Obituary of Mercy Teresa Fernandes
Mercy Teresa Fernandes, beloved wife of Alec Fernandes, and mother of Jude (Allison), Karen (Neil), and Lisel (Warren), passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 10. Mercy was the sister of the late Joe, Johnson, and Yvette, and loving grandmother of Arden, Nicole, Janelle, Jonathan, Stefan, Tristan, Noah, Joybelle, and Aaron.
On September 25, Mercy celebrated her 90th birthday. Given that this significant milestone was reached in the midst of a global pandemic, she was nonetheless thrilled to have reached it. Mercy would have celebrated her 60th wedding anniversary in January 2021 — another milestone she was looking forward to.
Born in Mahim (Bombay), a member of St. Michael’s Parish in her youth, Mercy and spent most of her life in Bandra (Bombay). She will be remembered for her tireless work on behalf of St. Vincent de Paul in Bandra where she called on people in the community to raise funds and donations for the less fortunate. Much of her life, after her retirement from a more than 30-year working career at ICIM, was spent as a volunteer at Shanti Avedna Ashram, the cancer hospice in Bandra.
In recent years Mercy and Alec had moved to Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Mercy’s devotion to family and community touched many lives. She will be greatly missed.
Due the the pandemic's lockdown status, all funeral services are private.
Visitation will be live streamed on Sunday, December 13, from 6-9 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at approximately 6 p.m., with rosary to follow via the following link:
Clicking this link will allow you to 'join' the visitation virtually. You can log in and out at your leisure. Mercy's Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Her Funeral Mass will be live streamed from Church at 11:30 a.m. via the following link: https://youtu.be/fsMBuQUNqB4
Cremation will follow.
For those joining the Visitation and Funeral Mass virtually, you are reminded that no technical assistance will be made availabe from eco and that you are encouraged to have your device volume on high throughout.
We invite you to share memories, photos and sentiments of her life here at her memorial web page. Donations in her name may be made to St. Vincent de Paul by using the Donations tab on her home page.
Uniquely entrusted to eco Cremation & Burial Services Inc.
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