Denzal da Vitoria Lobo

February 18, 2021 43 Condolences Print Obituary

da VITORIA LOBO, Denzal of Edmonton, Alberta passed away suddenly on February 14/2021.

Born in Bombay, India on June 21, 1952, he was the son of late Alberto M.A. da Vitoria Lobo and late Bernadette Mendanha da Vitoria Lobo. Denzal spent his school life at Loyola High School in beautiful Goa and at the age of 15 went to University in Bombay, India, where he did his Bachelors in Architecture degree at the Sir J.J. College of Architecture. He migrated to Halifax, Canada in 1973 to continue his studies in architecture at Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS), Dalhousie University. In 1977 he moved to Edmonton, the west coast of Canada and in 1981 established Weed Lobo Architects Ltd.

Denzal is survived by his loving wife Patricia (nee Guggenmos) of Edmonton, children Leisl in Alberta and Terrill in Las Vegas, his brothers Luis (Janet), Ehrlich (late Elaine), Niels (Jasmine) and sisters Lygia (Joseph), Avila (Louis), several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Denzal lived his life to the fullest, always believed his cup runneth over and ‘Attitude is Everything’. He loved music, ballroom dancing, good food (especially the desserts), travelling around the world and Canada capturing the beauty with fabulous photography. He was an active member of his Church group and took a leadership role in the Knights of Columbus, where he organized several fun/fund raisers for this organization.

Denzal, with his charismatic personality loved socializing and enjoyed planning events for the Edmonton Goan Association where he was President for 2 terms. During this time he organized the taking of ‘the Oath for New Canadian Citizens’ with dignitaries attending the ceremony hosted by the Edmonton Goan Club. He was also instrumental in having a float representing the Edmonton Goan Club for the Klondike Day parade.

He was a perfectionist but always had a smile especially when organizing events for the Les Amies Dance Club (celebrating 100 years in 2022), as he loved ballroom dancing. Cruising was one of his more recent passions where he could dance the evening away with Patricia and take breathtaking photos of ports they visited.

Rest In Eternal Peace, Denzal.

Due to COVID restrictions, visitation is not allowed. The service will be held virtually from the Trinity Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 10am MST (Edmonton) and will be broadcast on the link below for all to view.

Other corresponding time zones:
10.30 pm IST (Mumbai, Goa)
6.00 pm CET (Switzerland)
5.00 pm GMT (UK)
1.30 pm Newfoundland
1.00 pm AST (Halifax)
12.00 pm EST (Ontario,Atlanta,Florida
11.00 am CST (Saskatchewan, Texas)
9.00 am PST (B.C., California, Nevada

  1. Our deepest sympathies
    Joe and Antonetta fernandes.May your soul rest in peace

    • Denzil took a chance on me when I was a young junior Architectural Technologist. Due to his genius mentality, charismatic leadership, and strong guidance, I grew to become an Intermediate Technologist and then later learned how to invest and become an entrepreneur. He always pushed me even when I didn’t want to be pushed. His constant guidance and motivation led me to pursue my passions. He lived a purpose driven life. He is one of the greatest mentors I have ever met. He even influenced me more than Tony Robbins and other great leaders I have met. Denzil I know you are with the Lord. You design a beautiful mansion in heaven so that I can visit you when I pass away too. I will see you again my friend and mentor.

      • Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Lobo family. Denzal was a talented architect with a zest for life! Your gusto, your cheerfulness and your big smile will be missed by all, Denzal. May your soul Rest In Peace.
        Ludo, Odette and family

        • My deepest condolences to Denzal Lobo’s family. Denzal you made a difference. Rest in Peace. Eternal Rest Grant Unto You.

    • Our heartfelt condolences to the Lobo Family

      Denzal was a very Jolie person with a great smile. May he rest in eternal peace

      Francis & Blanche

  2. What a wonderful tribute to a man who lived life to the fullest not just for himself and his family but all around him. Sych a huge loss! May his soul rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with Patricia and the rest of his family and friends

  3. My heartfelt condolences to Patricia, Leisl, Terrill, Lygia, Avila, Luis, Ehrlich and Niels. May Our Lord give you strength to face this sad loss. May the soul of dear Denzal Rest in Peace 🙏

    • Our heartfelt condolences to Patricia, Lygia, Je, Avila, Luis and the family.
      Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him and May his soul Rest In Peace.

