Maria Alice Daniel

February 12, 1940 – April 15, 2022

It is with heavy hearts we announce that Maria Daniel, beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother passed away with loved ones by her side on April 15, 2022 at the age of 82. 

Prayers will be said on Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish, 181 Austin Street N. with entombment to follow at Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum.

Maria was born in Sao Miguel, Azores in 1940, the youngest of three children, the daughter of Antonio and Antonia Santos. 

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Jose.  Maria and Jose would have celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 23rd.  Also left behind are her children, João, Joe, Tony (Delfina), Elizabete (Neil), and Helena (Paul), along with her treasured grandchildren who she loved very much and brought her so much joy, Breann, Vanessa, Jordan, Sydney, Nicolette, Jacob, Megan, Kyra, Jenna and great grandchild, Lilah.

Mom made several trips back home after immigrating to Canada in 1971.  Her visits offered her food for her soul.  She would reminisce with family, friends and enjoyed the simplicity of Portugal living. Mom was an amazing mother.  She was there to help raise her grandchildren, a time she remembered so fondly and with many stories shared.  She was an excellent seamstress, who always made time to hem those pants that were too long, or fix the zipper that kept sticking.  Mom was a caring, compassionate woman who loved animals, all types of animals.  The sick and hurt somehow found their way to mom and she nursed countless back to health.  She held a special place in her heart for the pets she has had.  Mom’s green thumb always prevailed.  She enjoyed gardening and took the time to show us all her floral successes every time we’d visit.  It was almost imperative that she tour the front flower garden and tell us about them on our way out.  She also enjoyed the vegetable garden out back and was excited the green onions were already growing despite the challenges of this weather.

Mom was a woman of faith.  She prayed every day.  Her prayers were never for herself, but for her family.  We would often bend her ear and she always offered a sense of peace and prayers.  She wanted her children to be happy.

A light from our household gone. A voice we love is stilled, a place is vacant in our home, which never can be filled.  She will be missed dearly, Querida Esposa, Mãe e Avó.

Special thanks to her oldest son, João who took special care of her during her illness and decline.  As well, special thanks to Riverview Health Centre for their care and compassion during mom’s final days.

A Memorial Tree was planted for MARIA
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at 1442 Main Street
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