MEDINA, Brigida Ledesma
October 8, 1925 – August 12, 2015
On her 90th year, Brigida Ledesma Medina passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Peace Arch Hospital on August 12. Born in Bolong, Zamboanga City, Philippines on October 8, 1925, she was the second of five children and the last survivor of her siblings. She was predeceased by her husband Enrique of 63 years; and survived by her children Flordeliz (Carlito), Noemi (Orlando), and Gemma; and seven grandchildren (Karen, Johnathan, Michael, Mitchell, Marques, Gizelle, Kathrina). She was a longtime member of the Catholic Women;s League and The Women’s Auxiliary Service until her immigration to Canada with her husband in 1981. Being a firm believer of the Catholic faith, she was a faithful devotee of Our Blessed Virgin Mary and the Divine Mercy. She lived by the principle of honesty, integrity, fairness, righteousness and a strong advocate of the poor in the Philippines. She was an active member of three Filipino senior citizen organizations in Vancouver. She enjoyed singing, dancing and being involved with her family. She was also a parishioner of Star of the Sea Parish for 34 years. Her family would like to thank the Oncology ward and Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital and the Palliative and Hospice staff at Peace Arch Hospital for their excellent care. They would also like to thank Doctors Baasch, Joshi and Lebl. Last of all, they would like to thank friends and family for all their support. Her funeral will be held Wednesday, August 19 at 11:00am, with a viewing at 10:00am at Good Shepherd Church, 2250 150th St. Surrey, BC.