It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jose Lourenço. On October 30, 2017, surrounded by family, he peacefully passed at age 81. 

Jose is survived by Gilda, his loving wife of 50 years. He leaves his children David (Gaétane), Filomena (Rick), Elizabeth (Jamie), Gilda (Michael) and 7 grandchildren; Connor, Danté, Dylan, Austin, Amaya, Daliyah and Dustin. 

Jose was born on July 18, 1936 in Santo Antonio, Azores. He immigrated to Canada in 1967 with dreams of a new life to start a family. Dad was a hard-working man who worked tirelessly to support his family. 

He had many passions, time with his grandchildren, countless hours of gardening, making wine, time with friends and devotion to his beloved Portuguese community. Always looking for a good time, he was well known to snap his fingers, tap his feet and dance if given an opportunity! He enthusiastically participated in card games, festas at the church or the Portuguese park. Although he took many trips, his greatest pride and joy was taking his children and grandchildren to Portugal. 

The family has so many memories to cherish, thanks Dad and Avô. We love you and miss you. Descanse em paz. 

Obrigado Father Tiago for his compassion, his visits and blessings. Special thanks to Dr. Gill and staff at Seven Oaks hospital.

Prayers will be held on Friday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 181 Austin St. N. Winnipeg. Funeral service will be on Saturday, November 4 at 11:15 a.m. at the church with Fr. Tiago Coloni officiating. Interment to follow in Assumption Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to CancerCare Manitoba.