Obituary for Zachary D'Souza
Born in the wee hours of April 24, 1993 at WRH to delighted parents, Carlyle & Kelly. Zachary passed into the loving arms of a God he firmly believed in, surrounded by the love of his family and his trusted friend, “Doctor” on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Left at home to treasure their memories of him are his parents, Carlyle & Kelly, older brother, Burke, younger sister, Sydney and grandparents, Paul & Judy White whose love and admiration for him cannot be adequately described.
On the D’Souza side of the family, Zach is lovingly remembered by his uncle, Keith (Sheilagh), aunt Bev (Jose Barreto), aunt Erika (Brent Seguin) and cousins Joshua & Sarah D’Souza and Justin, Jeremy & Jackson Barreto; pre-deceased by his paternal grandparents, Stanley & Brenda D’Souza.
On the White side of the family, Zach is lovingly remembered by his aunt Robin (Kelly Spangler), uncle Brian, uncle Brad (Ana) and cousins Lauren, Jack & Nathan White as well as great-grandmother, Annabelle McPhail.
Zach was a bright light and he touched the lives of so many, but in particular, his team mates on the Windsor FC Nationals ’93 soccer team, and TSMHA “AA” hockey team that he proudly played for, as well as his fellow students and friends at École Secondaire l’Essor. Zachary’s greatest gift was his love for his friends, and he had many. To be a friend of Zach’s meant that you were in for an especially good time. He knew how to take care of his friends and his friendships.
Zachary spent the last 2 ½ years of his life battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Every single day of his life before and during his illness, he showed us how to enjoy the life we were living. We will be forever grateful to him for showing us how to do that under extremely difficult circumstances. It is his legacy to us; and, as a tribute to him, we will endeavour to be present at every moment in our lives moving forward from this day.
If you so desire, donations may be made to Hospice of Windsor or Transition to Betterness.
Visitation Friday 2-5 pm at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519) 969-5841 and visitation Friday 7-9 pm at Good Shepherd Church 13789 St. Gregory’s Rd., Tecumseh, ON with parish prayers at 8 pm. Family and friends are invited to meet at Good Shepherd Church on Saturday at 10:45 am for a Time of Remembering (eulogy) followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 am.