In Celebration of

Artie Bernadette De Souza

September 13, 1948 -  October 26, 2022

Arthemesia (Artie) Bernadette De Souza, devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, age 74, died peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at their home in Etobicoke, ON after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's.

Artie was born on September 13, 1948 in Nairobi, Kenya to Fidelis and Ida De Souza.

Besides spending time with her family and friends, Artie had a passion for singing and playing the piano, loved cooking for her loved ones and friends, and was devoted to helping others, especially in the church ministry. Artie had a bright and energetic personality. She touched many lives with her warmth, caring and generosity.

In 1971, Artie happily married Clifford De Souza who was her partner in life for almost 51 years at the time of her death.

Artie is survived by her loving husband Clifford; children Sandra (Fayed), Ian (Heather), Julian (Fiona); grandchildren Aleeza and Jordan; and sister Carol (Merwin). Sadly her brother Bernie and his wife Abbey passed away within the past year.

“An angel lived among us,
A gift from God above.
She showered us with kindness
And shared with us her love."
~ Unknown Author

Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing at Turner and Porter - Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga, on Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 4 pm - 8 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 480 Rathburn Rd., Etobicoke on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 10.30 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life in the Parish Hall.


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Mavis Kochar (Family)

Entered October 29, 2022 from Calgary

Artie will always be remembered for her devotion to her family and Faith. Rest in peace.


Maria Vella (Lisa's Mom)

Entered October 29, 2022 from Mississauga

So sad to hear the sad news. Our condolences to the whole family.

Joyce and Vincent Pereira (Friends)

Entered October 29, 2022 from Ottawa

Our condolences to Clifford and family on the death of your beloved wife and mother. We pray that Almighty God has mercy on her soul and give you strength to bear this great loss.

Peter And Brenda Desa (cousin and friend)

Entered October 29, 2022 from Oakville

We will always remember her by her sparkling eyes, vivicious nature and her singing abilities. May her soul rest in peace.

Maura & Johnny Lobo (Friend)

Entered October 29, 2022 from Dundas ON

Dearest Clifford and family,
Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved Arty. May her soul RIP. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Maura & Johnny Lobo and family


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