LEONARDA BAUTISTA MENDOZA
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also known as “Lenny, Mommy, & Lola”
It is with great sadness that the family of Leonarda Mendoza announces that on Monday, May 10, 2021 that Leonarda passed away peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre at the age of 87 years old.
Leonarda is predeceased by her husband Fortunato Mendoza and her three sisters, Sinying Bautista, Seria Arayata and Carmelita Hebreo. She will forever be remembered by her three children, Reynaldo (Marites) Mendoza, Gesaline (Jess) Casalla, and Shirley (Medic) Guinto. Her Grandchildren; Francis (Sarah), Kerwin (Amy), Earvin (Pam), Nathaniel (Chelsea), Joshua (Ambar), and Ace (Marjo). Also Great Grandchildren; Khalyla and Jacob.
Leonarda was born in Imus, Cavite, Phillippines on November 6, 1933. There she grew up to have an incredible career as a teacher at various elementary schools for 20+ years. She then immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba with her husband Fortunato, and daughter Shirley in October 1991. She had retired here in Winnipeg where she stayed with her children. She was also a member of OFSAM where she made many great memories and friends. In her free time, she loved to write poems and sing, complete word search puzzles every day, crocheting, and watching TFC (Teleserye). Leonarda always loved to engage in conversation and share stories with everyone; especially with her grandchildren where she would always give them advice and life lessons. Leonarda was amazingly strong and healthy as she grew older where she would constantly cook, clean, and always lend a helping hand. Leonarda was a very loving, gentle, and wise Wife, Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Friend. She will be greatly missed by everyone she has impacted.
Viewing (Lamay) will be held at Mosaic Funeral Chapel @ 1839 Inkster Blvd, on Friday May 21, 2021. Due to the recent COVID-19 gathering restrictions, the viewing will be limited to close family and friends from 7:00PM- 12:00AM by appointment only. Cremation will follow but will be private.
“We miss you so much… it is difficult to comprehend that you are no longer with us, and everything happened so quickly. We want you to know that we were extremely heartbroken that we could not be by your side at the hospital or even visit you within this pandemic. We deeply apologize that we could not be with you and would have done everything in our power to see you. We know the Lord has his plan, and he did not want to prolong your time at the hospital any longer. We thank you for all the love you provided our family, all the stories and wisdom you shared, and all the memories and laughter you brought forth. We love you so so much and we will forever keep you in our hearts. “
The Mendoza Family would like to thank everyone who has reached out and offered their heartfelt support and prayers.
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