Dulce DeSantos-Guzman

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dearest hulasistah, Dulce. She peacefully died in her sleep early Tuesday morning, the 2nd of August, 2016. She is so much loved by her only daughter, Stephanie and her husband, Hernando. They would have been married for 30 years on August 18th. She was the beloved daughter to Luis and Priscila DeSantos and sister to Apollo, Lydia, Olivia and Cielo. On her husband’s family, she was the daughter-in-law to Lydia Guzman and sister-in-law to Dr. Leonardo Guzman. Dulce will be missed tremendously by all her family and friends. Hernando & Dulce were just in Hawaii this early July visiting her favourite place on earth. She loved Polynesian and Ballroom dancing.


Prayers and Celebration of Life

Prayers and celebration of life will be held on Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 6:00pm at Garden Hill Funeral Home, 11765 224th Street, Maple Ridge.

Funeral Mass
Funeral Mass will will be held on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 12 noon, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 20285 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge.

Dulce will be loved forever. And she will be missed so much. As she always says, “Life goes on” but sadly, “Life” for us will never be the same again.

Expressions of sympathy can be made below.

Contact information:

Garden Hill Cremation and Funeral Services, 11765-224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A5, Canada - Phone: (604) 463-8161 Fax: 604-463-2929 Email: info@gardenhill.ca

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  1. We love you, Dulce.

    Stephanie and Hernando

  2. Dearest Auntie Dulce,

    I can’t believe that you are no longer with us…just the other we were talking about you and remembering your laughter and your sassy moves, you are truly a joy to all of us, but perhaps God has a better plan for you up there in the heavens above, make sure you keep those Angels in line with your eccentric personality, I believe that one is never gone from this world, but simply in a better place where only happiness exist and no pains or worries. You will always be in our hearts, “life goes on” as you say that spirit will live on in all of us. Love you. Blessed Be.

  3. Sonny & Rose Aquino :

    Rest in peace Dulce DeSantos Guzman. You are now among saints & angels in heaven. Go in peace as you continue your journey in that beautiful peaceful garden you saw while “asleep”.

    We are grateful that we were able to get together during your visit last month in Honolulu

    Dean Guzman, please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts & prayers are with you today & in the coming weeks. God bless.

    Aloha Dulce.

    Sonny & Rose Aquino

  4. Dean & family,

    Our deepest sympathy.
    Eternal repose grant unto her soul.
    RIP Ms. Dulce.

    Melvin,Cita,Kevin & Patricia Yulo

  5. Shirley and Fernando :

    Dulce, you will alway be remembered for being zany, funny and lovable. Your presence lightened up the room .you were always positive and had a frank answer for each situation. We will miss you terribly but we know that you are in heaven laughing away and making new friends. Shirley and Fernando

  6. Celeste Pang :

    Rest in peace, tita Dulce. You will always be loved.

  7. Yosuke Shinto :

    To Dulce DeSantos Guzman,

    I am grateful that I was able to get to know you through Stephanie. You always showed kindness, hospitality, and your love towards your family. You will be greatly missed by everyone and please be at ease that your family has great friends here to support them where ever they are.

    May you rest in peace.

    To the Guzman family, please accept my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you today & in the coming weeks.

    -Yoshi

  8. Eric & Inday de los Reyes :

    Dear Ding & Stephanie . . we share in your sorrow on the untimely passing away of Dulce … may you find comfort knowing that she is now with our Father in heaven.

    Eternal rest grant unto Dulce, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her . . may she rest in peace. Amen.

    With love and friendship . . . Eric & Inday

  9. Greg & Kathy Andrews & family :

    Dear Dean and Stephanie

    Please accept our sincerest condolences on your loss. Our prayers are with you and Dulce.

  10. Our dearest Dulce, you have touched our hearts in so many ways. You always welcomed us in your home like we were the most important people in your life and we felt this way each time we were with you. You have the most contagious laughter and personality that I guess the angels in heaven want to experience the joy of having you around, too. God brought you on earth because you are a great example of strength amidst pain and He knows that you have fulfilled your mission and so has finally called you home. We are going to miss you, hulasistah. Thank you for making us feel so special for the entire friendship that we had. You will always be loved but I guess heaven needs another happy angel. Thank you for blessing us with your presence. Rest in the eternal peace and love of God.

    Praying for you and sending you our love at this very difficult time, Dean and Steph. May God’s love and Spirit be with you both every moment of the day.

    Raffy, Jackie, Deanne and Ria

  11. Will miss you a lot, Dulce. You’ve always made our get togethers more fun and enjoyable with your funny antics. Thank you for being a role model for me in how you bore your pain with a smile. Love you and may you rest in peace now.

  12. Joji Gotianun yap :

    Joji from class 71
    Dulce you were always full of life and laughter. You were the only pure Filipina in our year but you easily blended in and captured our attention and amazement . We will miss you sorely and treasure our fond memories with you, our KALOG classmate. Am sure you are in a better place now without pain and with the arms of the Lord protecting you . Our sincerest sympathies to your loved ones . With all our love . Class 71

  13. To Dean and Stephanie
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. God only takes the best. Rest in peace Dulce God bells your soul.

