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Gertrudis “Tulio” Ortega

November 16, 1921 - December 6, 2021

On Monday, December 6, 2021, in London, Ontario, Gertrudis “Tulio” Ortega passed away peacefully at the age of 100.  Beloved husband of 69 years to Petrona del Carmen Ortega, Tulio is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who all loved him deeply.

Whether it was through his love of music or a good joke, Tulio demonstrated a genuine ability to create happiness among people he was with.  He was a humble man who offered a wealth of knowledge to those with whom he engaged in conversation, with topics ranging from wildlife and flowers to different gardening techniques. His appreciation of life was always shown in his positive attitude and the gentle gift of expression.

Tulio’s best-loved past time during his formative years was to fish in the Lempa River in Central America. Tulio enjoyed music and singing his favourite songs which brought delight to those present. His gentle voice and kind smile will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.


Being kind to others was his way of life. He will be forever missed.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis – St. Martin Parish, 46 Cathcart Street, London, on Friday, December 10, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.  Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Cemetery following the service.  Masks or facial coverings will be required at all times.  Proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID -19 is not required to attend the Funeral Mass, but space is limited and registration is required.

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Estimada Anita y Familia, Reciban nuestro mas sentido pésame por la partida de su amado padre que nuestro Señor lo tenga en su santa Gloria. Su recuerdo siempre estará vivo en nuestras oraciones. Nos unimos a ustedes con un cálido abrazo. Bendiciones. Jorge,Rhina y Andrea Escalante

~ Rhina

Querida Anita, Recibe mis mas sinceras condolencias por la muerte de tu padre. Mis oraciones para ti y toda tu familia. Pido a Dios que el alma de tu papá descanse en Paz y brille para el la luz Perpetua . Te envío un fuerte abrazo querida Hnita en Cristo Jesús y Muchas Bendiciones!

~ María Doucet

Querida Anita y Familia Siento mucho la muerte de tu querido Padre. Recibe mis más sinceras condolencias y también un muy fuerte abrazo. Que el Señor lo tenga en su Santa Gloria y les conceda el consuelo y la paz a ti y a tu familia.

~ Alejandra

Our condolences to Tia Carmen and entire family, may God give you all comfort and peace during this time of sorrow. Liss and Richard Roy

~ Lissette Gallardo Roy

Services for Gertrudis “Tulio” Ortega

Funeral Mass will be held at:
St. Francis - St. Martin Parish 46 Cathcart Street London, Ontario, Canada N6C 3L7

December 10, 2021 12:00 pm

Burial will be held at:
St. Peter's Cemetery and Holy Family Chapel Mausoleum 806 Victoria Street London, Ontario, Canada N5Y 4E1

December 10, 2021 1:30 pm


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