Dad passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre on February
27, 2006. He was the devoted husband of Dr. Maria A. deVilla and the
loving father of me and my sister and Eileen and father-in-law to my
wife Wendy and Eileen’s husband Richard. He was also the beloved
grandfather of Aidan, Nicholas, and Ryan, who knew him as “Dodo” (their
mispronounciation of the Tagalog word for grandfather, lolo) and the adored brother to Thelma Leelin, Regina Morabe, Elizabeth de Villa and the late Scarlet Santos.
Born in San Juan, Batangas, Philippines, he studied at Ateneo de Manila and the
University of the Philippines. He trained in the U.S. then lived and
practiced in Toronto for over 30 years.
Dad was a friendly, outgoing, and generous man. He was devoted to
work and family and was a pillar of the community, playing key roles in
the Filipino Centre Toronto and the Filipino Canadian Medical
Association. He touched the lives of the many patients he cared for as
an obstetrician-gynecologist to the many friends and associates who
sought his wise counsel, and to his family who love him and will miss
[Thanks to Rannie "Photojunkie" Turingan for the photo.]
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