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Date of Passing: Aug 07, 2017

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ELIAS VIEIRA Sunday was perfect and beautiful as we were able to spend the whole day together as a family and with close friends. Who knew that by tomorrow night, you would be gone and our world would be changed forever. On Monday, August 7, 2017, at the age of 48, an angel came down to Earth, wrapped her wings around you and carried you up to Heaven. Eli was predeceased by his father, Jose Teixeira on October, 2016. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Florence Jean (nee Jandrasics); his sons, Tyler, Tevyn, Treyton, Jordan and Nakinan; his mother Maria Jacinta; sisters, Maria Cassidy (Steve), Diane Kasur (nee Jandrasics) (Dale); brothers, Joe (Anita), Gaspar; nephews, Brandyn and Mateo; his beloved niece Lola and many extended family. Eli immigrated to Canada at the age of six with his parents and siblings, settled in Toronto for a year before moving to Winnipeg. He grew up in the North End and attended Tec Voc High School where he met the love of his life, Jean in 1987. Soon after graduation they married in 1991, shortly after they were blessed with three beautiful sons. Eli played a huge part in the community. His passion was playing football so he joined the Tec Voc Hornets then moved on to the Winnipeg Hawkeyes Organization. Even though Eli loved football he also played a multitude of sports. He was part of the North Winnipeg Nomads Football Club since 2002, coaching for more than half those years. He also coached the team and his boys on the Maples CC, Garden City and Red River CC basketball teams. He was a basketball coach at Ecole Lansdowne for more than ten years. Eli loved all sports, watching and playing. He spent many lunch hours at the downtown YMCA perfecting his three point shot. Eli became an inspiration to any young child that he coached, giving his time, patience and encouragement. Eli started off his career in construction at Maple Leaf. He then moved on to J & D Penner and finally to Premier Paving Ltd. where he flourished and took so much pride in his work. His last project was building us a beautiful patio and fire pit. Somewhere to relax and reflect. I know you'll always be out there with us love XOXO. Eli, you were my rock, my love, my soul mate. Thank you for blessing me with three beautiful children and 30 years. You have been an amazing father, son, brother, uncle, friend, coach and mentor. You my love, have touched, influenced and impacted so many lives and will be missed dearly. Prayers will be said on Monday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 181 Austin Street North. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m. also at the Church. The service will terminate at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eli's memory to the Children's Wish Foundation. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL  204-586-8044

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 12, 2017

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I'm hearing about this today for the first time and to say I'm devastated is an understatement. Though we lost touch after High School he was one of the most polarizing personalities I ever had the pleasure to meet. Truly a Wonderful individual and a tremendous friend. - Posted by: Vaughan Rody (Friend) on: Sep 07, 2017

  • In the time I knew Eli he was the most kind hearted guy you could know . I met him at JD Penner where he worked with my father Rene Esperanza. He treated everyone with humility and respect ,never judging who you were !! He will always be known as an inspiration and. A mentor to many . My condolences go out to his loving family and friends !! He will now rest in peace and will never be forgotten With love and respect He was always well respect and will always be remembered as angel that changed The world for the better - Posted by: Eddy Anchets (Friend ) on: Aug 16, 2017

  • There are very few people that I would consider inspirational, you were one of them. Although our passings were always brief I truly felt honored to know you as did our whole family. Not only were you an amazing person, so is your family. We offer our blessings and will forever remember you each and every time we step onto our patio (which you built with such perfection). - Posted by: Panchuk family (Friends) on: Aug 12, 2017

  • So sorry to hear of Eli's passing. I lived next door to you on James Carleton Dr. My parents are Al and Faith. My condolences to you Jean and the boys. May Eli Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Alanna Franchuk (Former neighbor) on: Aug 12, 2017

  • I had the pleasure of reffing Eli for 5 years in the PIT football league. Always a fierce competitor, yet always composed. Even if our reffing crew had missed a call, he wouldn't get upset(or perhaps, too upset). If the sporting world had more Eli's, perhaps I'd still be officiating. To Tyler and lil bros ,he'll always be watching you guys on GameDay, so Play to Win! so sorry for your loss - Posted by: KurtisL (Ref) on: Aug 12, 2017

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