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Born: Mar 27, 1931
Date of Passing: Aug 02, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
March 27, 1931 - August 2, 2020
Dorotea is now forever reunited with her husband Delfin and their beloved daughter Maria Corazon. She is survived by her children, Nora Berena, Tessie and Cristian Laqui with children, Christine (Arnold) and Joebert (Kathleen), Liza and Lito Reyes with children, Debbie (Lonnie), Lizah and Diane, Buddy and Phina Berena with children, Jenny (Louis), Jeannette and Jackielou, Ben and Guy Berena with children, Len, Kalvin and Sharlene, Greg and Malou Berena with their daughter Jessica (Markus), Rey and Thelma Berena with children, RJ and Rheanna; great-grandchildren, Logan, Orion, Avery, Jericho, Maude, Xander and Audrey, nephews, nieces and extended family.
She was born March 27, 1931 in Taal, Batangas, Philippines and immigrated to Canada on August 28, 1981. Dorotea was a gentle, loving and generous person dedicated to her family and friends. She loved to teach her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even relatives she took care of tagalog songs and the language itself. Her pride and joy was to see her family spend time together with lots of love and laughter. She will be dearly missed and remembered by so many whose lives she touched.
The family would like to express gratitude to the Seven Oaks General Hospital Manitoba Renal Program for providing care to her in her four years of dialysis and MICU, GH4 and Dr. Timothy Hiebert along with the palliative care team at Health Sciences Centre for providing support, comfort and care to her and the family during her last days.
Viewing (Lamay) will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. Funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 355 Andrews Street at Mountain Avenue on Saturday, August 8 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Bo Wardzinski officiating.
Due capacity restrictions, guests may be required to wait before entering the funeral home. Similar restrictions shall apply at the church as well. The family will provide a link to view live streaming of the lamay and funeral for anyone who may not be able to attend.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 06, 2020
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
Ate Tiyang, I considered her as my second mother. She likes to tell stories most specially how people are related to us, people I don’t know during olden times and on and on. Place nearby Taal volcano where they used to live, they have to fish and fetch water and carried on their head. She liked to help Inay and Tatay in the store and some house errand. I used to play with her a lot, joke around even when she migrated to Canada. She liked to pray people, in telephone she would blessed me and pray for me THats WHY I called her SANTA . I used to call her and joke around. I am gonna missed you Ate Tiyang! I would ask her for recipe and some olden days information, sometime we are talking 1 to 2 hours a lot laughing a lot. I regret I can't and see you on your last day on earth, I call Canada consulate, ny consulate begging if I can come but they would let me. So long Ate Tiyang. No more suffering and pain, enjoy in heaven till we meet again! Love you! - Posted by: Melba Callahan (Niece) on: Aug 06, 2020
Nanay Tiyang, You will never be forgotten, Thank you for all. You're like a true mother to us and your memory is within our hearts. We love you.. - Posted by: Balaquit's family (Relatives) on: Aug 06, 2020
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