Renowned emcee 68-year-old Neville D’Souza passes away in Canada


Gerry D’Mello

Daijiworld Media Network – Toronto

Toronto, Sep 18: One of the highly acclaimed personality and the renowned emcee ex-Abu Dhabi Neville D’Souza (68) passed away due to an accident outside his home on September 16 here in Mississauga, Canada. This news of tragic loss has come as total shock for his family and thousands of friends.

Neville was born in Bahrain on April 28, 1953 to the late Robert and Elizabeth D’Souza. He grew up in Bengaluru and after his studies arrived in Abu-Dhabi in 1976. He worked in Gray-Mackenzie for four years and later at the British Embassy until his retirement in 2005 as the Commercial Attaché. He moved to Canada in 2005 to be with his family.

Neville was a highly acclaimed emcee and compered high level programmes in the Middle East and in Canada. He compered may events organized by KCO Abu-Dhabi and the Mangalorean Association of Canada.

He leaves behind his mom Elizabeth D’Souza, beloved wife Joyce, his sons Lennon and Elton/Ann Marie, his grandchildren Mateo, Avery and Isla, his brothers Melville and Clarille.

Neville will be laid to rest on September 20. The funeral will be live streamed.


Visitation and funeral service details:

Visitation:
Sunday September 19, 6-8 PM
St John's Dixie Cemetery & Crematorium
737 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, ON
L4Y 2B5

Funeral Service:
Monday September 20, 10 AM
St Joseph Parish
5440 Durie Rd, Mississauga, ON
L5M 2J5

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • John Travasso, daughter Astrid and son Lyndon., Goa / Abu Dhabi

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Extremely shocked and saddened to learn about the untimely demise of dear Neville. He was a good friend of the family and we had the honour to have him, despite his busy schedule at the British Embassy, to emcee at our Silver Wedding in 1990. Neville was a great personality, loveable and always with a smile on his face. May God grant his soul eternal rest and give his family strength to bear this great irreparable loss.

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  • Marita Coelho, Mangalore/Toronto

    Mon, Sep 20 2021

    My deepest condolences to all the bereaved family members on the sudden passing away of Neville. May his soul rest in peace. Cherish the many beautiful memories of a loved family member and know you have an angel watching over you. Thoughts and prayers are with you all Marita Coelho and family

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  • Franky & Philomen, Bajpe / Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Sep 20 2021

    Dear Joyce and family members. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the sudden demise of Neville. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Grenville boward, Ajax Ontario

    Mon, Sep 20 2021

    It is shocking to hear the death of Neville. I known him from Bangalore toAbu Dhabi. Its a tragic loss to lose a kind hearted person like Neville who has been loved by everyone. May his dear soul rest in peace. Grenville,Josephine and family.

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  • Sidney & Lizzie D'souza, Belman, Abu Dhabi/Bangalore

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    Extremely sad and shocked to learn about the untimely demise of dear Neville. He was one of the well respected Indians in Abu Dhabi. Apart from being a very talented and sought after Emcees, Neville was also connected with several social and cultural organisations. Known Neville for over 25 years having been associated with Indian Professional and business Group, India Social Centre, Aloysian Agnesian Group. He will be dearly missed. May Almighty God grant him eternal peace and strength for his family to bear this great loss.

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  • Marie Kumar, Mississauga, Canada

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    Very saddened to hear the shocking news of Neville's demise. I knew him way back in Abu Dhabi from 1980-1990, and have good memories of him. Our sincere condolences to his family, and may God give his family the courage and endurance to bear this immeasurable loss. We will continue to pray for his departed soul. May his soul RIP.

