June 16, 1945 – April 12, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and friend, Fátima Dias. After a courageous battle with cancer, Fátima passed away with her family by her side, at the age of 71.

Fátima is survived by her daughter, Maria (Tony), grandchildren, Melissa and Samuel Carreira; sisters – Maria Augusta, Adelaide, Geraldina and Altina; brothers-in-law – Luis (Lurdes), Manuel (Maria), Fernanda (Furtado), numerous nephews, nieces and friends.

Fátima was predeceased by her husband João, her parents Manuel and Francisca Vais, father-in-law João, mother-in-law Felicidade and sisters-in-law Maria de Jesus, Maria das Candeias, brothers-in-law Virgilio, Artur, José and Manuel.

Fátima was born in Pico, Açores and immigrated to Canada in 1966 and began working for the Victoria Leather and later Modern Headwear as a sewing machine operator. She enjoyed volunteering at the Portuguese Association, Casa dos Açores and at École Sacré-Coeur. Her greatest passion was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Prayer Vigil will be held on Sunday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. and Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, April 24th at 10:00 a.m. both services will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Parish, 181 Austin Street N. Entombment to follow at Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, Assumption Cemetery, 3990 Portage Avenue

The family express their sincere gratitude to all the staff at the Victoria Hospital, especially the 5th floor – Unit South, all the friends and family that visited her during her stay, and a special thank you to Dr. A. Luis, Fr. André and Fr. Tiago for their continued support and thoughtfulness during this difficult time.

Rest in Peace Vavó