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JOSE FREITAS SILVA

Born: Jul 09, 1936

Date of Passing: Feb 24, 2017

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JOSE FREITAS SILVA This morning, Saturday, March 4, 2017 Jose's funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Wojcik's Funeral Chapel, 1020 Main Street at Manitoba Avenue. Interment will be held in his hometown in Portugal at a later date. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 1020 Main Street, 204.586.8668 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
Publish Date: Mar 4, 2017

JOSE FREITAS SILVA With great sadness, the family wishes to announce the passing of Jose Freitas Silva on Friday, February 24, 2017 at St. Boniface Hospital Palliative Care unit. Jose will be forever remembered and loved by his wife Bernice; son Frank (Eileen); daughter Lucia (Thomas); stepchildren Marc (Crystal) Rose, Bob Rose and Bev Blue; grandchildren Jessica, Brittany and Jacqueline; great-grandchildren Mateus and Isaak; 11 step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews, along with many friends. As well in Portugal he leaves behind his sister Maria (Joao) Teixeira; niece Ana and nephew Jose, along with two great-nieces and one great-nephew. He was predeceased by his son, Jose A. in 2015, and his parents. On July 9, 1936 Jose was born in Faja Grande Flores, Azores, Portugal. He began his working life in 1955 as a fisherman (whales, fish and tuna). He then spent two years in the Portuguese Armed Forces - Air Force division and returned to fishing until he immigrated to Canada on April 20, 1960. Jose held many different jobs in Canada beginning on a farm, C.N.R., working on the Grand Rapids dam, truck driver, 17 years at Borger (five as a cement finisher and 12 as a foreman), then back to C.N.R. after training to be a machine operator in 1983 until his retirement from paid work in 1998. He was a hard worker who continued to fix up the family home and helped out many friends and relatives until his illness prevented him from doing so. On Saturday, March 4, 2017 Jose's Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Wojcik's Funeral Chapel, 1020 Main Street at Manitoba Avenue. Interment will be held in his hometown in Portugal at a later date. The family would like to thank all the visitors that took the time to visit Jose each time he was hospitalized. Mere words cannot express the heartfelt thanks and immense gratitude for the all help and support received from Marge and Dean throughout his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to cancer research or the charity of your choice. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 1020 Main Street, 204.586.8668 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
Publish Date: Feb 28, 2017

JOSE FREITAS SILVA On Friday, February 24, 2017 Jose died at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 80 years. A longer obituary notice will follow. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 1020 Main Street, 204.586.8668 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com


Publish Date: Feb 27, 2017

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 04, 2017

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I can't believe your actually gone, I already miss our visits to the hospital spending one on one time with you and Mae every morning. I've never met a man that had the patients to turn hundreds of dollar sized pancakes just for his grand daughter every time I'd go to his house! I'll never forget the days when we would always go to the park, doesn't matter what the weather it could be sunny, raining, snowing you'd bundle me up and we'd always go. And I'll forever cherish these memories I love you always my Avo. Rest easy up there - Posted by: Jacqueline Silva (Grand daughter ) on: Feb 28, 2017

  • You are without a doubt the strongest man I have the honour of calling , "my father"... I don't wanna believe you are gone, You fought a hard battle with cancer...miss you like crazy.. RIP - Posted by: Lucia Silva (Daughter) on: Feb 27, 2017

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