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RESENDES, José Sousa

June 3, 1928 – August 1, 2019

José Resendes of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 91 years.

José was born in Santa Maria (Azores) Portugal. He married Teolinda on April 24, 1952 and together had seven children. José had various occupations including working in Cambodia/Vietnam doing contract work building roads. José and Teolinda decided Canada would provide better opportunities for their children, so José immigrated to Canada in 1963. He settled in Calgary where he found work and a home so that his young family could join him in 1965. José had a wonderful and lengthy marriage with Teolinda until her passing in 2009. Together they built a large extended family and worked hard to provide for them. He enjoyed going fishing and playing a mean game of Sueca. He loved gardening and wine making and the sharing of both. José was a devout Roman Catholic. He was involved in and supported his church -Our Lady of Fatima Portuguese Parish.

José (or Little Joe) as he was known to his co-workers was involved in many major construction projects as a heavy equipment operator throughout the years during the growth of the city of Calgary. He was a proud member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #955.

José is survived by his seven children, Amancio, Nuno, Margarida, Celeste, Ana, Dinis, and Benvinda; eighteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irene and Rosa as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

José was predeceased by his loving wife, Teolinda; parents, Adelina and Manuel; brother, Joao; and sister, Maria José.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Bow Crest Care Centre for their amazing care, love and support.

A Prayer Service will be held  at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church (4747 – 30th Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Funeral Mass to follow at 9:30 a.m.  Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery (St. Joseph’s Section).  Following the graveside service, friends and relatives are invited for a time of fellowship and refreshments with the family at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of José Resendes, 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. I am sad to hear of my Uncle Joe’s passing. He lived a full life and along with Aunt Teolinda they left a wonderful legacy of their children, grand children and great grand children. I have many fond memories of the visits and celebrations in Calgary, Vancouver and Santa Maria. Theirs was always a place of welcome and joy. The passing of a generation…. With heartfelt condolences to my cousins and their families, from Tia Rosa (uncle Joe’s sister), Tony, Agnes and Natalia Coelho.

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  2. Rebecca Resendes

    Sending our deepest sympathies to all our uncles and aunts on the loss of their father. I have many happy memories of grandpa & look forward to visiting you all on Saturday. Love Randy & Beth

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  3. So sorry to hear this! Much love to you and your family Maggie! Miss you guys .
    Love Sarah (MacLean) Dawe

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  4. Deolinda Resendes (Linda Devine)

    My condolences to my Alberta cousins on the loss of their father. Our families have stayed united by the memories both our fathers shared of each other’s family and the stories our grandparents shared with us. I look forward to seeing all of you and saying farewell to my uncle and godfather. Love from the Resendes clan in Ontario

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  5. Marilyn (John) Coelho

    I am saddened hearing of Uncle Joe’s passing. Only having met him and Aunt Teolinda a few times, they always welcomed me into their home with open arms. My sincere condolences to the family. You are all in my thoughts.

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  6. Never had the pleasure of meeting Jose but being from the Azores we are all family.My condolences to his family.Rest in peace Jose we will meet in the next life i look forward to it when it happens.You are in Heaven.

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  7. Al,

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Grant & Joni Fleury

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  8. Celeste and Ana,

    My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God Bless.

    Carl Rasmussen

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