We are saddened to have lost our beloved Eterna Arciaga Delos-Reyes, age 79, who passed away peacefully on June 17, 2022 at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, surrounded by family.
Loving and devoted life-partner to Arturo Delos-Reyes, loving sister to Danny (Kathy), Aurora (Bob: deceased), Norma, Virgie, Florante (Josie: deceased), dearly beloved mother to John (Christina) and Faith (Brad), predeceased by her parents Nicanor and Cecilia, and sister Lina.
Eterna will always be remembered as an adored Lola to her four beautiful grandchildren, Chantal & Ellis, Chelsea & Miles, as well as to the many grandchildren in Eterna’s extended family. Eterna is our inspiration and will remain ever-present in our hearts.
Born in Manila, Philippines on March 12, 1943, travelling the world with Arturo and her young family, they lived in the Copperbelt province of Kitwe, Zambia before immigrating to Toronto, Canada in 1981. She devoted her extensive career to the Philippine and Canadian Bible Societies. Eterna was a shutterbug, highly skilled and proficient in photography and graphic design, an avid gardener, and a much-loved Sunday School teacher at Hillcrest Christian Church. We remember Eterna as a gentle, multi-talented matriarch, and we celebrate her well-known ability to organize in her community, always with compassion, modesty, and grace. Eterna lived in service to others and to Jesus Christ; she touched the lives of so many and made a lasting difference wherever she went and in whatever she undertook. Few could resist Eterna’s legendary Filipino delicacies, her generous hospitality, so sincere and loving, her care for each and every person in need, and her unfaltering devotion to her family.
Gone but never-to-be forgotten.
June 23, 2022
Cardinal Funeral Home-Annette Chapel, 92 Annette Street
04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
June 24, 2022
Hillcrest Christian Church, 2 Vaughan Road
June 24, 2022
Park Lawn Cemetery, 2845 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke
By request of the family, the burial will be held in private.