Louis Gerson Da Costa

October 19, 1925 - March 25, 2024
March 28, 2024 25 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Louis Da Costa of St. Albert passed away on March 25, 2024 at the age of 98.

Louis was born in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa and moved with his family from Kampala Uganda in 1966 to Athabasca, Alberta. Athabasca was their home for 47 years. He was a teacher in Uganda and Athabasca for a total of 40 years. He was extremely proud of his association with the staff and students of Edwin Parr Composite High School and the many friends he made along the way.

Louis was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Gladys, in 2016 and is survived by his son Darryl (Lory); daughters: Gillian and Karen (Blaine); 5 grandchildren: Loni (Matt), Kelsi (Shaun), Curtis (Jessica), Kendal and Victoria. 6 great-grandchildren: Scarlet, Haley, Holly, William, Austin, Daniel; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Louis will be dearly missed by his loving family.

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 11:00 AM
St. Albert Catholic Parish
7 St. Vital Ave, St. Albert, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to St. Gabriel's Parish in Athabasca Alberta.

Those wishing to view the service via live-stream, may do so by accessing the following link: Louis DaCosta Funeral Livestream

  1. Daryl….Our deepest condolences on the passing of your dad. Fond memories from hijinks in his class at school to great times at the golf course. Louis really enjoyed the special times with Aaron ,Pat ,Ken along with other retired seniors playing crib and bridge. Louis was a true gentleman with a very kind soul and will be missed .
    Take care ol friend.
    Kathy, Cal Gilbart and family.

  2. Let me commiserate with the family in their profound loss and grief. May the Almighty grant Eternal Peace to his soul! 🙏

  3. My condolences to the Dacosta family for the los of such a remarkable man . Mr. Dacosta was such a patient , kind hearted and very intelligent soul. May he always remain forever in our hearts! ❤️

  4. Dear the Dacosta family.
    My condolences to all the family. I worked at Edwin Parr High school with Louis for many years and he was such a gentleman and good friend.
    Iris Burritt and family.

  5. We send our prayers in this moment of sadness and loss to each and every member of the Da Costa family. Louis was a true friend ever since we knew him and Gladys in the early sixties in Kampala and as co-parishioners at St. Charles Church in Edmonton. God blessed you all with a wonderful dad, grandad, and great grandad,
    and us with a soft- spoken and true friend!
    Wish you strength and comfort!

  6. My sincere condolences to your family … Louis was always one of the most welcoming, gentle, and friendly co-workers with whom I ever had the good fortune to Teach, and his smile and support shall not be forgotten.

  7. Dear Dacosta family,

    Your mom and dad were our next door neighbours while they lived in Athabasca. We shared a hill with them. They were warmhearted, kind people. We are very sorry about the loss of Mr Dacosta – what an amazing 98 years!

  8. Such a dear man. May his legacy of kindness bring healing to his family.

  9. To all the Family members of my dear High School Teacher (Louis D’ Costa) who taught me in Kololo Secondary School, Kampala Uganda,in the early 60s, I extend my heartfelt condolences.
    Fondly known as Mr D’Costa, this kind, caring and understanding individual captured the hearts of many of his students.He was an excellent Physics teacher!
    He will be fondly remembered!
    May he rest in Peace
    Delphine Francis ( nee D’Souza)

  10. Darryl, Gillian, Karen, and families, I am saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. He was a wonderful teacher, having taught me math all throughout high-school, until I graduated with you, Darryl, in the same class. I won’t forget how he always used to tease me when I’d get to class, because I worked at the Burger Bar at lunch and seemed to have math right after lunch. He used to say he couldn’t concentrate on teaching because all he could smell was french fries…lol He was always kind, and helpful, and quick to smile. Sending love and hugs to you all ❤

  11. Our deepest condolences to the the Da Costa family.
    Louis and Gladys were our neighbours in Kampala, Uganda in the early ‘60s, and good friends of my parents. It was nice to see them again after we moved to Westlock, AB.
    May his soul lie in eternal peace.
    Noel DaCunha & Family

  12. Our deep condolences to your family. May you find comfort in your cherished memories, and the dear man your father was. He will remain in our hearts. Blessings to you✨
    Laura Klotz (McNeil) and McNeil family

  13. Please accept out sincere condolences for the lose of your dear patriarch Louis.
    At our interaction with him at Rivera he was always polite, soft spoken and pleasant, a truly sweet guy.

  14. Dear Daryl and family ,Gillian ,Karen and family sending our prayers and condolences so sad to hear about uncle Louis a lovely kind true gentleman our thoughts are with you at this difficult time love from Auntie Blanche Freda and Andy and family x

  15. Dear Daryl and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. He was such a gentleman and a teacher who was a fine example to all the younger staff. He had a kind heart and left a lasting impression on all who were blessed to have known him. We used to see you at St. Charles Parish when we lived in Castle Downs. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  16. Sending our heartfelt condolences to the Da Costa family. What a beautiful legacy Mr. Da Costa left after a well-lived 98 years. He is fondly remembered as a respected, patient, kind teacher and a dad to our friends and neighbors in Athabasca. He was a gentleman with a big heart and warm smile.

  17. Darryl & Lory
    Please accept our most heartfelt condolences.
    Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  18. Dear Darryl, Lory and Family,
    My heartfelt condolences for your loss. So many beautiful memories to cherish. My prayers and blessings are with you all.
    Take good care, Monika Burns

  19. Darryl Lori and family
    What a wonderful , interesting and long life.He produced some wonderful off spring along the way. Sorry for your loss.

    Scott and Audrey McMorran

  20. Dear Daryl and family ,Gillian and Karen sending our prayers and condolences .
    In Sympathy,
    Susan, Vian and Fiona

  21. Our sincere condolences to the DaCosta family.

    Mr. DaCosta remains a legend for those fortunate enough to have attended his EPC math classes. His teaching method offered a unique & effective blend of serious instruction, kindness, and unexpected hilarity.

    Of course, the lessons didn’t end at EPC. Many an overconfident adolescent was ‘schooled’ on the tennis court by our gentle and dignified math teacher – all without breaking a sweat!

    A true gentleman, he has been an inspiration for those of us fortunate to have crossed paths.

  22. May you Darryl, and your family have loving memories forever in your hearts!
    With love and hugs

    Bernie and Fern

  23. Condolences to the DaCosfa family. Me. DaCosta was my favorite teacher at EPC. I have great memories of his classes including his great sense of humour.

  24. Your Dad was a wonderful teacher, friend and co-worker. Carl and I had some wonderful times with Your Mom and Dad including their 25th wedding anniversary in our back yard!

  25. Dear Darryl, Lory and Family, we are so sorry to hear that your beloved Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather has passed but no doubt his memory will stay present in all generations. Daryl and Kelsi, your eulogy touched on a life that was lived well and filled with love. Our sincere condolences to your entire Family.

    Barbara and Allan

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