God called Antonio Jose Brasil peacefully on July 13, 2022 at the age of 92. He will be forever missed by Maria Garcia Brasil, his loving wife of over sixty years. He remains cherished by his dear children, Maria (Jaime) Janeiro, Margarida (Bert) Melo, Humberta Brasil (Peter Lombardi), and daughter-in-law Antonella Brasil. Proud grandfather to Tania (Chris) Vincent, James Janeiro (Gillian Gallimore), Andrew Melo, Julia Melo, and Victoria Melo. Cherished great-grandfather to Severn Vincent and Sloane Vincent. Antonio will always be remembered by his brothers and sisters Armando, Elmiro, Iria, and Izaltina. Rejoined in heaven with his children Elmiro, Antonio, and Fernanda, his brothers Jose and Joao, and his parents Manuel Jose and Maria Da Conceicao.
Antonio was immensely proud of his large and loving family. He immigrated to Canada from Portugal with his wife and children in 1973 and made a full and successful life in the west end of Toronto. He was a successful businessman and entrepreneur who always helped anyone in need. His loved carpentry, soccer (particularly Benfica), and sharing his views on current affairs. He took immense pride in making wine every September and grilling tiger prawns for his family every Christmas. He will be held dear in the hearts of his family, relatives, and many friends.
The family would like to thank the people and organizations who made his final years comfortable. Thanks in particular to his medical team at HouseCalls, the devoted and professional Personal Support Workers and other caregivers who supported him at home, and the doctors, nurses, and staff at St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
Friends may visit with the family at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst Street, Toronto, on Sunday July 17th from 2 pm to 6 pm. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church on Monday July 18th at 10 am. Entombment to follow at Prospect Cemetery, Last Supper Mausoleum. An an expression of sympathy, in memoriam contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
July 17, 2022
Cardinal Funeral Homes - Bathurst Street Chapel
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Prayer Vigil at 4 pm
July 18, 2022
St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church
July 18, 2022
Prospect Cemetery - Last Supper Mausoleum
Entombment will immediately follow the funeral mass.