With broken hearts and sadness our family announces the passing of Silvana Das Neves Medeiros Da Silva at the age of 86 years old. She peacefully passed away at home with her children and husband by her side. With prayer she took her last breath on Saturday February 13th, 2021 at 3:40 am.

Silvana was predeceased by her Mother Maria Pereira De Medeiros, Father Joao De Medeiros Constancia and Brother Manuel Constancia.

She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her beloved Husband of 62 years of marriage Gilberto; her son Joao (Noemia) Da Silva, daughters Otilia (Jose) Medeiros, Idalina (Fred) Giesbrecht; Grandchildren Joey Medeiros, Susie (Scott) McMurtry, Steven Medeiros, Melissa (Rocky) Laba, Briana Da Silva, Johnny Da Silva, Matthew and Nicolas Giesbrecht; Great-Grand Children Miguel, Evan and Emily, Kaydan; and her Brother Jose Constancia.

After months of doctors not knowing what was wrong, we finally got a diagnosis of Cancer. Doctors said your heart would not handle Chemo Therapy and gave you approximately 3 months to live. We prayed so much for a miracle! But after almost 2 months later God knew, God saw how tired you were, God knew the pain you were in. God took you in his loving arms and you faced the pain with courage and strength till the very end. We know you tried to stay with us, but God freed you from your pain and gave you rest and peace. Our hearts are broken, but we know that heaven has another beautiful  Angel, an Angel that will be looking down on us and protecting us. Our family is broken and will never be the same, but as God calls on us one by one we will all be reunited once again. Always in our hearts, rest peacefully Mama, Vavo, Avosinha, a Minha Querida Muhler.

Scheduled viewings will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St, on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  All are welcome but note with Covid 19 restrictions appointment times must be in place (please text 204-479-7996 and we will respond with a scheduled appointment time). Please wear your masks and practice social distancing. Viewings will be limited to 10 scheduled people at one time.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 748 Keewatin Street.  Live streaming will be available at Interment will take place in Assumption Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. For those wishing to join us at the cemetery, you may do so by staying in your vehicle and listen through radio streaming (FM transition).  

If you wish to send flowers feel free to contact Valley flowers, 84 Hespeler St. (Ph#204-582-2484

Silvana was born August 20th, 1934 in a little town called Relva on an island Sao Miguel in the Azores. At the tender age of 18 years old her mother had passed and found herself taking care of the household, taking the roll of caregiver to her two brothers and father. Two years later she fell in love with her soulmate, the love of her life Gilberto. 4 years engaged before marrying, she wanted to make sure her brothers were taken care of. Gilberto loved her enough to wait to marry; she took as long as she needed. They married Jan 25th, 1959 and had 3 amazing children. She devoted her life to her children, to her family.  In 1969 she found herself alone raising 3 children as her husband came to Canada to find citizenship in order to bring them over. In 1974 the family was reunited and took residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Silvana was employed at the International Inn, she worked in the kitchen. She made sure to work nights so she can be there for her grandchildren as her daughter and son in law worked days. Throughout her whole life it was always a selfless act, always there for her family. She loved to crochet, loved going to the lake, loved baking her corn bread and she was very known for baking her famous Massa Cevada (Portuguese sweetbread) which was loved by all! She loved to give her Massa Cevada on special occasions to her neighbors, her friends and her family.

Silvana had a heart like no other, a heart of gold and such a giving soul. She left this world, leaving our family with a very precious gift. Bestowing on to us the gift of love, a love that will carry us through this difficult time.

Always and forever in our hearts.


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