CABECINHA, José Medeiros Passed away peacefully at Mount St. Mary's Hospital on November 20th, 2013 at the age of 84 years. Born in Lagoa, São Miguel, Azores. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Maria São Joao. Lovingly remembered by his children, Antonio (Lucia), Francisco (Ann), and Filomena (Luis); his grandchildren, Brandon, Ashley, Serena, Melissa, Desiree, Jennifer, and Adrian. Also survived by his sisters Rosa (Americo), Maria Do Rosario and his nephews and nieces. He will be missed by many friends. José came to Canada in 1957. He worked for Canada Agriculture Research Station until his retirement in 1993. He was very involved in the Portuguese community and Our Lady of Fatima Parish. His greatest pleasure was received when surrounded by his family. "Papa abençoe". We will miss your smiling eyes. A Prayer Service will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 4635 Elk Lake Drive on Sunday, November 24th at 7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Parish on Monday, November 25th at 10:00 am with interment to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park. Our thanks to the wonderful staff at Mount St. Mary's for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of B.C. or to Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 861 Fairfield Rd, Victoria, BC V8V 5A9. Condolences may be offered at www.mccallbros.com.
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Published in The Times Colonist from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2013