TORRINHA, Roberto "Chico"
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Passed away peacefully, at home as he wanted on Monday, February 25, 2013, at the age of 79, surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Francisco and Adelaide. Loving husband of 55 years to Fernanda, brother to Maria Helena Rocha (Antonio Luis), the late Antonio Augusto Mendes and Valentina Gameiro. Dearest father to Phil (Joanne) and Margaret (Chris). Vovô will be missed but not forgotten by his beloved grandchildren; Savanna, Karina and Sophie and many nephews and nieces. Thank you to the many caring friends and neighbors for their continued friendship and support. Special thanks to Doctors' Hacker and Swami for their care and compassion in his last days. Thank you to his care givers especially Kate McCrady from WeCare who was fantastic for dad but truly a shoulder to mom as well as Emily from Carefor for her support in the wee hours. Friends may pay their respects at the Capital Memorial Chapel & Visitation Centre, 3700 Prince of Wales Drive (613-692-1211) on Thursday, February 28th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral and interment will be celebrated in the Chapel on Friday, March 1st at 10 am. Donations are appreciated to the Canadian Heart and Lung Association. http://capitalmemorial.ca/
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Feb. 27, 2013