AQUILINA. On February 13, at Mater Dei Hospital, ADELINA of Birkirkara, aged 103, passed peacefully away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her sons and her daughters; Mgr. Karm Aquilina, Tessie and her husband Joseph, Joseph and his wife Helen, Mary and her husband Maurice, grandchildren and great-grand children and their families, other relatives and friends. Mass præsente cadavere will be said tomorrow at 2.30pm at St. Helen’s Basilica, Birkirkara followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery in the family grave. Donations to Id-Dar il–Providenza will be appreciated. Lord grand her eternal rest.

BUGEJA. On February 15, at Mater Dei Hospital, Fr EDWARD BUGEJA, O.Carm., of the Mdina Carmelite priory, residing at Dar tal-Kleru, Birkirkara, aged 92, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his Carmelite brethren, his nephew David Bugeja, other relatives and friends. Tomorrow, Fr Edward will lie in state at the Oratory of the Carmelite church, Mdina from 12 noon onwards. The funeral cortège leaves the Oratory at 1.45pm for the Carmelite church, Mdina, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 2pm, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Special thanks go to the directors, sisters and staff of Dar tal-Kleru, Birkirkara, for their dedicated care. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

GATT. On February 13, at Mater Dei Hospital, VICTOR, former Head of Standards Laboratory, Malta, aged 83, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his sad loss his wife Jessie née Ciantar, his daughters Maureen and husband Kenneth, Suzanne, his nephews, Victoria and husband Andrew, Christine and Steve, and Jeffrey, his siblings Joseph, Gemma, Inez and Evelyn, other relatives and friends. The funeral cortege leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow at 1.30pm for Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery where Mass præsente cadavere will be held in the chapel at 2pm followed by interment in the family grave. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

GATT. On February 15, at Mater Dei Hospital, JOSEPH, aged 92, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his dearly beloved wife Mary, née Mifsud Bonnici, his children Peter and Lucienne, Ivan and Karen, and Gabriella and Roland, his grandchildren Mark, Chris, Max, Timi and Gigi, his great-grandchildren Laila and Oliver, his sisters Maggie Laferla and Winifred Abela, in-laws, nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends. The funeral cortège leaves Mater Dei Hospital on Wednesday, February 17 at 1.30pm for Balluta parish church where Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated at 2pm, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

GRIMA. On February 13, at his residence VICTOR of Rabat, aged 70, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of the Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife Vivian, his children Valerie, Vincent and his wife Anke and daughter Amy, his brother Joe and his wife Carmen, his sister Mary and her husband Alfred Balzan, his in-laws Charlie and his wife Silvia, Joe and his wife Carmen, Raymond and his wife Carmen, Stella wife of late Alfred, nephews and nieces, other realtives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital today at 1.30pm for St Augustine Church, Rabat where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 2pm followed by interment at the Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Hospice movement will be greatly appreciated. Lord grant him eternal rest.

MERCIECA. On February 12, GEORGE (ta’ Sufa), nine days short of his 90th birthday, at Gozo General Hospital, passed on to eternal life comforted by the rites of the Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his irreparable loss his beloved wife Annie, his sons and daughter, Fr Joseph Mercieca, Charles and his wife Denise, Mary Grace and her husband Joseph Scicluna, George and his wife Carmen, John and his wife Jacqueline, his treasured grandchildren Elena and her husband Stefano Di Gabriele, Edward, Maria and her fiancé Daniel Sjåvik, Esther, Chris, David, and Elisa, his great grandchildren Lorenzo and Michele, his brother Emanuel and his family, nephews and nieces among whom Can. George Joseph Frendo, other relatives amongst whom Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Mercieca and Can. John Mercieca, and his many friends. The funeral cortège leaves his residence, 72, Vajringa Street, Victoria, tomorrow at 4.15pm, accompanied by the La Stella Band of which he was a devoted bandsman for 49 years. Funeral Mass praesente cadavere will be celebrated at St George’s Basilica at 5pm followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Cemetery, Victoria. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

