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Ruben Carranza, Urgel Bourgie / Athos

Ruben Carranza
1946 - 2018

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Ruben Carranza
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Ruben Carranza M.D., 71, passed away peacefully on Monday January 1, 2018 at the Royal Victoria Hospital surrounded by family, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Cavite, Philippines, he was the son of Elisa Belamide and Rudecindo Carranza, but was raised by his loving Grandmother, Patrocinio Castro.

While attending medical school, he met and fell in love with his late wife Zenaida Confiado. Upon graduation, they married and had their first child, Alvin, before moving to Montreal, Canada. Soon after, he and Zeny had two more boys, Dennis and Charles. Together, they raised their family with love, in their short time together, until the early passing of his wife.

After 37 years of devoted service to the Department of Anesthesia at the Montreal Children's Hospital, the only things he enjoyed more than his fulfilling medical career, was playing tennis four times a week, and traveling multiple times a year.

His happiest moments in life were the weddings of his three sons, Alvin (Vicky), Dennis (Josephine) and Charles (Renu), and the time he spent with his many grandchildren (8, with another on the way).

He will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity and joie de vivre.

He will be sorely missed by his loving family, his many friends and colleagues, and especially, his partner of 20 years, Nicole St. Hilaire, and three sons, Alvin, Dennis and Charles

The family will receive relatives and friends at :

6700 rue Beaubien Est, Montréal

Visiting Hours

Friday January 05, 2018 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Funeral service

Funeral will take place on January 06, 2018 10:00 AM at the following address: en la chapelle du complexe.

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Messages in memory of Ruben Carranza

