In loving memory of Lydia Vasquez Salceda who passed away peacefully on January 29, 2021, three months short of her 96th birthday. She was born on April 4, 1925 in Tiwi, Albay, Philippines to Florentino Vasquez and Veronica Claveria Vasquez.
Lydia was married for 39 years to her high school sweetheart, Dionisio Salceda, before he passed away in 1986. She was also predeceased by two sons, Ruben and Efren in 1977 and 2016, respectively, and a grandson Sacha Salceda in 2017.
Lydia is survived by her 7 children, Nemia, Rico, Arlyn, Jane, Alma, Christie, Larry, 21 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Lydia’s entire life was defined by her deep catholic faith which she instilled in her own children. Her love of travel took her to pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Fatima, Lourdes, Prague and other shrines in Europe and the Philippines.
Lydia was fondly called Mama Lyding by her nephews, nieces, children’s classmates and friends testament to her gentle, compassionate, kind, and caring nature. Very family-oriented and supportive, she did not hesitate to open her home to relatives in need of a temporary place or assist in helping out a brother or a nephew’s school expense. She never passed the opportunity to extend a helping hand. A full time housewife most of her life in her native country, she relished the independence of working in Canada until retirement age. She will be fondly remembered by the various adages she succinctly dropped at any auspicious moment.
“Those we love don’t go away, they will walk beside us everyday.”
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, attendance at the Memorial Service will be by invitation only. The Visitation and Service will be livestreamed for public viewing on Friday February 5, 2021 at 1 pm. The link to the webcast will appear at the top of this memorial webpage starting at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Canada
Condolence messages may be left on the guestbook page.
Info: Invite only. Masks are to be worn by all attendees, social distancing guidelines are to be followed. We will be broadcasting today’s Memorial Visitation online beginning at 1:00pm. If you have concerns relating to your privacy, please see one of our staff members.
Info: Invite only. Masks are to be worn by all attendees, social distancing guidelines are to be followed. We will be broadcasting today’s Service online beginning at 1:00pm. If you have concerns relating to your privacy, please see one of our staff members.