ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Lourdes Aguila, 82 years old, born on May 25, 1938, and passed away on April 10, 2021. We will remember her forever.

Viewing starts Monday, April 12, 2021, 9am-7pm at the Amethyst Chapel, Loyola Marikina. Internment will be on April 14, 2pm, Loyola Marikina. 
Posted by Ana Fernandez on April 13, 2021
Once a year lang kami mag kita ng Tita Lourd pero sulit lagi, inde kami nawawalan ng usapan, bonding namin lagi steam oyster pareho kasi namin favorite with toyo and kalamansi. Pag na malengke sya inde mawawala yon pag umuuwi ako, mamissed ko lahat ng luto mo tita and yong mga payo mo sa akin at lagi tayo nag iiyakan pag pag paalis na ako. Lagi mo sinasabi hirap aalis ka na naman kelan tayo ulit mag kikita, mag iingat ka don lagi. Last message mo sa akin nung easter, mahal na mahal ka namin tita and kalungkot last na pala natin pag kikita nung umuwi ako two years ago. I know your in peace now and kasama mo na tito Bert and nanay at dad, kumusta mo na lang kami sa lahat and always look after us.

I will truly missed you until we meet again. ❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Gab Viray on April 13, 2021
Hi lola lourd! March 30 po nung huli tayo nagka usap, tinanong mo po if ano work ko and nagkwento po ako sainyo and sinabi ko na miss na miss ka na po namin pati yung the best menudo mo. Lola lourd thank you sa pag alaga saamin nung bata pa, pag saway saamin kapag makukulit kami. Hinding hindi ka po namin makakalimutan lola lourd mahal na mahal ka po namin. Patuloy niyo po kami gabayan mula sa itaas lola lourd. Maraming salamat po sa lahat. We love you lola!!
Posted by Rowena Ramos-Telan on April 11, 2021
I will always remember Lola Lourd as a fun and loving person. In my younger years, whenever we get together on special occasions and family reunions (Ramos-Aguila clan), I always enjoyed listening to our elders' conversations and Lola Lourd’s stories with such candor and yet fun and interesting. I’ll never forget her facial expression (like saying, here we go again) when Lolo Bert cracks jokes which to me are really funny, not that Im biased :-). I like seeing them together and how she looked after Lolo Bert. Fast forward to present time, little did I know that for something that I used to know about her past condition would later make an impact on my life…that’s when I realized that we were both breast cancer survivors. She was the first person that I know in the family who was a living example of surviving the big C and the best person that I can confer with. That is why I feel blessed that I was able to talk to her just last month and we exchanged pleasantries, how she dealt with her past illness, realities of ageing, covid life, expressions of gratitude and faith. I told her that the greatest gift that Lolos and Lolas can offer to their children and apos are prayers, nothing else, so I said she’s done an excellent job and I personally thanked her for that. Lola Lourd touched my life with her words of comfort and wisdom and the kind of person she is to me and to the family. Lola Lourd is a woman of strength, a woman of faith and a true testament of a person who was blessed to live long enough to inspire and touch someone’s life like me. We love you dearly Lola Lourd. I will miss your messenger posts just like dad+, your family updates especially your apos and inspirational quotes. You will be forever missed, however we take comfort knowing that you are in a better place now in God’s hands.
Posted by Fernando C Pangilinan on April 11, 2021
Tita lord its very nice woman when I’m young me and pareng Dani together in High school day tita lord always saying ingat kyo dalawa I’m never forgot you tita lord
Posted by Mabel Arada on April 11, 2021
I became close with Tita Lourd when I was about 16. Back then I treasured her words of wisdom and caring ways. Even after years and decades passed she would always reach out and ask how I was doing. I would get messages letting me know she was thinking of me. When I visit Marikina I would stop by and say hello to her. Sadly the last time I was home Feb 2020, we couldn’t see each other. my schedule was tight and the beginning of the pandemic so I needed to leave before I get caught in the lockdown. I will miss you so much Tita. I love you.
Posted by Mylene Tiro on April 11, 2021
To me Tita Lord is my most loving and coolest Tita, there’s always smile in her face. Her kindness and hugs whenever we have get together will balways be remembered. She looks forward to talk to us specially this pandemic. She jibes to everyone from pamangkins to apo sa tuhod. My children will always remember her menudo because they always compare my menudo to hers. How I wish that I can get her recipe. .. Reunions will never be the same without her menudo but most specially her loving way of showing to us that she’s happy to see us again. I’m happy that you did not suffer but sad that we will miss you. Anyway please send my hugs and kisses to Mommy and Daddy and to the whole clan. I’m sure they will be glad to welcome you. We love you Tita Lord.
Posted by Ramon Ganata on April 11, 2021
Being very close to Tita Lord, I would say I have so many fond memories of her, all of which are happy memories, but one eventuality that really made an impact both to my heart and mind was the one that took place when her daughter Arlene had their house blessing at Provident Village. Tita Lord didn’t have the slightest idea then that I was already hitting rock-bottom having to receive my one peso monthly salary due to insurmountable loans as I needed to send my three children to school. I really was very eager to see Tita Lord that day since I haven’t seen her for quite some time due to busy work schedule and I was really feeling very low. Out of the blue, Tita Lord opened up the conversation asking me if I was interested in being her official driver at her office considering that her driver lived far and she had to give him food and money for his fare, while me and Tita Lord were practically neighbors as we lived just across the street and our offices are only six minutes walk away from each other’s location. I readily agreed because I knew that I would be spared from paying for my daily transportation going to and from the office since I will be driving the official car issued to Tita Lord, and, the greatest bonus, was, I also didn’t have to worry about my lunch anymore since Tita Lord would always put some food inside my bag. For three consecutive years, and until she retired from her work, I drove Tita Lord to and from her office, she gave me lunch on a daily basis, until my salary finally returned to its normal amount. Tita Lord’s kindness and generosity saved me from my predicament. No one would ever expect some thing like this to happen. Tita Lord became my savior without her knowing it. Ta Lord, maraming maraming salamat po sa lahat ng kabutihan niyo sa akin at sa pamilya ko. Paalam po, hindi po namin kayo makakakalimutan.
Posted by Mommy A's Channel on April 11, 2021
Nanay is a very sweet, loving Mother, so much loved by us and those whose lives she has touched. The outpouring of sympathies and love has been immense so far, a proof of how she lived her life. She is prayerful and would frequently remind us to pray and have faith in God. She starts and ends the day with prayers, usually the rosary, and by reading the Bible. Even her favorite TV channel is EWTN, where she would hear mass every night.

