It is with sadness and a heavy heart that the family announces the passing of Ernesto Ursua Villaluz Sr., affectionately known as "Papa Boss." He passed away on Wednesday morning, February 1, 2023 at the age of 92.
He was married to Linda Guinto Villaluz, who passed away in 2004. He is survived by his three children, Ernie Jr., Buddy and Maria Tigley, and six grandchildren Chris, Samantha and Carson Villaluz; Siena Marie, Jacob and Isaac Tigley.
Ernesto was born on May 26, 1930 in Bicol, Philippines. He started at a law firm in the Philippines as a janitor. He passed the bar obtaining a grade of 97% and was a corporate lawyer for more than a decade. He then joined his wife and two sons in Canada. In Toronto, he started at $4/hr, then won a tough competition in the government legal department where he stayed until retirement. He won three awards for public administration from a Canadian university.
He was very good with his finances and invested in real estate after retirement. He travelled to many countries around the world. He helped many people in need back in the Philippines, including donating our land. He was never alone and always lived with family.
His passion was chess which he credited to keeping his mind healthy and active. He taught his children how to play when they were small. He continued to play chess until his final month. "PaBoss" lived life to the fullest surrounded by family and friends.