Leanora Carmelita


Year of Birth: 1939
Passed Away: May 9th, 2023

Born in Lowmans, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Carmelita migrated to London, England in 1957 before coming to Canada in 1969, making her home first in New Westminster, B.C. She then made her way to Toronto, ON, and then to Montreal, QC, before returning to Port Coquitlam, B.C., where she spent her final years lovingly tending to her vibrant and luscious garden, with the help of many wonderful neighbours.

As a member, for many years, in her community church choirs, her cheerful and radiant soul was seemingly contagious to everyone around her when she would beautifully sing all her favourite hymns and songs. Her youthful spirit shone the most when she would dance and party the night away and get everyone around her to feel the power of the beat of the music. Carmelita was widowed in 2012 after 53 years of marriage to Stephen Adolphis Osborne. Carmelita was daughter to Matilda Fraser & Conrad Davis, and sister to 13 siblings: Vena, Belle, Nopsie, Ivor, Aneta, Raymon, Barbara, Gail, Valentine, Jeffrey, Cynthia, Cyril and Yvone.

She leaves behind her 2 children, Angela & Tony, as well as her grandchildren Tyson, Omari, Chanelle & Honesty, and great grandchildren Isaiah, Tatiana, Kaiya & Tyson Jr. It must also be stated that the list of others that called her mom is endless.

Funeral to honour Carmelita on Saturday, June 17th at Como Lake United, 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. (Please note this address, as it has changed recently.) Visitation at 12:00 pm. Funeral at 1:00 pm

Leanora Carmelita Osborne
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Pat Fraser
Pat Fraser
1 year ago

I was very sad to hear of the death of Carmelita,
I can never forget the help
both sisters gave to me in the early day in London uk,
‘may my sister in-laws the late Nopsie/Carmelita rest peacefully.
Thank you Father God for
placing such loving family in my Life, 
Rest in Peace
Love Pat Fraser ♥️🙌🏿

Gale Dowle
Gale Dowle
1 year ago

Living across the street from the Osbornes means we have shared many lively times but also quiet mornings and warm afternoons. Carmelita taught me how to garden without saying a word. She would water or she would hoe and she would see me watching and she would just nod her head, I would nod back. I would over water and things would die, I would under water and things would die and still I would get that steady quiet encouragement. I am sure she was thinking I would figure it out or quit but I think she knew neither of us ever quit. I might be 80 before I finally get it right: life, gardening, anything I try, but I will always see Carmelita’s quiet determined nod encouraging me to keep going. Bryan and I will miss her every day. Love to all. Gale

The Da Silva's
The Da Silva's
1 year ago

Sleep well my Aunt, until we meet again , so full of life and you sure did what God sent you here to do, you live a full life. Love U

Peter Delves
Peter Delves
1 year ago

I was privileged to meet Carmelita over 40 years ago. She was always had an elegance, style and inviting nature. She always invited me to come up to eat some of the best carib dishes. I’m proud to have called her my second mom. She would always call me if she needed any help. I’ll remember her for the rest of my life. Thank you Carmo for making my life fun. Till we meet again. RIP

Hepta Deslandes
Hepta Deslandes
11 months ago

Fondly remembered as a past member of Union United Church in Montreal, Quebec. Your memories are forever etched in our hearts. RIP Sister Carmelita.

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