marsh, Lane, Kingston, KT1 3BN, followed by a reception at Emmanuel Church Hall, 1 Grand Avenue, Surbiton KT5 9HU.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make any donations to Pilar Seminary Goa towards funding a Seminarian, via Garners Funeral Services (contact: 0208 390 4996).
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 AUGUSTO (AUGIE) CARDOSO; 22 Dec: Morden, Surrey, UK.

Aged 79; ex Mombasa/Nairobi (Law Courts), Passed away peacefully with his immediate family by his side.

Beloved husband of Dora, cherished father/father in law to Cliff/Kim, Branden/Cheryl. Dear son of late Lamartine/late Ema. Doting grandfather to Allana, Dominico, Louis and Jaden. Loving brother/brother-in-law to late Ubaldo/late Claudine, Zelia/late Harold, Oby/late Servulo, Havana/late Benigno, Edgar/Evadeane, brother-in-law to Tony/Clare, Aires/Josephine, Alzira/John and all dearly loved nieces and nephews. Augie will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family, relatives and numerous friends.

Funeral details: Requiem Mass at 10.00 AM on Monday 23rd January 2017 at St Teresa RC Church, 250 Bishopsford Rd, Morden SM4 6BZ. For catering purposes, those attending please RSVP to For condolences or in lieu of flowers, please email the above for details of donations to the family’s chosen charities.


Rock John Fernandes (Rocky) Ex Nairobi,

rocky-fernandes27 October 2016: Camberwell, London, England. Rock John Fernandes (Rocky) Ex Nairobi, Kenya. Born 18 August 1930, passed away peacefully, after a struggle with dementia, at Tower Bridge Care Home. Rocky came from per Seraulim Colva and was past President of Colva Union (UK).

He worked for the Audit Department in Kenya and in London he worked for the Crown Agents.  Brother / Brother-in-law of late Ben / late Filu, Apolonia / late Pascoal, late Cyril / Assu, late Antu / Ernestina and Manu / Chris.

He will be greatly missed by all his relatives, particularly all his nephews & nieces and friends.  He was loved by all, especially his fellow Trook players. 

Death: Salus Fernandes

Salus Fernades29 Oct: Norbury, London. SALOMAO (SALUS) VICENTE FERNANDES. Ex-Mombasa. Born 17 June 1946. Died in ancestral home in Mungul Grande, Goa whilst on holiday. Husband of Benedicta (Bennie) Fernandes. Son of the late Francisco Joao Lourenco Fernandes and the late Pobrina Fernandes. Beloved father/father in law of Stanley, Sandra and Sean/Dee. Grandfather to new grandson, born 29 October 2016. Beloved brother to Terezinha/Angelo, Iggy, Caetano (Caje)/Daljit, Rosy/Kevin and the late Filipina and late Clementina. Brother-in-law to John/Angie, Eremita, Manuel/Cynthia, Michael/Felsu, Sacru/Joe, Felicy/Merryl and Gus.

Marcus D’Souza: April 1919 – October 2016: An Appreciation by Mervyn Maciel

marcus-dsouzaMarcus D’Souza who died recently at Hindhead in Surrey had a distinguished service career both in Uganda and latterly in the United Kingdom. Having completed a Course in Shorthand, Typewriting and Book-Keeping in Goa Marcus arrived in Uganda at the young age of 17 to take up a job with Imperial Airways which his Uncle had arranged.
He later joined the Uganda Civil Service and, over a period of 14 years rose to the position of Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Veterinary Services. In this position, he had authority over Secretarial, Clerical and Accounting staff. He was also involved with Staff matters negotiating with the Head of the Civil Service while holding the post of General Secretary of the Uganda Civil Service Consultative Council. Improvements to Terms of Service were secured during his tenure here. In 1957, Marcus transferred to the Government Training Centre to set up the department that would train Secretaries locally, thus reducing overseas recruitment. He trained over 500 students while also acting as Principal of the Centre for a period.

On moving to London, Marcus worked firstly for the International Coffee Organization in London and latterly for the International Cocoa Organization (both United Nations bodies) rising to the position of Controls Officer responsible for regulating global trade in these commodities. In retirement, he was, for a while, on the staff of Sutton College of Liberal Arts teaching Tee-Line shorthand to students and later also coaching journalists from the local Sutton newspaper. He had exceptionally high speeds at this brand of shorthand.

