is the daughter of Cecilia and Bryan Ward. Her grandparents
are Roberto Alexander Maria Vas and Janie Christine (Law).
Marissa is doing a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics
course. Marissa has achieved 16 High Distinctions in the
last two years. Congratulations from all your Casa family
is the eldest son of Carlos and Belinda Rosario. Ricardo
is the first generation to be born in Australia. Ricardo
is doing his Bachelor of Health and Exercise Science.
de Menezes Ribeiro.
Carla's direct link to the Macanese community is through
her grandparents. Her granparents are Fernando and Fernanda
de Menezes Ribeiro. Carla is doing her Bachelor of Marketing,
Communications and Advertising.
is the daughter of Vincent Ferrer Lawrence and Deidre
Patricia Watt. She is the granddaughter of Wilfred Marriott
and Olga Maria Lawrence. Ashleigh is doing a Bachelor
of Commerce at Griffith University.
was born in Macau and migrated to Australia when he was
six. His parents are Natalino and Joana (Leong) Jorge.
Jocelino is doing a Bachelor of Business in Sports Management.
Basto is doing a Bachelor of Arts, majoring
in Australian Studies. Brendan is the son of Olivia and
Tony Basto. He has two daughters.
Alberta Tavares of San Francisco passed away peacefully
in the presence of her family on March 23, 2008 at the
age of 91. Beloved wife for 63 years of Marcos Tavares;
devoted mother of Marcos Jr. (deceased), Cathie (John)
Crowell, Joan (Larry) Gerigk and Valerie (Richard) Medoza;
loving grandmother to Caroline and Andrew Crowell, Michelle,
Joseph, Anthony, and Christopher Gerigk, Matthew and Daniel
Mendoza; cherished sister of Alex Alves, Olga Da Roza
(deceased), and Brother Leonard Alves FSC (deceased).
Born in Hong Kong; moved to San Francisco in 1964 and
Alameda in 1985. Retired from Wells Fargo Bank. Enjoyed
retirement with her family, shopping, celebrating birthdays
and holidays, the horse races, and the fellowship of the
da Rosa faleceu no Algarve
no dia 27 de Setembre de 2007
given by Giovanni Pereira at the Mass in Hong Kong
on 29 October to Celebrate her Life
have been asked to say a few words about Inez on this
occasion, the Celebration of her Life
was introduced to Inez and her husband, Fernando by Jorge
Sequeira and through our mutual interest in motor sports
, we became good friends. I soon noticed they were a very
happened to be a talented driver and Inez was invariably
with him whenever he took part in Motor Sport Club events
like Hill Climbs, Sprints and Slaloms. In 1958, they acquired
a bright red Triumph TR3A sports car, the first of its
kind in HK. It was to become their pride & joy for
many, many years.
The TR3 would always compete in immaculate condition,
thanks to Inez who would spend hours cleaning and polishing
, specially the Borani wire wheels .It was truly a labour
Between 1958 and 1964, they had won a couple of Rallies
and the Concours d ’Elegance for Sports Cars, twice.
Today the TR3 is in Caramulo, in northern Portugal in
a Museum for Vintage Car, donated by Inez in Fernando’s
memory in 1994 .
was in fact keen on all kinds of sports. She was known
to have played softball for the Wahoos but tennis was
her favourite and she was part of the team that won a
League Division Cup for Recreio B in 1952. It also included
Norma Remedios , who’s here this evening and some
of the others were Marie “Figgy“ Figureido,
and Olga “Junior” Silva .
and Fernando also spent many happy ,leisure hours in the
waters off Sai Kung. They had acquired a speed boat with
a name (Olho D’Eco ) I ‘m not sure I can repeat
in the sanctity of this Chapel.
had a long career in Government service - in the Colonial
Secretariat working for various senior officials, handling
very confidential matters. She was the only non - expatriate
secretary in her time in such a position of trust and
deservedly , receiving the MBE in 1965
was very fond of children . She had none of her own but
took a keen interest in the activities of her many nieces
and nephews. She would unfailingly remember their birthdays
with more than just good wishes.
Fernando had a stroke , they emigrated to the Algarve
in 1985, hoping the better climate there would help Fernando’s
rehabilitation for speech impairment and his walking disability.
They had a lovely villa with an uninterrupted view of
the sea, near Sao Rafael Beach. It came with a pool that
was made easier for Fernando to do his exercises. They
were genuinely happy there , making many good friends
,some of whom Inez would keep in touch with for many years
thereafter. She was a staunch friend.
When Fernando passed away in 1993, the dogs they had,
became even more important to her. Such was her affection
for them that she would awaken at 5 in the morning, and
armed with a baseball bat, venture out in pitch darkness
, just so they could run, unfettered, to the beach where
unsavoury characters were known to be about..
Inez rarely cooked for herself despite having a well equipped
kitchen but her dogs though always had cooked meals of
chicken or beef and bottled water to drink.
more recent years, Inez gradually lost her eye sight and
by the end of last year she could barely see. About that
time, she lost her last dog . Ding Ding. It was a terrible
blow as she has had dogs all her life.
She was barely capable of looking after herself. When
it was put to her that she should return to Hong Kong
where she could be cared for, she refused , saying she
could not leave Fernando behind.
She was fortunate that in Sao Rafael , she had two very
close friends Alice Lobo and Olga Braga who sustained
and comforted her during those difficult days.
Fortunately Alice managed to find a live-in helper to
care and cook for her but Alice insisted on doing the
marketing to ensure Inez was properly nourished whilst
Olga looked after her affairs and the necessary finances
and kept us closely informed of Inez’s condition.
Even today, they are still involved , dealing with the
contents of her villa.
was definitely not an unremarkable person. Different people
who came in contact with her would come away with different
impressions but for sure , all would agree, she was a
devoted wife, a very loyal friend and a compassionate
lover of children and animals.
Mercifully , the end came sooner rather than later. In
addition to her blindness, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s,
an ailment that can drag on for years.
On the first of October she was reunited with her beloved
Fernando in the lovely cemetery in Albufeira. Inseparable
as before, now as one, in eternal peace.