elevated xHJae January 18, 1928 ~ February 25, 2019
elevated xHJae Visitation
Thursday February 28, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
elevated xHJae Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated xHJae Funeral Mass
Friday March 1, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
elevated xHJae Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated xHJae 211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated xHJae Cremation
elevated xHJae Assumption Catholic Crematorium
elevated xHJae Obituary
elevated xHJae Our dear mother, Grignion Fonseca passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Monday, February 25 in Unionville in her 92 year. Dear wife of the late Mr. Rui Fonseca, and predeceased by her children Dr. Avril MacDonald (Rob MacDonald) and Dr. Lynette Fonseca.
elevated xHJae She will be greatly missed by her children, Keith, Elaine (Phil) and Nigel (Melissa). She was a proud grandmother to Cassondra, Nicole, Graham, Andrew, Adriana (Scott) Donovan and Kevin. She also had a fond place in her heart for Simba, Belle, Tigger and Bentley.
elevated xHJae Mom was the heart of our family. Together with dad she left a privileged life in Nairobi to provide the opportunity for her children to further their studies. Watching their achievements and those of her grandchildren was a great source of pride. In addition to her work ethic, her love of camping and nature was passed down to her children and now grandchildren. Her strong faith and her love of music was key to her long life. A survivor to the end, she beat breast cancer twice and survived the passing of her eldest daughter. Eventually dementia and Alzhiemers took her away from us but she would still be able to sing her favourite songs and hymns until the last week of her treasured life. She lives on in all her family.
elevated xHJae In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.