With his interests of the Goan community at heart, he later became a Founder Member of SCOGO, and the fruits of his labour can be seen to this day with the staging of the annual Goan Festival by the Goan Association (UK) every summer. Marcus’s other interests included acting, producing Goan Tiatrs, travel and taking his family on driving holidays across East Africa and Europe. He was also active in the church and did charitable work.

Marcus is survived by his wife Rita (Melinda), sons Raymond, Reuben and Ralph.

17th September 2016: Sutton, Surrey UK: SOPHIA LOBO
(ex-Nairobi Kenya), Ex-Teacher (Nairobi South Primary School, Lake Victoria Primary School, Central Primary School & Catholic Parochial School) & Ex-British Telecom (UK) employee.

Dearly Beloved Loving Mother of Jude John/Jana. Beloved Wife of the late Dr. Lawrence John Lobo. Daughter of the late Jeremias Francisco Noronha and the late Justina Noronha. Sister of Blanche Fernandes/Domnick [Dick] (Canada); the late Dr. Xavier Noronha/Angela (Canada); the late Leocadia (Lucy) Fernandes; Agnes Rocha/Joseph (Canada). Sophia will be dearly missed by her SON & all her family & friends.
Condolences to Jude John Lobo

25 Jan: London, UK. PETER MENDES.
Aged 69. Ex Nairobi, Kenya. Member of Crusaders (Nairobi) and Simba (London) Football Clubs. Devoted partner of Julia Ryder (New Zealand).

23 Jan: London. SIMON MENEZES.
Husband of the late Dorina and father of Stephanie/Agnello, Donna, Gary, Brian/Helen, Kevin/Sylvia.

15 Jan: Harrow, Middlesex, UK. OLGA JOANA GOES.
Aged 83. Born Nairobi, Kenya. Beloved grandmother of Jeremy Goes, loving mother of the late Edwin Goes and much loved great grandmother of Sabina and Domenika Goes

27 Dec: Mitcham, London, UK. NORMAN MARQUES.
Born 24 Dec. 1949 in Bombay. Beloved son of the late Dr. Antonio and the late Edith Marques. Youngest brother of Juliana Amaral, Anita Cota, Tony Marques, Nova De Souza, Agnel Marques (deceased) and Nelson Marques.

25 Dec. Sydney, Australia. WALTER LAZARUS CARDOSO.
Born 1930, ex Mombasa/Nairobi. Husband of the late Sophie Cardoso, loving father of Flora Vigors and Ida/Vance Abreu,

née D’Souza. Born in Kampala, Uganda; ex Catholic Parochial School, Nairobi. Wife of Patrick; mother of Rodney, Everard & Marina;

22 Dec: Trinity Hospice, London, UK. ALIRIO NAZARETH.
Born 1923. Ex Tabora, Tanzania. Husband of late Noemia Nazareth and father of Alina, Allan, Derek and Yvonne.

7 Dec: London. ZEMIRA PRISCILLA FERNANDES (ex Narobi). Beloved Wife of Tonyjo Fernandes. Sister to Francis. Loving Mother of Audrey/Latif, Bobby/Michelle and Charmaine/Bruce. Grandmother to Daniel Lisa, Joshua and Nathan.

ZEMIRA PRISCILLA FERNANDESFuneral Mass to be celebrated on Monday 22 December at 10 am at St Bernadette R C Church 180 Long Lane Hillingdon Middlesex UB10 OEH Cremation Service at 11.30 am at Breakspear Crematorium Breakspear Road Ruislip Middlesex HA4 7SJ.Wake following the Cremation at Most Sacred Heart R C Church 73 Prembroke Road Ruislip HA4 8NN. In lieu of flowers donations to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Condolences to email

22 Oct: London, UK. DEOGRACIA (GRACIE) GOMES (ex-Nairobi).  Wife of the late Sebastian (Seby) Gomes. Cherished mother of Ida Gomes (Armand) Toronto; the late Thelma Fernandez (Maurice) Vancouver; Youlanda D’Costa (Dr. Walter) San Francisco; Fermina Remedios (Trevor), Toronto; Amelia Fernandes (Kelvin) London, U.K. Sister to Virginia Pereira (Peter) Goa.

18th Oct: London UK, ROZARIA P. FERNANDES (Ex Mombasa). Passed away peacefully at Lewisham Hospital. Beloved wife of the Late John Vincent Fernandes. Cherished Mother of Joe & Late Eileen (Ireland); Richard & Ilona (U.K); Maria (France) & Savio (U.K). Will be dearly missed by her Grandchildren Paul, Anna Marie, Lucia, Rui, Anthony, Monique , Alison, Ryan, Graça and her Great Grandchildren Nathaniel, Christian, Augustin, Margot and Aliénor.   