      Sandra and Melwin Figueiredo.

  4. My heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family,friends and akin to have lost great and jolie personality, to the new world, for eternal peace and solitude.

  5. To a dear and wonderful friend DENZEL you are with GOD now and Rest In Peace you deserve it for all the love you gave every one.
    Your friend always Paul Froment

  6. What a beautiful tribute, to a wonderful man. My deepest condolences, my prayers are with you.

  7. A day of many memories of Denzal Lobo “Your life was a blessing. Your memory is a treasure. You are loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure.”
    R.I.P. my friend until we meet again!

    • My deepest condolences to to Patricia, and the Lobo family and at this difficult time. Denzal will be missed greatly by all.

    • my sincerest condolences to you Patricia, Be brave as The Good Lord will be By U, n Denzil will allways be in your mind ,thoughts , n actions, U Patricia have been a wonderful Companion when He needed most, May the Good Lord be kind to Denzil, n to U MayJesus Protect n Guard U , Denzil was my Companion in Sir JJ College of Architecture, He was A Wonderful Human Being, allways thinking n Taughtfull of others.
      Good by My friend, U were worthy to be called a Friend.
      Architect Jose Henriques , Goa ,India

  8. Dear Patricia,

    My sincere condolences on the sudden loss of Denzal. May our collective Unity friendship ease you through these difficult times and just know that my love, thoughts and prayers are with you.

    May God hold Denzal in the palm of His hand.🌹

  9. Denzal was a kind and compassionate man that I met through the Knights of Columbus. When he served on the executive with me I was inspired by his organizational skills an precision of all things he took on. The laughter we shared and the journeys we had will remain with me. Rest In Peace Denzal and thanks for the friendship.
    Patricia, Anna and I send Hugs and prayers to you during this sad time. May you also find peace knowing that your husband is in loving hands.

  10. In the short time that I met him I always found him to be a man who had a good heart and a welcoming smile. He was always ready to help other people no matter what the need. He will be truly missed.

  11. Patricia I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you for strength and stamina in the days ahead. You and Denzil made such a difference in my life when you encouraged me to go on the cruise to South America and the decisions I made as a result. He was a man of love and devotion to you and shared his knowledge and passion for life to with all who knew him. Rest In Peace Denzil

  12. Our deepest sympathies to the family. He was a great supporter of the Edmonton Goan Association, we can never forget the events he organized and his concern to make sure people were comfortable even on a Community camping trip in Rocky Mountain House some years ago. May his soul RIP.
    Gracias family.

  13. My sincerest condolences, Patricia and family of Denzel. He epitomised everything loving and beautiful in Unity and his physical absence will leave a great void. I hold you in my prayers.

  14. Our deepest sympathy to you Patricia. Our love and prayers !

  15. Patricia, please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear husband Denzal who was a special friend to me despite the great distance between us. We developed a bond many years ago while in school of architecture in Halifax, which I still cherish to this day despite infrequent contact.
    I am sure he must’ve gone on to a new place with that smile on his face, and will be resting in peace.

    • Our deepest sympathies to Patricia and the Lobo family.
      Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these sad times.
      May Denzal RIP.

  16. My wife, Liesse, and I offer our sincere and loving sympathy to Patricia, Liesl and family, Terrill and family, and the rest of the family during this time of grief and pain. We deeply mourn Denzal’s loss with all of you. Over the years we knew Denzal as a close friend. The “joie de vivre” he exuded, the love of Jesus he expressed through his dedication to the Knights of Columbus movement, his professionalism as an architect, and his natural down-to-earth sense of fun, will surely bring you comfort in moments of despair! May God keep you safe and strong!

  17. We were very close friends of Denzal Lobo from Halifax, N.S.
    He went to the same Nova Scotia Technical university with my husband, we used to live in the same building in Halifax. Denzal was a fun loving person. We spent a lot of good times with him.

    Rest In Peace Denzal !

  18. Denzal was a very special man who contributed immensely to Les Amies Dance Club. We will remember him for his enthusiasm, his energy, and his innovative ideas. Over the years he contributed in so many ways – he was truly a pillar of the Club. We will miss him but his spirit will live on at Les Amies.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Patricia. We’ll miss seeing the two of you together on the dance floor!

