Petronila SANTOS

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  • "Pura and family, So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing may..."
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  • "Jun, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your..."
    - Greg Ford
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    - Beth Robles
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    - Estrella Balicanta

SANTOS, Petronila Agustin September 16, 1925 July 7, 2018 Our beloved Nanay Petty passed away peacefully on July 7, 2018 surrounded by her family. As the youngest of four children born to Modesta and Bernardo Agustin in Bulacan, Philippines, Petty was known as a very respectful child. From an early age, she was put in charge of the household, including caring for her brother, Florentino, who was mentally and physically challenged. Although discouraged from further schooling, Petty was determined to complete her education while continuing to work as a movie theatre cashier at night. She was 33 years old when she graduated high school from Southeastern College. She was betrothed to Felix C. Santos, and was married on January 30, 1955. Together they had seven children that they adored. The family lived in Baclaran, Parañaque, and Pasig until finally settling into a small house in Bacoor, Cavite. Throughout the years, she worked many labour intensive jobs to help support her family without ever complaining. In 1977, she lost her husband to cancer shortly after the birth of their first grandchild. She rallied her family together, leading them on a new adventure to Canada. Since arriving in Saskatoon in January 1981, Nanay has been a very active member of the Filipino community, including serving as the President of the Filipino-Canadian Seniors' Association (1987 1994). You would often find Nanay taking her daily morning walk around the neighbourhood, decorating her room with family photos, or hanging out with friends playing tongits. But what she loved the most was having her family fill the house with noise, laughter and love, and was always eager to share stories and advice with them. Nanay was a passionate poet, had an extraordinary sense of humour and an incredibly strong faith in God. She will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her children: Meg, Fe (Hermie), Rita (Danny), Ver (Au), Jun (Liza), Pura (Cesar), and Jessie; her grandchildren: Jenelyn (Ode), AJ (Carla), Melissa, Denise (Sang), Leslie, John (Christina), Kamilah, Kristine, Aidan, Lance, Katrina, Sheena, Chelsea and Michael, James, Josiah, Jayce and their dad, Tom; and her great-grandchildren: Odhen, Neriah, Nilah, and Makaio. Our family is grateful for the loving support of our relatives and friends. We also thank the St. Paul's Hospital staff at 5B surgery and Flex 2 for their compassionate care during Nanay's last weeks. We invite everyone to celebrate Nanay's life with us. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 12, 2018 and Friday, July 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at Park Funeral Home, 311 3rd Ave N, with Prayers starting at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 14, 12:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's Parish, 3339 Centennial Dr. Rite of Committal will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with a lunch to follow at the Hillcrest Funeral Home Arbor Room. To view the Obituary and share condolences and memories, visit www.parkfuneral.ca "obituaries-Guestbook". Arrangements entrusted to Kari Peters, Park Funeral Home, 306.244.2103.
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Park Funeral Chapel - Saskatoon
311 Third Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK S7K 2H9
(306) 244-2103
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Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from July 10 to July 11, 2018
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