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The Reading dentist confirmed as one of the missing passengers on the doomed Air France plane which disappeared over the Atlantic was described as “a poppet” last night by the mother of one of his patients.

Brazilian Dr Jose R Souza was a consultant for The Orthodontic Centre in Erleigh Road and had worked in the town since 2005.

Yesterday the Brazilian embassy in Paris confirmed Dr Souza was on its list of missing passengers on board the Brazil to France flight AF447 lost on Monday.

Sarah Mathews had a call yesterday morning from a teary receptionist at the centre to cancel her 14-year-old son Sam’s appointment.

She said: “I was called at 8am with the news that Dr Souza was missing presumed dead on the doomed flight.

“I was totally shocked.”

Mrs Mathews said: “Sam was his patient for five years and we knew him as a gentle and truly professional man who went out of his way to make Sam always feel comfortable and took a general interest in his well being.

“We are both shocked at this tragic news and can only hope that maybe he might have made it but in all reality that is unlikely.

“We as a family and, especially Sam, who is a Year Nine pupil at Little Heath School, wish to send our thoughts to his family and colleagues who can only but wait for news.

“He was a poppet and will be sorely missed. What a waste of a young man who was highly regarded in his profession. May the angels carry you to heaven and forever hold you safe.”

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Published in Reading Post from Jun. 3 to Jul. 8, 2009.
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April 20, 2016
May Jehovah bless you and your family. Please put yourselves in his hands. Read Ps 1:1-3.
Melanie Duncan-Houston TX
March 9, 2016
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
November 28, 2012
Dr Souza wasn't my orthadontist, but when mine was on maternity leave he took off my braces. It was the only time I met him, but he was so lovely - even when I accidently bit his hand!
October 3, 2012
Much love to you and Isis..
Alma López-Tolman
October 3, 2012
Dr Souza treated my daughter, she has a lovely smile! He was quiet, gentle, lovely eyes and smile. We were surprised when we first saw him as he was so good looking! And a South American in Reading!, as am I. Still sad after so many years to learn how he passed away with his lovely Isis. May they always rest in each other's arms, happy and in love. My deepest condolences to his family and friends..
Alma López-Tolman
May 8, 2010
Voce será o melhor sempre.
January 12, 2010
Meus sinceros sentimentos para a família... Até agora inacreditável...
July 21, 2009
July 11, 2009
Dr Souza was a spectacular gentleman who put my son at his ease when he was being treated. It is sad that Matthew will not get to see him again. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and colleagues.
Alison and Matthew Page
Alison Page
June 26, 2009
Jose, you always brought a smile to peoples faces. I will never ever forget you for as long as I live. Until we meet again xxx
June 25, 2009
Dr Souza thank you for all you did to create a lovely smile for my daughter Fenella over the past 2 years. We will miss you very much. Our love and thoughts to you family and friends x x
Louise Wheatley
June 25, 2009
Dear Dr souza ino you cnt read this buhh i jus wanted to so thankyou, so much; you were able to make me smile + i am very grateful for that. i had u for nearly 3 years. u were such a lovely man; always smiling, i never felt nervous wen going to see you; i still cant belive it; i was so shocked wen i found out about this, it happened to the rong person; you were the best orthadontist ever. you were respected so much by everyone. gone but not forgotten. you'll be missed dearly, like they say only the good die young. hope to see u and ur smile agen somedaay; have fun riding the waves of heaven. ripp xxx
amber sherwood
June 24, 2009
Meu ingles esta pessimo, mas deixo um agradecimento pelas lindas mensagens. É muito bom e confortante, para mim e toda minha familia, saber que Rommel era tão querido e tinha muitos amigos. Obrigado e gostaria de deixar uma homenagem para meu grande amigo e irmão. I LOVE YOU. ATE UM DIA...
June 24, 2009
I have followed this tragedy since the day it happened. I recognized the name only today. I want to express my heart felt sorrow for the family. It so sad when someone so full of life is taken before their time. Rest his soul and I know he will be riding the biggest waves ever in heaven!
I am sorry.
Amanda Taylor
June 23, 2009
June 22, 2009
I was one of Dr Souza's patients and can't believe this has happened to such a nice guy. When I saw his picture on the news I was in soooo much shock that I cried! I really hope that Jose and Isis are somehow at peace. I want to send my deepest sympathy to his family, friends and his wonderful colleagues. I can't believe I'm never going to see him again, it's devastating. I will always remember the man who made me feel at ease and who had the most gorgeous smile. I just wish I could say thank you to him one more for everything that he has done for me for the past 4 years. He will be sadly missed by so many people. R.I.P Jose!!!
Amy Griffin
June 20, 2009
I met Jose and Isis last september in Tavarua and became their friend. The couple's calm and gentle manners, his wise approach to life and powerful surf made a strong impression on everybody in the island. I firmly believe that although some people cease to phisically exists, they still survive in the hearts and minds of people they touched. I'll always remeber them with great love, keeping their smiles alive in my thoughts.
Carlos Gama
June 16, 2009
rest in peace Jose
CA Jones
June 15, 2009
Dr Souza was both of my children's orthodontist. He was kind and gentle with them. Now everytime I look at my son's beautiful smile it will remind us of what a great man and dentist he was. Our hearts go to all Dr Souza's family.
God bless.
Jackie Williams
June 13, 2009
I had been following the story of flight 447, but it didn't really hit home until I learned of Jose and Isis being on the plane. Although I had only known them for a brief time, people that are as geniune and of such good character as they were, make such an impact on ones life. Its not often you come across people like them, I'm just proud to have had the opportunity to know them.......

