In Celebration of

Andrew Valerian Barretto

October 4, 1930 -  March 12, 2019

Passed away peacefully on March 12, 2019 at the age of 88 years at Trillium Hospital Mississauga, ON. Son of the late Netty (Braganza) and the late Paul Barretto. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife, Annie (Gracias), his 4 adored children: Sandra, Paul, Yvette and Alfred, as well as his precious grandchildren, Samantha, Michael, Riel and Antoine. He leaves behind his sister, Ann (Texeira), his brothers and sisters-in-laws: Irene (Peter), Patsy and Emma (Roy) and his many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff in the Cardiac Wing at Trillium Hospital, Mississauga, Dr. Dang, his many specialists and his friends at the pharmacy for their unwavering commitment and care to their father’s health care. The family greatly appreciates the Legion of Mary, and the Prayer Line Warriors of St. Joseph Church, for their support, care, and prayers, as well as, Fr. Marc for his Spiritual guidance.


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Nicole Jardine (Friend)

Entered March 14, 2019 from Russell ON

Yvette, Riel and Antoine,
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your family at this time and always. I know how much you loved your Dad / Grandfather. Cherish your memories. Much love Nikki Serge Tyler Alexa Reyanne and Katie

MaryAnn Linnea (Niece)

Entered March 15, 2019

Uncle Valu
What a grace-filled man!
So loving, kind, and funny!!!
Smart, advice-giver
Good cook
You are in heaven now dancing and singing with joy

We love you!!
MaryAnn, Jesper Elina and Linnea

Edna and Al Mathias (Friend since the 1960s)

Entered March 15, 2019 from Mississauga, Ontario

We extend our sincere condolences to his wife Annie (my classmate at the Old Kampala Secondary School in Kampala), his children, grandchildren and all the family.

We remember Valu as a kind, unassuming, loving and friendly guy who did his best in life and never spoke a harsh word against anyone. He was an active and regular participant on the KGI badminton courts and was well liked by all partners and opponents.
May the Good Lord grant his soul eternal rest and peace and give all the family he has left behind, the courage and strength to carry on.

In deep sympathy,
Edna and Al Mathias

Michele Duval (Sister of Marc)

Entered March 15, 2019 from Gatineau QC

Sympathys to all the Barrretto family , my heart goes out to you , your father was a great culture person ,with a sense of humor and life understanding like no other.
Even if our friendship was not too long his qualities were very unite and felt at first sight .
I can understand your pain and pray for you .
Love Michele .

Pamela and Richard Damianopoulos 

Entered March 15, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. And what a loss it is!

Uncle Valu was such a kind, gentle, and generous man with a big heart and a great sense of humour. Can't believe he's gone...we will miss him so much.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pam + Rich and family

Life Stories 

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Alfred Barretto (Son)

Entered March 16, 2019 from Mississauga

My dad always  had a sarcastic sense of humour.  I remember every time when the kids and I would come to my parent's place for a visit or special occasion. We would ring the doorbell and my dad would come to the door.  He would look out the side window, smile and say "who are you..what do you want".  We could have been holding 5 bags and it could  have been -20 outside but it wouldn't  matter. He would open the door, have a huge smile and laugh like it was the first time he pulled the gag.

Paul Barretto (Son)

Entered March 17, 2019 from Mississauga

I remember dad taking us to the cottage and teaching us how to fish and play badminton! He was always so competitive when we played badminton or even just a game of cards. I guess that's why he and mum had so many badminton trophies! He laughed when he won and made sure that we knew that he won! lol We had the time of our lives fishing, playing badminton, swimming, playing baseball, barbecuing and camp fires. It's one of many memories that I will never forget! Thanks dad! Love you always and forever!

Paul Barretto (Son)

Entered March 17, 2019 from Mississauga

About 5 years ago I came down with an illness that really effected my daily life. That's why I eventually got my beautiful service dog, Kendelle! Petting a service dog is a definite no, no. Dad was the only one I had ever allowed to pet Kendelle especially when he was ill. It seemed to give him some pleasure and he took full advantage of it! My dad was really emotionally supportive and was always there even at the age of 88. He would come by and visit me or even bring by a home cooked meal or just some ginger-ale. It may seem small, but it was a true act of kindness and love. You were the best dad!


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