De Jesus, Emilia Maria

De Jesus, Emilia Maria

November 27th, 2020

Passed away peacefully at home, on Friday, November 27, 2020, in her 92nd year. Dearly loved mother of Maria Mota (Abilio), Antonio Mosquito (Preciosa), Diamantino De Jesus (Deirdre), Palmira Da Costa (Joaquim), Nela Nogueira (Manuel), all of London, and Leanor Dos Reis (Manuel), of Valencia, Venezuela. Cherished grandmother of Paula (Jose), Sonia (Jonathan), Teresa (Mike), Luiza (Nelson), Rui, Jose Manuel, Yesenia, Michelle (Jake), Nicole (Jamie), Tania (Brandon), Christina, Miguel (Chantal), and Nick; great-grandmother of Robin, Mikayla, Daniella, Bruno, Adriana, Anthony, Sofia, Bella, Sebastian, Maxwell, Anderson, Oscar, and Emilia. Predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Jose Godinho De Jesus (2004); and her daughter, Lourdes Mosquito (1989).

Emilia was born in Atalaia, Portugal on July 15, 1929. She lived a traveled life, leaving Portugal for Moçambique, and then raising her family in Umtali, Rhodesia. In 1982, she settled in London, Ontario, Canada with her husband and their large, close-knit family, where she lived the best years of her life. Emilia will forever be remembered for her strength and determination, and her love for her family and their traditions.

Visitation will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., where a funeral service will be conducted on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Registration is required to attend the visitations and funeral service.

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Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory.

The family wishes to express deepest thanks to the nurses and PSWs for their outstanding and diligent care of Emilia in the last few months of her life. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Emilia are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation – Urgent Medicine.


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Book of Condolences

Laura AlvesTo all the family: I always admired your mothers caring and selfless nature, she was a special woman and she will be with yous always. A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, than forever in our memory. Sincere and heartfelt sympathies to all the family. Laura Alves, Domenico Palumbo and family
Sao and Carlos DinizSo sorry and sad to hear about D.Emilia's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences, to the family. Courage and God be with you all. Sao and Carlos Diniz.
Yesenia Siento mucho tu partida abuela pero solo muere el que se olvida y tú jamás serás olvidada, tus recuerdos siempre permanecerán intactos en nuestros corazones ♥️ y memoria... te amamos por siempre y para siempre tu nieta Yesenia y tu bisnieta Sofía. Descansa en Paz abuela Emilia al lado de vovo y tía. 🙏🏻
MirruIt has been an honor to care for Emilia during her las weeks. She was always making sure I knew I was doing things right for her. Always grateful with a kind and gentle smile. She has touched my heart and her memory will be cherished. My condolences to the family. Nela, thank you.
Theresa SmithMy deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Your mother was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rein de WitMy heartfelt condolences. May her memory be a blessing.
Luiza RodriguesTo My Beautiful Vovo/Grandmother, Treasured in my heart you’ll stay, until we meet again someday. Love you always xo
Daniel, Cidalia, Sandra and David CardosoOur deepest condolences, she was a beautiful person inside and out with a beautiful smile. We had great conversations when we occasionally met. Good moments will always be remembered and cherished. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Daniel & Cidalia Cardoso
Carlos & Naomi AlmeidaPlease accept our condolences in this difficult time for you and your family. Loss of a Mother is a significant loss. We hope the precious memories you all carry will help you all through this challenging time. God Bless.
Claudia Ivanisevic and familyOur hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Judite and Ed HolderTo all the de Jesus family, our deepest condolences,, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless
Joe and Cecilia PinheiroOur Prayers and thoughts are with the whole Family of Sra Emilia, a very Special person indeed . We will miss her for sure. Our Condolences and deepest sympathy these very difficult days from Cecilia and I and the whole Pinheiro Family
Dinha and Oswaldo RangelOur deepest condolences to the De Jesus family, your Mom May be gone but she will never be forgotten . Love to you all Dinha and Oswaldo
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