One thing I do remember about Jose was that he would go out surfing no matter what the conditions of the waves or weather. He lived his life to the fullest and maybe he knew, you never know when the last time you will be able to surf.....

Jose and Isis......May you rest in peace!!

thomas higgins
June 12, 2009
I was also a patient of Dr Souza for 2 years, I have to admit I was a bit reluctant to get braces on in the first place - starting year 12 in a new college with braces was not what I had in mind! However having my first appointment with Dr Souza completely changed that, he put me at ease. 1 year on and I have lovely teeth thanks to him, he helped me get some of the confidence i've needed for a while.

Going into the orthodontist today was really something. I honestly didn't think that I would feel that sad, but the place is covered in flowers and there is a table with a photograph of him and a book were patients can write condolences. The worst part was walking past the room where I've had all my appointments for the past couple of years.

Rest In Peace Dr Souza, I hope you are happy wherever you are. xxxx
Hannah Maby
June 12, 2009
It was my misfortune never to meet Rommel or Isis in person and I know that my life is the poorer for it. Mike Thompson, London Surf Club
Mike Thompson
June 11, 2009
Met Rommel on a plane journey to Biarritz. Had the most amazing chat about travel and surf and life in general. I would not have thought he would have made such an impact in my life and I still can't believe what happened. Thanks Rommel for all your stories and advices. I am going to Indonesia in 4 days and will remember all the good places you told me to go to. You enjoyed every moment of your life and I know you will rest in peace.
My condolences go to your family and friends.
June 10, 2009
Dr Souza treated me at reading he was always so kind and when i found out i just couldnt believe it. This is so sad how such a nice man could have been taken so young !!
Henry Murray Cox
June 10, 2009
I may have only been your nurse for a couple of months, but i will never forget you.
May you rest in peace.

Anji Orr
June 9, 2009
Dr Souza treated both my children, one of whom has autism, he was always kind, caring and patient, RIP, such a waste of a lovely man
L Hatherill
June 9, 2009
Like so many others I also took my son to see Dr Souza for dental treatment.He always spoke quietly and pleasantly. He was lovely.
He touched so many lives.It is a testament to him that so many people have said so many nice things.

