Surrounded by family and friends, Assis Francis D’Costa of Calgary, passed away peacefully on August 28, 2019 at the age of 75 years. He was born to parents Pascoal Anthony and Edith D’Costa on November 13, 1943 in Chandor, Goa, India.
Assis enjoyed gardening, picnics, and travelling the world in which he fulfilled. He loved cooking, with his specialty being Crab Xacuti and Christmas Bebinca. Assis was an expert at making his own liquor, particularly Kaluha, Sambuca and Mint Liqueur. He was passionate about his work as a mechanical technician, he loved cars and RV’s. Assis completed his Mechanical Engineering Diploma in Mysor, India in 1970.
He married Theresa (nee’ Monteiro) D’Costa, on January 29th, 1977, in Goa India. He has two children he loves very much, his biological son, Charlton Peter, who has since entered the kingdom of heaven at the tender age of 3, and his adopted daughter Analiz Sandra, who is pursuing her education as her father wished.
Several years later Assis completed his Journeymen License, specializing as a Motor Mechanic Technician. He was awarded a Certificate of Achievement by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, which aspires his passion for mechanics.
Assis was known by his family and friends for being a helping hand when they needed him and would always jump at the opportunity to help. He was a massive fan of sports, especially the Calgary Flames. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus for many decades. A special thank you to Daryl G. Mac Donald of K of C for arranging the Honor Guard.
Assis was very devoted to his faith, and serving the community at Ascension Catholic Parish, where he was a Eucharistic Minister and trained others to become like him since 1986 when the church was built.
A special thank you to the staff at Foothills Hospital in Calgary who made him comfortable during his time there. As well as, a special thanks to all his family and friends, particularly to his Godchildren, Vivien Martin and Lionel D’Souza, and his daughter Analiz and her boyfriend Zabar Singh, whom were with Assis day and night during his final walk on earth.