Juana San Andres de Guzman

ImageBorn: July 12, 1916 (Valenzuela City, Philippines)
Died: December 2, 2013 (Calgary, Canada)

Juana San Andres de Guzman passed away peacefully in the company of her family in the early morning of Monday, December 2, 2013 in Calgary, AB.

Juana is survived by her children, Pacing, Ruben (Zeny), Bining (Fely), daughter-in-law Fe, Mar (Nene), Rick (Lorna), Maria (Boy), and Ana (Rene). She also leaves behind 35 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Bernardino; sons, Greg, Santy and Simeon; son-in-law Arturo and daughter-in-law Lita.

Born in Valenzuela, Philippines in 1916, Juana and her husband Bernardino had a farm where they raised their family. Despite making a meager living as farmers, they were able to send their children to school, four of whom would immigrate to Canada.

She would eventually move to Canada in 1982 after the passing of her husband. She was known as a loving, doting matriarch to the de Guzman clan, who always put her family’s needs before her own. Her legacy inspires all of us to live the virtues of compassion and self-sacrifice.

The family extends its thanks to the wonderful staff at Extendicare Cedars Villa where Juana spent the final three years of her life.

A Prayer Service and Visitation will be held at Foster’s Garden Chapel, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Holy Name Catholic Church, 2223 34 Street S.W., Calgary on Saturday, December 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca.

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