The highest compliment I think, you can pay to a man is to say that he was a gentleman.
Dr Souza was, most definately,a gentleman.
My condolences go to his family and friends.
D and S Walker
June 8, 2009
What a wonderful couple and such a tragic loss. My husband and I meet Jose and Isis on the heart shaped island of Tavarua. The couple so lovely and vivacious. What an example for the human spirit! Any photo of them shows their love of each other and their love of life. I cant begin to guess why God has taken such wonderful people from this world but it is certaintly a loss for all of us. I take solice in knowing that in Gods wisdom all is right. I pray that Gods love will ease the loss of their family's and lend comfort to their souls. I know in my heart that Jose and Isis have set a true example of how to live life to the fullest and I plan to praise their lives by following their example. We have all been blessed by being touched by their lives. God Bless Jose and Isis and all the lives they have touched in the short time they were here.
Linda Reuter
June 8, 2009
My girlfriend and I met Jose and his lovely lady, Isis, in 2008 while surfing on Tavarua. Jose was very humble and let his surfing do most of the talking. He would always paddle deeper than most and his athletic ability permitted him to pull critical maneuvers over a shallow reef wave after wave. To sum it up "HE RIPPED". It was such a pleasure and honor to have met Dr. Jose Souza and Isis. They will forever be in my prayers.
Tommy Linovitz
June 8, 2009
Isis & Jose - Tavarua, Fiji - September 2008
September 2008 was a great month in my life! I married the girl of my dreams, somehow convinced her to go on a surf trip for my honeymoon, and met Jose Souza and Isis Pinet.
Our lives crossed paths for the first time on a boat, on our way to Tavarua Island, Fiji. Tavarua is home to one of the best waves in the world, “Cloudbreak”, and a five-star resort on a private island in the middle of the pacific ocean…Not your typical surf trip, so it wasn’t too difficult to convince my wife that this was a good idea.tavaruagroup
Tavarua is an invite only resort with a waiting list of about two years. Guests stay on the island with only the people in their group for 7 days. We were with fifteen other couples and a few other stragglers, which allowed every one to become close.
Jose was one of the standouts of the trip! Absolutely tearing cloudbreak apart! I spent a lot of time in the water with Jose, chasing waves up the reef. Jose was a goofy foot, and cloudbreak being a left, was a goofy footers dream. Jose was in his element.tavleft
I recently read that Jose gave up a career as a pro surfer, to be a dentist. His surfing was definitely of that caliber. I look back, and remember every session we had, and how many times guys in the water would look up the reef and see Jose dropping in on a bomb. We would pull up in the channel and jump off the boat, and Jose would paddle straight for the top of the reef, resisting any urges to turn and go on the inside. Most of us would give in and surf the middle reef where we would watch Jose kill every wave he touched. By the end of the trip we called the top of the reef Jose’s reef.jose-and-isis-1

On land, Jose and Isis were a beautiful couple, so nice to talk to, so nice to be around, mild mannered, soft spoken, great in every way. Jose is Brazilian and a dentist in London, England and his girlfriend was French. I would talk with Jose and ask him what it was like being a surfer, landlocked in London. He would tell me he never felt that way. He was a short flight to some of the best waves in the world between Ireland, Scotland, France, Spain, Portugal, and Northern Africa. We talked about NY, the city, the waves, and about Jose and Isis coming to visit.jose_souza_surfing1

June 1, 2009. The headlines read “Air France flight 447 (AF447), an Airbus A330 widebody jet, was reported missing in the equatorial Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours. The plane was enroute from Rio de Janeiro (SBGL) to Paris (LFPG) with 228 passengers aboard”.
Today, Sunday June 7, 2009 my visit from Jose and Isis came unexpectedly. My wife received an email we never imagined. Close friends in Kauai who were on the island with us, and shared the joy in getting to know Jose and Isis, informed us that they were on flight 447.
My heart sank and tears ran down my wife Colleens cheek as we both tried to comprehend this tragedy, now a week old, which seemed so far away, how it made its way to our doorstep. God works in strange ways, and people are put in your life, even for a brief time, who’s presence will last a lifetime.
Our memories are fond, and we thank god you were put in our lives, WE LOVE YOU, and WE WILL MISS YOU BOTH!

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Possa a elevação de estrada para cima o conhecer. Sempre Possa o vento esteja a sua parte de trás. Possa o brilho de sol morno em sua face, e chuvas caem macias em seus campos. E até que nós nos encontramos novamente, Maio Deus cabo você na palma da mão dele.

Que la route lieu jusqu’à vous rencontrer. Le vent peut toujours être à votre retour. Que le soleil chaud sur votre visage, et pluies tombent soft sur vos champs. Et tant que nous rencontrer à nouveau, que Dieu vous tenir au creux de sa part.

Our condolences go out to all the families of Air France flight 447.