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  • Lionel DSouza, Bangalore

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    Dear Joyce and family, Pls accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dearest loved one. Aunty Lizzie and her children are known to us as our mum's (Marcelline's) friend. We will carry you all in our prayers. May Neville's soul rest in peace. Our love and prayers, Marcelline, Lionel/Vanessa/Leann and the rest of the D'Souza's

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  • Lily Dsouza, Mangalore/Bahrain/Canada

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    Dear Joyce and family members My heartfelt condolences to you all let God give you strength and courage to bear this difficult time also pray for his soul Rest In Peace Lily and family

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  • Ronald Dsouza, Mississauga, Toronto

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    Very sad news certainly a shock for all of us Mangaloreans Canada. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Romeo Barbosa, Goa

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    We knew Neville as a very funny, smart and loving person. Ophelia and I are very sorry to hear of the loss. Our Condolences and prayers to the family.

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  • Charles Govias, Mangalore dubai

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Sad to hear the tragic news. Heartfelt condolences to the family

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  • Ivan & Lydwin Lobo, Barebail/Canada

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Very saddened to hear about untimely death of Neville. Our heartfelt condolences to D'Souza family. I had known Neville over the past 15 years - a real gentleman and an amazing personality. May God grant the strength and courage to overcome this loss in the lives of bereaving family. May God grant him eternal rest. Adieus Neville.

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  • Ivan & Venny D’Lima, Mangalore/Canada

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Dearest Joyce, Elton, Lennon , mother Lizzie & the extended D’ family My family joins your family in prayers during these difficult days and please accept our heartfelt condolences on your loss. We will always carry Neville’s memories of our happy meetings and camaraderie whenever we met on occasions. We pray for his soul to Rest In Peace and for strength for you all to move on in the coming days. God Bless.

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  • Romeo /Violet Pereira, Mississauga. Canada.

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Dear Joyce and family. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the sudden demise of Neville. May his soul rest in heavenly peace🙏 May God grant you strength and comfort at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  • Vincent and Prescilla Machado, Shirva/ Canada .

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Saddened and shocked to hear that our dear Neville is no more. His towering personality, friendly attitude and humour will be missed . He will be always remembered in our prayers .We pray to God to give courage and strength to his mother, Joyce and his dear children.

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  • Ingrid n Kyle Dsouza, Mumbai - India

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Dearest Joyce, Lennon, Elton n family members, Deeply saddened to hear about the sudden passing away of Neville. May God grant grant you the strength n comfort to cope with this tragic loss. May Neville RIP

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  • Sarvotham Shetty, Pareekha / Abu Dhabi

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    It was shocking to hear that Neville is no more. Heartfelt condolences dear Joyce, Lenin, Elton. & other members of the family. He was very active when he was in Abu Dhabi, conducting May Queen Ball at India Social Centre for many years and was a very good MC. He was very helpful for me when I became the President of India Social Centre twice. His spontaneous natural sense of humor captured thousands of admirers in UAE , Abu Dhabi in particular. He was part of every Community Functions in Abu Dhabi, India Social Centre, Indian Ladies Association, KCO, Paradela, St.Joseph Church to name a few. We all are in total shock for this tragic loss. He will be missed a lot. May his departed soul rest in eternal peace...

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  • Flavian & Miriam Pinto, Bejai/Toronto

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Saddened to know a leading Mangalorean personality, a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend is no more. Entire community is mourning at the untimely demise of dear Neville. We grew up together in Bejai, Kapikad at his early schooling days, then he moved to Bangalore. He was a great orator and outstanding MC; his many contributions to the community and especially in Abu Dhabi are unparalleled. I met him two weeks ago, and he was full of vigor and charm with his usual sense of humor. Dear Joyce, A. Lizzy, and members of the family, please accept our heartfelt condolences in your bereavement. May the good time spent together, the joys and laughter shared together, help you to overcome the grief during this challenging time. May dear Neville’s departed soul rest in peace. Flavian and Miriam

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  • Allen & Kanthi, Al Ain / Canada

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Dearest Joyce, Lennon, Elton, Aunty Lizzie, Melwyn, Clary and all the extended members of D'Souza family. We are saddened by the sudden demise of our beloved Neville. I cherish the fond memories of Neville picking my brother and myself from the boarding home in Blore on his bicycle, when we were little kids to spend every weekend with his family. We met again as adults in Abu Dhabi and spent numerous occasions together celebrating good times. Destiny brought us together again in Canada and he made us feel very welcome in this new land. We will always cherish the wonderful memories of times spent together at family get togethers. Neville was larger than life. Entertained everyone with his spontaneous humour and brought smile to everyone who met him. Neville will never be forgotten. We will always think of him with great fondness and celebrate his life with wonderful happy memories. Heartfelt condolences to all of you. May the Lord bring you peace and comfort during this difficult times. Keeping all of you in our prayers. Yours in grief Allen, Kanthi, Anzette and Abigail.

