elevated 7Ac7l January 28, 1947 – January 29, 2021
elevated 7Ac7l It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear Socorro Aguiar. Socorro passed away peacefully on Friday, January 29, 2021 at the age of 74 years, at Chartwell Gibson Long Term Care. Beloved husband to Greta. Loving father and favourite dance-partner to Vanessa (Paul Nitsotolis), Emily and Glynis (Shannon Barretto). Adored grandfather to Jasmine, Jaden, Ava and Liam. Son of the late Arsenio and Ida Aguiar, and son-in-law of the late Francisco and Delfina. Devoted brother to Mabel (Tony), late Robert, late Romeo (Yolanda), Nolasco (Leonita), Cyril (Sylvia). Cherished brother-in-law to Alina and Liberto (Daphne). Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Soco will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his extended family and friends. Soco was so proud of his 35-year career at IBM which gave him the opportunity to travel the world. He enjoyed playing soccer and field hockey and continued to play into his 60’s. He is fondly remembered for his smile and kindness and generosity to others, his love of dancing, his love of sports, and his pride for his family. A special thank you to all the staff at Chartwell Gibson for taking such good care of Soco in his final years. We take comfort in knowing that his suffering is over and may he rest in peace. In lieu of flowers and in loving memory of Soco, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society of Toronto.
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elevated 7Ac7l Due to the current global Covid 19 pandemic the family will be having a private funeral service. The service will take place on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 10:30 am. Please feel free to click the link below to watch the service on our lie stream broadcast. The link will become active 10 minutes before the service begins.
Deepest condolences Greta, Vanessa, Emily, Glynis and the family. May Soco’s soul Rest in Peace. I will always remember his calm demeanour, wit and great sense of humour. Take care. Lots of hugs
Deepest Sympathies Our condolences Greta on the loss of Soco.
Our prayers are with you the entire family. May his soul rest in peace.
Heartfelt condolences Dear Glynis and Shannon.
May your dad rest in peace as he rests in the loving arms of Our Lord.
May his soul rest in peace and my prayers are with the family
Our condolences Greta on the loss of Soco. Our prayers are with you the entire family that you may be consoled in this difficult time, and for the repose of his soul. May he Rest In Peace. ❤️
A good and trusted friend and classmate, he always made time to meet and tell stories and have a few laughs and a few beers with us, when ever we got together. If you loved soccer and field hockey , how could you forget one of the best players in Dar sports scene, as well as in the Toronto scene. In school he was not just a student, but an outstanding, thoughtful and sympathetic friend. RIP Socco , you truly left your mark on us all – We have missed you during your years in illness, but you will surely be welcomed by our Creator. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TOO.
We are so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He raised you, Vanessa and Glynis to be kind, intelligent and incredible women—a true legacy of what a great human being your father was.
You and your family are in our thoughts.
Love, Martha, Stephen, Claire and Sarah
Sending our love and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace as he watches his beautiful loving family from heaven above.
Greta, Venessa, Emily, Glynis & families, we are sorry for your loss of your husband/father/
grandfather. We know you’ll are going to miss him and hope you’ll know that you’ll are surrounded by much love from family & friends. Sharing in your sadness as we remember him. Sending healing prayers & comforting hugs. Holding you all close in our thought & prayers and hoping you’ll are doing ok.
Dear Greta, Vanessa, Emily,Glynis n families and Alina Our deepest sympathies. May Soco’s soul rest in peace. May all those great sweet memories bring comfort to you all. I’d like to convey sympathies from Orson and family. He fondly remembers Socco taking him to hockey practice n the GI..
Our prayers and thoughts are with you♥️
Dear Greta and family, Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Soco. we will remember him, and you all in our prayers. Lazarina & Walter.
Dear Greta and family. Our deepest sympathy to you
And your family on the passing of Soco. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May his soul RIP.
Heartfelt condolences to Greta and family members.Soco was a great sportsman, may his soul rest in peace.
Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you Greta and family.
Stephen and Jansi Pereira
May his soul rest in peace. He is now resting in the arms of our Lord and enjoying himself at the banquet prepared for him.
Take comfort in the memories he created while on earth.
Thank God for sending him into your family, as he was the best tulip in the garden.
My deepest sympathy to all of you. With my prayers for all.
Dear Greta and family,
Sending our sincere condolences on the passing of Soco. We remember him as a special man, good-natured, always smiling and gentle. May God give you strength as you face the coming days, and may his soul rest in peace.
Mark and Bernadette De Souza
Greta and family, my
Condolences for your loss. I had the honour to work with Soco at IBM. He was an amazing IBMer who always brought a positive approach to work.
Great picture of Soco. I will always remember his smiling face.
Our deepest condolences to Greta, Emily, Vanessa and Glynis on the unexpected passing of a superb, kind soul. May Socco’s soul rest in peace.
Norman and Delphine
Greta, sending our love and prayers to you and the family during this difficult time. I will always remember him as a very helpful and special person, during out time on the Colva Social committee. May his soul Rest In Peace
Sorrowful Greta and Family,
The Goan Soccer League is at a loss of a great supporter and soccer player. We all send you our deepest sympathies. We know that he is in a better place now and at peace. May God give you and the family the strength to bear the loss. May the Almighty God accept him in his heavenly abode. May his soul RIP. Amen.
Hi Greta and family
So saddened to hear of our friend Soco’s untimely passing. We remember you both very fondly and wonderful memories. Soco always was a gentle soul and always had a smile on his face. You two were such a lovely couple – always laughing and joking. Such a shame we have not seen you guys in a long time and had not realised Soco was ill.
Please know that you and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope warm memories of a gentle, kind and loving husband/father will sustain you in this very sad time.
Julie & Jules Rodricks
Dear Greta and family,
Sending hugs to our neighbours. I have fond memories of my Dad and Soco chatting for hours in one driveway or the other on warm summer evenings – talking about everything from lawns, to politics, to sports! Such a very gentle man with an infectious smile and always a wave to me as I came home to visit! Thinking of you, Linda
First of all, please accept my deepest condolences to the entire family but especially Greta and the children. Socco was not a close friend of mine in school as I did not get to know him well owing to my lack of participation in sports.However, on one of my visits to Toronto, Socco offered me a ride to the Tanzanite event. He picked me up from where I was staying and took me to his home for a beer before heading to the event.
A few years later I returned to Toronto, he with Leslie and Joe, came to the hotel where I was staying and took me to lunch and a short time later sent me pictures.I got to admire his warmth and kindness.
I am very sad to hear of his passing and pray that his soul rest in eternal peace. We will all miss our dear friend Socco.
Dear Great, Alina, Vanessa, Emily and Glynis,
it was heartbreaking to hear of Soco’s passing on Friday and I will say that you all took very good care of him tending to him and not letting him go without. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, relative and a friend tp all who got to know him on and of the soccer and hockey fields. Cherish all the great memories you have of him as it will make it easier to face the emptiness and the grief. We all oved him too and now he is dancing with the angels! Rest In Peace Soco!
Dear Greta, Alina, Vanessa, Emily and Glynis,
it was heartbreaking to hear of Soco’s passing on Friday and I will say that you all took very good care of him tending to him, and not letting him go without. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, relative and a friend to all who got to know him, on and of the soccer and hockey fields. Cherish all the great memories you have of him as it will make it easier to face the emptiness and the grief. We all oved him too and now he is dancing with the angels! Rest In Peace Soco!
Dear Greta, Vanessa, Emily, Glyn and your beautiful families,
We share in your sadness as you say farewell to your sweet husband, dad and grandpa. It was a joy to get to know Soco through our hockey days. His was a warm gentle soul who loved his family and loved life.
He always had a infectious positive attitude to life and God granted him the joy to see his beautiful daughters grow and build their families.
We thank him for his fine example of perseverance all these years and he will continue to cheer each of you on from his new home.
Know you are all in our prayers.
God bless always,
Maria (Mascarenhas) Scupham and family
Dear Greta ad family,
Soco was an amazing guy, and we feel privileged to have known him. Losing the one you love is so hard. And so we are praying hard for you—for peace, for comfort, for whatever you need right now.
Keeping you in our prayers.
Tony & Cellie Gonsalves
Dear Greta and family please accept our heartfelt condolences
May his soul rest in peace
Claudette & Neville Martins and Theresa D’Costa
Hi Greta and Family, my deepest condolences on the lost of your dearest husband and father, I was most honored to work with such a talented Engineer on several projects at IBM, he was and will always be the most wonderful person to work with in our hearts and yes that winning smile , he will remain in our prayers and May He Rest in Peace.
Rocky and Family.
Dear Greta and family
It has taken me some time to absorb the impact of losing a trusted friend, classmate and a fellow sportsman. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and the family. The weighted burden of caregiver to Soco has been lifted from you all. Rest assured, he is now in a better place. Someday later we will all join him. Soco’s warmth, generosity, reliability and dependence are characteristics I had always admired. His spirit and memory will last in our hearts and mind forever. May his soul rest in peace.
Leslie and Teresa
We are sorry again for the loss of your father, whom we had the great pleasure of meeting ourselves. Our sincerest condolences and prayers to your family.
Dear Greta, Vanessa, Emily, Glynis and Family
Dear Alina, Liberto and Family
We offer our heartfelt condolences and prayers to you all on the passing of dear Socco.
He will be remembered for our swims and the various sporting events and of course the meetings at the DI watering hole after the games. He was fun to be around. Ah ! those were the days!
May the fond memories you have of him comfort you all and May He Rest in Peace – Amen
Tony & Ramona
Dear Greta, Vanessa, Emily and Glynis,
So many good memories of Soco. We all have been touched by his generosity and thoughtfulness. He is missed in so many ways as our first days in Canada and on the hockey / soccer field were never without him. From there to our parties, picnics, camping, cottage and dances…all great memories. Our heartfelt condolences to you all on the loss of a true husband and father. Lorna just reminded me that he had actually done our wedding decorations… one more thing that his artistic and inventive skills are also not forgotten. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Cedric & Lorna
Dear Greta, Glynis, and the family. Please accept our deepest and heartfelt condolences on the passing away of dear Soco. A well loved and wonderful person. May eternal rest grant upon him and let perpetual light shine on him. May the Lord provide comfort to the family during this time of grief. God Bless.
Olive, Bosco, and Darryl Mendonca
Stefanie, Jonathan, and little Kaylee Faria.
Dear Greta & family,
Our heartfelt condolences on loosing such a great husband, father and friend our prayer are with you all. May his soul rest in peace.
Diane & Raymond.
Dear Greta, Vanessa, Emily and Glynis and your families,
Please accept my sincere sympathies at the loss of Soco. He was a very generous and smart man who encouraged me and helped me so much when I started playing field hockey. May his soul rest in peace.
Dear Mrs. Aguiar, Glyn, Vaness, Em & family.
We are sorry for your loss and will miss Mr. Aguiar very much. He raised amazing women and he should be proud of what a great father, husband and friend he was. Rest in peace.
With love, Cecilia & Jake.
Dear Greta & family:
Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of your husband, Soco. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
May Soco’s soul rest in eternal peace.
Chris and Flavia Gomes
Dearest Greta, Vanessa, Emily, Glynis and the whole family,
Our deepest sympathies to all of you on loosing such a wonderful man. His last few years were tough and sad, but you all surely have many years to remember him by that you can cherish, that you shared with him, as a great husband, father and grandfather.
He is in a better place now and perhaps he will be that angel watching over all of you from above.
May He Rest in Peace now.
Steve and Suzie
Dear Greta and family
I am so sorry for your loss…will keep you all in prayer ..
RIP to your beloved husband and father
My deepest condolences to your family i will miss soco even though its only for a short while im still saving his banana everytime .
Rest in peace Socco. Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Greta and family. Alvaro and Doreen
Dear Aguiar family,
Our deepest condolences for your loss. May he rest forever in peace and watch over you always. He will always be remembered and cherished in our hearts. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this period of grief.
Love, Winkie, Nelson, Brayden, Bradley and Bryson
Dear Greta, Vanessa, Emily, Glinnis & family
Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Soco, a great friend and who was also our Bestman at our wedding. He will be truly missed.
He will have a lasting memory in our hearts.
Rest in Peace Soco
Alwyn & Irene
Dear Greta, Glynis and Soco’s family,
We are very sad to hear of this news. We pray that he may Rest in Peace. These Covid times are very hard on everyone and as much as we would want to attend in person, we can offer up our prayers and deep condolences to the whole family. May God give you courage in your grief. Thinking of you, Bedford & Louella Godinho.
Dear Greta and family,
Our deepest condolences! Just watched the Mass and it was so well done, Very touching! It brought back fleeting memories of the many happy times we shared with him when he was Secretary in our GOA Executive Committee., and later. He was indeed a very kind, always smiling and hard working guy and your loss in our loss too. Our hearts are full of sorrow.
But we take comfort in our Faith that we shall all be reunited in the Lord, one day!
Our deepest sympathies, Edna and Al.
Dear Greta, Vanessa, Emily, Glynis, Alina, Riberto and families,
Our deepest heart-felt condolences to you all.
May the fond and loving memories bring you all some comfort in these difficult and sad times.
I recall Socco’s gentle, kind and loving nature and his smiles that lit up his face. Socco was a caring soul and always took time to ask me how my boys and I were doing.
RIP Socco as you enjoy life in spirit and meet all your buddies up there. Cheers!
Until we all meet again.
Jarvis, Jermaine and Janette
Dearest Greta, Glynis, Em, Vanessa and family… it is unfortunate that we did not know Soco in his early years… he was obviously loved and revered by you and his girls and played a pivotal role in your lives. He was evidently quite the socialite and surrounded by love and friendship wherever he went. While you grieve his loss, be assured you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and send your our sincerest condolences.
Dearest Greta, Vanessa, Emily and Glynn and families, Alina and Liberto & fly,
Our deepest condolences to all of you. Great memories of Socco will live on. Socco was a true gentleman and beloved friend to us. We will always treasure great times when you welcomed Leopold’s and my first years in Canada and helped us immensely with our wedding and Leo’s job at IBM. He always smiled and had wit and humour. He is now free of pain and in the Lord’s arms. I am sure that Leo will welcome Socco into heaven as well and start playing soccer! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Love and hugs,
Tessie and Lauren
Sympathies Greta, Alina and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may your memories of all the good times console you as you mourn your loss. Sending you love and hugs
Dear Greta and family, also Socco siblings brothers, sisters, Alina, Libreto, cousins n families our deepest sympathies n condolences. Socco was a humble, loving, caring generous n always smiling person who gave his advice, service, time n efforts whenever in company. We were blessed to come to Canada n to meet him his family n extended family. He never failed to always assist n share whatever he had at his home, family occasions, at camping trips or on soccer fields. He was a man of many talents n skills but meant business when he put his mind towards it. A life well lived n with faith dedication n commitment. He gave his best. Rip Socco be blessed with the heavens above n your loved ones. Pray we continue our journey to the best we can. Thank you for the lovely service n slide presentation. It was beautiful. Keep safe n well until we meet in person. Love n hugs to all of you.
Dear Greta and family:
It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye to Socco, a dear and faithful friend. Socco has been in our prayers during his illness. He has fought the good fight and he is now at peace with the Lord.
I will always remember his strong support, loyalty and dependability as vice captain of Young Rovers’ hockey team. I was honored to be his Best Man at his wedding.
Greta, may God give you and the family, strength, courage and His healing love as you journey through this difficult time.
Mickey & Ublina
Dear Greta & family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved husband Soco. We were saddened by the news and our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May his soul rest in peace.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. May he always live on in your thoughts and in your hearts. Beautiful video of his wonderful life. God rest his soul. God bless. Love Dianna and George Azelis.
Our sincere condolences to Greta and family. Our prayers are with you🙏
Dear Greta and Whanau (Extended family in Maori)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these very sad times. Know we are with you in spirit and share in your grief on the loss of beloved Soco.
Kia kaha (Stay strong)
Condolences to you and your family. May all the good memories give you all comfort during this difficult time. Such a beautiful video for such a beautiful man. God bless you all.
Dear Greta and family,
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear husband.
Socco was a good friend of Leopold Gracias, my brother. He was a kind and wonderful person. Our prayers are with you. May his soul rest in peace.
Delphine, Cajetan, Hansel, Michelle and family.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Dearest Greta, Vanessa, Emily, Glynis and the Aguiar family we send you our deepest and sincerest heartfelt condolences.
We are very saddened to hear of the sad demise of our friend, your loving husband/father/brother/brother-in-law Soco.
At this moment we cannot help but think and picture him at Vera’s place in Ajax at Fabian’s gathering of friends where I met last met him. We spoke the entire afternoon and evening talking and reminiscing our good old Nazi Moja days in Dar. I reminded him of our hockey trp as Rovers to Arusha where he got a new nickname “Comfort”. I was with the rest of the hockey team travelling in the mini bus that shattered the windshield on the way. It was night and the cold winds was blowing in our face. Soco was with Raul in the car following behind. He was traveling in comfort. He broke out in laughter as her remembered. He was as usual very joyfully respectable and always loving, friendly and pleasant.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and your families. We pray to the Almighty Lord to give you all courage, strength and support. God bless his soul. Love and Peace.
Yours in sorrow.
Peter & Irene De Albuquerque and Family
Dear Greta & Family,
My deepest condolences to you and your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you in this difficult time. RIP Socco.
My deepest sympathies, Greta. You may remember my sister and I. Everyone referred to us as “B” and “C” from B.C. We got to know you and Socco through the Mendes’, Late Artie and Anthony, and their family. My husband John got to know Socco through soccer. We watched his service this morning together. My sister Bea also sends her condolences to you and your family from Vancouver, B.C.
It’s sad how life becomes so busy and takes us in different directions and we drift apart from good memories and old friends.
All our love,
Crystal, Beatrice and John
Socco was a wonderful person, so friendly and helpful and we couldn’t have been luckier to have such a great neighbour. His love for his family was always so evident and we hope the strong bond he helped create within his family unit is what helps each family member through their sad loss of a husband, a father and grandfather far sooner than it should have been.