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LIDA CRISTINA CONCI RODRIGUES
Born: Feb 01, 1977
Date of Passing: Oct 16, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
LIDA CRISTINA CONCI RODRIGUES
February 1, 1977 - October 16, 2019
Left to mourn her passing and honour her legacy of kindness are her husband Mike; her adored children, Anthony and Isabella; her mother and best friend Elena; father Gustavo (Candace); beloved grandmother Lida; sister Daniela, and brother David; godmother Liliana; mother-in-law Aida; sister and brother-in-law Terri and Greg; niece Emily; nephew Christofer; nephew and godson Matthew, and goddaughter Gabriella; as well as many treasured aunts, uncles, and cousins. There are also many friends that Lida has from all walks of life that are deeply saddened by this loss, as evidenced by the tremendous outpouring of love and support during this unbearable time.
Lida was predeceased by her father-in-law Amaral, and stepfather Kenny.
Lida was born in Winnipeg in 1977 to Elena Anania and Gustavo Conci. The first of three children, Lida quickly became a caregiver to her siblings. This role of caregiver would become one that Lida embraced, always taking care of every single person that she came across in the most beautiful way possible and never wanting for anything in return. At school she enjoyed cheer and gymnastics and in thinking of the meaning of a true cheerleader, Lida certainly was this throughout her life, always looking to make those around her feel special and important.
In high school, Lida met her best friend, her soulmate, her future husband Mike Rodrigues. He swept her off her feet with his charm and his amazingly well-written love letters. He of course drove her away a few times, but they always found their way back to each other because their love was that strong. In 2004, on a gorgeous fall day these two high school sweethearts became husband and wife and the beginning of an incredible adventure began. In August of 2007, Mike and Lida welcomed their first child Anthony. He was perhaps the most adored baby on the planet. Mike and Lida were so proud of their beautiful baby boy. Joining Anthony in 2010, was their second child, their princess Isabella. Bright cheeks and beautiful big blue eyes, the Rodrigues family was now complete. Lida and Mike had the kind of love that could withstand anything and together they provided their small, perfect family with every amazing experience possible.
Many times we say that we live for our children, however, Lida truly embodied this. She championed them at any given moment, so fiercely proud of their accomplishments. Whether at soccer, or hockey, cheer or gymnastics, Lida was Anthony and Isabella's greatest cheerleader, encouraging them with every breath. With Mike or her mom Elena by her side, Lida did not miss one single game, event or competition. We know that this will continue, that Lida will be watching down on Anthony and Isabella, cheering them on from the stands up in heaven, the angel with the most beautiful smile.
She arranged parties and events with such care that everyone in attendance was always in awe. She wasn't just an event planner, she was a giver of happiness, organizer of enduring memories, ensuring that every last detail of any event was just perfect. The number of people that Lida made smile throughout her life is immeasurable.
We would like to thank everyone for their incredible support and generosity over the past few days. Lida's legacy will live on in each one of you.
In lieu of flowers, an account in the name of Anthony and Isabella has been set up at the Royal Bank, Pembina and Oakenwald Branch.
To honour Lida, please take the time to spread kindness. Take the time to be somebody's champion just like she did every day of her life. "Love a little deeper, laugh a little louder, hold the ones you love a little tighter."
A celebration of Lida will take place on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, 85 Kirkbridge Drive. A reception will follow at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard.
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Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 22, 2019
Condolences & Memories (11 entries)
I grew up through grade school with Lida from grades 5-12. I remember very well joining a new school in grade 5 not knowing anyone. Lida was kind and soft hearted to me as a new student. We had a group of friends that did every thing together. Lida had a vibrant energy that was like no other and quite the leader. As time went on we all grew up and went different ways and paths and as people do, we all grew apart. We will all miss Lida for different reasons, but keep her in our thoughts. Mike you are a strong man and Lida was lucky to have you. My thoughts are still with all the family but especially to Lida’s children who should be very proud of who their mother was. Blessings to all that knew her. - Posted by: Jordan Goetting (Child hood friend ) on: Mar 28, 2020
Lida was a childhood friend of my sister Linnea who just informed me of Lida’s passing. I have many memories of them together and what a sweet person she was. I send my deepest condolences to Lida’s friends and family. May her bright light continue to shine through you all. - Posted by: Anika (Rindall) MacLachlan (Sister of a childhood friend) on: Nov 01, 2019
Mike & family So very sorry to hear about Lidas passing. My deepest sympathy Nadia Lind ( grandmother to Christina & Tav) - Posted by: Nadia lind (Friend..) on: Oct 25, 2019
Gus and Candace, Our heartfelt thoughts, love, prayers and hugs are with your family at this time. xxoo - Posted by: Karen Fallowfield and Roland Lemay (Cousin to Candace Conci) on: Oct 24, 2019
On behalf of the St. James Canadians Hockey Association, we would like to extend our condolences to the Rodrigues family. The words written by Lina were so heartfelt and beautiful. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. - Posted by: St. James Canadians AA Association (Hockey community ) on: Oct 24, 2019
I am truly saddened. My heart goes out to the family. - Posted by: Christine Therrien (Colistro) (family friend) on: Oct 23, 2019
I never had the pleasure of meeting Lida but my deepest sympathies to Gus and Candace who are wonderful people so I'm sure Lida was too. - Posted by: Sam De Luca (co/worker) on: Oct 23, 2019
Please accept our deepest sympathies and know that our prayers are with you during this time. May memories of Lida sustain and strengthen you as you navigate the difficult days ahead. Please know our prayers are with you. Ralph Cantafio and Family - Posted by: Ralph Cantafio & Family (Family Frie ds) on: Oct 22, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May Lida watch over you all. - Posted by: Mark, Maja, Alyssa and Luca Falvo (Friend) on: Oct 22, 2019
Lida - you are beautiful inside and out. Your smile and energy and family dedication will live on through your sweet and beautiful children. Mike, Anthony, Isabella - we are deeply saddened by your loss. Your family is in our prayers. - Posted by: The De Luca Family (soccer mom pals) on: Oct 22, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to all the family. - Posted by: Vera San Juan (Friends of her father Gus’s and Candace ) on: Oct 22, 2019
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