Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Servillano Costales

I was saddened to read today that our chess veteran "Costales" has passed away.
More to follow.

(published on February 04, 2009 in the Winnipeg Free Press)

SERVILLANO COSTALES Peacefully Servillano passed away on February 2, 2009 at the Seven Oaks General Hospital, at the age of 94 years. Lamay to be held Friday, February 6, 2009 at Mosaic Funeral Chapel, 1839 Inkster Blvd. commencing at 6:00 p.m. and concluding at the request of the family. Prayer service will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening at Mosaic Funeral Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Edwards Roman Catholic Church, 818 Arlington Street, Father Mariano Batucan Celebrant. A complete obituary will be placed in Thursday's edition. For online condolences or to light a memorial candle please log onto MOSAIC FUNERAL, CREMATION AND CEMETERY SERVICES 1839 INKSTER BLVD. 275-5555


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Anonymous said...

Costales taught me much about the game of chess and about life. I cant believe he has passed, we have lost a great, humble man. Thanks for everything Costales, I will miss you.

~Jordan Kwiatek

Anonymous said...

While I have been inactive from competitive chess for many years due to other commitments and studies, I have found memories of Servillano - a true gentleman with a great sense of humour, patience and respect for everyone. The news of his passing brought sadness to my heart and memories of our games, both in tournaments and while visiting his family. May he rest in peace.

Michael Hopper