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December 20,1949 - August 27, 2022


It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother & Grandmother Maria Evelina Botelho at 72 years of age on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Deer Lodge Centre.


Maria was predeceased by her devoted and loving husband of 51 years Joao Manuel, parents Maria de Jesus & Altino Sousa, brother João Carlos Sousa, father-in-law, and mother-in-law João & Maria Delfina Botelho, brother in-law Carlos Costa and goddaughter Paula Marques.


She leaves to mourn her three children Rui (Lucilia), Nelson (Tanis) and Marlene (Ross). Grandchildren Xavier, Amber, Thiago, Austin, Nevaeh, Landon, Savannah & Dylan. Brother Dinarte Sousa (Elisabete), sister-in-law Conceição Sousa of Sao Miguel, Azores, sister-in-law Maria Costa and her children along with their families, sister-in-law Cilena Sousa. Godchildren Zelia & Ricardo of Sao Miguel, Sonia, Cheryl, Maria Evelina & Carla. Grace Moreira-Burrell and many other family & friends.


Maria Evelina was born on December 20, 1949, in Sao Miguel, Acores, she immigrated to Canada in 1969 to follow the love of her life and later starting their family together. Mom was the most devoted wife, mother & grandmother. Everything she did was for her family. She was an amazing grandma and had a special bond with each of her grandchildren, the love she had for them is never ending.


For the last four years moms' home had been at Deer lodge Centre, there are not enough words to express our thanks to the amazing nursing staff and health care aides who tended to her every day. A special thank you to Martin, Catherine, Yolanda, Julia, Brianne, Tanis, Maureen, Martina and all the others as there are too many to name; for the love, kindness, compassion and care you showed to our mom especially in the last few days of her life and at the time of her last breath. We will be forever grateful to every one of you.


Thank you to the doctors who provided care and always tried to do all they could for mom, Dr. Alison Stasiuk, Dr. Bhullar, and Dr. Mario. Also thank you to Sandra, Andrea, and Lori of Lodge 5.


Mom though are hearts are broken and a void left for always, we know that you are now at peace and free from pain in the arms of our Creator and back together with dad. We will love you forever and miss you always, until we meet again.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Maria's memory to the Deer Lodge Centre Foundation.


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Prayers will take place at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. On Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish, 181 Austin St. N with Monsignor Comeault officiating. Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery, 3990 Portage Ave, Winnipeg.



7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Cropo Funeral Chapel
1442 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Mass of Christian Burial

1:00 pm
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church
181 Austin Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Assumption Cemetery & Queen of Heaven Mausoleum
3990 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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