11 Oct: Gillingham, Kent. UK. JOE FERNANDES (ex Mombasa/Nairobi). Passed away peacefully. Husband of Elva, Father of Sharon and Levis. Brother/brother in law of late Olinda/ late Tony De Souza; Clara/Reg De Souza. Uncle of Elvis/Pauline, Kevin, Kenneth/Arlette and Daryl. Great Uncle of Gregory, Evan and Taylor.

3 Oct: London. HENRY D’SOUZA (ex- Nairobi & Assagao). Brother of Bonnie D’Souza.

9 Sep: London. JOAQUIM PAUL LOBO. (formerly of Baveja Building, Napier Street, Saddar, Karachi). Beloved husband of the late Maria Theresa Lobo, loving father of Wilma Pereira (Ivan) London, Joel Lobo (Odette) Calgary, Jennifer Martyres (Austin) Peterborough, England and Brian Lobo (Christina) Toronto. Grandfather of Gavin, Simon, Alexander, Carol, Michelle, Hayley, Carl, Jason, Chloe, Larissa, Brittany and Eldon.

8th Sep: Croydon, London. SANTANA GOMES, (Ex Mombasa and Nairobi). Son of late Domingoes and Maria Candida Gomes (Tivim, Goa), Loving husband of late Zia (nee Almeida), brother of Ruby (late Charlie) De Mello (Tivim-Goa), Adrian (Irene) Gomes (Quebec), Christopher (late Estefania) Gomes, (London) and brother- in- law of Dr John (Nalini) Almeida (London).

7 Aug. London. DORA (ROSY) DE SOUZA (ex-Mombasa) passed away peacefully at Brook House Nursing Home in Wembley. Sister of Antoinette De Souza and late Maxie, late Perpetua, late Damian (DD).

3 Aug: London. DORINA MENEZES. Daughter of late Estevo and Ana Piedade Affonso. Wife of Simon Menezes and mother of Stephanie/Agnello, Donna, Gary, Brian/Helen, Kevin/Sylvia. Sister of the late Antonette, Eulalia, Petronella, Joaquim, Satrio, Anthony; and sister to Mina and Joseph. She was a grandmother to Emilio, Mario, Carlo, Lorenzo, Gino, Lucia, Jade, Isaac, Sophia and Kalel.

24 Jul: London. GREGORY De SOUZA. Aged 89. [ex-Customs Mombasa, Kenya & ex-Bandra, Bombay] Passed away at home. Beloved Husband of the late Sybil. Loving Father of Joan Robertson (Kenneth) Elaine Pereira (Derrick) and Trevor De Souza (Caroline). Proud and cherished Grandfather of Scott, Graham, Chanelle, Corelle, Crystelle, Danielle and Adam. Much loved brother of Nancy (late Augustine), Joe (Hilda), Jane (Alcino) and Ted (Margaret). He will be greatly missed by all.

4 Jul: London. JOHN CAMILO LOBO. Aged 77. Worked for HM Customs for over 40 years in Mombasa, in London then finally Gatwick Airport before retirement in 2002. Passed away peacefully at Princess Royal Hospital in Locksbottom. He is survived by wife Louisa, son & daughter-in-law Lawrence and Shanida, grandchildren Lucas and Matthew and nieces Clavia and Serena.

11 May. Tooting, London, UK.

DOMINIC_PEREIRABeloved Husband of Catherine Pereira. Loving brother of the late Mary/Cajie Fernandes (UK), Nathalina/the late Antonio Pereira(Nairobi) and Tony/Anna (Doha). Brother-in-law of the late Hilda, the late Anthony, Crescencia, the late Sabin, the late Albert, Johnny and Appolonia. His love,kindness and happy spirit will be cherished and missed by all his nieces and nephews.

The funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday 28th May 2014 at 10am at St Anselm’s Church, 9 Tooting Bec Road, London SW17 8BS, followed by a Committal at Lambeth Crematorium, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0BY. In lieu of flowers, donations to the British Heart Foundation or Diabetics UK, would be appreciated. Condolences to email

24 Apr: Wimbledon, London, UK.
Ex Mombasa. Wife of the late Jock Sequeira passed away peacefully at St. George’s Hospital, London. Deeply mourned by all her family – children, Darrell (Riitta), Denzyl (Pam) Fleurette (Alan), Marina, Derrick(Rosemary), Caryl, Duncan, Desmond(Theresa);

9 Apr: Pampanga, Philippines.
Born 1946, youngest brother to Seraphino Antao. Studied at Goan High School, Mombasa, Kenya. In 1964 went to Goa to study and lived in Chandor, Salcette, Goa. In1970 joined the Merchant Navy, as Engineering Officer. Married in Manila Philippines and has 4 children and 10 grand children. RIP Brother Leo from Rosario/Matilda, Philo/Theo , Vincent/Tina and Joe/Carol and their families.

