Barroca, Damaso De Jesus (February 24, 1943 - August 27, 2007)
I am posting this as an aide to other genealogists.
This is an obit of a person that has died in Canada.
THIS IS NOT a relative of mine.
Barroca, Damaso De Jesus (February 24, 1943 - August 27, 2007): Our world is greatly saddened with the passing of Damaso Barroca at the age of 64 in Vancouver, BC from complications after surgery. Damaso touched the hearts of everyone he knew. His sense of humour, kindness and honesty will be sadly missed by all. He is survived by his loving wife Etelvina, daughter Odette, her husband Jorge and their children Mathew and Andrea, daughter Irene, her husband Todd and their unborn child. Damaso was predeceased by his father Joaquim Damaso, mother Trindade De Jesus, brothers Joaquim and Jose, and sister Maria. He was born in Sao Martinho, Beira Baixa, Portugal. He began his career in the Portuguese military and served in New Guinea. After the military he spent several years working in France before he immigrated to Canada at the age of 26 and spent a number of years working in a mill in the Lower Mainland, which he enjoyed immensely. In 1975 he and his family moved to the Southern Okanagan. Always eager to take on new challenges, he began a new career as an orchardist. During those 17 years, he also spent some time as a local motel owner. In 1991 he found his true passion as a bowling proprietor of Kobau Lanes in Osoyoos. An avid outdoorsman, Damaso loved fishing, boating, hunting and camping. He found that the Southern Okanagan offered him the best of all these activities and he often boasted of the climate here. He will be sadly missed by family and the many friends he has made over the years, thanks to his helpful nature and presence. Prayer services will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 7:00pm at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 1296 Main Street, Penticton followed by a funeral service on Monday, September 10, 2007 at 11 am. A committal will follow on Wednesday, September 12, at 11:00 a.m. at the Gardens of Gethsemane in Surrey, B.C. Should friends or family desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association in his memory would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Arrangements entrusted to Graham Funeral Home, Oliver and Osoyoos.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007