ANTUNES, Alfredo Cabral
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August 3, 1925 – November 26, 2012
Born in San Miguel, Azores, Alfredo passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer and dementia.
Alfredo is survived by his wife of 58 years, Laura; daughter, Gabriela (Ron) Sullivan; son, Mario (Judy); granddaughter, Monique Pires; sister, Dorinda (Edwino) Branco; nieces, Maria (Gary) Stenrud, Elizabeth (Russ) Jorgensen, and Susan (Thomas) Wong; many great-nieces and great- nephews, and numerous friends.
Alfredo immigrated to Canada in 1957, bringing his shoe making talent with him. He owned and operated Parsons Shoe Renew at 1050 W. Pender Street in Vancouver for over 30 years.
Everything Alfredo did was for the love of his family.
The Antunes family would like to thank all of the caregivers at the Dufferin Care Centre in Coquitlam. They are truly angels of God.
A Prayer Service and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Fatima, 1423 East 13th Ave., Vancouver, on Thursday, November 29th, 2012, with the Prayers beginning at 11:00 am and Mass at 11:20 am. Entombment will follow at Ocean View Burial Park, South Mausoleum, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation or the Alzheimer Society.
God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be
so he put his arms around you
"Come to Me"
With tearful eyes we watched you
and saw you pass away
and although we love you dearly
we could not make you stay.
A Golden heart stopped beating
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 28, 2012