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Date of Passing: Aug 27, 2021

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It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Maria Duarte on Friday, August 27, 2021 at St. Joseph's residence at the age of 86 years.
Maria is survived her sons, Mario Jorge (Patrice), Luis (Brenda), Robert (Jenevieve); grandchildren, Jason, Natasha, Scott, and Stefanie; great-grandchildren, Jack, Max, Colin, and Mason; and sister Isabel (Juan) Cunlha. Maria was also survived by Sheila Novak whom Maria helped to care for and became as special to her as another granddaughter, as well as many relatives and friends. She will be deeply missed and always remembered.
Maria was predeceased her husband Fernando, and sons, Jose and Elisiario, as well as three sisters and one brother.
Maria was devoted to her family, she loved spending time with her family and her friends. No one would go away hungry from her table and it was not unknown for people to leave with a care package after a great meal. She was firm with her sons and never afraid to help them become the best men they could be. Her dedication to her family is a memory that all of her sons will cherish.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at St. Joseph's and everyone who reached out to her and helped her on her journey.
A visitation will take place Thursday, September 2, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with prayers held at 7:30 p.m. at Bardal Funeral Home, 843 Sherbrook Street. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 3, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Parish, 181 Austin Street, with interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery.

Bardal Funeral Home
843 Sherbrook Street
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 01, 2021, Sep 02, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Rob and family so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Pedro menezes (Friend ) on: Sep 04, 2021

  • Our condolences to Robert and the rest of the Duarte family. The passing of a loved one is never easy, but the great memories will remain with you all forever. - Posted by: Don Oliver (business associate) on: Sep 03, 2021

  • Connie worked for our family for many years. She became a trusted friend and support. Her warmth and kindness and strong work ethic will always be remembered. We would like to express our sincere condolences to her beloved family. You were the constant light in her life. Barb, Ray, Ben & Jesse - Posted by: Barbara Findlay (Singer) (Friend ) on: Sep 02, 2021

  • Dear Mario, Luis, Robert and families: we were so sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful mother. We truly loved her! She was so proud of all of you and I know you were very good to her. May God’s resurrection promises comfort you at this sad time. Don and Sandy Stelling from the Condo - Posted by: Don snd Sandy Stelling (Friends) on: Sep 02, 2021

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