You can see the tribute to Isis & Jose on my site: http://www.nycwatershots.com/?p=331

Jimmy & Colleen Brady
June 8, 2009
This guy was a nice guy since i met him in the middle of 80's at our primary school in Niteroi - Rio de janeiro. It is amazing to see how people loved him, but it is not a surprise. He was always this, happy, simple and a nice friend. I almost took the same flight, but postponed a week one month ago. We now could be trying to surf again together in the paradise.
The best for u wherever u are Ze Romminho.
Marco Aurelio Bosco
June 7, 2009
dr souza couldnt have been a better orthodontist, i know he cant read this right now but, thank you so much for helping me smile, i couldnt be more grateful for your help. jose souza was a a lovely man,i still can not get over the fact that it wont be him calling for me over the speaker, or he wont be there to tell me to stop being nervous, or even to move my head and making me put on those glasses. the last words i got to say were thankyou, but not the thankyou he really deserved, thank you jose souza, rip x
Shannon Hill
June 7, 2009
to dr souza, i know you cant read this, but this is the only way i can thank you. i wish i could thank you in person, but sadley i can not. you were able to make me smile and i am so grateful for it, you were such a lovely man and i cant imagine of having another orthodontist, im going to miss your kindness, thank you so much.
rest in peace, jose.
Shannon Hill
June 7, 2009
To Dr Souza's Family,
I only had the pleasure of meeting Jose 3 times, he was always such a lovely man. He always made my Nephew comfortable in his hands and I know how much he will be missed by him. Rest in peace Jose.
Samantha Masterson
June 7, 2009
Cristiane Fehlberg
June 7, 2009
To Dr Souza's family,friends and colleagues:
We are deaply sorry for losing such a great man who has been a well-known professional doctor for our town.It's an unforgetable loss and tragedy.

Sincere condolences to all victims' relatives and friends.
Khosravi Nejad
June 7, 2009
Dr Souza had only been treating my son Jacob for a few months. We found him to be a charming caring man to deal with always having my son,s best interests at heart.Jacob always relaxed when in your company totally putting him at ease with his treatment. A
huge loss to us all.
Fondest Regards.

Jacob Grey & Family
June 6, 2009
Dr Souza was one of those people who brightened your day with one of his smiles as soon as you walked into the room. He was such a kind and gentle person who treated my daughter and gave her an even more beautiful smile - we will never forget you dear Jose. May you rest in peace.
June 6, 2009
Angie Venning
June 6, 2009
Dear Jose,
I hope you're in Heavens together with my dear cousin Isis.
You made her happy for the past years. It thank you, but my heart cry without you two.
Resquiat in pace, we'll meet later.
Flo. F.
June 6, 2009
I was one of his pacents for about a year now. When i herd the news i was gutted and crying for about half an hour.Dr soza is very young and he is a very gentle dentist.I have hoped that he is still alive and he maneged to escape but i know the chances are very slim.
Thank you for doing my teeth. You will be sorely missed.i will never forget you.
let your sowl rest in piece.
Dana Artene
June 6, 2009
Rest in peace, see you lather my friend.
Good waves in the sky!
Gustavo Bustamante
June 6, 2009
Dr Souza
A great orthodontist who was always so nice to me throughout my treatment. You will be sadly missed.
Thomas Maton
June 6, 2009
Dr Jose Souza
Had treated my son for the last 2 years, a kind man and a honour to know. You will be sadly missed. Its such a tragic loss.
Gone but never forgotten.
Always in our thoughts.
Trina Brown
June 6, 2009
Gone from our sight,
but never our memories.
Gone from our touch,
but never our hearts.

Heartfelt condolences to all close friends and family of Dr Souza.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
May he rest in peace.
Louisa Cairns
June 6, 2009
I had the pleasure of playing tennis with Jose at the royal berks club in Bracknell recently. In the couple of hours I spent with him, I instantly took a huge liking to him, Jose was a gentleman & an absolute pleasure to be with. After our game we sat & chatted for a while, he spoke fondly of his girlfriend & their plans for the future. My heart goes out to his family & friends, he will be sadly missed. Jose, it was an honour to know you.
David James
June 6, 2009
Dr Souza,
will be very missed by all his family, friends and patients.I felt horrified at the news however i did remember he had said he was going to brazil for holidays during half term. He was brilliant orthodontist who must have worked hard to get to where he was.

