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Dr. Dzintra Fernandez

Dr. Dzintra Fernandez

Passed on: February 13th, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Dzintra Fernandez (neé Parums) on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories of a beautiful, brilliant matriarch are her three daughters: Bridget and her partner, Matt, Anahata and her husband, Tim, and Angela; along with her two granddaughters: Nevé age 12, and Isabel age 9. Dzintra, a pioneer in her field, was a pathologist at Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine and the Health Sciences Centre for three decades before retiring in 2007. Born in Latvia in 1941, Dzintra’s nuclear family found their way through post war Europe to safely settle in England where she grew up with her three siblings George, Andy and Dinah all of whom have survived her. Dzintra attended medical school in Sheffield where she met and married Dr. Peter Giles Fernandez, who sadly predeceased her on October 25, 2017. Resilient, optimistic and insightful, Dzintra will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends may visit the family at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Sunday, February 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service to honor Dzintra’s life will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, February 19 at 2:00 pm. A private inurnment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dzintra’s memory may be made to the Health Care Foundation in support of Neurology Services. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.carnells.com.


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