elevated 758gk July 15, 1949 – March 24, 2022
elevated 758gk Visitation
Wednesday March 30, 2022 from 2pm to 4pm & 6pm to 8pm
elevated 758gk Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated 758gk Funeral Mass – Chapel of St. Joseph (within the Funeral Home)
Thursday March 31, 2022 at 12pm
elevated 758gk To watch the Funeral Mass from home, please click here to View Service
elevated 758gk Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated 758gk Obituary
elevated 758gk Our family sadly lost a pillar on the morning of Thursday, March 24, 2022, when Victoria Bolivar Diaz Fojas, favorably known as Vicky, passed away in her sleep. She was at home, exactly as she wished. She was comfortable and surrounded by loved ones.
elevated 758gk Vicky is survived by a strong community network of family and friends spanning Canada, Philippines, USA and beyond, and most especially by her husband, Sabiniano Fojas Jr., their two daughters; Jamie (Robert) and Janice (Peter), and three grandchildren. Vicky is also survived by seven siblings; Sister Mary Agatha, Artily, Belina, Nilo, Rev. Erno, Dr. Osias, and Dolores, and many more cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederico & Rosario Diaz, and older brother, Honorio Diaz, Sr.
elevated 758gk She spent her life role-modeling kindness and compassion. Her commitment to family & friends was solid and energizing; constantly tickled at the sight of her grandkids, always laughing with her siblings during weekly video calls, and intent on being present for every vacation, party, and milestone. She was passionately in the service of helping the most vulnerable for 45+ years, starting as a nurse at Michael Garron Hospital (formerly TEGH), and progressing to Director of Nursing at Shouldice Hospital until she retired in 2019. She believed education was the key to life-long fulfillment, in her case taking her from St. Paul University in Manila to York University – Schulich School of Business in Toronto. She was a devout Catholic; her faith in God was at the core of her being and resolutely central to any decision she made.
elevated 758gk Her smile and energy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she knew.
elevated 758gk The family would also like to thank The Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital for their thoughtful care.
elevated 758gk For those wishing to make a donation in her name, please consider her local parish, St. Mary Immaculate Church, Richmond Hill