March 1, 2012
Just want to let you know, I am thinking of you and praying for you, as we remember auntie's anniversary, today.Love you all. I miss her.
May 18, 2011
I had no idea there was another angel created in the family. I sit and think of all my family and how I wished I could have spent more time. The days have flown by like a hurricane wind. I will sadly miss my cousins.
75 years ago today God GRACED this world with you. Your birthdays were happy, but your going home was joyous! My thoughts have wandered away to the world beyond this present one, the world where there are no tears, no pain, just pure joy with God and all we loved on earth. I'll see you all there someday!
dear Gerry gladys gabby gilbert and gemma,our heartfelt condolences and prayers for the passing of aunty grace.she will always be remembered by us because of her kind heart ,her caring and generous ways especially to our parents ..mama had the time of her life when aunty invited her for a cruise..she came home so happy and excited relating their beautiful experiences,and a month later she died;thanks to uncle and aunty for making mama happy during the last days of her life..we had a good time too when aunty grace came home for her school reunion.we will miss her..i always make it a point to look at all your pictures in fb just to stay connected to your family.how i wish i could be there with you now..my prayers and love ..
achanzars and aurora .. ..
To a dearest cousin and best friend,
We have been closed since you were growing up to a teenager. My constant chaperon and confidant at our growing years till you and I got married and even at a distance you kept me posted.
Since then we respected each other very much and treated me as your older sister. I had a big role in your wedding day as a planner. Those were the days I shall never forget and cherish it .
Grace my dear, it hurts to say goodbye on your final journey and more because physically I am at a distance.
Over here in Surrey, B.C. Canada, my children and I nightly have novena prayers for your eternal repose for 9 days ending tonight that includes Farley,Gervy and Willie. You are always in our hearts. If you happen to meet my late husband Willie Sr. tell him we love him too. It hurts to say so long and God bless on your final destination.
Manang Angeling Minoza,
To a dear Friend Grace,
We may not have know each other for long time. I may not be your best friend, we may not have shared our inner selves, but we known within our hearts that we share mutual admirations manifested in our every encounter.
On the first night we gathered to offer prayers for your eternal repose, I volunteered to start the rosary, mainly because it happened to be a Sorrowful Mystery, a very appropriate way to express how sorrowful I am of your passing away. During the prayer, your spiritual presence is so strong every time your name is mentioned in Hail Mary full of "Grace" that no matter how I try to control my emotions, the feelings that you can't be physically reached and be held anymore becomes more intense. You are now due to be born again, because in order for us to be born again, we need to die first, and when that time comes, it is life everlasting.
In my grief, I console myself remembering you, that despite our brief acquaintances, you shown me true friendship, appreciated and consistently showed admirations towards me as a person which proves your unconditional acceptance of me as your friend.
Goodbye, my dear friend, will surely gonna miss you, you'll always have a place in my heart. Wish you a happy and glorious journey back to our Almighty Creator. Missing you with love.
It was in 2001, when our friendship with Grace began. This friendship has grown in many ways, that it grown to admiration, respect and love. Grace is a lovely person, talented creative, artistic and very helpful. She always helped me design our dance costumes. Grace and I went out for lunches and shopping. We had lots of fun together. I enjoyed and appreciated her company very much.
Grace, I am going to miss you a lot. You will always have a special space in my heart. Both of us love to dance. You are always welcome to join us in our future dance practices. I know you will be there with us in spirit.
Grace, may you rest in peace. Farewell to you my dear, until we meet again and dance again with our husband as our partner in heaven. I love you and pray for you.
First of all to Grace family, relative and friends, I extend my deepest sympathy to all of you. I met Grace through the Fil-Am Senior Dance Group a few years ago. She was a good dancer, good friend to all. We will miss her company and friendship.
Dear Grace, rest in peace, with love and prayers.
Grace you had a beautiful life that came to an end, and lived it. You are a wonderful person and everybody's friend. Just after your 70th Birthday, we went to a cruise in Europe and Scandinavia and we had a grand time. We looked forward to our monthly luncheon at the Elks Club for Women In Touch, the monthly tea's for the Flower Lover's Club and the side trips that was offered. Our Fil-Am Senior Dance Group, which was a riot when we get together, and Rebecca always fed us and made sure everything was comfortable. In our hearts all those memories remain of one we loved and will never forget. With much love and may you rest in peace.
Ate Grace is a beautiful lady, who always dressed in style. She never complained when she had aches and pains, especially, during all the times we practiced for our dance rehearsals. She loves to dance and always an eager dance. I will always treasure the times I spent with her. There will be a void when I go to pick her and Manang Terri up, for our monthly luncheon with the Women In Touch in Gilroy. Hernan and I will miss her very much. Ate Grace, we love you and may you rest in peace.
I love you and I am going to miss you so much. Thank for the love you had for each of us, I know we each had a special place in your heart. You were such a caring aunt. I'll miss the times we spent with you whenever you came to visit us, the camping trips etc. You will always have a special place in my heart.
Please say hi to uncle for me.
I will always remember the great memories as a child going to Tita Grace's house and spend time with the Achanzars. Will never forget how hospitable she was and so warm with everyone. Even the last time I saw her, she gave me such incredible words of encouragement. She had such a warm soul.... May she rest in peace.
Our heartfelt condolences to Manang Grace's children and their spouses, and to her grandchildren. She was so proud of all of you.
We will certainly miss her. She had been to our house to visit Mama Chaling, attend reunions, weddings, etc. She was always fun to be with. She was always fashionable and regally dressed. She had a life well lived.
We will always have wonderful memories of your Mom.
With love & prayers,
Tito Henry & Tita Norma (Casuga)
You live in the hearts of those you've touched...Thank you for being a great friend to my mother. You were one generous, kind, gorgeous, classy, "bonga" lady! We will miss you!
To the Achanzar Family,
May God comfort you today and always and bless you with endearing memories that your hearts will always treasure...
Our prayers and condolences go out to you. It is very sad to hear about your loss. Tita Grace was a wonderful woman. We send our love to all of her children and grandchildren.
Glad I got to know you - even for only a little while. Sorry I cannot be there to comfort my cousins but know that I am with them in spirit. Praying for you and for the family. Please say "hi" to Uncle Imo for me.
I will always remember our friendship. Thank you for opening your home in Baclaran to us whenever we were in Manila. Thank you for having stayed in touch through the years that followed. Rest well, my ading. Love you, Manang Riching
I am so sorry to hear of Aunty Grace's passing. I will always treasure her caring and hospitable heart. I remember the many walks we had through the Baclaran market - our conversations then were so uplifting. I appreciate the friendship she extended not only in my youth but even as I joined the ranks of adulthood. I am most grateful for her introducing me to Lola Loling who taught me so much about the resiliency of the human spirit. While I will miss Aunty, I am happy that she has finally found rest from the toils of this world.
I am so sorry to hear of Aunty Grace's passing. I will always treasure her caring and hospitable heart - her giving me a place to come home to on weekends when I was a student at UP. I will always remember our walks through the Baclaran market - our conversations then were so uplifting. I appreciate the friendship she extended not only in my youth but even as I joined the ranks of adulthood. I am most grateful for her introducing me to Lola Loling who taught me much about the resiliency of the human spirit. While I will miss Aunty, I am happy that she has finaly found rest from the toils of this world.
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” I will miss you mom