ASSUNCAO, Maria da Conceição Pereira - In all families there exists a need for an individual to hold and bind everyone together through hardships and struggles.
This was Maria, a woman that always selfless, loved fiercely and above all else, placed her family first. She passed peacefully, on July 14, 2020 with her family at her side.
Her courageous heart has left us deeply inspired.
Her final thoughts and words were that we listen to, care for, and laugh mightily with one another.
Born in the small rural town of Vilar dos Prazers, Portugal she lived a modest life, learning early on that life is very often a struggle. Her anecdote to these tumultuous times, was to seek meaning for her life.
Maria found her meaning in life with her family and her friendships. True devotion to friends, made her a trusted repository for many women who saw her as a wise listener. Indeed she took many secrets in her heart with her.
Amongst the best of people, she left her home town for Toronto, along with her husband Timoteo. Ever grateful to Canada for an opportunity to work hard and raise her three sons, she wore her maple leaf pin with pride daily.
She had a wonderful capacity to sacrifice and the discipline to speak honestly. Those who earned her friendship were blessed to know her. She was absolutely beautiful.
She will be sorely missed as a mother, wife, sister, the most wonderful mother in-law, aunt, avó, and confidant. Her passing was too soon Vamos sentir muito a sua falta, mãe.
Funeral arrangements with Cardinal Funeral Homes, Toronto. The service will take place at St. Agnes' Parish, 15 Grace Street, Toronto on July 20, 2020 at 9:30 AM.
If the desire should fall upon you, a donation to the Canadian Cancer society or Princess Margaret Hospital in her name would be appreciated.