Rest in peace
Katie B xxx
Katie B
June 6, 2009
Dearest Dr Souza,
I was very looking forward to seeing you next week with an appointment to possibly have my braces removed, but when I got back from my school trip my mum told me this devastating news. I will never forget you and I hope a miracle may happen. Rest in peace x
Bella Sale
June 6, 2009
A wonderful man who will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
June 6, 2009
Dr Souza was so nice and always made me feel welcome when i went to get my braces on.
He's going to be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

Katie Fenemore
June 5, 2009
Reading all this statments only made me even more sure about how wonderfull my friend was.Rest in peace, see you lather bro
Ricardo Colares
June 5, 2009
Dr Souza,

Rest in peace, we don't understand why these things happen, but you were obviously much loved by your patients and family.
Jeff Sherer
June 5, 2009
It brings me relief to read these words here in Legacy.com. Dr. Souza was my best friend as we grew up together im brazil and our families were professionally and emotionally bonded. We shared infant and teen discoveries and started surfing together. I missed him a lot when he decided to move overseas, but whenever we had contact with eachother, I knew he was happy with the results he were getting from his beloved pacients. Isis and Rommel I'm strongly sure you both are together and happy and soon we will be together to that surf sessin on paradise.
Renardo Colares
June 5, 2009
Dr Souza was my Orthodontist for 5 years. He was ever so friendly and made me feel welcome all the time.

When i found out the news i was really shocked. Poor guy x
Sarah-Louise Horne
June 5, 2009
Dr Souza was my Orthodontist for about 1-1 and a half years. He was always really nice to me and did a really good job fitting my braces.

I couldn't believe the news when i found out, i was completely shocked.

R.I.P Dr Souza
Ben Bruton
June 5, 2009
My son was treated by Dr souza for about 2 years , he was always friendly,very caring,an all round lovely man and always smiling and put my son at great ease especially as he wasn't a fan of dentists!my thoughts go out to all his family and friends for their huge loss,he will never be forgotten.
rest in peace Dr souza x
Marie Danton
June 5, 2009
I shared house with Jose (Dr Sousa) for many years and he was a close and womderful friend. I miss him so much. It cannot be a coincidence that a man with such a warm yet slightly mischievous smile would give others literal and figurative smiles.

A sad time for all who came in touch with his contagious humour and most particularly his family who he loved so much!
Lauren Godfrey
June 4, 2009
Dr. Souza was my orthodontist across my course of treatment of two years. As well as being a true to-the-point proffesional, he also came across as incredibly friendly and compassionate. I was truly shocked to hear the bad news.

My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Truly tragic.
Frederick Groves
June 4, 2009
When my son told me that Dr Souza was on the Air France flight my heart sank. I lost my mum a year ago and Dr Souza told me that she would look after us all. Now I am sure my mum will look after him too. My twins Nico and Francesca who Dr Souza looked after had a common interest The Brazil Football team and Dr Souza told them and my youngest Enrique that they had to visit Brazil and go and say hello to his mum. He was a very gracious and well presented young man who will be missed. God will be with you.

Martin,Marissa,Nico,Francesca,Enrique D'Souza - Southcote Reading
marissa D'Souza
June 4, 2009
Jose souza has been my dentist for the last 3years and he did a fantstic job with my teeth. its such a shame i wont see him again seening as i was ment to have an appointment next week. my thoughts are with this family and work colleagues. Rest in Peace. xxxx
Letisha Savage
June 4, 2009
I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Souza for 2 years now.

He was always kind and patient and always made his patients feel comfortable.

He was a great orthodontist, my teeth were in a really messed up state, almost done with the treatment. I am quite gutted. Shame he didn't get to see the fruit of his work.

May Lord rest him in peace
Young Byun
June 4, 2009
my son was recieving treatment from Dr.Souza, what a wonderfull man, was always ready to explain anything to make him feel at ease,from all the dental professionals i have met and come across Dr souza was the most professional,sweet, and understanding. it will be hard to go back and carry on my sons treatment without you there,i cant imagine walking into your room and you not sitting in your chair with that gleaming smile.my thoughts and prayers go to you and Isis family and friends at such a hard time, you will be sorely missed by us,may you and Isis rest in peace together.god bless. xxxx
s k
June 4, 2009
I am numb with shock. My daughter Lucy has been his patient for 1 and half years and he is the loveliest man you could ever meet. Kind, patient, respectful. I can't believe this has happened. It's not real. My deepest sympathies for his family and friends. Such a sad loss. God rest in peace.
Gill Douglas
June 4, 2009
I have been a patient of Dr souza for a year and a half he was doing my braces and was meant to be seeing him in july after his holiday he was such a nice guy never rude always had a smile on his face and always cheerful even if we were late, gonna be really sad when i go back not looking forward to it at all ): Rest In Peace you will be very much missed by all
James Brooks
June 4, 2009
Huge condolences to his family and friends, I was a patient at the orthodontist centre he worked at, I just can't believe this has happened to someone so lovely.

Rest In Peace Dr Souza xx
June 4, 2009
I was also one of his patients and had just finished my regular treatment he was a lovley man who always had my best interests at heart and helped when i didnt want my teeth pulled out
my thoughts are with his family and friends
R.I.P xxx
Sarah Worthington
June 4, 2009
Devestating news. He was a lovely man and may he rest in peace.
Bridget Fletcher
June 4, 2009
I was one of his patients. He was always really welcoming and compforting. I felt shattered when I heard the news. I've been one of his patients for 3 years now and I still have a retainer. I don't want anyone else to do my teeth for me becuase every time i go to the authodontist i will always be thinking of him. Rest In Peace Dr. Souza xxx
June 4, 2009
i was one of his patients and he fitted my braces and i am still in treatment but know i don't want to have someone else to do my teeth. when i heard the news i felt hart broken i couldn't believe it.
dana artene
June 4, 2009
Absolutely shattered to hear that Jose is no more with us. Played tennis with Jose every week at the Royal Berks Club. He had such a pleasant and friendly personality. Many happy memories.May his soul rest in peace.
Amit Dasgupta
June 4, 2009
I was one of his patients and he made me feel really welcome. You'll be sorely missed.
June 4, 2009
I was shocked to see his name and picture on the national paper as he was treating my cousin and we often and saw me a few times as well, and we use to speak portugese with him. my toughts are with his family.
June 4, 2009
4 June 2009

My family and I were so shocked to hear the news. Dr Souza was such a kind and gentle person. When my daughter first met him I can remember how nervous she was, however, Jose reassured her and put her mind at rest. He will be very much missed. Our thoughts go out to his family,his girlfriends family,friends and along with all his colleagues at Erleigh Road.
Sylvia, Alun, Greg and Bethan Thomas
June 4, 2009
Thank you, Dr Souza, for all you did for my children. Thank you for your brilliant way at putting them at their ease and taking their concerns seriously. You had a real gift dealing with teenagers. Thank you for always having a smile, a welcome and few words for us all.

Because the treatment is still ongoing we never got a chance to thank you properly in person but we will not forget you and your work.

Sincere condolences to your family, friends and colleagues.
June 3, 2009
Absolutely shocking news! Still can't believe that Dr Souza is no more. He was treating my daughter for the past one year with so much care. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.We are remembering him in our prayers. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Sutapa Ray
June 3, 2009
He treated my son for the last 18 months. We always found him to be kind and considerate. He always took time to explain what he was doing, when another Orthodontist turned my son down at another practice he never hesitated to help my son. He will be missed greatly by us both.
June 3, 2009
Thank you for all you did for Liam's teeth. He and we are really grateful. When his treatment is finished and he smiles we shall remember you.
Claire Dyer
June 3, 2009
Jose treated my daughter for 3 years. He took her brace off just before he flew to Brazil. I'm so glad we thanked him properly for the amazing job he did. We are really grateful to this lovely man. What a tragedy, we will really miss him xxx
Elaine Thomas
June 3, 2009
terrible news to hear. heart goes out to all your family and friends. And i like many others are so grateful for the great smile u gave us .
peace be with you xxx
June 3, 2009
You were a kind sweet person my daughter emily was a patientfor five years. may you rest in peace.x
steph orrin
June 3, 2009
You treated me with such care and made sure i was okay throughout my whole treatment. Always very patient ,as i figit a lot on the dentist chair. Just over a week ago you gave me my retainers and to u i will put them on all the time and not let my lovely orthodontist down. It saddens me knowing my next appointment will not be greeted and welcomed by you and your warm smile.It is so shocking but i hope you are in heaven watching over us and smiling! We all love you and will miss u very much. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very sad time! xxxx
June 3, 2009
My daughter and I were so shocked to hear about
Dr Souza. Laura had been under his care for the past two years and he was always so kind and caring. We were so fortunate to have met such a lovely man and he will be missed so much. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time. Karen & Laura Kendall
Karen Kendall
June 3, 2009
Dr Souza was treating my daughter and had removed her braces only a couple of weeks ago. It was such a shock to hear the tragic news. Even though we only spent a few minutes with him on each visit he was very caring and did a fantastic job, my daughter loves her teeth now. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Caroline Cox
June 3, 2009
i feel really bad because I didn't wear my retainer 100% of the time but now I do, because I didn't want to annoy Dr. Souza.
Im sure everyone who knew him will miss him a lot as he was so caring and kind to all of the patients.