    Antonella

  14. Lucy kinninmonth :

    So very very sorry to hear. She will be greatly missed and my thoughts are with you all…

  15. So very sorry for your sudden loss… RIP Dulce…

  16. Sherry Ridsdale :

    Deepest condolences Stephanie and Dean
    She was a beautiful soul…I hope she is dancing …I have fond memories of her performances. She was an amazing nurse.

  17. Steph. Although I have not met your mother personally, I already know in my heart that she was a wonderful woman. I believe you are the example of your mother and what you have shown to your friends so far, is truly amazing and exemplary. May your mother rest in peace.

  18. Kalena Nielsen :

    Dear Ate,
    Thank you for all the laughs and positive eenergy you always shared back stage. I’ll always remember watching you grow as a dancer throughout my life and how you approached interactions with so much Sass! To your family: my heart goes out to you with my deepest empathy for your loss.

  19. Mary Lou Wilsdon :

    Aloha and Mahalo my precious, treasured friend….
    Words simply cannot express how much your beautiful presence is missed.

    Our deepest, heartfelt condolences, Dean and Stephanie.

    Much Love, Blessings and Support always,
    Mary Lou and all the family.

  20. Jun & Gigi De Los Reyes :

    We didn’t see each other much, but when we did we talked as if we’ve known each other for a long time. You always had fun stories to share , and your infectious good humor made you always stand out. With your bubbly personality, you will surely be missed by all. Yet we believe Heaven celebrates as God welcomes you into His eternal kingdom.

    To Dean & family, know in your hearts that Dulce is in a better place and though she is no longer physically here, she will always be present in your hearts. We pray that God may give you and your family the comfort and peace that you seek and the strength to move forward.

    From Jun & Gigi De Los Reyes

  21. My sincere condolences Dean and Stephanie. Dolce will be remembered for a long time, my family still speak of the time she danced for me at my Retirement. It was so beautiful. Loved working with Dulce, we had so much fun once everything was organized. (Ha ha ). Miss her already, love Mona

  22. Tita Dulce,

    I’m so glad to have met you through Stephanie. Although we only met in person a couple months back for the first time, I felt like I’ve known you for forever. Your charming personality, caring attitude will always be remembered. Thank you for being such a huge supporter of our dance group and I promise that we will make you proud. We’ll bring Steph to Korea one of these days, just you wait! Miss you lots already,

    Much love,
    Theo Ip

  23. I was so sorry to hear of Dulce’s passing. May the joyful memories of you time together outweigh your grief at your loss. She is with the angels now.

  24. John Lock & Maia Alinsod :

    May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences. ~ John & Maia

  25. Danny and Stephanie Olsen :

    Dulce, we will miss you dearly, remember you with love, and honour you whenever we are together. Our friendship was rare, as we spent so many vacations together, enjoyed family dinners, and on Friday nights would have dinner, ice cream, and sing together.
    You always gave more than you received, it was a privilege to call you friend.

    Love Danny and Steph.

  26. The Christie Family :

    Dulce, Dean and Stephanie,
    We have so many wonderful memories that we shared over the years. We will never forget you. Keep a light on in heaven for us.
    Until we meet again.
    Love Julia, Paul, Angela and Miss Jeanette

  27. Justin and Prudence Goheen :

    Dear Dean and Stephanie,
    Prue and I give you are deepest sympathies and condolences on the lost of Dulce. We send our prayers to you and Dulce. May she rest in peace.

  28. Pauline, Tyson, Ryan and Nathan :

    Gone too soon but pain free!

    Ding and Sam —
    You guys have always been family to us so hearing about Dulce is just heart-breaking. Gone too soon! Glad to have been part of your lives and so happy we got to see and bonded with her a few weeks ago. This is so surreal. We love and will miss you Dulce! Thanks for the memories.

  29. Michele Megyesi :

    Dulce…it seems like just yesterday when we were sharing a nite shift or two together at RCH….what great moments we all shared together!
    I loved your passion for the Polynesian culture…you made a great Hawaiian Princess!
    You will be sorely missed…it was so great to visit with you again last year!
    May your memories be cherished forever by all those lives you touched!
    With love

  30. Bing and Rocelle TIU :

    Ding and Stephanie,

    We are truly sorry to hear of Dulce’s passing. Please accept our condolences to both of you. May the soul of Dulce be at peace with our Heavenly Father. Take care.

  31. Chona Gonzalez :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

  32. Dear Dulce,
    You are the light that shines wherever you are …
    Bubbly and witty, I will miss your smile …
    Aloha and Farewell for now …
    Roy Cordova

  33. Cherise Janessa Cenon :

    Auntie Dulce,

    I still feel bad that I couldn’t be there with the rest of the family in your passing. Condolences to Uncle Ding and Sam. I will miss Auntie a lot. Christmas holidays and gatherings will never be the same without her. I truly, truly truly hope that she is resting in the purple flower covered heaven she dreamed of. I’m sorry I didn’t have the time to sit down and paint it for her.

    I love you and we will meet again Auntie!
    <3 <3 <3 <3

  34. It’s been 2 long months since you left us, Dulce … we miss you terribly.

    Love always,

    Ding & SAM

  35. Though we we were a few years apart in age, I’m glad we had shared some good moments together in your favorite vacation spot, Honolulu, may you now rest-in-peace in that beautiful place you had experienced.

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