It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marcelino on December 11, 2008 at the age of 77 years after a tragic accident.
Marcelino was born on the Island of Sao Miguel in the Azores, Portugal, where he met his wife Nubelia. After graduating from teachers college they immigrated to Canada in 1956. Soon after arriving in Toronto, the first Portuguese Canadian Association was created and Marcelino was nominated as the director. This eventually led to his position of Vice Counsul of Portugal in Toronto. Marcelino was highly respected in the Portuguese community and throughout his career met with many dignitaries, leaders and Prime Ministers in government. He was a very special man; a man of great wisdom, patience and simple pleasures. His laugh will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.
Marcel will be greatly missed by his only child, Christopher, his daughter-in-law, Jacquie and grand-daughter, Tori as well as many relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Nubelia, of 52 years on September 15, 2008.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Administrative Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB T5H 4K1. Tel: (1-866) 950-5465, www.alzheimer.ab.ca . Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Macelino Moniz, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences