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Born: May 12, 1916

Date of Passing: Aug 15, 2004

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DOMINGA GAMBOA URRUTIA On Sunday, August 15, 2004, at 11:30 p.m., Dominga Gamboa Urrutia passed peacefully into the arms of the angels and to her heavenly home at 88 years of age. Dominga was born May 12, 1916, in Pampanga, Philippines, and immigrated to Canada in January, 1977. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers, and sister. She is survived by her soul mate, Eustaquio Urrutia, who she has been married to since September 4, 1934. They were blessed for their 70 years of marriage while she was in the hospital. Along with her husband, she will be lovingly remembered by her 11 children, Laddy (Mary) Urrutia, Cresing (Eddie - deceased) Benavidez, Beth (Maure - deceased) Gulapa, Mario (Norma) Urrutia, Zeny (Tony) Magno, Romy (Hermie) Urrutia, Jesse (Ila) Urrutia, Rey (Linda) Urrutia, Eddie (Loida) Urrutia, Lita (Robert) Trinidad, Willie (Nica) Urrutia; 35 grandchildren, Karlo (Nhaji) and Ken, Ricky (Dora), Leng (Boy), Vher - deceased (Alice), Maritess (Nhito), Josie - deceased (Romy), Ronnie (Leah) and Rody (Aiza), Marissa (Ferdie), Danny (Emma) and Rosie (Danny), Celia (Vener) and Juliet, Lito (Marlene), Marivic (Ghil), Carlo (Rosie) and Jaycee, Michelle, Joyce (Jason), Jasmin and Chris, Jane, Mark, Monica and Donald (Ling), Edlyn (Rommel), Leizel, Edward and Loriebelle, Agnes, Alma and Ariel, Patrick and Nicole; 57 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Dominga built a family foundation based on faith, strength, and the value of love. The well being of her loved ones was always her first priority. Her uplifting spirit, devotion, and sacrifice have influenced the importance of family. With all her love and generosity, she is well respected by all of those who she has touched. Along with her husband, they were the co-founders of the Original Filipino Seniors Association of Manitoba (OFSAM). She was an active member of the Filipino community and Folklorama. Dancing and singing were her favourite hobbies. She was a devoted Catholic and offered her heart to the Lord of Pardon. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of St. Boniface General Hospital, especially the SICU and Vasc/Uro Ward, who provided their exceptional patience, compassion and understanding. Dear, Nanay, Lola, thank you for all your love and support you have given us. You will always be in our hearts and prayers. We will love you always. May God keep you safe until we meet again. Lamay and prayers will be held on Thursday, August 19 and Friday, August 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 21, 10:00 a.m. at St. Peters Church, 748 Keewatin St. Interment will follow at the Glen Eden Cemetery, 4477 Main St. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY 1291 McGillivray Blvd - 1-877-230-0438

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 20, 2004

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