Jaime Ponce Barros Jr October 15, 1930, to December 16, 2021
Jaime Ponce Barros Jr Cause Of Death: With a heavy heart, and with great sorrow in our hearts, we learned about the passing of our dearly beloved, Jaime Ponce Barros Jr who passed on to glory unexpectedly on December 16, 2021.
It is with heavy hearts that we share with our beautiful community of friends and family that our dad, Jaime Ponce Barros at the milestone age of 91, has peacefully left us on December 16 at 10:50 am. He is now in the arms of God surrounded by his parents, brother and sisters.
He was born in Manila, Philippines in October 15, 1930 to Jaime Vitan Barros and Luisa Ponce Barros. Dad was one of two brothers and eight sisters: Ernie, Leticia, Julieta, Jaime, Cynthia, Amelia, Rebecca, Ameurfina, Bienvenida, and Elizabeth.
As a young boy of 13, he was captured by the Japanese during the Second World War and survived.
He graduated at MAPUA Technology in Manila, the Philippines with a degree in Architecture. On January 2, 1960, he married our mom, Rosario Sebastian Alvarez, daughter of Jose P. Alvarez and Maxima Sebastian Alvarez. He had the courage to leave behind life in the Philippines to move us to Hartford Connecticut USA and then to Toronto Ontario Canada.
Dad had an amazing career in architecture and engineering, retiring from the Toronto Transit Commission where he designed and engineered some of the subway lines and stations. He also liked to create projects around the house – my Auntie Amy always said that “If you gave him a saw, a hammer and some nails, he could build you a house”.
Dad loved his family and adored his beautiful grandchildren: Nicole, Kate, Connor, and Lauren. He was always supportive of my sister Ana Marie Balcombe, (me) Rose Marie Fitzgerald, and my husband Simon Gavin Fitzgerald, and right there when you needed him.
Devoted husband of 62 years, he loved mom more than anything in the world. In one of our last visits, he said “I miss mommy”
He was quiet but you knew he was listening; stoic and resilient and always looking to make you laugh and smile or at least tell you “it’s ok”. In his final days, he told mom he misses her and will make her coffee in the morning. We are so proud to call you Dad, Grandpa Jim, Lolo, Uncle Jim, Jimmy and will miss you every day. ❤️ you Dad. Visitation on December 28, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Parish, 921 Flagship Dr, Mississauga, ON L4Y 2J6, with the Mass immediately following visitation.
Tributes To Jaime Ponce Barros Jr
Jaime Ponce Barros Jr was the epitome of generosity. Every form and act of kindness you can find in a man resides in him of which he has always expressed it while on Earth and filling the space he left behind in the hearts of many, as well as his family will be difficult.
We sincerely keep his family in our prayers. He will be dearly missed as he portrayed real acts of kindness to every person that crossed his path, he was thoughtful and reasonable in all his ways. All he did had strings of intentionality and rendered help to humanity in the best way that he could.
To every friend, brother, sister, and sympathizers of the deceased, we are deeply sorry for your loss and we hope that you find consolation in the fact that the deceased was a good man and lived his life to the fullest while on earth and by his existence, humanity experienced an unusual positive change.
Condolences To Family and Loved ones
Death is grim, harsh, cruel, and a source of infinite grief, in the presence of death there is only silence and a sense of awe. May the favors of affection arrive and may its tranquility live with you. May its embodiment enlighten your heart, now and everlastingly more.
Certain individuals come into our lives, leave impressions on our souls, and we are never the same. While we are grieving the loss of our beloved, others are cheering to meet him behind the veil.
An incredible soul serves everybody constantly but won’t ever leave our hearts. It unites us over and over. We know for sure that we never lose our loved ones, even to death. They keep on taking part in each act, thought and choice we make.
Their love leaves a permanent engraving in our memories. We observe solace in realizing that our lives have been advanced by having shared their love.
Jaime Ponce Barros Jr Obituary
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