    Ruth and Bruce West, Les Amies Dance Club members

  19. Deepest condolences to Patricia, Liesl, Terrill and all the family. Will always remember Denzal for his welcoming smile. May he rest in peace.

  20. your gust for life and your creative talents will be missed Denzal. Thank you for being a good friend.

    my condolences to you Patricia. Take good care.

    Franco & Bas.

  21. Our deepest sympathy to Patricia and condolences to the Lobo family. Denzal has been a wonderful long time friend. He was a kind person, full of energy, enthusiasm and always had a positive attitude. Denzal will surely be missed.

  22. Our sincere sympathies to Patrica and the Lobo family. Denzal will be missed greatly.

  23. We are so grateful to have known Denzal, both as a friend and as a business associate. Our hearts go out to you, Patricia, during this difficult time and may sweet, wonderful memories bring you peace. There will never be another Denzal and we have been blessed to have been a small part of his life!

    May the Good Lord bless you.

  24. No one could meet and get to know Denzal without his influencing them for the better as a result. His enthusiasm was contagious. Now at eternal peace, he surely will continue bestowing that grace upon everyone he encounters.
    My deepest condolances to Patricia and their families and many friends.

    • Denzal was a great man, of whom I had the pleasure to get to know quite well. Always positive and full of energy.may he rest in peace and his memory live on with us all through the loving memories he created with us

  25. Dear Denzal

    Your passing has left a large hole in my heart. You were gone before I knew it and only God knows why. My heart aches with sadness that only time can heal, You will be missed. Until we meet again in that wonderful place where we can be together in His wonderful presence. throughout eternity. You fought the good fight, you won the race. You are at peace. You are my hero, rest in peace. Patricia and families are in my thoughts and prayers.

  26. Our heart felt sympathies to Patricia and all the Lobo family on the passing of our dear friend Denzal. We were part of the dancing group for some time and we also worked together when Denzal was President of EGA but more so we were good friends for many years. Denzal was one of the hardest working persons and He will be missed in many circled. God is with you Denzal. Farewell

  27. My condolences to Patricia and Lobo family. Denzal was a good person. I can still clearly remember sitting with him by the door of the Glenrose Hospital then I saw Patricia lifting and bringing Denzal’s walker from the corridor far away towards Denzal. I turned to Denzal and told him that he chose a very kind wife to marry. With a big smile on his face, he said “Yes I did” Rest in Peace Denzal you will be missed by many that experienced your kindness.

  28. Our sincere condolences Patricia.
    We will always remember Denzel for his friendliness and enthusiasm. We loved to watch the two of you dance.
    Take good care,
    Jim & Sandra Lockhart

  29. So sorry to hear of Denzel passing away, may he rest in peace and shine down on us from above .

  30. My deepest condolences to Patricia and all members of Denzel’s loving family. News of his passing brings sadness and sweet memories. In 1974 Denzel and I travelled to our architectural work terms in Western Canada. After a difficult start from Halifax, Denzel went on to establish the Canadian record for longest hitchhike from a single ride. Denzel and I got a lift in Hartland, New Brunswick and, over a relaxed trip of 2 weeks, Denzel and our benefactor went all the way to Vancouver. I would have shared the record if I hadn’t disembarked in Jasper and went back to Edmonton. That was a trip that bonded our friendship forever, one that remains undiminished, even today. Rest in peace old friend, you have left this world a better place for having been in it, and giving of yourself so generously.

  31. Condolences to Patricia and family. Denzel was a classmate at the School of Architecture. Denzel was one of the kindest men that I knew. He was also a man of high principles. I am so sorry for your loss.

  32. Patricia,

    May the stars carry your sadness away. Denzal was a bright shining star. May he continue to guide you in your life’s journey and bring you solace with your many beautiful memories.

    Much love,
    Karin Wollis

  33. I’m so sorry for your loss Patricia. Condolence to you and your family. You and Denzal were the first people I met when I first came to Canada and you opened your home to me. I will never forget that. Denzal will truly be missed and forever in our hearts.

  34. Sorry for your loss Patricia.

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