Esmeralda da Encarna_Òo da Costa Pires, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at the age of 81 years.
Esmeralda was born on September 12, 1923 in SÒo Miguel, A_ores, Portugal and immigrated to Canada in June 1972.
Esmeralda is survived by her children and their families, Fatima and Serafin Pereira, Filomena and Henrique Raposo, Francisco and Neli Pires, Esmeralda and Alfredo Macedo, all of Calgary, and Miguel and Frances Pires of Coquitlam, BC; thirteen grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Francisco Pires; her mother and father Isabel and Felipe da Costa; her brothers, JoÒo and Felipe da Costa; and her sister Antonina da Costa.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church (4747 – 30th Street S.E.) on Monday, September 12, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Clauber Pereiro Lima, Presider. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Esmeralda Pires, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences