elevated QMSbP January 22, 1935 – August 11, 2022
elevated QMSbP Visitation
Tuesday, August 16, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
elevated QMSbP Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated QMSbP Funeral Mass
Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 10:30 am
elevated QMSbP St. Patrick’s Parish
5633 Highway 7, Road East, Markham, ON, L3P 1B6
elevated QMSbP Entombment – Holy Trinity Mausoleum
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated QMSbP Reception to follow entombment
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home – Reception Room 2
elevated QMSbP Obituary
elevated QMSbP It is with a saddened heart we share the news that Vincent (Vince) D’Souza, age 87, passed away peacefully at his home on August 11, 2022, with his family at his side. He is survived and will be dearly missed by his beloved wife, Philomena (Pinto), loving daughter, Venetia, and caring son and daughter-in-law , Adrian (Francesca). The love and admiration for him was shared amongst his brothers, Anthony (Bridget), Louis (Barbara predeceased), Victor (Theresa), Peter (predeceased); his late sister Rose Rosario (Januario predeceased), and the many caring in-laws, nieces & nephews, cousins and dear friends with whom his life touched. He is predeceased by his parents Sebastian and Assumption, as well as his second mom Claudine.
elevated QMSbP Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Vincent always had a zest for living life, at any age. He would share his many stories of adventures, one being starting a new life in Canada on his own to create a better one for his family and the many that followed. He revered knowledge & continually sought opportunities to further his growth. It brought him great pride in having his engineering degree and the stellar career that followed. His lifelong passion and talent was music – it truly was his second love. Taking vocal lessons from Ian Garrett (Shania Twain vocal coach), obtaining his certificate at the Royal Conservatory of Music and being a active member of the Songwriters Association of Canada helped him perfect his natural talent for singing , playing the guitar and songwriting. He loved the process of songwriting and often wrote original love songs for his first love, his wife, Philomena. He was not done – he was just getting started.
elevated QMSbP The simple things brought him joy in his daily life – aside from music, focusing on his daily mantra and exercises to stay strong in health. And above all and core to his happiness was spending time with his family especially his “beautiful” Philomena who meant the world to him. His devotion to her and his two children was beyond measure and will be treasured forever. We were lucky to have him as ours.
elevated QMSbP Vince always leaned on courage, love and faith to lead his way. He shared the following words of positivity while in the hospital (he sang as well). A wise man that will be sorely missed.
elevated QMSbP “Why should I worry just cause I am in a hurry – no take one day at a time. And if in spite of all that, something happens to me, I’ll just die with a smile. Because just like you can’t control when you’re born, you can’t control when you are dying. These are things in God’s teachings.”
elevated QMSbP Now he is singing in Heaven’s Choir.
elevated QMSbP In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to musicounts.ca and heartandstroke.ca
elevated QMSbP Please feel free to leave an online message of condolence to the family. Thank you.
elevated QMSbP Click the link below to view the mass live.
elevated QMSbP https://vimeo.com/event/2352904
Love to beloved Uncle Vincy! May your soul rest in the comfort of Gods presence. May your wife- Aunty Phil and children always feel your angel wings of protection. You graced us on Earth and will continue your grace in Heaven. May you use your light to guide us all.
Sending all of our love and support to the whole family at this time. What an accomplished and interesting life Vincent led, and what a lovely impact he made on this world! He will be very much missed.
Our deepest condolences to all of the family, especially Venetia, who has been such an amazing daughter and caregiver to both her parents. We love you and send you strength during this difficult time. RIP Mr. D’Souza❤️
I had the pleasure of meeting a few times in a family setting His quite , simple demeanour changed to one of sparkle and true joy when it came to music and demonstrated his passion for music and song , especially vocalizing & emulating Elvis , the King
Thank you Vince for letting us enjoy the moment with your sincere and heartfelt presence
I know it’s your birthday, but I am so sad to hear about the loss of your loving partner. Vincent was a fantastic individual who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
We will light a candle for Vincent tonight.
May the Good Lord grant Vincent Eternal Rest in His Heavenly Kingdom. Amen.
May God also grant all of you the courage to bear this great loss and the hope that the kind words of all your many friends will make your grief a little easier to bear.
“While we are mourning the loss of Vincent, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil”.
Rest assured that you and your families are always in our prayers and thoughts.
With our love and deepest sympathies
Albert & Louisa Joseph & family
Dearest Phil, Venetia, Adrian & Fransesca, please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your husband and Dad, Vincent. I have such lovely memories of fun times with him and your family that will be unforgettable. His love for life and positive attitude is something to be admired. God rest his soul in Peace. My prayer is that you will find comfort and strength to bear this terrible loss. Love Gemma D’Souza.
Our deepest condolences to the entire family.
Our sincere condolences to the family of Vincent . May he Rest In Peace 🙏
What a beautiful life well lived and loved. Hoping the beauty of his legacy brings you all comfort during these difficult days.