Emelita Leoncio
1973 - 2021
Emelita Leoncio
Visitation Information
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Visitation Time
2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm
Service Information
Service Date
Monday, April 26, 2021
Service Time
Service Location
St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, Nova Scotia - LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE ON VIDEOS TAB
Requested Charity
R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation
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On Sunday afternoon, the province announced that all Nova Scotians should remain in their home communities and not travel throughout Nova Scotia for non-essential travel. 

Furthermore, the province has further increased gathering restrictions for the whole province.

As such, please consider staying home and watching Emelita's funeral streamed live on our website.

Leoncio, Emelita, age 47, of Antigonish passed away on April 22, 2021, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre (VG Site), Halifax.

Born in Manilla, Phillipines, she was a daughter of the late Julietta Angeles.

A devout Christian, a loving wife, a dedicated nurse, and a dear friend to all.  She came to Antigonish 12 years ago and worked at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home since then.  She was beloved by both her co-workers and the residents, and the RK became her second home.  She was a breath of fresh air and a ray of sunshine, alsways gleaming with a smile and laughter.  Always the life of the party, she was loved by everyone she met.

She is survived by her husband, Guillermo "Guill"; dog, Zoomie; brother-in-law, Gil (Danilyn) Leoncio; and nephews, Ezekiel and Gian Leoncio.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish.  Social distancing protocols are in place and masks are mandatory.  Funeral Mass will be held Monday at 2:00pm in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, Reverend Donald MacGillivray presiding. 

In Memoriam, donations to the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation appreciated.  Online condolences:  www.clcurry.com




All visitors are advised to bring a mask when attending a visitation at our funeral home.  There are markings on the floor which indicate six-foot distances as well as markings that indicate 6 feet from the family.  It is important that you respect those markings, and physical contact with the family is to be avoided at all times.  The province's social distancing guidelines can be found here.

At the direction of the Province of Nova Scotia, we will not be handling Mass or donation money, though cards can be made available for you.  You will be asked to provide your name and phone number for the purposes of tracing should a case of COVID-19 be reported.

Anyone who is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or who could be considered high-risk of contracting the coronavirus should avoid attending the visitation and funeral.  The list of COVID-19 symptoms can be found here.

We thank you for your understanding in these difficult times.

Emelita Leoncio