Joseph Francis Fernandes
1st March 1935 - 30th December 2013
|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).
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.
|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
|Seabrook Road, Hythe, Kent CT21 5RT
Funeral Order Of Service
Joe will be very much missed. It was a lovely service
yesterday, a really wonderful tribute and send-off to mark a good
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.
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.
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
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
Sincere sympathies from your old Mombasa comrade.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Sincere sympathies from your ex-Mombasa friend Flavio.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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