Senator and Mrs. Jun Enverga with new Journal contributor Annie Chua (3rd from left), Journal publisher Jun Angeles (2nd from left) and editor Lito Velasco(extreme left). Also in this photo are Glen Caliva of Westlawn Memorial Gardens and Kris Salumbides of Medicus Family Clinic and Pharmacy during a gathering of Filipino businessmen, Oct.21, at Panciteria de Manila in Edmonton, Canada.(file photo)
Senator Enverga and MP McCauley are joined by Philippine Consul General Julius Torres (7th from left) and Filipino local business owners in Edmonton after the forum, Oct.21, at Panciteria de Manila.(p.e.n.)
Lixmilla Serrano of Summerside Grill restaurant (with microphone) raises a question during the Filipino Business Community Forum with Senator Enverga at the Panciteria de Manila, Oct.21, in Edmonton.(p.e.n.)
A Filipino business owner signs a petition to make changes to the proposed tax changes by the Trudeau government affecting small business owners at a forum hosted by Panciteria de Manila, Oct.21, in Edmonton. Speaking to the small business owners are Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr. and Member of Parliament Kelly McCauley (Edmonton West). (Photo by pinoy edmonton news)
Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr. speaks to the Filipino business community regarding the proposed tax changes affecting small business owners yesterday, Oct.21, at the Panciteria de Manila restaurant in Edmonton. The Filipino business owners look at the proposed changes as “unfair” and has signed a petition to stop it. With him is Member of Parliament Kelly McCauley (Edmonton West). (Photo by pinoy edmonton news)
Pinoys mourn death of Fil-Can senator
The Filipino community expressed sadness after learning the passing of Filipino-Canadian Senator Tobias “Jun” Enverga Jr. today.
“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 Quezon Province mate of the senator.
“Our condolences and prayers on behalf of the Duterte Volunteers Alberta Canada,” said Benjie Lindo, chair of the volunteers’ group.
The senator’s staff, James Campbell, Eric Parungao and Annavic Tapar posted on senatorenverga.com
confirming his unexpected death this 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.