She loves the family so much, and that's not just me, Kuya, Marlon, and her grandchildren, Arlo, Gio, and Nala. Family to her includes the whole clan of Fernandez and Aguila. Even LRA, where she spent her entire work life, is a family to her. I know for a fact that she is very joyful whenever she receives a message or a call, more so, a visit, from any of us. She values it deeply, especially when the pandemic started. She felt lonely when we didnt allow her to go out, for fear of infection. We tried to compensate through frequent video calls, but I know that she longed for the hugs, kisses, and the mano/blessings that she would normally give us all.

I know she was quite unhappy that I had to move abroad with her apos. But, she fully supported that difficult decision just the same, knowing that it is for the future of her grandchildren whom she loved so dearly. We were blessed that she and Daddy were able to visit us a number of times in Malaysia, then Singapore, until the pandemic. We were still looking forward to the time when she can come and visit us again, to hug and kiss Nala and Gio, when the pandemic is over.

But then, I am comforted that she is now in a much better place, incomparable to any place on Earth, with our Father God, Daddy, Nanay Taba (her Mom), Tatay Tandoy (her Dad), all her Ates, Kuyas, and her youngest brother, Tito Nebur, and other dearly departed, waiting for her up there to start a new life where there is no pain and suffering.

We love you so much and you will be dearly missed. Daddy said to me when I was a kid, when gratitude is deep, it cannot be expressed in words. I knew what it meant, but this moment has taught me the depth of that saying. Til we meet again, Nanay. Pls hug and kiss Daddy for me. I love you both.

Posted by Eric Cruz on April 11, 2021
Tita Lord will leave a long and lasting memory to all of us. She was kind-hearted, loving, caring and I would say the sweetest of our Titas. She was the youngest and she related to most of us, even with her extended grandchildren. I have many fond memories of Tita Lord, one was her cooking, although Tita Lyd was probably the best cook among the sisters, well maybe tied to our mommy! It is a rare to visit Tita Lord and not be served with her homecooked food. She will always have something to offer. She seems to know all our favorite food, even Cherry's fondness for her menudo.

She will be missed so much. But we console ourselves that she's now in heaven, with Tito Bert and the rest of our parents and relatives. While painful for all of us, I'd like to think that her sudden passing is her way of not burdening Angel, Arlene and the rest of us to see her suffer a prolonged sickness. We surely did not want that.

Paalam Tita Lord and salamat ng marami for staying with us, or putting up with us this long. We will never forget. We love you.

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Posted by Ana Fernandez on April 13, 2021
Once a year lang kami mag kita ng Tita Lourd pero sulit lagi, inde kami nawawalan ng usapan, bonding namin lagi steam oyster pareho kasi namin favorite with toyo and kalamansi. Pag na malengke sya inde mawawala yon pag umuuwi ako, mamissed ko lahat ng luto mo tita and yong mga payo mo sa akin at lagi tayo nag iiyakan pag pag paalis na ako. Lagi mo sinasabi hirap aalis ka na naman kelan tayo ulit mag kikita, mag iingat ka don lagi. Last message mo sa akin nung easter, mahal na mahal ka namin tita and kalungkot last na pala natin pag kikita nung umuwi ako two years ago. I know your in peace now and kasama mo na tito Bert and nanay at dad, kumusta mo na lang kami sa lahat and always look after us.

