The American Society of Rio de Janeiro is immensely saddened to report that our community has lost one of its most beloved members. Marion Way, a longstanding Society member, Governor and head of our charity committee, died of heart failure after a long illness. He was 82 years old, having come to Brazil in 1962 [...]
We regret to inform you that Howard Borsden passed away on Friday 23rd November after a short illness. As a young boy Howard lived in Rio where he attended the British School. He retained many happy memories of those years and having lived in Britain, Sultanate of Oman, Sudan, Holland and France he moved back [...]
It is with great sadness that we inform the passing of Maud Amara de Kerekrethy, M.B.E. A funeral service will be held at the Gamboa British Cemetery, 18th October, 2012 at 2PM. Courtesy of The British & Commonwealth Society of Rio de Janeiro.
Barbara Betty Hobbs M. da Rocha – she worked for many years faithfully in the kitchen organizing the volunteers who make jams, chutneys, pickles, christmas puddings and cakes. She is greatly missed! Courtesy of The British & Commonwealth Society of Rio de Janeiro.
Kathleen Joyce Anderson – a staunch supporter of Christ Church and the WDA over many years. She left many fond memories with those who knew her. Courtesy of The British & Commonwealth Society of Rio de Janeiro.
It is with great sadness that the American Society of Rio de Janeiro conveys the news that Gerry Goldstein, our friend, colleague and mainstay of Rio’s American community for as long as most of us can remember, has died. The funeral was held on November 21st. To Gerry’s family and friends: “Ha’makom yenahem etkhem betokh [...]
We have received some very sad news. The BCS Council announced that Andy Bott suffered a sudden, massive heart attack and unfortunately did not survive it. His wife Evani has asked to pass this sad news on and let everyone know that the funeral was Thursday, at the Jardim Sulacap Cemetery in the Zona Oeste of [...]
Sadly, Albert T. Healey, OBE ,passed away on the morning of Saturday, the 1st of October after a long bout of illness. As Chairman, Albert was a driving force in the British Chamber of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro for a number of years in the 80s before he retired to rural England. His hard [...]
It is with great sadness that we communicate the passing of Klaus Wolfring on Saturday, September 3rd, 2011. The funeral will be held at the English Cemetery in Gamboa on Monday, September 5th at 2PM. Klaus and his family have been faithful BCS members for a number of years and he had also sung for [...]
Donald Coggin, a member of the British community, died last Saturday, 13th August. Donald resided latterly in São Pedro da Serra and is survived by his wife, Maria de Jesus, and their daughter. Donald was a member of the Royal British Legion, having served on active service in the Royal Engineers for 6 years, during [...]