Alex Trinidade Fernandes
May 31, 1942 – September 9, 2023 Passed away peacefully, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Beloved son of Augustinho Piedade Fernandes and Maria Santana Da Silva. Beloved husband of Eufemia (Pam). Beloved father of three children, Olavo Augustine (daughter-in-law Dr. Pamela Mosher), Fr. Elton Leo SJ, and Leona Catarina. Beloved Brother of Camilo (d) and Antoinette (d).
Born in Fatorda, Margao, Goa on 31st May l942, Alex attended St. Stephen’s High School in Mumbai. In l956, he emigrated to Nairobi, Kenya with his parents, brother and sister. He worked for the National Bank as a microfilm technician. On weekends he worked as a part-time professional photographer at weddings and special events. His keen interest in photography led him to photograph wild animals while visiting different game parks in his spare time; some of these unique pictures were published in local wildlife magazines. Alex was also the manager and vocalist for The Amigos Dance Band in Nairobi, in which his wife Eufemia (Pam) also participated as lead female vocalist.
In 1970 Alex emigrated to Toronto with his mother and sister. He worked for the government as a microfilm technician. In Sept 1971 he married Eufemia (Pam). Alex enjoyed Sunday barbecues with his family, and on Christmas Day he particularly enjoyed gathering with extended family and friends.
Within a few months of arriving in Canada, Alex and Eufemia founded a new company, Styles and Stylists, publishing hard-cover books featuring the work of hairstylists from around the globe. This unique publication served as a ‘link of communication’ between hairstylists and their clients. Later they added the manufacturing of hair-care products to their business portfolio. Alex was a talented entrepreneur who loved challenges. His dreams of ‘concept to completion’ materialized when he built a unique office site in Mississauga, which housed all aspects of the family business, including still photography, graphic arts, typesetting, telemarketing and sales, manufacturing of hair-care products, and even a television studio/theatre to host hair shows with international stylists.
In l997 Alex suffered a severe stroke. This brought many challenges, but he courageously accepted the sudden changes in his active lifestyle, and participated in various group exercise classes, therapy sessions and social events using his motorized wheelchair. For over 20 years, Alex was blessed with the support of his wife, children, extended family and dear friends. The family hopes that Alex’s enduring legacy will be a reminder to all who knew him to be bold and determined in the pursuit of their dreams. The family extends special appreciation for the care of many healthcare workers and especially the staff at Kipling Acres.
Visitation will occur Wednesday September 13, 2023 from 3pm-7:30pm, at Cardinal Funeral Home, Bathurst Chapel, 366 Bathurst St. Toronto, M5T 2S6. 416-603-1444. Light refreshments will be served. Mask wearing is not mandatory, however, will be much appreciated. Minimal parking is available at Cardinal Funeral Home, with several public parking options nearby.
Funeral Mass will occur Thursday September 14, 2023 at 9:45am, at St. Mary’s Church, 588 Adelaide St West (at Bathurst St), Toronto, ON M6J 3P8. 416-703-2326. The Mass will be livestreamed on video for those who cannot attend in person at the following link:
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the following organizations:
Alex’s Long Term Care Home, City of Toronto —Kipling Acres: https://secure.toronto.ca/webapps/feps_donateto/ :
Where to Give: Long Term Care Homes
Program: Kipling Acres
Daily TV Mass: dailytvmass.com
Heart & Stroke Foundation: https://www.heartandstroke.ca/
Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
September 13, 2023
Cardinal Funeral Homes - Bathurst Chapel
03:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Mask wearing is not mandatory, however, will be much appreciated. Light refreshments will be served during visitation.
September 14, 2023
St. Mary's Church
September 14, 2023
Timing for cemetery is approximate.