I will truly missed you until we meet again. ❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Gab Viray on April 13, 2021
Hi lola lourd! March 30 po nung huli tayo nagka usap, tinanong mo po if ano work ko and nagkwento po ako sainyo and sinabi ko na miss na miss ka na po namin pati yung the best menudo mo. Lola lourd thank you sa pag alaga saamin nung bata pa, pag saway saamin kapag makukulit kami. Hinding hindi ka po namin makakalimutan lola lourd mahal na mahal ka po namin. Patuloy niyo po kami gabayan mula sa itaas lola lourd. Maraming salamat po sa lahat. We love you lola!!
Posted by Rowena Ramos-Telan on April 11, 2021
I will always remember Lola Lourd as a fun and loving person. In my younger years, whenever we get together on special occasions and family reunions (Ramos-Aguila clan), I always enjoyed listening to our elders' conversations and Lola Lourd’s stories with such candor and yet fun and interesting. I’ll never forget her facial expression (like saying, here we go again) when Lolo Bert cracks jokes which to me are really funny, not that Im biased :-). I like seeing them together and how she looked after Lolo Bert. Fast forward to present time, little did I know that for something that I used to know about her past condition would later make an impact on my life…that’s when I realized that we were both breast cancer survivors. She was the first person that I know in the family who was a living example of surviving the big C and the best person that I can confer with. That is why I feel blessed that I was able to talk to her just last month and we exchanged pleasantries, how she dealt with her past illness, realities of ageing, covid life, expressions of gratitude and faith. I told her that the greatest gift that Lolos and Lolas can offer to their children and apos are prayers, nothing else, so I said she’s done an excellent job and I personally thanked her for that. Lola Lourd touched my life with her words of comfort and wisdom and the kind of person she is to me and to the family. Lola Lourd is a woman of strength, a woman of faith and a true testament of a person who was blessed to live long enough to inspire and touch someone’s life like me. We love you dearly Lola Lourd. I will miss your messenger posts just like dad+, your family updates especially your apos and inspirational quotes. You will be forever missed, however we take comfort knowing that you are in a better place now in God’s hands.
her Life

A Cancer Survivor, Loved by All

She lived in Marikina until she moved to Pasig in 2017. But she remains a true Marikeña, whose favorite places were the Our Lady of the Abandoned Church, the Marikina Market, and Mercury Drug (Senior Citizens would understand why). She was the 6th child out of 7 of Gelang and Tandoy. All her siblings are now in heaven and she missed them dearly.

She had a succesful and memorable career at LRA, her only employer her entire life and where she met Daddy. She was an honest government official who, together with my Dad, never pocketed a single cent from the people coming to LRA. There were customers thanking her for "her swift and kind service, without expecting anything in return".

She survived breast cancer before she turned fifty. That made her an even stronger woman - with stronger faith in God and that grit to face life's challenges.

When she retired, she focused on serving the family, mostly through cooking. She was a fantastic cook, sometimes a perfectionist. She wont accept ingredients that were not cut similarly in size and in shape, because they will not cook evenly and will affect the overall outcome of the dish. Her famous dishes were dinuguan, menudo, pickles, sinigang na buntot ng baboy, and vegetable soup. The family always looked forward to see her and savour her dishes. 

When Daddy passed away, she spent more time praying, seeking peace and comfort from God. She always prayed for our family and loved ones.

A few weeks back, we had a video call and she told me that she had 2 similar dreams - that her elder sisters, Ite Nora and Tita Lyd, were calling her to join them. She didnt know where they were going, but in both dreams, she refused, she laughingly narrated.

Last week, she asked my cousin to prepare her Golden Wedding gown, "just in case".

While I prayed for her protection, good health, safety, and peace of mind, I also prayed that if it's God's will to take her, let it be peaceful, painless, and when she's ready. 

She would mention to me once in a while that she is ready to be with Daddy, though her love for us makes her want to be here longer.

