Obituary of Florinda Rosa da Rocha
Florinda Rosa da Rocha passed away peacefully at Riverview Gardens Nursing Home, on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Florinda Rosa da Rocha, age 101, is predeceased by her beloved husband José Maria De Ascenção (2017).
Florinda was born in Ermida (Ponte da Barca), Portugal on January 19, 1922, daughter of the late António Joaquim da Rocha and Ermelinda Alfonsa da Costa.
She will be forever missed by her children Maria Martins (Daniel-deceased), Manuel (Rosa) De Ascenção, Otelinda (José Maria) Gonçalves and Ana (José) Machado. Proud Avó of 9 grandchildren and proud Bisavó of 16 great grandchildren. Predeceased by daughter Rosa (Manuel) Laurentino and her brother and sister. Florinda will be sadly missed and held dear in the hearts of her family, relatives, and many friends in Canada, Portugal and France.
All her life Florinda was a woman of service to others. In Ermida, as a midwife, she helped many women and brought many children into the world. Also, in times of illness, she helped many sick people and helped save many lives.
Florinda was a warrior, brave, fearless, supportive, and compassionate with all those around her, never leaving anyone behind. She lived her life with love, dignity, and dedication to others. She was an example not only to her family but also to her community.
Florinda loved to sing, tell stories, and had a weakness for sweets.
She was proud of her children and adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She reminded all of us to be honourable, generous and kind. She leaves a legacy of sacrifice, generosity, and positivity that we all hope to follow.
She will be remembered for her strong faith, her courage, her strength, and most of all her devotion and love for her family. She will live in our hearts forever.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham (519-352-5120) on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 from 2 - 4 and 7 – 9 pm.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 11:30 am at St. Agnes Church.
Burial will be at St. Anthony's Cemetery.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Florinda would be appreciated.