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Joseph Francis Fernandes

1st March 1935 - 30th December 2013


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Joe (Ex Mombasa) peacefully entered his eternal rest surrounded by his loving family at 5:30 pm on Monday 30th December 2013 in Hythe, Kent. A gentle and loving husband, he leaves behind his devoted wife, Florrie. He was a nurturing and precious father to Alwyn & Daksha, Ian and Caroline & Warren.

He was also a loving grandpa to Dylan, Matthew, Melissa and Charlie whom he adored.

Dear brother of late Leo & Alzira (Goa), Bonnie & Neves (ex Mombasa) and the late Nascimento & Concy (UK).
Sister-in-law to Sister Vivien Mary (Alice), Wiv & Reg Remedios and Cecilia D'Souza
He is fondly remembered as a generous and kind uncle to his many nieces and nephews. He is now reunited with his late father and mother, Anthony and Maria.

A gracious and humble man, he will be immensely missed by those who loved him and his memory will be cherished by many.

Joe was an outstanding footballer who played for Liverpool and represented Mombasa. He also loved playing darts, snooker, billiards, dominoes and many card games and has amassed many trophies over the years.

Joe also had a passion for cooking - he loved spending time with his family and many friends and especially enjoyed preparing and sharing a meal and drink with them.



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Funeral Details

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass held at The Virgin Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church on Friday 10th January 2014 at 13:00

The cremation ceremony will be held at Hawkinge Crematorium at 14:45 followed by the wake at Joe's local pub, The Fountain Inn from 4pm.

For those arriving by train, Folkestone Central is the better station to use as there is a taxi rank just outside.

 The Virgin Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church


  2 Lower Blackhouse Hill, Hythe, Kent CT21 5LS


 Hawkinge Crematorium


  Aerodrome Road, Folkestone, Kent CT18 7AG


The Fountain Pub, Hythe - parking at rear of the pub


Seabrook Road, Hythe, Kent CT21 5RT



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Funeral Order Of Service


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Sympathy and condolence messages

Joe will be very much missed. It was a lovely service yesterday, a really wonderful tribute and send-off to mark a good person. xx
Concy and family

Dear Florrie and Family Remembering Joe and his family at this vey sad time. We have happy memories of the parties and good times that we shared. Joe was quiet but had a great laugh and sense of humour and that we will really miss. Freddie and him always got on so well. May his soul rest in peace. Kind Regards.
Bertha and Family

Hello Florrie, Yes, it is me after 60 years as being in Kenya I was well looked after but came to Canada and settled in Toronto and lost my wife, Joan Abreu 6 years ago. The passing of Joe was a sudden shock and only read the demise in the papers. I will pray for Our Lord to give you all the graces, courage and strength to bear this grief, He was a great soccer player in Mombasa and made us proud that he was a Goan. May his Soul Rest in Peace.
Felix and Joan Da Costa

Our deepest sympathy at this time of grief to Joe's family. We pray that God will grant unto his Soul eternal rest and we also pray that God will give Florrie and Fernandes family courage and strength to endure your grief. With our sincere sympathy Tony Fernandes and family (I knew Joe when I stayed with the family in Mombasa in 1949-50)
Tony Fernandes and family

Hi Aunty Florrie and family, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Uncle Joe. Although I was very young I still remember the both of you very much as I still have that toy truck that you and uncle Joe gave me, today my own kids are playing with it. May the good lord give you the strength and courage at this very difficult time. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. May the blessings of love be upon you, May its peace abide with you, May its essence illuminate your heart, Now and forever more If there anything we can do help during this difficult time please let us know. We will always keep Uncle Joe close to our hearts. Love always
Warren, Kay, Nayan & Jayan

Sincere sympathies from your old Mombasa comrade.
Alu D'Souza

Dear Aunty Florrie, My condolences to you and your family. I was saddened to hear about Joe's passing and my prayers go out to you during this time. May he rest in peace. Kelly, Eric and Emilie
Kelly Lopes

Dear Florrie, our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Joe will be sadly missed especially for his sense of humour and his tasty dishes. We remember the Arab parathas. He also very kindly invited all the Nairobi heroes to his place. Alex also remembers the good times with Joe at Kilifi and the moonlight fishing. He remembers the football days when the Nairobi heroes invited Joe to accompany them to Lorenco Marques and playing against Eusebio, (Black Panther), who has also sadly passed away. Our condolence from all the members of Nairobi Heroes. Regards from
Alex, Dahlia and family.

My deepest sympathies to Joe's family. I was greatly saddened by the news and my thoughts and prayers are with Florrie and Alice who were in school with me in Mombasa and my neighbours in Mombasa at the Hobley Road quarters. At present I live in Orange, California. Thank you for this opportunity to catch up with Joe's family. He was a generous and hospitable man and will be sadly missed.
Laura Ramos

I remember many moments from my life in Mombasa. Kenya with my buddy Joe. Our passion for football took us a long way and the four of us, Joe, (Liverpool ) Dominic Branganza, Gonzac Fernandes and myself were very close. Together we had some great times, and managed to keep in touch all these years. I remember Joe and Florrie's courtship, Joe always said that his love for Florrie will never die. Their true love for each other has proved to be very strong. Joe had his strong faith in St Francis Xavier, his patron saint of Goa. I know he cherished his visits every time he went. When I visited him last, I saw him going down, I missed the old Joe. Elva and I often remember the delicious fish dish Joe prepared for our silver wedding anniversary. Memories of that day will always linger on with the presence of all our friends. One by one most of my friends are no longer here and I feel I am the last man standing. All I can say is we shall meet again and have a kick on the ball in heaven. So long my pal. Rest in peace. Florrie and the family our thoughts are with you all.
Joe ( Lofthouse) and Elva Fernandes

Our sincere condolences and sympathies, at the sad and untimely loss of Joe. Our prayers are with FlorIe and the family. Joe will always be remembered as a kind and generous person, a perfect gentleman, and a great sportSman. May his soul rest in peace
Edward and Ivy Alvares

Sincere sympathies from your ex-Mombasa friend Flavio.
Flavio Gracias

My good old friend and neighbour from MOMBASA...JOE [Magonjo] may your soul rest in peace. Our sincere condolences to your dear wife Florrie and all the family....you are in our prayers.. RIP.
Clarence [Clay] and Michaela Nicholls

These few lines are to tell you all, especially Florrie, Warren & Caroline and your family, that you are in our thoughts and more so in our prayers. We trust your storehouse of memories of your dear departed husband/father Joe will help bring a warm glow in your hearts. May your deep faith, the strong family ties and the comfort you give each other, sustain you all in the days ahead. May he rest in peace. Our very sincere condolences.
Benny & Celia Mascarenhas

Dear Fernandes family Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you all during this time of sorrow. God bless Joe's soul and may he rest in peace
Gohil family Southall

Hi Florrie and family, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Joe. We shall never forget all the good times in had in Thornton Heath together. Be brave Florrie, as Joe is probaly looking down and having a good laugh at us. We will be thinking about you and the family. Anne and Simon Lopes Warren Kay Nayan and Jayan Kelly Eric and Emilie
Anne and Simon Lopes

Joe will be sadly missed by all who knew him.He loved cooking and everyone enjoyed his curries especially his prawn curry.We had a family get together in August last year and have fond memories of our time together. We will always remember him in our prayers. May his soul rest in peace.
Reg, Wiv. and Sharon Remedios



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