Augustus  DeFreitas

Obituary of Augustus Joseph DeFreitas

Passed away Sunday July 28, 2019. Husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all.  Born August 27th, 1924 in Georgetown British Guiana (Guyana), one of six children of Jacinto and Carmelita De Freitas Phillipe. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 59 years Therese (Gonsalves). Gus will be greatly missed by his children: Marcelle, Trevor (Mary), Julie (Nick), and Peter (Leigh Ann); his grandchildren Scott, Kevin, Jennifer, Sonia, Christopher, Emily, Amanda, Tim, Matthew, Sophie, Olivia and Christian; and great grand-children Marcus, Victoria, MacKenzie, Oliver, William, Evelyn, Sabrina and Charlotte; his sister Angela, brother Claude and numerous nephews and nieces.

 

Gus lived a rich and meaningful life filled with family, friends, hard work and years of public service through Civitan International. Gus lived through the great depression, lost an older brother to the second world war, and arrived in Canada in 1962 with Therese to build a better life for their children. Gus exemplified perseverance and dedication to his family, his faith, and his community. Unfailingly kind, funny, and quick witted, Gus was independent until the very end. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 2nd at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home 6150 Yonge St, North York, followed by a Celebration of Life at 2 p.m.  A reception will take place at R.S. Kane Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Guyana Christian Charities at www.gcccanada.org

 

Friday
2
August

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday, August 2, 2019
R.S. Kane Funeral Home
6150 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Friday
2
August

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Friday, August 2, 2019
R.S. Kane Funeral Home
6150 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Private Interment

At a later date
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