Dr. Raymond Hasel
January 07, 2018
To the Family of Dr Ruben Carranza, my wife & I extend to you our deepest sorrows on your loss. Ruben will always be remembered as a caring, compassionate physician and teacher/medical educator, as well as an excellent physician in caring for children. I consider myself fortunate to having been trained by Ruben as a McGill Anesthesia Resident. With our heartfelt sympathies, Dr Ray Hasel & Brigitte Khouzam, MBA
Ben Siy-Hian
January 05, 2018
Rubén is a classmate of class71. I will remember him as a calm kind with a smile kind man I share the sadness of his family
Dr J-P Capolicchio
January 05, 2018
Dr Carranza was a great man. He was a pleasure to have as a colleague, always smiling and happy, an efficient and expert clinician. I enjoyed marvelling about the wonders of Roger Federer with him. He will be sorely missed.
Dr François Fassier
January 05, 2018
For many years, I have had the privilege of working with DR Carranza and have been able to appreciate his Professionalism: Punctuality, efficiency, constant good mood and above all, pleasant to work with. The "perfect" team mate. He will be greatly missed.
Odette Melanson
January 05, 2018
C’est en tant qu’amie de Ruben que je désire offrir mes sincères condoléances à ses trois fils, aux autres membres de sa famille et à ses amis Je garde le souvenir d’un homme qui était bon, calme et doux. Je le vois entre autre chanter “I did it my way” chez son amie Nicole. Puisse-t-il reposer en paix.
Maria felicidad soto
January 04, 2018
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family . From a classmate in the Philippines.
Catherine Paquet
January 04, 2018
It is with great sadness that I hear news from Dr Carranza passing away. He was a mentor and a great colleague. His kindness and calm nature was so comforting to his pediatric patients. His professionalism and dedication made him a wonderful physician to work with. He will remain in my mind while caring for my own patients.
Dr. Laurence T. Gayao
January 04, 2018
Condolence to the Carranza family. Ruben was my class 1971 classmate, all the years we knew him, he showed class, humility and compassion. I know many of us would miss him. I am glad to have reconnected with him this past few years. Rest in Peace my friend.
Sandy Bradford-Macalanda
January 04, 2018
I remember him as a kind and pleasant and wonderful man. May he Rest In Peace.
Sophie Maranda
January 04, 2018
Dr Carranza, it was always a pleasure to work with you, with your good sense of humour. Your presence was strong, always kind, smiling, generous. Your loss will be immense. Your memory will always remain alive My deepest sympathies to his family and Nicole
Laura Cantos
January 04, 2018
I had the privilege to work with Dr. C at the MCH and the Shriners. He was a wonderful doctor but a truly gentle and kind soul. He had a smile for everyone and working with him meant having a great day. He was funny and always had some interesting story to share or a funny joke. He will be sorely missed but greatly remembered. My deepest sympathies to the Carranza family.
Martine Paquin Inf.
January 03, 2018
I am honored and blessed to work at the Shriners hospital with your wonderful father, always professional, kind with a good sense of humor. He was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss him. My condolences.
Roman Jednak
January 03, 2018
Ruben was a warm, kind, and giving individual. He shared all of this this daily with colleagues, friends, students and, patients. The Montreal Children's Hospital was a better place in his presence. He will truly be missed. Rest in peace Ruben. My deepest sympathies to the the Carranza family.
Dr. Robert Shapiro
January 03, 2018
Ruben was a trusted colleague, and my friend, at the Montreal Children's Hospital for more than 30 years. Ruben was a very positive individual. His sense of humour and pleasant personality made him fun to work with. I remember him asking his riddle to dozens of children: "Why was the skeleton afraid to cross the road?" Answer: "Because he had no guts." I will miss Dr. Ruben Carranza.
Evelyn and Butch Aguenza
January 03, 2018
Condolences and deepest sympathy to Nicole and the family. Rest In Peace Ruben.
Dr. Thierry Benaroch
January 03, 2018
Having worked at the Children’s and Shriners hospital for the last 25 years o grew to know Ruben quite well. What always impressed me about Ruben was his soft touch and kindness. I was always impressed by his musical knowledge and I had nicknamed him Ruby Tuesday after the Rolling Stone song. He will be sorely missed , may he Rest In Peace and thank him for all the good he did on this world. May the family be spared further sorrow.
Caroline Shaw
January 03, 2018
It's though to say goodbye to a person so valued. It was always a pleasure to work with Dr C, that laughter, that professionalism and knowledge will be greatly missed by the patients and staff. My thoughts and prayers to all Dr Carrenza's family.
January 03, 2018
Oh! so sad ... Such a nice man ... My condolences to his family and friends!
Joan McKenna
January 03, 2018
Such a kind & gentle human being. It was always such a pleasure to work with him!!!!
Samara zavalkoff
January 03, 2018
The kindest doctor, man and teacher. I am glad to have had the chance to know such a good soul.
Cora Tenza
January 03, 2018
Oh my dearest Lord, it’s so heartbreaking that instead of celebrating his birthday we are having his funeral!! May God grant him eternal peace and rest. He will be sorely missed. We were born almost at the same time at the same place in Cavite. Together with my other cousins, we stayed at his grandma’s house while I was on my first year in college. He was my partner in dance parties. When he became a doctor, I always consulted him first. There are so many fond memories of him while we were growing up and we will always remember him for his nice singing voice, his good looks and his gentle manners. Alvin, Dennis and Charles, know that the whole Belamide clan share in your grief and sorrow during this difficult time. He will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
Ann Waldron
January 03, 2018
A kind and dedicated Physician to his patients . A pleasure to work with for so many years. Sympathy to the family.
Roilo Golez
January 03, 2018
Message from Roilo Golez, classmate, Quirino High School, Batch 1962 . Rest in Peace dear classmate Ruben Carranza. You have served mankind so well. You will be remembered for that. I remember you as a good classmate and friend, how I spent time in your house on the way from and to school. I regret not seeing you again during the past 30 and more years when QHS '62 started having regular get togethers. My most heartfelt condolences to the loved ones you left behind.
Percival C. Zabala
January 03, 2018
May our classmate in Quirino High, Q.C. Philippines, Ruben Carranza, rest in the room prepared by Our Lord Jesus Christ in the mansion of Our Father in heaven. John 14:1-4. Condolence to the Family of Dr. Ruben Carranza.
Ed and Rachel Corpus
January 03, 2018
Earth hath no sorrow that heaven can not heal ! Ruben will be sorely missed. We have faith ! All the best to his boys, grand kids and Nicole.
Dr. Hedy J. Windsor
January 03, 2018
Prayers & Condolences to Ruben's family & loved ones.. May he Rest In Peace.
Neda Ballon Reyes
January 03, 2018
Sincere condolence and prayers to Nicole and the family of our beloved classmate Ruben. I will miss you in our reunions my friend. God bless and Rest In Peace.

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