ObituaryEsmeralda "Esme" Sousa Passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, December 27 at the age of 65. Dear daughter of the late Joao and Idalina De Sousa. Cherished sister of Maria (Jose), Alice, Filomena, John (Silvana), and Laura (John). Aunt Esme was very proud of her nieces and nephews, Paul, Alex, Chris, Sophia, Johnny, Sacha, Daniel, Saige, Taylen, and the late Alice and Joey. She adored her eight great-nephews. She loved her dear cat Ruby and her late dog Iko. Esme will be fondly remembered by her family and friends for her artistic talents, such as her painting inspired by her photography. She was incredibly devoted to her nieces and nephews. A warm and kind-hearted woman with an entrepreneurial spirit, Esme was able to help so many people throughout her life. She will be dearly missed by all.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ On Death by Kahlil Gibran You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life? The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light. If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life. For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond; And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring. Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour. Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king? Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling? For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered? Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), or Canadian Diabetes Association.
December 29, 2018
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Cardinal Funeral Homes Ltd.