September 21, 1935 – April 23, 2020
Doris Agatha Peres (DeSa) died from COVID 19 at the CHSLD Lachine long term care home on April 23, 2020 at the age of 84.
Beloved wife of Frank Peres, mother to Maria who died at childbirth, Collin, Clinton and Ian, mother-in-law to Susan and Maria, grandmother to Kaylea, Mitchell, Sarah and David, aunty to nieces and nephews, cousin to relatives all over the world, and friend to countless individuals.
Mom joins her DeSa family in heaven: her mother Cecilia, father Frances and siblings Martin, Joe, Tony, Freddie, Stella, and Cathy. She is survived by her dearest sister Hilda.
We were all touched by her soul-warming smile, her countless culinary delights, her annual birthday telephone calls, and genuine love and concern for everyone.
A private service was held with the immediate family on April 24, 2020 via video conference call. We prayed over mom’s casket and our priest blessed and committed her body to God prior to mom’s wish to be cremated. The family will hold a Celebration of Life when possible when gatherings and travel restrictions are lifted.
Thank you for your prayers and support during this difficult time.
Remember…Mom has slipped into another room. She is not gone. She lives on in all of us and will watch over and protect us along with the other departed members of our extended family.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you please consider donations to your local food bank in Mom’s name. She was always concerned about the less fortunate in the world.
Kaylea has set up a Facebook fundraiser for a local charity in honor of Nana and Papa:
All Our Love,
Collin, Susan, Kaylea and Mitchell
Ian, Maria, Sarah and David
Ian PeresMay 1, 2020 at 3:33 pm
I miss you so much and hope you are finally at rest in peace. Thank you for being such a positive life force in our lives.
David PeresMay 1, 2020 at 3:37 pm
Thank you Nana for all the sacrifices you made for our family.
Kaylea PeresMay 1, 2020 at 3:51 pm
Nana, we love you and miss you. Your legacy, your smile and your compassion for others will never be forgotten. Looking forward to the day where I can sit with you and play cards again ❤️
Jason MachadoMay 1, 2020 at 6:28 pm
Beautiful! She looks absolutely radiant in that picture. Exactly mirrors her soul and the motherly love she showered on all of us. I didn’t know her middle name was Agatha! Aunty Dorris- you are forever in our hearts. One day I’ll be coming for the cinnamon curry chicken and to eat samosas together again. All our love.
Alberto, Caroline, David, Sabrina, Cristina & Carlos CarpinteroMay 2, 2020 at 5:42 pm
God rest your beautiful soul Mrs Peres. Your smile now joins the stars to light up the heavens. Thank you for all the memories and hiding extra cake for Ian & I to enjoy when we were young. Lots of love to the entire Peres clan from the Carpintero clan. ❤️
The Bowrah FamilyMay 2, 2020 at 7:12 pm
I never met your mother, but I can tell how wonderful she must have been just by knowing Ian and his family. We reflect the best parts of our parents thanks to the loving way they raised us. Take comfort in your memories as you grieve.
Mitchell PeresMay 2, 2020 at 8:12 pm
To my beautiful grandmother, my words cannot explain the love I have for you. Thank you for all that you have for me and the family, may you continue to live on in peace and without suffering in heaven. May you always look over us as we will always have you in our hearts. Love you Nana. Your dearest grandson, Mitchell.
Sarah PeresMay 2, 2020 at 8:14 pm
Nana, you were a light in so many people’s lives with your radiant smile and loving personality. Thank you for all the amazing memories. You will always be in our hearts. We love you and miss you so much❤️❤️
Anthony PeresMay 2, 2020 at 9:01 pm
We cherish all the great memories and love and your caring ways. Aunty Doris, you were always there to help me in so many ways when I was new to Canada. You always shared your faith and encouraged us to be thankful always. Thank you for all the kindness and affection which we will treasure forever.
Evelyn FernandesMay 3, 2020 at 4:37 pm
Doris was a kind hearted and a true friend to me and my family. I will truly miss her in my life. She loved her family very dearly, she was a true Matriach of her family always doing things to please everyone around her . Doris would help anyone that needed help . The good times will always be remembered . May her soul rest in peace
Evelyn FernandesMay 3, 2020 at 4:39 pm
Doris was a kind hearted and a true friend to me and my family. I will truly miss her in my life. She loved her family very dearly, she was a true Matriach of her family always doing things to please everyone around her . Doris would help anyone that needed help . The good times will always be remembered . May her soul rest in peace.
Valerie PereiraMay 3, 2020 at 9:29 pm
To my dearest Auntie Doris, I will always remember your big hugs, yummy food, and words of wisdom. I just know you are with my mom now and with the other 5 siblings too, laughing and joking. I feel comfort in knowing you are not suffering anymore. You left behind a legacy, and with that your memory will carry on. Love you always, your niece Valerie, Russell and Jacob xoxoxo…until we meet again❤️
Roberto RuscitoMay 3, 2020 at 9:53 pm
I thank God for the time that we had. When you were in the hospital and I came to see you you always put a smile on my face. Thank you for your humour.
Grace MachadoMay 4, 2020 at 10:07 am
Wow! Your mom’s pic is worth a thousand words but I will sum it up in three. A Beautiful Soul.
Ian, you told me with great anguish, that your mom was very faithful and prayed the Rosary every day. Yet… she died completely alone. I would like to say as words of consolation to all of you-take solace in this:
1.The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven
2. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.
Did you hear that? Your mom was accompanied by all the saints & angels and Our Blessed Mother up the staircase to Heaven! How awesome is that?! Believe it. They are two of the fifteen promises made by Our Lady to St. Dominic for all those who recite the Rosary!
Also, as a mother myself, I am certain, being a loving, caring , charitable and maternal soul she left you all a precious gift. By offering up her earthly years of suffering and persistent prayers for her dear ones she wove an extension of Our Lady’s Hand to reach out to each of you, her husband, three sons, two daughter-in-laws and four grandchildren; to help you all climb up the staircase to Heaven. She is waiting at the top, to embrace you and with her joyful and brilliant smile say –“Welcome Home”. Alleluia. Alleluia. Amen!
Gordon FernandesMay 7, 2020 at 10:49 am
Aunty Doris was a very special person. When ever you were in her presence, you could feel the warmth and love radiate from her. May she rest in peace. Sending hugs and love to the Peres family.
Joanna LewisMay 12, 2020 at 12:17 pm
Aunty Doris I was thinking of you on Mother’s Day. You always took the time to remember others on their special days reaching out with a call. It always made us feel like we were important and your thoughts were always with us. As a Mom now myself, I am so impressed by how you patiently and lovingly supported and raised a house full of boys! It’s a wonder you had time for anything else! You have left a lesson for the younger generation to make the time for those you care about despite how busy life gets. God bless you in heaven. We will miss you.
Teresa and Lidia D'Amata and Giustina, Julia and Madelyn SladeMay 18, 2020 at 10:04 pm
Dear Ian, Maria, Sarah and David, our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom/Grandmother. We have asked Father Bob to add her name to the daily mass intentions. We love you very much and are here for you if you need us. Zia Teresa and Cousins Tina, Lidia, Julia and Madelyn.