Manuel (Alvin) Omallao Roxas, passed peacefully on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Foothills Medical Center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at the age of 57 years.
Manuel (Alvin) was born on September 18, 1961 in Poblacion, San Remigio, Antique, Philippines to his father, Abner Ramirez Roxas and his mother, Nilda Omallao Roxas. He was the second child among four siblings. He finished his elementary education at Calag-itan Central School and studied his secondary level at Barangbang National High School, San Remigio, Antique, Philippines. In 1977, he went to Manila and looked for a job and worked as a driver, baker, and as a factory worker. In 1984, he went home in Antique and stayed with his grandmother whom they called Naling (Nanay Saling) together with his youngest sister, Elizabeth (Beth). Manuel married to Ernie Baleña on 1986. To support his family, he worked as a jeepney driver and a farmer.
He and his 3 sons were sponsored by his wife Ernie and on April 14, 2016, they came to Canada as a permanent resident. On April 20, 2016, he got a job as a warehouse helper at Bianca Amor Liquidation Supercentre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He enjoyed working and had a good relationship with his co-workers.
One of his accomplishments in his life with the help of his wife and children, is to invest a house in his hometown in La Union/Bato Cueva, San Remigio, Antique, Philippines, where he assured that his family will have a good place to live. His fulfillment will always be remembered up to the next generation.
Manuel (Bok Alvin) will be lovingly remembered by his wife Ernie and his children; Gretchelle Mae (PR), Kevin Kenn (Kenn-Kenn), Charlemagne (Twinkle), Marvelous Abnezer (Pogi), Mervin (Boboy), and Gamaliel Ranseler (B-gal or Iyoy). Sadly, missed by his mother Nilda Omallao Roxas; fondly remembered by his three grand-children - Khiarra Cleirr Genesis (Khian), Khonrad Exodus (Dos), and Khonnan Leviticus (Levi) and his daughter-in-law Cleanny Rose Honey Bee Gono. Manuel (Toto Alvin) leaves to cherish his loving memory by his siblings; Merlinda R. Lucas, Alfredo O. Roxas, and Elizabeth O. Roxas. His auntie Nay Lyd Omallao Francisco, in-laws, cousins, nephews, nieces, aunties and uncles, relatives, and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Evan J Strong Funeral Services (5502 2nd St SW) on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 4:00-9:00pm with Rev. Vargas presiding. Visitation will be celebrated at Evan J Strong Funeral Services on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 6:00-9:00pm with Pastor Harry Bathan presiding.