On 10 April, she would have started the day by praying the rosary and reading the Bible, as she had always done.  In the midst of the pandemic, lockdown, and all constraints that go along with it, it was a perfect way to surrender to and accept God's will of moving on. My prayer was answered. Hallelujah to God!
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Shared by Eric Cruz on April 11, 2021
Among the Fernandez clan, the  Cruz family was the only one that lived outside of Marikina. Mommy's work was in Alabang and we lived and grew up there. As a young child, I would treasure the visits to Marikina in spite of the long travel. There were two visits that were very vivid still in my mind. I was not even in school yet, so maybe I was 5 or 6 years old. And I realize now they were both with Tita Lord. She must just be in her late twentys then.
In Marikina, there were always comics around the house. Everytime we visit, I would get the comics and turn the pages, as if I was able to read. Gusto ko lang tingnan yung pictures and somehow feeling ko I understood the stories, kahit "Itutuloy" ang ending. I remember Tita Lord will always laugh at me. She would always say, and I remember her exact words, "Itong si Ericson, akala mo marunong magbasa." I would just smile. And she would give me more to "read".
Another time I remember was she was feeding me fried chicken at the sala of the house. I got a big piece kasi takaw mata but I was struggling to finish it. Tita Lord asked me kung ayaw ko na, and I meekly nodded my head. She got the unfinished fried chicken piece and to my amazement, threw it to the dog (am not sure if it was Elvis), and the dog caught it in mid air! I was so impressed that for a while, I thought Tita Lord was a magician! 
I realized now that even then Tita Lord was always attentive to her pamangkins. It was her nature to care even when she was still very young. And na realize ko rin, mahilig sya sa guwapong pamangkin, kasi hanggang  tumanda na kami, yan pa rin sinasabi nya sa akin. Hahaha!
Tita Lord, I will miss your tight hugs and warm kisses whenever we meet. And wala na rin magsasabi sa akin na "ang pogi kong pamangkin".  Kaya I know you're in heaven, because you never lie! Hug and kiss Mommy and Daddy and all our titos and titas there in heaven. What a grand reunion you must be having!

Shared by Loida Ganata on April 11, 2021
Ever since Boyet and I got married (for almost 29 years now) and started a new life in Marikina, Ta Lourd started being close to me esoecially dahil cya yong ngpasok sa akin sa LRA in 2002. We had a lot of fond memories like eating pag mag aaya cya at may namimiss cyang kainin at may gustong puntahan, we were like barkadas dahil nga naging mgka officemate kami... Ta Lourd was fond of cooking alam natin lahat yan at even nasa Provident na kami pag mgluluto sya ng Pesang dalag, she always called boyet para bgyan ng Pesang niluto nya.. Like Darwin said, she's more than a lola to all my 3 sons lalo na nong lumalaki na cla, she called Harvey as Paquiao and she always think of kung ano maibbgay nya para sa amin... She's more than a mother to me and i will never forget yung mga advises nya and everytime na dadalaw kami sa knya sa Dela Pena she always prepared food para may pagsalu-saluhan. When the pandemic came at nasa Pasig na cya, she saw to it na open pa rin ang communication namin and she requested na bilhan cya ng gusto nyang food kasi nauumay na daw cya sa karne at miss nya tlaga pagkain ng Marikina like yong ayungin, tinapa at yong bandong's latik.. tapos ippdala namin via lalamove.. In fact last na usap namin via Video call nong Wednesday more than an hour cya nkpag kwentuhan at gusto pa nyang mgpasundo para dumalaw sa Marikina usapan namin after ECQ..  ang last word nya nga sa amin, ok na daw na kunin na sya ni Lord wag lang sa panahon ngayon, but, all things work together for good and God has a purpose bakit ngayon cya kinuha sa atin ni God.. Sayang, wala na yong mga pictures namin together lalo sa office... We will really deeply miss you Ta Lourd... Thank you for everthing at sa lahat-lahat po ng tulong niyo... We love you Ta lourd... May you rest in peace...

Tita Lord as I call her..

Shared by Eliza Araneta on April 11, 2021
I grew up knowing that when we go to Marikina we’re up to a lot of eating! It was always a feast whenever we visit. Tita Lourd (I used to call her Tita Lourd like my mommy calls her) and Tita Lyd will always prepare us food. I always make it a way I eat at both houses para walang magtampo . I was also fond of playing piano at her house and she didn’t mind it at all despite til todate I don’t know how to play any piece. 

Another  cherished memory I want to share here was during my wedding day, while I was walking in the aisle and I was crying she said “Wag ka umiyak papangit ka, smile!” when I passed her.  That was a very special memory of her. Kahit ikinakasal na ako napagsabihan pa din ako. That’s why I love her so much. She cared for us all, no buts! Napatawa agad ako

I am deeply saddened that I was not able to see her before the pandemic.. I was excited to go home to celebrate her birthday last year but God has his plan. 

It was too sudden.. but I believe God is so merciful she didn’t want her to suffer. There will be a grand reunion in heaven. She will be reunited with her parents, siblings, husband and all other loved ones. They will all rejoice and we will too here knowing she will be happier there. No more sadness, no more worries. She will live in our memories. We’ll preserve the love she had showered here. 

We love her so much and we will miss you.