Passed away on July 26th, 2017 at the age of 39 years. Father Vellaphadass who was affectionately known as Father Bosco, was ordained to the priesthood as a member of the Heralds of the Good News, Mary Queen of Apostles Province on January 2, 2005. Mary Queen of Apostles Provincialate is in Tamil Nadu, India.  Following his ordination, Father Johnbosco served 6 months as an associate pastor and in June of 2005 was appointed for 3 years as Parish Priest of Holy Cross Church, Allagadda, India.  After that time, he served for 6 months in Italy and a further 6 years as Parish Priest in 3 different parishes in Tamilnadu, India before coming to Canada in 2014. Since March of 2015 he served as Parish Priest in Our Lady of Grace, Bird Cove, NL. Canada. Fr. Bosco will be sadly missed by Rani & Chinnappan Vellaphadass, (Mom & Dad), his Brothers: Mahimairaja, Britto Johnpeter & Prabhakaran and his Sister: Sharmi, his Niece & Nephew, Families and Friends both in Canada and in India. He was a kind-hearted person, he would never get mad with anyone, and he did good to anyone who met him. He always cared about his family and wanted to help them, he loved his Niece and Nephew. Father Gabriel his friend says “Bosco would always say: God will reward you for whatever good you do to others.” May God grant eternal rest to his soul. May God comfort the family and friends who mourn his loss. Visitation was held at the Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Bird Cove from where funeral mass was held on Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 11 am. Interment to take place at his home, Thiruvathikunnam, Tamilnadu, India at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.