In memory of

Ricardo Pena Catibog

December 18, 1935 -  March 21, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, Ricardo, on March 21, 2020 at the age of 84; cherished husband of Primitiva for 62 years; loving father of Wilfredo (Jennifer), Edith, Evelyn (Roy), Alex (Esther), Ellen (Gerald), Ricardo Jr.; proud grandfather to Jonathan (Sandy), Jordan, Bryan, Ashleigh, Amanda, Andrew, Ryan, Elise, Liane, Alexandra, Jacob, Kaitlin, adoring great-grandfather of Hailey and Kaiden. Survived by his siblings Nelia, Jovita, Tony (Ligaya), Yolanda (Roberto) and Estrella (Angelo), he will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Reynalda and Peter Diawatan, whose kindness and generosity throughout the years has ensured that Ricardo’s life was filled with joy.

Ricardo graduated in 1967 from Feati University, Philippines in Mechanical Engineering; in 1972 he emigrated to Canada to search for a better future for himself and his family. He was kind, generous and was a great believer in giving back. He helped many of his family and friends in emigrating to Canada and is well respected in his Seventh Day Adventist church community. His quick wit, ready smile and sense of humour brightened every day.

The family is grateful to the many nurses and doctors that cared for him in Scarborough Centenary and Toronto Western Hospital. Labouring under extraordinary challenges, they maintained the utmost professionalism and humanity.

A memorial service to celebrate Ricardo’s life will be held at a later date.


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David, Maureen, Lily and Kingston (Niece)

Entered March 24, 2020 from Scarborough

We love you Tito Carding. We will miss your infectious laughter. Shine down upon us and continue to lead us from Heaven.

Evelyn Catibog (Daughter)

Entered March 24, 2020 from Richmond Hill

Dearest Tatay, "Who could know for certain, may be you're still here. I feel you all around me, your memory so clear. Deep in the stillness I can hear you speak, I'll cherish all you gave me everyday....Fly me up to where you are upon the distant star. I wish upon tonight to see you smile and only for a while to know you're there, a breath's away is not far to where you are..." Thank you for teaching me to be courageous, to be kind, generous and compassionate. My heart is so heavy I'm afraid it may physically break. I love and miss you Tatay. May you rest in peace knowing that we will look after Mom for the rest of her life......Evelyn.....

Anthony Tabinga (Family)

Entered March 24, 2020 from Toronto, ON

With a heavy heart, I send my condolences to the entire Catibog family for the passing of someone who was also very much a grandfather to me. May his memory live on.

Rest In Peace Tatay. 🙏🏽

Aleah Longaphie (Niece)

Entered March 24, 2020 from Scarborough

It will be hard to imagine a family get together without you there Tito Carding. Thank you for everything you’ve done for our family. We wouldn’t be here together without the sacrifices you’ve made. We love you very much and will miss you.

Love Leah

Jeran & Maria Stevens (Niece)

Entered March 24, 2020 from PIEDMONT, OKLAHOMA

Thank you Tito Carding for everything you have done and everything you have been for our family. You will never be forgotten, your good works has left such a legacy for us to follow. The lessons you have instilled in us all, will be with us always. You are with Ate Bellie and Sister now, happy and healthy. I will see you again in the future. Just know that we will always love you and cherish the memories that we have of you, until we meet again.



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