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  • Max Mendes, Taccode/Toronto

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Dear Joyce, Lennon, Elton and the bereaved family, We are deeply shocked and saddened by the untimely demise of Neville. His passing away has left a void in our community. May God give you'll strength to bear this irreparable loss. May eternal rest grant unto him and may his soul RIP. Our thoughts and prayers are with you'll during this time of grief. Max, Nancy Mendes and family.

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  • SEN EAPEN, Cochin / Mississauga, Canada.

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Dear Joyce and family, Our heartfelt condolences, on this untimely demise of a loving Husband, friendly Father, a dear Grandpa and a genuine FRIEND for all of us. As rightly said yesterday by ISC General Manager Mr. Raju, the crowd who came to attend the ISC May Queen pageants was to listen to our Dear Neville. Praying for Neveille's soul to Rest In Peace.

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  • Prescilla & Maxim D'Mello and family, Karkala / Toronto, Canada

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Dear Joyce, Elton, Lennon and members of D'Souza family. It is really shocking that Neville is no more. He was very humble and always willing to support Mangalorean community in Canada. May the Lord grant him eternal peace and to you his near and dear ones, the strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss. We keep you all in our prayers. Prescilla & Maxim D'Mello and family

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  • Noel Andrade, Mangalore/New Jersey

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Heartfelt Condolences to his wife Joyce, children & entire family. His talent will never be forgotten. Good friend of the family. Never charged to share his talent. We will miss you. Noel, Julie & Nicholas Andrade

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  • Cyril / Judith Pereira, Bangalore

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Dear Joyce and family members Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the untimely demise of Neville. He was a very humble, loving and helpful person. His presence alone would make any function lively. He made our 25th wedding anniversary which we celebrated in Abu Dhabi so memorable by emceeing the function. We cannot forget his witty jokes when we went to Canada in 2018. Pray that God grant him eternal happiness and give you all strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss. We are with you in prayers.

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  • Gerry and Audrey, Bejai, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Our heartfelt condolences to Joyce and all family members on the sad demise of Neville. It was a really terrible news to hear and shocking. We always remember him as a kind soul with a beautiful heart and a compere par excellence. May His soul Rest In Peace.

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  • Tony DCruz & fly, Belman / Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Neville's departure was very very unexpected for all of us. Our heartfelt condolences to Joyce, Lennon, Elton & family. May his soul rest in eternal peace

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  • Michael & Grace D'Silva, Ex Abu Dhabi / Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Dear Joyce, Elton, Lennon and all family members. It is indeed very sad to accept the reality that Neville is no more. He was a dignified gentleman, yet very humble and down to earth. He had something good to say to everyone he came across and left them with a smile on their faces through his numerous witty anecdotes. He will be missed by a multitude of admirers and well wishers all around the globe. We at Emirates Paradela, St. Josephs Abu Dhabi community, ISC, ILA, KCO and a host of other associations in Abu Dhabi have always admired his communicating skills to such large crowds. May the Lord grant him eternal peace and to you his near and dear ones, the fortitude and courage to face the future without your dear Neville. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.

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  • Oswald Martis & Family., Manipal/Abu Dhabi

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Very Shocking and Sad News. Dear Family members, Please accept our heartfelt condolences. May Almighty God give you all, the strength to bear his great loss and Eternal Rest to his departed soul. May his soul Rest In Peace.

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  • Felix Frank Dsilva, Valencia Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Dear Joyce and all family members Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We knew Neville since he came to Abudhabi. When he was bachelor he used to come to our house every morning as long as our neighbor. We remained as his close friend. We had a very good time at his place when we visited Canada and he treated us very well. We miss our dear friend. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Dear Joyce take courage. We join in your sorrow and prayers. Felix, Felcy Dsilva and family.

