Martin Anthony de Souza  - 23 October 1928 to 28 August 2018

The following was in the Canberra times of Saturday 8 September 2018  

A Mass of Thanksgiving for the life of Martin Anthony de Souza will be held on Monday 10 September at 10:30am at St Monica's Church, 1 Sharwood Crescent, Evatt, ACT, Australia. Car parking is off Montagu Place.

Anthony had a massive stroke during the early hours of Thursday 23 August, and was taken to hospital.  At 10:40am on Tuesday, 28th August,  he passed away peacefully in his sleep with his wife, son and granddaughter by his side. Most of his family, including his wife, son, grandchildren and nephew were with him continuously during his last few days.

He was active until Wednesday 22 August,
  when he visited The National Arboretum in Canberra.  

He is survived by:

  • his wife Nolette
  • his son Neil and his spouse Annalynn
  • his grandchildren, Ellen, Alyse, Shireen and Nathan and great granddaugther Jasmine
  • his sisters Louisa and Maxi.

Details of Anthony's final journey includes:

Following Mass the Cortege will then proceed to Norwood Park Crematorium (65 Sandford Street, Mitchell) for Anthony's committal. 


Photos and information about Anthony de Souza are in this  facebook album <click>. This video was taken at the wake of Neil's Grandmother's <click> and highlights the fun character of Anthony in his later years. He comes in at about the two minute mark.

Everyday people get a chance to be an angel in someone's life!  Thank you to all of you who have been an angel in Mum's, Dad's and my life.