Funeral Tribute

Veena Marie Angela Rasquinha


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Family and Friends of Veena are respectfully invited to attend a Requiem Mass for the Repose of her Soul, to be celebrated in the Church of the Real Presence, Greenwood Street, Brighton, Queensland, on Saturday 24th February 2024, commencing at 12:00 pm (Brisbane Time)

The service will be live-streamed for those overseas, and for those who can’t attend.

The live stream link will be posted to this page when it is available.


The Church of the Real Presence


Saturday 24th February 2024


12:00 pm


Greenwoon Street, Brighton, Queensland


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Messages from Friends & Family

I have followed the livestream of Venna's funeral from Dorset, England. Veena was a person who was truly measured and treasured reflected in the tributes she received. It was a privilege to be able to be able to witness how much Venna mattered to all of you. I knew something of her faith and now I know how much she was loved. Thankyou.
Vee Churchill
Sporting and upbeat, equal to any occasion, that's how I saw Veena. She was excellent company and took everything in her stride, as she took on her final illness. Playing many roles to the hilt (I know of steno, teacher, nurse, and, lately, sacristan of two churches), she gave her best to each by reinventing herself each time. I'm missing her wide smile and infectious laugh already. May the archangels go with her (she was born on their feast day) as she makes her final journey. God bless you, Veena. My sympathy to her mum, Sonia, her sisters and the rest of her family. Urmila, Satish, and the rest of our family
Urmila Malhotra
Veena may your soul rest in peace. You are in your Saviour's kingdom. Very sad that you are no more with us. I really miss you. As I was hearing the Mass, I was seeing you in front of me and reminiscing the good old childhood days when you and your siblings and mine would get together and have fun at your Grandfather's or my Grandmother's place . Going for picnics at Torda or boating close to your Grandpa 's place. God bless you , Sonia and her son, P Deju, Prema and her family, Shanti and her family, Vaishali and her family. Rest in peace Veena and please pray for all of us from above.
Lisette Albuquerque
Rest In Peace dear Veena, you are in the arms of the Lord now. Lawrie and myself miss you and your friendship. Our deepest sympathy to Sonia, Veena’s mum and family. Maureen and Lawrence Furtado.
Maureen Furtado
Rest in eternal peace dear Veena! You sure fought a tough battle. I have fond memories of our childhood shenanigans and so glad we were able to meet not too long ago. My deepest condolences to your daughter Sonia, your dear mum and your grieving family. Dance with the angels alongside your brother Vijay.
Appeline Monteiro
Rest in peace dear Veena. We have fond memories of the time we spent together while we were in Riyadh. Heartfelt condolences to dear Sonia and family.
Jennifer Pereira
Remembering Aunty Veena from when we were in Riyadh and who used to teach us piano. She was always cheerful, energetic and ready for anything. Condolences to her daughter Sonia, who was our playmate, and her entire family. She will be missed.
Anjali Malhotra
β€˜A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; A God-shaped life is a flouring tree.’ Proverbs11:28May you, dearest Veena, feel the β€˜fullness of His Great Love’ and May you Rest now in Peace and Love cradled in His arms and everlasting Love. I thank you most preciously for your friendship, love and care during your time here in our Parish Community. You have left behind a precious gift and Legacy …The Legacy of Love and Great Devotion .. β€˜Faith, Hope and Love… the greatest of which is LOVE’, shared endlessly and devotedly and left footprints imprinted on the hearts of many. Thank you Veena. Rest now in His Love and no more pain.β€˜Elijah said to Elisha, β€˜Tell me, what can I do before I am taken from you?’ β€˜Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,’ Elisha replied 2Kings 2:9 God bless and love always. His Love is never ending. Kathy Lynch
Katherine (Kathy Lynch
Rest in peace dear Veena. Will always remember your vivacious and bubbly personality. Condolences to Sonia whom I have met and the rest of your family. Our condolences to your mum, Shanti and Vijays family. I know you are now in a much better place, in the arms of Jesus and with those you loved and have gone before you . Merlin Braganza and family
Merlin Braganza nee Nazareth
Our Deepest condolences to all. RIP Veena, you fought a very tough battle. I am sure you are catching up with Vijay. Wishing you all strength and peace during this difficult time. Rhea, Rohit, Ranjan, & Vaishali Rasquinha
Vaishali Rasquinha

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