MICALLEF. On February 12, at Karin Grech Hospital, ĠILJAN widower of Maria Salonna of Birkirkara, aged 87, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his children Charles and his wife Josephine, John, Doris widow of his son Emy, Margaret and her husband Joe and Joe Mikallef and his wife Sharon, his grandchildren Kenneth and his wife Lorraine, Louis and his wife Jacobette, Christopher, Charmaine and her husband Rueben, Sandro and his wife Claudia, Nigel and Rebekka, his great-grandchildren Eman, Emy, Jolene, Jerome, Kelsey and Martina, his sisters Polly and her husband Pawlu and Mary and her husband Michael, his in-law Karmenin and her husband Leli, other relatives and friends. The funeral cortege leaves Mater Dei Hospital today at 2pm to St Therese of Lisieux Sancutary, Birkirkara, where Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated at 2.30pm followed by interment in the family grave at Mosta Cemetery. Donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza will be appreciated. The family regret that they are unable to receive visitors. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

SCERRI. On February 13, at St Xavier’s College, Sahibganj, India, Fr ANTON SCERRI, SJ, aged 88, went to meet the Risen Lord comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his brethren of the Society of Jesus in the Santal Mission in India and in Malta, his sister Carmelina, his brothers Fr John Scerri, SJ, Frankie and his wife Betty, Br Tommy Scerri, SJ, Louis, Godfrey and his wife Josanne, and Tarcisio, nephews and nieces, as well as many friends and benefactors of the Jesuit Mission in India. May he rest in the peace of the Risen Lord.

SULTANA – JOSEPH GEORGE passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on February 12 at Mater Dei Hospital. Dearly missed and never forgotten by his loving wife Juanita, his children Juanita, Marianna, Catherine and Patrick, Joseph and Rowena, and Andrew and Regina as well as his nine grandchildren and three great-grandsons, all of whom he dearly cherished. A true gentleman and an altruistic individual deeply loved by many. Mass will celebrated at Xemxija church today at 2pm.

TABONE. On February 12, Frances from Gzira passed away peacefully at the age of 91 comforted by the rites of the Holy Church, at St Vincent De Paule Residence. She leaves to mourn her loss her sons Robert and his wife Antoinette residing in Maidenhead UK, Simon and his wife Marisa, her grandchildren Rachel, Bruce and Sarah, her brother Silvio Zammit and his wife Giuza, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. The funeral cortege leaves St Vincent De Paule Residence tomorrow at 1.30pm for Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Parish Church, Gzira, where Mass præsente cadavere will be held at 2pm followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request, but Donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

Requiem Mass

On the tenth anniversary of the death of MATTHEW SALIBA, Mass for the repose of his soul will be celebrated tomorrow at 6.30pm at the Oratory, Birkirkara. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

In Memoriam

CARUANA COLOMBO – GIORGINA. In treasured memory of our beloved mother who died on February 15, 1991. Victor and Liana.

DELIA – Dr WALTER DELIA. Cherished and unfading memories of Walter on the third anniversary of his death. Lovingly remembered by his sisters, in-laws and their families.

GAUCI MAISTRE. In loving memory of Judge Dr AGOSTINO GAUCI MAISTRE, today being the 31st anniversary of his death. Fondly remembered by his sons, in-laws and grandchildren. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

PRECA. In loving memory of our beloved mother CARMELINA, today the 37th anniversary of her passing away. Always in our thoughts and prayers. Doris, Lilian, Tony and in-laws. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

Power cuts

Due to scheduled maintenance works on the electricity grid, there will be power cuts today in, or in parts of, the following areas:

Between 7.30am and 2.30pm in Bontadini and Castagna streets, Birkirkara.

Between 7.30am and 2.30pm in Mdina Road, St Francis, St Gabriel, Bontadini and Kannizzata and streets, Balzan.

Between 8am and 2pm in San Martin area, St Paul’s Bay.

Between 8.30am and noon in Archbishop and Merchants streets, Valletta. Between 8.30am and 2pm in Tonin Mallia Vernon, St John the Baptist, Mikelanġ Sapiano, Tal-Ħamrija and Samson streets and alley number one in Tal-Ħarmija Street, Xewkija.

Between 8.30am and 3.30pm in Dr Anton Calleja, Sarġ, 10th March 1885, Independence, Tower, Kalandrijiet, Ta’ Xewka and Xagħri streets and St Gregory and Orvieto squares and alley in Ta’ Xirfi Streets, Kerċem.

Between 9am and 3pm in St Mary and St Simon streets, St Paul’s Bay.

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