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1921 – 2012
It is with sadness that the Raposo family announces the passing of Elvira Raposo on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the age of 91. Elvira was born in San Miguel, Azores, Portugal on August 2, 1921. Elvira immigrated to Canada with her three sons in 1959 to join her husband John who had previously left San Miguel to work in Canada. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1985. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: John (Linda) Raposo, Carlos (Judy) Raposo of Edmonton and Tony (Marjorie) of Calgary. She will also be fondly remembered by grandchildren: Richard, Robert, Paolo and Nena; great-grandchildren: Mia and Charlotte; sisters: Rosa (Azores) and Maria of Edmonton; as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. Elvira's joy was her family and we are left with wonderful memories of family dinners, birthdays and holidays at her home. Her second love was gardening and flowers. She treasured a trip to Victoria years ago and a visit to the Butchart Gardens. She will be forever loved and missed by her family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Beverly Center for the kindness and support over the past two years. A private Funeral Service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.leydens.com. Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM (304 - 18 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB). Telephone: 403-228-4422.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2012