With great sadness & heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Maria Iberia de Paiva Melo, on February 12, 2023, at the age of 88.  In her final moments she was surround by her two youngest sons by her side.

Maria will be deeply missed by her sons, David (Nataria) & Victor (Helen).  Her memory will live on in the hearts of her cherished grandchildren Miguel, Marco, Ricardo & Kristian, Megan & Julia.

Born on the island of Sao Miguel, Acores, Portugal, Maria immigrated to Canada in 1972 in the hopes of providing her family a better life.  She faced these new hardships in a new country with strength and bravery.  For many years, Maria was a dedicated employee for the Province of Manitoba yet at times still needed to work 3 jobs just to put food on the table and maintain the roof over our heads.  Mae, we will never forget your sacrifices, bravery, kindness and mostly the love that you showed us.  Your grandchildren will miss your hugs and your laughter that brightened the room.  There are no words to express the sadness that we now must live with each day, we pray each moment that you are now at peace.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to S.H.A.D.E. Inc (SHADE).

A private service has been held at Cropo Funeral Chapel for close family & friends. 

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