13 Apr: London, UK.
Born 1928 in Moira, Bardez, Goa. He spent 22 years in East Africa, primarily in Nakuru before coming to the UK in Jan 1969.

18 Apr: Hayes, Hillingdon, UK.
beloved son of Zel and Angelica [Ex Nairobi], and brother of Anthony. Daniel was taken from us suddenly at Hillingdon Hospital. Daniel was our special little boy, who gave us many years of happiness. His kindness and love will never be forgotten. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.

15 Apr: London, UK.
(formerly of Baveja Building, Karachi). Passed away after a lengthy illness most courageously borne. Beloved wife of Joachim Paul Lobo (London), cherished and treasured mother of Wilma Pereira (Ivan) London, Joel Lobo (Odette) Calgary, Jennifer Martyres (Austin) Peterborough, England and Brian Lobo (Christina) Toronto.

24 Mar 2014: Southampton, UK.
Ex-Entebbe/Kampala, Uganda. Husband of Lucinda. Father of Neil (Orla), June, Anna (Alwyn) Ivan, and Elsa, loved by Sandie, Tal and Adrian. Brother/Siste of Eulalia, Marcus, Victor (Lucille), Peter (Clara) Rose (Rene), late Arthur (Jean), Nick (Cressy) and Mario.

2 Apr 2014: Nairobi.
ROSARIO ROSA (Fondly known as Rosa).
Son of the late Minguel Arcanjo (M A Rosa) and late Maria Matilde. Brother and brother-in-law to Filomena /(late Greg ), late Sinhorina /(Lusitano), late Edward, Josephine/ (Aires ) and Sr. Gregory (Raquel).

23 March 2014 : Mombasa, Kenya.
Sister of late Philu, Zita, Elvira and Veronica/ Max. Burial took place at Mbaraki  Cemetery on Friday, 4th April 2014 at 4 pm and the Goan Community Mombasa offered a mass for the repose of her soul, on Saturday, 29th March 2014  at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Tudor.

24 Feb 2014: Bangalore.

Alzira Fernandes
(Ex Mozambique, Dar es Salaam & Goa). Wife of the late John Fernandes and much loved mom/mom-in-law to Anita/Alfred Rebello (UK), Jaime/Wendy Fernandes (Melbourne) and Linette/Llewellin Franco (Bangalore).  Devoted mama/nana to Ian/Tola and great grandson Jaeger, Charmian/Steve, Mark, Michelle, Tanya, Liselle, Carl and Nicole.  Beloved sister/aunty to Theresa/late Alex da Costa (Toronto) and Victor/Linda Fernandes (Portugal), her deceased brothers and all their families. (To the end, Alzira was a devout, vibrant, active and popular friend to all and will be sorely missed).  Condolences to


The family of Alzira Fernandes are extremely touched by the many messages of sympathy received – by card, telephone or email – for the presence and assistance around the funeral time, as well as for the mass offerings, bouquets and condolence visits.  Mama/Nana inspired the lives of all who met or knew her and was loved by young and old from far and wide, as we have heard from the tributes that people have paid her. One of these is:  Neither her age nor her failing health had dimmed her love for music, fun and laughter. She in turn treasured and appreciated these friendships. Thank you.

27 Dec: Watford, UK.
Born Kisumu, Kenya, 1931. Husband. Father of Ruby, Roselyn and Charlotte. Brother of Msgr Fronton Godhino (Mombasa), Annie Trifina Alvares (Kent, U.K.) and late Genovia Fernandes (Benaulim, Goa)

South Norwood, London, UK. ex Mapuca Goa & Nairobi


Wife of the late Bernard John De Souza, mother of Nita, the late Gloria, Mel and Joe, passed away peacefully on 11th January 2014 at Croydon University Hospital. We and our Families thank all who sent sympathy cards and mass offerings. We also thank those who attended the funeral, and gave a donation towards a memorial bench. Knowing that we are not alone as we struggle with our heart-breaking loss is comforting. Thank you for being there for us.
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