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De SOUZA, DR. ALOYSIUS PHILLIP Dr. Aloysius Phillip De Souza, beloved and devoted husband and father, died peacefully on October 2 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 85. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Bridget Ida De Souza, who passed away in February 2021. He is survived by his cherished daughter, Dr. Claire Michelle De Souza. He was born in Zanzibar, East Africa, to Luizinha (née Remedios) and Sebastian Xavier De Souza. He is survived by his sisters Felicity and Vita and predeceased by siblings Vera, Mary and Sylvester. His family members, near and far, were forever in his thoughts and prayers. After graduating from St. Joseph's Convent School in Zanzibar, he attended Saifabad Technical College in Hyderabad, India, followed by Medway College of Technology in Kent, England. He was grateful to his parents for supporting his studies. He excelled at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, receiving silver and gold medals. He began a family practice career in England. On September 12, 1970, he married fellow Zanzibari Bridget Ida De Souza whom he had known since childhood. She had traveled to the United Kingdom to train as a nurse and a midwife. He moved to Toronto, Canada, with his family in 1976 where he enjoyed a successful medical practice in Scarborough, working with his wife, supporting patients. He delivered babies and assisted in the operating room at Scarborough Centenary Hospital. He cared for elderly patients at Tendercare Living Centre. After over five decades devoted to the practice of medicine, he retired in 2014. He valued his family and took great delight in traveling the world together. He was proud to see his daughter embrace the medical field and continue the family tradition of helping others. He enjoyed reading, sharing a good laugh and playing competitive word games on his iPad. He treasured friendships made through school, the Church, his work and the Goan community. He found great comfort in his Catholic faith. He was appreciative of those who provided care to him in his last year. He will be remembered as wise, considerate and compassionate, both in the practice of medicine and in life. He will be greatly missed. A Funeral Mass will be held to honour both Dr. Aloysius Phillip and Bridget Ida De Souza, on Saturday, October 23rd, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Parish located at 200 Morrish Road, Scarborough, ON M1C 1E8. followed by an interment at Christ The King Cemetery. The service will also be accessible through livestream at: www.giffenmackscarborough.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Development and Peace, Caritas Canada, in memory of Dr. Aloysius Phillip De Souza at www.devp.org.

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Published in Toronto Star on Oct. 9, 2021.
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October 16, 2021
Dearest Claire:

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of your dear Dad. Our Lord watched him suffer and took him to Eternity. RIP.

Please accept our sympathies and prayers for his soul and for you too, during this very sorrowful time in your life. We too share in your loss and mourn him. May you continue helping others just as they both did.

God bless you and in sympathy,

Trevor, Betty & Giles Pereira
Betty Pereira
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