It is with great sadness that the family of Eugénio Vieira De Sousa Rodrigues announces his passing at Princess Margaret Hospital on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at the age of 66 years.  He now joins his son, Eugénio, parents, Guilherme and Maria Natália, and brother, Augusto, in heaven.


Eugénio worked hard all his life starting at a young age in Portugal to help his parents and their family.  He worked on farms and on cargo boats between Pico and Faial islands before coming to Canada at the age of 19 for the opportunity to help better the life of his family.  In Canada he met his wife, with whom he had four children, one of which passed away at birth.  He worked various construction jobs the rest of his life to support his family, whom he loved very much.  Eugenio had an easygoing, lovable personality and was always so generous with others.  He was a very proud father and was loved very much by his family.


Eugénio leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Fernanda.  He was the cherished father of Patricia (Steve), Fernandinha and Justin and beloved grandfather of Mateus, Nathaniel and Kiara.  He will be deeply missed and forever remembered by many family and friends including his siblings Altina, Helio, Hilberto, Noémia, Natália, Guilherme, Carmino, Ivo and Orlindo.


“A heart of gold stopped beating,

two willing hands at rest,

God broke our hearts to prove to us

He only takes the best.”


Family and friends may visit at Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst St., Toronto on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


A mass will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Parish, 706 Old Weston Road, Toronto.


Gatherings will be limited to up to 50 people at a time in a visitation suite. When coming for a visitation, guests are asked to pay their respects to the deceased, acknowledge the family from a safe distance and exit the suite. Guest seating has been arranged to maintain physical distancing and will remain in place for all services and visitation in the funeral home. Once guests exit the visitation suite, we kindly ask them to exit the funeral home to allow other guests the same opportunity.

If desired, donations in memory of Eugénio may be made to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.


November 06, 2020
Cardinal Funeral Home - Bathurst Chapel
04:00 PM - 08:00 PM


November 07, 2020
St. Matthew's Parish
09:30 AM

The church is able to accommodate a maximum of 120 persons, including family, guests, and clergy.



November 11, 2020
Cesario Costa
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. From my family cesario Costa & Diana Costa
November 06, 2020
natalie da costa and Ilidio
Our deepest condolences to Eugénio family great friend part of the family he will be greatly missed