December 26, 1929 – December 6, 2022

It is with a grateful heart for a life long lived, that we announce the passing of Leopoldina Esteves, on Tuesday, December 6 at Misericordia Health Centre.  Leopoldina was born in Lamego, Portugal on December 26, 1929.

She was predeceased by her parents Jose and Laura Esteves and sister Ermelinda.

She is lovingly remembered by her daughter Maria da Conceicao (Connie), son-in-law Alvaro Melo, grandchildren Jenny (Korbin), Christopher (Lindsy), Eric (Jessica), great-grandchildren Kali, Romie, Dominik, Ivy, Everleigh, Hazel and step-great-granddaughters Serenity and Dakota; her brother Cesar Esteves (Julia), nephew Jorge, nieces Laura and Tina and family in Portugal.

Leopoldina loved to garden, sew, knit and crochet.  Although, not having the opportunity to attend school she had a God given wisdom and talent, evident in her projects, poems and songs she would make.  In healthier times, she could be seen socializing at Bela Casa (Northgate Mall).  As her health deteriorated, she would spend time sitting outside her home, enjoying the fresh air and her flowers.

Mom used to say she is like a rosebush from which many roses blossomed, referring to her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  They were her heart.

Heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful staff at Misericordia Health Centre, Cornish 5 for the TLC given to Leopoldina.  Also to the staff at Seven Oaks Hospital as over the years, had become mom’s home away from home.

“Adeus querida maezinha ate ao nosso encontro”

For those who wish, donations can be made to the Misericordia Health Centre, Seven Oaks Hospital or Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Prayers will be said on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 6:00 PM in Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 181 Austin St. North.

Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery, 3990 Portage Ave.

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