In Celebration of

Monica Sofia Pereira Janicas

December 31, 2003 -  March 19, 2023

It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss of our cherished and loved little girl suddenly on Sunday, March 19, 2023, Monica Sofia Pereira Janicas, at the age of 19 years. The affectionate, caring and loving daughter of Paulo Janicas and Patricia Pereira. Cherished granddaughter to Maria de Lourdes and the late Horacio Janicas and Mario and Maria Pereira. Adored niece of Andre (Jessica), Gina (Ruben) Filipe (Kali), and Victor. She will be fondly remembered by her cousins Ava, Levi, Alexandre, Adriana, Angelina, Michael and Christian.

Our little Moniquita had unimaginable talents, many of which she was too shy or humble to show the world around her. Her artistic expression came out in her sketches and drawings, her love for animals showed in her horseback riding and devotion for Jasmine and Aerial her cherished perpetual puppies; which ultimately led to her decision to pursue animal biology at University of Guelph. Her love for gaming, everything Marvel, anime, reading, music and Disney were only a small fraction of her interests which were also reflected in her art. Travelling the world, experiencing new cultures and more recently her increasing interest in planning & preparing meals and baking were some of her passions. But most importantly she is the most beautiful, intelligent and selfless soul we will ever know.

Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home - "William J. Markey Chapel", 947 Rymal Road East, HAMILTON (905.574.0405) on Monday, March 27th from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann's Parish, 11 Wilson Street West, Ancaster, on Tuesday, March 28th at 11:00 am. Cremation will follow. A reception will be held at Annunciation of Our Lord Parish hall, 280 Limeridge Road West, Hamilton following the Funeral Mass. For those who wish, memorial donations made to Mental Health and Resource Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation or any other not for profit organization dedicated to Mental Health would be appreciated. Please sign the online Book of Condolences at


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Susan Janicas (Cousin)

Entered March 24, 2023 from Hamilton

Thinking of you all during this time of trial. May your beautiful Monica Rest In Peace. Strength and love be with you all.

Elizabeth Francisco (Friend of the family)

Entered March 24, 2023 from Orangeville

We are all so sorry to hear the loss of this precious young lady! May you all try to take comfort in knowing, she is resting in peace and heaven just embraced a new angel to watch over all of you. I am confident her grandfather was there to embrace her in heaven with him.

We will continue to pray for you to find the strength and love to help you during your grieving process.

Melissa Lima (Old colleague)

Entered March 24, 2023

Patricia and family, please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I send you so much love and prayers during this extremely difficult time!
May she rest peacefully.

Matilde and Denis Pereira (Aunt and Uncle)

Entered March 24, 2023 from Hannon Ontario

We’re so sorry for the loss of your daughter may God help you find peace and comfort.She will always be remembered with love

Isabelle Sekharan (Friend)

Entered March 24, 2023 from Guelph

Monica was my first friend in university, she helped me get a footing here and I can’t thank her enough. She helped me with many school projects and was the most amazing friend ever. She will be missed.


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