R.I.P. Dr Jose Souza
June 3, 2009
I am so sad. He was a brilliant person and so kind. I heard someone from Reading might of been on there but I really didn't know it was him. I am so sad I remember him so well and he will be so greatly missed.
I really hope a miracle can happen just this once. xx
June 3, 2009
June 3, 2009
My family was so shocked to hear about Dr Souza. Both my sons have been under his care over the past 4 years, & it was always an enjoyable experience as he was such a lovely, caring man who we had complete faith in. He will be sorely missed by us, & our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends & colleagues at their tragic loss.
Claire Perry
June 3, 2009
Jose was a wonderful warm person and made my daughter feel very at home in the dentist chair. We are very sad and shocked by this terrible news and were supposed to see him today - may God be with you dear Jose. Rosy and Rebecca xx
June 3, 2009
I met him once and he was a lovely man. I'm suppose to be seeing him August for a check up but now i dunno who i'm going to see. He's going to missed very much.

June 3, 2009
Jose - what a kind, considerate and all round nice guy. He's been treating me for nearly 1 year now, and has been doing a fabulous job. Jose - you have been in my thoughts all day, my prayers to your family. God bless
Helen Taylor
June 3, 2009
my daughter has been treated by dr souza for the last 8 months we are both terribly saddened by this news he was a great guy so kind and friendly he made my daughter so comfortable as she was nervous , he will be greatly missed my daughter is so sad as she said she didnt get to say thank you for her beutiful smile she still has another 9 months of treatment but her teeth are looking really good so if u can see this Jose thank you for giving my daughter a perfect smile may u R.I.P XX Mrs T Valentine and Shannon Hill xxx
tracy valentine
June 3, 2009
i just found out abt this sad news . my son had treatment from this wonderful angel .. we all are in shock i am very sad .. my thoughts go out to his family n friends .. i just keep on thinking abt the last time we were in the room with him.he had a big smile on his face and made us feel so welcome. he will be gr8ly missed ..
June 3, 2009
He treated my teeth. He was amazing, a real nice person. My heart goes out to all his family, still cant get over the news xxx
Emily Orrin
June 3, 2009
I now feel very bad because I didn't always wear my retainer properly! Dr. Souza was a kind man and was always very friendly.
June 3, 2009
My son has been a patient of the centre since last year and although he was not treated by Dr. Souza I have found all the staff at the centre to be friendly and professional. It must be a great shock to his colleagues, family and friends. I was really upset when I found out the news this morning of Dr. Souza's tragic loss. He will be sorely missed.
Amanda Long
June 3, 2009
DR Souza was a very nice man i hated dentists until i visited him.I am sad he is no longer here thank you DR Souza for making my smile a good one.
Tom Lennon
June 3, 2009
I knew Jose through the tennis club in Bracknell. We played tennis many times chatted at lenghth about tennis and life in general. What a great guy! My best friend at the club and i will miss him. My prayers are for his family at this time.
Peter Goddard
June 3, 2009
Jose treated my daughter Natasha for 18 months. He did a great job. Hundreds of perfect bright white smiles are a perfect testimony to him. We will be forever grateful.
Allan Howarth
June 3, 2009
He has treat me for almost 1 and a half years. When i heard i was really upset. I hope he is found.
I think it is really nice to have a site for him.
June 3, 2009
what aloss to such anice proffesional guy may he rest in peace.
g kamau
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