Thelma Canha Ferreira, 93

Thelma Canha Ferreira, 93, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on December 26, 1923 in Pu’unene to John and Ida Canha and was married to the late Arthur Ferreira for 58 years. She is survived by her three children, Arthur (Patricia) Jr., Jackie Davis, and Doreen (Wilfred) Jones; nine grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. Thelma’s beloved siblings, Gilbert, Velma, and Sonny as well as the members of the Ferreira family of her generation all preceded her in death, making Thelma the cherished matriarch of both the Canha and Ferreira families.

Thelma mirrored God’s unconditional love and servant’s heart to all who knew her. She delighted in being a long-standing member of the Parish Choir, praising God in song and in community.

Her service will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Monday, September 18, 2017. Family Visitation will be at 8:30 AM, Public Visitation at 9:00 AM, Eulogy at 10:30 AM, and Mass at 11:00 AM. Private burial will take place after Mass.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Thelma to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church at 1627 Mill Street, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793.

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