EDMONTON, Canada — The Filipino community, here, expressed sadness after learning the passing of Filipino-Canadian Senator Tobias “Jun” Enverga Jr. Friday, November 17.
“Our Filipino community is deeply saddened with this news. He just visited Edmonton last October 21 for a day as guest of the Filipino Seniors Association of Alberta, Quezonian Club of Edmonton and the Filipino-Canadian Business group,” said Jose “Jun” Angeles, publisher of the Alberta Filipino Journal and a fellow native of Quezon Province in the Philippines.
The senator’s staff, James Campbell, Eric Parungao and Annavic Tapar posted on senatorenverga.com confirming his unexpected death Thursday morning.
“It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we confirm the passing of the Honourable Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr., Senator from Ontario.
Senator Enverga passed away unexpectedly on the morning of November 16, 2017, with his beloved wife, Rosemer, by his side.
Always a beacon of light and hope, Senator Enverga truly cherished the opportunity to serve the people of Canada and did so with great pride.
Further information regarding funeral or memorial service arrangements will be forthcoming,” stated the web post.
The CBC reported that Enverga, 61, was in Colombia on a parliamentary trip.
He is survived by his wife Rosemer and three daughters.-Moses Billacura/Newsline Philippines