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GOMES, Mavilde Lestinho

January 8, 1941 – Angra do Heroismo, Terceira, Açores, Portugal
April 14, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Mavilde Lestinho Gomes, cherished wife of the late David Gomes of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the age of 78 years.

Mavilde was born in Angra do Heroismo, Terceira, Açores, Portugal on January 8, 1941 and lived most of her life in Calgary, AB. She was well known in the Calgary Portuguese community and will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, and artistry. Many of her beautiful, crochet creations adorn the homes of family, friends and acquaintances. Mavilde delighted in helping others and offered to assist with food preparation for the various functions in the Portuguese community. She also helped with income tax completion for newly arrived immigrants and friends alike.

Mavilde is survived by her four children, Raul (Marcie), Filomena (David), Paul (Kathy), all of Calgary, and Michael (John) of Vancouver; her six grandchildren, Madeleine, Zachary, Éva Simone, Anthony, Mary and Juliana; as well as extended family in Canada and Portugal.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church (4747 – 30th Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church (4747 – 30th Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Meals on Wheels, 5759 80 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 4S6 Telephone: (403) 243-2834, www.mealsonwheels.com.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Mavilde Gomes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Raul and family, so very sorry for your loss.Your mom was a wonderful, caring and loving person who always gave of herself.

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  2. Jose and Martinha Vieira of Edmonton

    Our deepest condolences to you Raul and your brothers and sister. Your mother was a wonderful woman and we truly were blessed to have known her and your family.

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  3. Filomena, David and Family, our deepest heartfelt condolences. God be with you all and cherish the memories.
    Dina, Vito, Adam, Anthony Mancini and families

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  4. When Élyse and Mariève were born, your mother sent us clothes that she had created. It was beautiful crochet creations. Our girls were radiant in those artistic clothes . We still have them. When we look at them, it reminds us of your mother. We will never forget Ant Mavilde.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Deepest Condolences

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  5. Susana Lestinho Alves

    So sad tia Mavilde has left us. Loved to know that a tree is being planted. Big Kiss and Hug to all

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  6. Luizilda Enes-Iovinelli

    Our deepest heartfelt condolences so sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace.

    Luizilda Enes-Iovinelli & Alfonso Iovinelli

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  7. Filomena

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. May you find comfort in her love for you and your family, a love that lasts forever.

    Jeanie MacEachern

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  8. Raul, Paul, Filomena, and Michael
    With our deepest sympathy from all, for the loss of your mother. We want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We hope that you’ll be comforted by some very special memories. Around 40 years ago was a fun summer spent with your family. I especially remember the great and delicious meals that Aunt Mavilde prepared. In my heart I’ll hold her memory forever.
    With all our love, John, Brittany, Jonathan, Keiya, and Katrina.

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