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FERREIRINHA, Maria Candida (nee Mendes)

February 18, 1937 – Macedo de Cavaleiros, Portugal
December 10, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Maria Candida Ferreirinha (nee Mendes) of Calgary on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the age of 76.

Maria Candida immigrated to Canada in 1956 from Macedo de Cavaleiros, Portugal and proudly made Calgary and Canada her home.

Maria is survived by her husband Americo Augusto; her son and daughter-in-law, Manuel and Rose; grandson Dylan; and brothers, Armando, Albert and Francisco. She will be terribly missed by her family and friends. Our family would like to thank friends for their thoughtful prayers and wishes.

“In tears we saw you sinking, we watched you fade away, you suffered much in silence, you fought so hard to stay. It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home. In our hearts your memory lingers sweetly, fond and true.” There is not a day, dear wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, and friend that we will not have you in our thoughts.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church (4747 – 30th Street S.E.) on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to recognize the staff of section 3 West of the Vernon Fanning Centre for their care.

In living memory of Maria Ferreirinha, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Desiree Veltri :

    I had the luck and the pleasure of knowing Maria and her family since 1984 and she will be missed!! A wonderful woman with a great sense of humor, and loved her family immensely. Our hearts are with you all.

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  2. Dear Augusto, Manny, Rose, and Dylan,

    We extend to you all our profoundest condolences on the passing of Maria, a loving wife, caring mother, a proud grandmother and a special friend to many. She will be sadly missed by those who knew her. May you cherish her memories and keep the beautiful days you shared as a family close to your hearts. Our prayers and thoughts are with you always. With love and sympathies,

    Maria, John, David Piotto &
    Katelyn, Colton and Ellie Nickel

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  3. Leslie Collings :

    Manny and family:
    Sorry for your loss. I know your mom was very special to you. Take care.

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  4. Maria and Robert Steinborn :

    Dear Manny, Rose, Dylan and the Ferreirinha Family,
    We were deeply saddened to hear about your mother’s passing. She was a very important part of your family and she will be truly missed. Her legacy is the wonderful family she raised, the hospitality of her home and the love she shared with your father and family. A life time full of memories for her family to keep in their hearts even as she passes. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Maria and Robert Steinborn

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
    From an Irish headstone”

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  5. I am thinking of you during these difficult times. Hoping you find consolation in your faith in the resurrection.
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Manny, Rose and Dylan,
    We are so sad for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Our sincere condolences,
    Melina Akins and family

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  7. Victor Cordeiro and family :

    We are so happy we had the chance to meet with her recently and she got to meet
    Davis. We are sending our condolences to you and your family

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  8. It is with a heavy heart & deep affection that I offer my condolences to you my dear cousins and padrinho. My madrinha was so kind to me always offering me words of wisdom on life choices never failing to make me laugh with a humourous present day observation. My short & sweet visits with her in Calgary, childhood family vacations, her beautiful smile and infectious laugh will always be etched in my memory. May she rest in peace free of her pain but filled with the love of the lord in her new home. Descanse em paz minha querida madrinha. sua afilhada Teressa Maria ,Winnipeg, Canada

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  9. Esther Di Gianvittorio :

    Dear Manny ,Rose and Dylan., My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. You are all in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. Esther

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  10. Tom and Sharon Brinsmead :

    Manny, Rose and Dylan,

    We both know the pain and loss that you are feeling. Nothing can replace the love you had for your mother, mother-in-law or grandmother. You are regularly in our thoughts and prayers. Our condolences on your loss.

    Tom and Sharon

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  11. Sorry to hear of “Dona” Candida passing.
    my heartfelt condolences

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  12. Dear Manny, Rose, & the Ferreirinha family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Know that there are many, near and far, close and distant, who are lifting you up in thought and prayer. God bless each of you and may you feel His comfort and peace in the coming days, weeks, and months.

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  13. Joanne Tardif-Maisonneuve :

    Dear Manny & family,
    I would like to extend my condolences. May the Lord hold you in the palm of his hand through these sorrowful times. May the memories of your mother bring you joy, comfort and peace rather than tears. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  14. Frank & Barb Jantz & Family :

    Dear August, Manny, Rose & Dylan,
    We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom, she was a wonderful & special person. Frank thought of her as his second mother… she always made him feel welcome & made him feel like part of the family! He had a lot of good times both pleasure & work…. she will be sadly missed by all that knew her, but her memories will live on! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time, but as we said; her memories will last forever… Be strong and be there for each other…. Love always,

    Frank & Barb & Family

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  15. Dear Rose, Manny and Dylan,
    On behalf of the staff at St. Rita, we want to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. We are sending hugs and prayers your way.

    May God keep you all in the palm of his hand.

    St. Rita Staff

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  16. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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  17. Jerry DeCosta and family :

    Mr Ferreirinha, Manny and family,
    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Your wife was a beautiful and kind person.

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