(nee Guerra Pereda)
September 27, 1945 – May 13, 2013
In the early morning hours of May 13th, Mercedes became our angel, to watch over us for ever more. As much as there is sadness and grief, hers was a life well lived, well fought, and full of laughter. Mercedes will be very much missed by her husband of 43 years, Eloy Fiandor Sr.; son, Eloy Fiandor Jr. (Cathy); daughter, Yamma Mack (Chris); granddaughters: Cheyenne, Alicia, Sofia and Raquel. Also left with love and memories are her 2 brothers, and 5 sisters, residing in both Cuba and Miami, as well as numerous family members and friends.
Born and raised in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Mercedes took a leap of faith in 1987 and emigrated to Canada with her husband and 2 children in search of a better life. A better life it was as the family settled in Nanaimo where many happy memories were made. When not hard at work, Mercedes enjoyed spending time with her close friends and family most of all; family was everything to her, and she cherished that above all else.
We would like to thank all of the staff, doctors, and nurses of Victoria Cancer Clinic, Jubilee Hospital, and Nanaimo Palliative Care Unit, who took great care of her during her last days on earth. There is no funeral by request, but we will be hosting an open house to celebrate her life at her home away from home, Best Western Dorchester Hotel, 70 Church Street, Nanaimo on Saturday June 8, 2013 from 1–3pm. In lieu of flowers or cards, donations may be made, in Mercedes’ honour, to the Nanaimo Hospital Palliative Care Unit.