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Condolence From: Eric
Condolence: I'm only just hearing about Mr. DeSouza now. This is quite saddening. I was in his grade 9 English class the year he retired. He had a wonderful sense of humour and taught English in a way that wasn't boring. He didn't lecture, he didn't make us take notes. He interacted with his students and taught in a way where he was basically having a conversation with his students. I fondly remember him writing sex on the board during the first few minutes of class. Everyone settled down and stopped talking. Then he began class and erased the board. Truely a unique memory. I will always remember Mr. DeSouza. May he rest in peace.
Thursday December 14, 2017
Condolence From: Jim Riga

(For Charles)

Alas, Time does not stand still,
It will gather us all at its own will.
The weak, the strong, the good and the bad,
Son, daughter, brother, sister, mom, and dad.

In life, you laughed and, yes, you cried,
But like all too many, a long life denied.
Your time you spent on this cruel earth
Which now, at times, is devoid of mirth.

For loved ones, who too soon do leave,
They leave our hearts and souls to grieve.
And in our minds, we still can see
What was denied for you to be.

Tears from so many sad eyes do flow,
But in our minds, the "eye" dost know
That your memories are forever where
Our love for you is meant to share.

Jim Riga
(June 22, 2017)

Thursday June 22, 2017
Condolence From: Simon
Condolence: Thank you for your contribution to the Newman community! RIP!
Thursday June 22, 2017
Condolence From: pat galarneau-dental hygienist
Condolence: Dear Alice, Jason and Jennifer
My deepest sympathy in the loss of Chuck. I certainly enjoyed having the pleasure to know him over the last 20 years, and our visits were always enjoyable - at least for me!!!!!!! He always had a great sense of humour and was always so proud to fill me in on what the kids were doing. My thoughts are with all of you, take care. Pat
Thursday June 22, 2017
Condolence From: Tony Labriola
Condolence: Dear Alice, Jennifer and Jason, Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your painful loss. I remember Chuck as a compassionate and dedicated teacher and colleague. His loyalty to his family, his community, and his students was an inspiration to us all. His humility in the face of suffering reveals his noble heart. He cared for others and went out of his way to show kindness to those in need. May the Lord grant you strength and peace at this difficult time. May God give Chuck eternal rest.

Wednesday June 21, 2017
Condolence From: Christine & William Luchford and Boys
Condolence: Dear Alice,Jay and Jen.
Just saw today that Chuck had passed away.
It's hard to know just what to say;
maybe just knowing that our thoughts are with you, and the memory’s that we shared on the Street will never be forgotten.
Just like Chuck.
Our condolences to you all.
With love from Christine, William, Antony, Richard & Michael Luchford
Wednesday June 21, 2017
Condolence From: Heather and Peter Whaley
Dear Alice, Jennifer and Jason. We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Charles was always a warm and friendly neighbour on McGillivary Court way back in the day when all our kids ran so carefree, and kept us on our toes! Your pictures are beautiful memories to treasure. Our deepest condolences.
Wednesday June 21, 2017
Condolence From: Marco Marrone
Condolence: Dear Alice and family

I am so sad to hear of Chuck's passing. He was a wonderful teacher, friend and truly a great man. He will be remembered always in the Newman community and was often spoken of fondly after his retirement. Hoping the memories you have will help you get through this difficult time. Chuck, Rest in peace my friend.
Monday June 19, 2017
Condolence From: Joanne Perrier
Condolence: Thanks for coming out and cheering us on. You will be missed, but never forgotten.
Monday June 19, 2017
Condolence From: Joe D'Aquila
Condolence: Dear Alice, Jennifer & Jason.

I taught and coached with Chuck for many years at Cardinal Newman. My fondest memories of Chuck was our making it to OFSAA with the Girls' Soccer Team after many years of trying. It was a real pleasure.
Chuck was, first and foremost, a consummate English teacher. My daughter was in one of Chuck's classes when she attended Newman back in the '90s and has very positive memories of her Grade 11 English class.
I had no idea he'd been ill and regret not having seen him more since he retired. He had a long and distinguished career, making the transition from Montreal to Toronto as so many did with grace, sacrifice and determination.
My condolences to you all. I will miss him.

Joe D'Aquila
Monday June 19, 2017
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