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  • Dolphy & Lulla Vas, Moodbidri/AbuDhabi

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Dear Joyce ,Lennon , Elton, Ann Marie , Auntie Lizie and members of the family With Total shock and propound sadness we received the terrible news of Accident and untimely death of our beloved Neville. Still we are in shock as it looks unreal and difficult to accept. I can write for hours about my association with Neville. His talent for Emcee of any functions was exceptional. His spontaneous natural sense of humor captured thousands of admirers in UAE , Abu Dhabi in particular. He was part of every Community Functions in Abu Dhabi, ISC, Indian Ladies Association, KCO, Paradela to name a few. He was instrumental with other two gentlemen who in 1987 conceived, planned and executed the famous "Christmas Festival'at St Joseph Cathedral Church and Compered for next 10-15 years, and now main annual event, which savings benefit thousands underprivileged in many Countries. Personally he was very close to the family and emcee for our First Child Christening. He has touched hears of Thousands and he would be missed but always will be remembered. Please accept our heartfelt Condolences and truly we share your grief and pray for his soul to rest in peace and specially God give strength to his mother Auntie Lizy and all of you to bear this terrible loss in your lives. Goodbye dear Friend Neville With propound sadness Lulla Dolphy Leann/Joel , Ryan/Tiffany , Dylan and Brendan

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  • Edmond Rita Noronha, Kirem-Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Falling short of words to express our sorrow on the unexpected n sudden demise of Neville. Our hearts touch with Joyce the sorrowful family. Rest in peace, Nevelle.

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  • Sheela Lewis, Bangalore

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Dear Mrs. D'Souza, Please accept my sympathies on the passing away of your dear son Neville. May his soul rest in peace. May God give you the grace to bear this great loss.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    This is shocking news to all his fans. RIP Neville D'Souza. My heartfelt condolences to his wife, and all his loved ones.

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  • Patrick Fernandes & Family, Bondel/Abu Dhabi

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to his bereaved family.May God give them the strength to bear the loss specially his greiving mother.His fond memories will be remembered by many.May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Loveina Noronha, MANGALORE/BANGALORE

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    It was shocking to hear that Neville is no more. Heartfelt condolences dear Joyce, Lenin, Elton. & other members of the family. May God give you all the strength & courage to bear this untimely end to his life. May he rest in peace.

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  • Jossie Mascarenhas, Bajpe

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    He was a great friend of mine. His demise is certainly a shock for all of us Mangaloreans. May his soul rest in heaven .

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  • Lancy Meena DSilva, Mangalore/Abu Dhabi

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to all family members of Neville. May God grant you all strength and courage to bear this great loss. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Richard and Vandana Menezes, Mississauga/Canada

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Dear aunty Joyce and family members, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Uncle Neville. We are shocked and deeply saddened by this news. May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord,and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul Rest In Peace.

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  • Cynthie n Rony Fernandes, Mangalore/Canada

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Our heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family and the loved ones on this terrible loss. May God comfort you and grant you the strength to bear this untimely and tragic end to his life! He was a very humble and loving person. Sure has earned his reward in heaven. May his soul RIP. You are in our thoughts n prayers. 🙏💐💕

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  • Cynthie n Rony Fernandes, Mangalore/Canada

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Our heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family and the loved ones on this terrible loss. May God comfort you and grant you the strength to bear this untimely and tragic end to his life! He was a very humble and loving person. Sure has earned his reward in heaven. May his soul RIP. You are in our thoughts n prayers. 🙏💐💕

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  • Dolphi & Mable Saldanha & Family, Abu Dhabi/ Alvares Compound, Kadri, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Our condolences to all family members of Neville.

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  • Nita Pinto, Mangalore/Auckland

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Shocking to hear that Neville is no more. Our heartfelt condolences to the family members. May God grant you strength, courage and fortitude to bear his immense loss. Sylvan and Nita Pinto

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