Mildred Jane Roberts Santamaria, passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 27th 2020, in Montreal Canada. Mildred (“Mil”), was born in Bangalore India; her parents were from then Portuguese Goa, a small state in India on the west coast along the Arabian Sea. She was bold, daring and courageous, having lived through adventures on three continents, before settling in Canada in 1976 where she met the love of her life, Alois - a Swiss man with beautiful blue eyes and a gentle demeanour. She was 83.
Mildred is known for all she did for those around her and for putting others before herself. As a nurse for premature babies at the Royal Victoria hospital, she cared for life’s most precious treasures. A loving sister, she accomplished her fathers wish to keep her family close, by sponsoring the family to Canada and caring for her mother amidst her demanding career. A woman of high standards, she demanded excellence from herself and from those around her. She prioritized the education of her son with countless nights of overtime at the hospital, without a single complaint.
Most of all, we remember her laughter, her love, her spirituality and her intense devotion to her family.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Alois; her son Louis, grandchildren Carmen & Robert, three sisters Hilda, Ivy and Margaret, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held at the Belvedere Funeral Complex, 22025 Trans-Canada, Senneville, Qc, H9X 0B2, 514 457-4440, on Monday, November 2nd 2020 from 14h - 17h and from 19h - 21h, then on Tuesday, November 3 from 10:30am-12:30pm.
Visitation with rotation to make sure not more 25 people in same time in the building, wearing mask, no contact and keep distance of 2 meters.
The funeral service will be held at St-Edmunds church, 105 Beaconsfield Blvd in Beaconsfield, on November 3rd 2020 at 13h. Due to restrictions imposed by COVID-19 government regulations, a virtual live broadcast will be setup for those unable to attend in person
Info: From Montreal: Exit 40 off the Highway 40 West and the first entrance at right on the Service Road. From Vaudreuil: Exit 41 off the Highway 40 East, follow the indication to get the Highway 40 West and the Exit 40 and the first entrance at right on the Service Road. Visitation Close Family Nov 2nd, 1-2 pm: Cheryl Pereira, Margaret Roberts Drucker, Leslie and Margaret Lobo and the Abadi family. Visitation closed casket Nov 2nd : Ivy Pereira, Daphne Pereira, Gabriel Mehta, Louise Sabbagh Friends: Jenny, AM, Erin, Sophy, Kathleen, Ryan and Mary-Lynn, Gurdeep, Brian and Sharon, Shaun, phil Dixon.
St. Edmund's Church
105 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield, QC, CANADA, H9W 3Z8
Tuesday, 3 Nov 2020 1:00 PM
Info: Pastor: Fr. Thomas Delorme (Father Tom) 1st reading by Margaret Lobo: A reading from the book of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8,11 2nd reading by Carmen Maria Hueppin: A reading from the 2nd letter of Paul to Timothy (Timothy 4.6-8)