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Born: Feb 22, 1961

Date of Passing: Jan 22, 2020

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February 22, 1961 - January 22, 2020

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of John Cabral. After a courageous battle with cancer, John passed away peaceful surrounded by the love of his family.
He leaves behind his loving wife Maria; son Michael (Christy), son Steven (Daniela); daughter Brittany (Arriane) and grandchildren, Sophie, Garcia and William.
John is predeceased by his parents, Agostinho and Deolinda Cabral. John was one of four siblings and had many nieces and nephews.
John was born in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal and moved to Canada in 1969. During his younger years, John enjoyed playing sports, music and cruising around in his 70s Malibu. He first laid eyes on his beloved wife Maria at a social, they quickly fell in love and got married on September 10, 1983. Shortly after, they started their family.
John was a welder for 42 years. He was a hard-working man and never missed a day's work. John took pride in his skills and was always willing to help people in need. He spent much of his free time building fences, curling, ice fishing and golfing. John had many close friends. The highlight of his week was Friday Night Garage Nights with family and friends in the neighbourhood. John was a loyal husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and will be deeply missed by all.
We would like to thank all of the staff from CancerCare Manitoba, the palliative care program and the palliative unit at St. Boniface Hospital for their compassion and support during this trying time.
Services will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Public viewing will begin at 12:00 p.m. with a service at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 25, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • I had just received this call yesterday and just talked about John with my mother Louise. I was privileged to know this family for many years. I want to offer my sincere condolences to the entire family. I would see John at his work on a regular, as I would sell product to them and always come to say hi. I am hurt by this news and feel so bad for the entire family. - Posted by: Shawn Clissold (friend) on: Mar 27, 2020

  • I’m saddened to hear the passing of John, my sincerest condolences to Maria, their children and grandchildren. He was always a fun guy to be around, my kids used to love going to his neighborhood when they were smaller for all the Halloween displays, around his house. He was always a friendly and welcoming man, to myself and my girls! I know he will be missed immensely. Thank you John for the years of friendship and unwavering support no matter what happened. I’m sorry I was unable to make it today, but please know, I’m keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers today! RIP John, you were a good man and I’m blessed to have known you for the years I did! Sincerely, Christine de Sousa - Posted by: Christine De Sousa (Family Friend) on: Jan 28, 2020

  • Our deepest condolences to Maria & family. I worked with John for over 30 years, he was a very hard & honest worker. Always willing to help whatever he was asked. I will truly miss him. I am very sorry I will not be able to be at Johns funeral, as I am away. - Posted by: Mirko Ljubic (Friend & co worker) on: Jan 27, 2020

  • Deepest sympathies. So sorry to hear of John's passing. Good memories of the days when our kids played hockey together. John & Cathy Polson & Family. - Posted by: John Polso (Friend) on: Jan 27, 2020

  • Dearest Maria...altho' I did not have the privilege of knowing your husband, I feel greatly for your loss. The fact that you both had so many children and now grandchildren is a testament for your love and admiration for each other...Wishing you brighter days ahead ...xoxo Kim Crawford - Posted by: Kim crawford (co-worker with Maria) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • Sending our deepest condolences to all of you. John was a lovable and an awesome man. He will never be forgotten in our hearts. Love you all ❤❤ - Posted by: Domingues Family (Cousin) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • Oh my dearest Maria and family. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of John. He was such a fun guy to be around. It was easy to see he was a loving and caring husband and father. So proud of your three brilliant adults and their families. I will cherish my memories of your family and mine camping at Rushing River. The Cabral brothers, John and Joe literally warmed our souls from our head to our toes with that special Portuguese spirit. May the spirit of John continue to keep your heart and soul comforted with love and warmth. RIP dear John. - Posted by: RONDA PFEIFFER (Friend) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • A wonderful tribute to a great man. Rest in peace John. Our deepest condolences. - Posted by: Nat, Greg, Brenden & Christian (Cousins) on: Jan 25, 2020

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