Obituary

Mr. Eduardo Ferreira de Arruda

(26 February 1943- 31 March 2021)

It is with heavy hearts and a profound sense of loss we announce the sudden passing of Eduardo Ferreira de Arruda. He was the beloved husband of 47 years to Maria da Conceição. Eduardo passed away on March 31st, surrounded by his family and enormous love. He was the loving father of Patricia (Steven), predeceased by his son Jerry and daughter Diane. Affectionately called ‘Avô’ by his three grandchildren, Samantha, Adam, and Emilia.

Eduardo was born in Ribeira Seca, Ribeira Grande, Açores where he worked the land alongside his father and brothers. He immigrated to Canada in 1970 but always maintained a lifelong affection for his heritage. In Canada, Eduardo worked tirelessly, with both skill and integrity as a roofer journeyman for over 40 years. As a retiree, you could always catch him sitting on the porch of his home listening to a soccer game (Sporting Clube de Portugal or Portugal National Team), philharmonic band music, or ‘cantigas ao desafio’.

Eduardo was all about family and his greatest joy was spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. His courage, strength, grit, resilience, sense of humour, impatience with nonsense, and stubbornness will live on in his loved ones. The legacy he leaves behind is the true meaning of the word family which encompasses not only love, but mutual respect, and always being united. He will also be greatly missed by his siblings, nieces, nephews, Godchildren and friends, but will live on in cherished memories.

Visitation

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Due to the current pandemic restrictions and under direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective November 23, 2020 all funerals and visitations will be by invitation only to limit the number of people in attendance and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage those that are unable to attend in person to express their sympathy by posting a message of condolence to our website, donating to a charity of your choice in memory of your loved one or by sending flowers to the funeral home.

Service

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Cardinal Funeral Homes Ltd - Bathurst Chapel
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Due to the current pandemic restrictions and under direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective November 23, 2020 all funerals and visitations will be by invitation only to limit the number of people in attendance and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage those that are unable to attend in person to express their sympathy by posting a message of condolence to our website, donating to a charity of your choice in memory of your loved one or by sending flowers to the funeral home.

Burial

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Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
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Due to the current pandemic restrictions and under direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective November 23, 2020 all funerals and visitations will be by invitation only to limit the number of people in attendance and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage those that are unable to attend in person to express their sympathy by posting a message of condolence to our website, donating to a charity of your choice in memory of your loved one or by sending flowers to the funeral home.

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April 08, 2021
JOE MANSO
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends my thoughts and prayers will be with you great loss Rest in peace my Friend You will be missed
April 08, 2021
Donna Dawe
I am very sorry to hear of you loss. My deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers will be with you at this difficult time.
April 06, 2021
Anabela Carneiro
Dear Patricia, I am saddened by your great loss. You and your family are in my thoughts as you grieve. I am lighting a candle in your father's honour. Anabela
April 05, 2021
Kathy Visic
Dear Patricia, our condolences on the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Family Visic
April 05, 2021
A. Crooks
Dear Patricia and family. Please be assured of my prayers during this difficult time. May the blessings of your father's life and legacy provide comfort and strength to you and your family.
April 04, 2021
Irma Bevk-Giuliani
Patricia, today and always, may loving memories of your wonderful father bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Bevk-Giuliani Family
April 04, 2021
Walter Raposo
Dear Arruda Family, We send our deepest condolences. Eduardo was a good man and he will be missed. God bless from the Raposo family.
April 04, 2021
Nancy Muscat
Dear Patricia and family my heartfelt sympathy to all of you for this immense loss of such a wonderful man; husband, father and grandfather who always put his family first. I remember what you have shared about this loving man. Sending a hug and thoughts and prayers 💔
April 03, 2021
Andrew Wilson
Patricia, Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Our family is thinking of you and your family during this time.
April 03, 2021
Bernice Peacock
Dear Patricia, Deepest condolences on the loss of your dear father. I have heard you tell us how special he was to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. The Peacock family.
April 03, 2021
Alex and Manolita
We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and yours during this challenging time.
April 03, 2021
Cristina Dalimonte
Dear Patricia & Family,I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved father. I will pray for the repose of your father’s soul and for your whole family. My deepest condolences, Cristina Dalimonte
April 03, 2021
Derek Chen
Dear Patricia, My sincere condolences to you and the entire family on the loss of your father. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time. God Bless.
April 03, 2021
Elaine Pitts
Patricia, My condolences on the loss of your father. I will be thinking of you.
April 03, 2021
Teresa Tresnak
I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Please accept my sincere condolences and may the Lord bless you and your family at this time.
April 03, 2021
Chris and Emily Bonnici
Patricia and Family, Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
April 02, 2021
Maria Benevides
Dear Arruda Family, My father (Joao) and I send you are deepest condolences. As a longtime neighbour, your father was always ready to help and greeted me with “Haja Saude!” He will be missed. I’m also sorry that because of Covid-19, we cannot give our sympathy in person. Please know that the Arruda family is in my thoughts. Maria Benevides (15 Foxley)
April 02, 2021
Gail Ellis
I send my condolences to you and to your family during this time of sorrow. The Bible gives a real hope and promises that your loved one will soon come back to life in a peaceful paradise on the earth where death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4)