In Celebration of

Teresita Guidote (nee Villafranca)

August 6, 1935 -  February 23, 2019

It is with deep sorrow and pain that we announce the passing of Teresita on February 23, 2019, at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Montreal.

Born and raised in Bacolod City, Philippines, to the late Florencio Villafranca and Perpetua Yulo, Teresita finished her B.Sc. in Nutrition degree from the Philippine Women’s University in Manila and a Post-Graduate in Dietetics program from Harper’s Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

Teresita moved to Peterborough, Ontario, in the spring of 1963 to accept a position of therapeutic dietitian at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Her kindly manner with the dietary staff helped to promote a happy enthusiasm in the department. She met her husband, Pedro, in Peterborough in the fall of 1963. They were married on October 31, 1964, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Peterborough.

In 1969, Teresita accepted a position as the sole dietitian at the Montreal Neurological Institute and, in 1972, accepted an offer from the Royal Victoria Hospital as Head of the Distribution Center. She held that position until her retirement in 1992.

Teresita leaves behind her husband, Pedro, and their two sons, Peter (Patricia) and Patrick (Gayle) and five grandchildren: Julian, Kiara, Simon, Gabrielle, and Sophia.

She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews in Bacolod, Toronto, California, and New Jersey.

The family extends their gratitude to the staff and caregivers of Mt. Sinai Hospital.

The visitation will be held starting at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. on the same day.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Mt. Sinai Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.


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Janice Chuakay (Niece)

Entered February 25, 2019 from Mill Valley

Dearest Tito, Peter, Patricia and family, Patrick, Gayle and family:

Sending love, sympathy, strength, and prayers at this time of sorrow. I will always remember Tita Tessie's laugh and quirky remarks during our family gatherings.

Pie and kids

Nell & Marie (Friends)

Entered February 26, 2019 from Brossard, Quebec


You and your family are in our heart and mind. Our condolences on the passing of Terry.
We offer you our thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this dark time in your life.

Nell & Marie

Cenn Morota 

Entered February 26, 2019 from Pickering, Ontario

Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember Tita Tessie. May the love of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time. We can take comfort in knowing that she is now resting in a better place. She will be truly missed and will always be remembered.
Our deepest condolences and prayers to you Tito Diding, Peter, Patrick and family.

Eugenio “Genny” Guidote-Herbosa & Carol (Nephew)

Entered February 26, 2019 from St. Louis, Missouri

We are deeply saddened with the passing of our dear, Tita Tessie. It is during these times that we remember the quality of time we spent with her, in Montreal, during our visits, in Ann Arbor during one of the weddings, and the Manila visits from a long time ago, when our parents were still around in Sta. Mesa, Banawe & Greenhills. These memories surely bring some tears & at the same smiles to our faces. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tito Diding, Peter & Patrick.

John and Cindy Encarnacion (Niece of Pedro Guidote)

Entered February 26, 2019 from St. Louis, Missouri, USA

I’ll always remember Tita Tess for her kindness and gentle demeanor. She was always so sweet to Peter and Patrick and I found it so funny how much her boys teased her and how she gave it right back to them! We send our love to all of you, Tito Diding, Peter, and Patrick. We’re keeping you all in our hearts and prayers.

Much love,
John and Cindy


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