1967 - 2020
Nena Thomas, 53, of Rocky Mountain House, Alta., passed away on Sept. 9, 2020.
She was born on July 12, 1967, in Dumaguete, Philippines, as the fifth child out of eleven children to her late parents, Susano and Delfina Estrellado. As a young woman she left home to travel and find work. She was a hard worker and independent.
Nena had met her late husband, Barry Thomas, as a pen pal, before they had gotten married in 1998 in the Philippines. Together they moved to Canada after their only daughter was born.
Nena had worked as a foster parent for almost 10 years and was working on becoming a Home Care Aid. She dedicated her life helping to provide for her family in Canada and in the Philippines. She loved to cook, and she was always on her feet working on something.
She was preceded in death by her husband Barry Thomas, her mother Delfina Estrellado, and her father Susano Estrellado.
Those who are left to mourn her loss are her daughter; Banny Thomas, her family in Canada and the Philippines, classmates, friends and all those who were part of her life. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
A celebration of Nena’s life will take place at the chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home, Rocky Mountain House, Alta., on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.
Condolences may be forwarded to www.rockyfuneralhome.ca.
Rocky Funeral and Sylvan Lake Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626.