José Carlos died just like he lived: he wrote his own rules and paved his own way. And if you said he couldn’t do it, he would make sure he could.
He lived 1000 years in the 72 calendar years we had with him because he embraced life: he grabbed it by the lapels, kissed it, and swung it back onto the dance floor.
He had a kind heart, cultivated great friendships, and was the type of man people would make lengthy trips to come see.
Jose Carlos was thoroughly interested in helping those in need, listening when you needed an ear, telenovelas, healthy eating, politics, spirituality, and his 1986 Volvo – although he never named it.
He had a lifelong love affair with tomatoes, apples, spicy portobello mushrooms in garlic, olives, and cheese.
Of all the people he touched, his most proud achievement in life was marrying his main squeeze Preciosa, who stood by him in all his glory during his heyday, and lovingly supported him during their last days together.
He loved his daughters, Tanya and Anabel, and took extreme pride in his two granddaughters, Olivia and Adriana, with whom he would act silly at every opportunity.
He was filled with joie de vivre!
As his niece Adilson wrote: ‘José Carlos was the Rock’n’Roll of our family. He had a rhythm and a dance all his own. I loved his big mischievous smile with a wink and a big hug or pat on the back. He would bring his exuberance to the party, take your hand and swing you around the dance floor with an energy unparalleled. No fados for Jose Carlos. God blessed us with him in our lives. He didn’t waltz away… He did the Hussle.’
He was the youngest brother of 7 - Diamantino, Arminda, Maria, Lucinda, the late Ramiro and Manuel.
Jose Carlos will be fondly remembered by family and friends. Donations in honour and in memory of Mr. Silva may be forwarded to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Visitation will be held at Cardinal Funeral Home – Bathurst Chapel, located at 366 Bathurst St (North of Dundas St W), Toronto, on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 3-7 p.m.
Service will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, located at 588 Adelaide St W (at Bathurst), Toronto, on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 9:45 a.m.
Burial will follow the service at Park Lawn Cemetery, located at 2845 Bloor St W (at Prince Edward / Royal York), Etobicoke, at 11:30 a.m.
Beginning July 16, 2021 the Bereavement Authority of Ontario is once again permitting visitations and services to take place that are open to the public. We must continue to maintain physical distancing, the wearing of masks and may not allow more than 50 guests at any one time. Once the maximum limit has been reached, we will ask any additional guests to kindly wait outside in a physically-distanced line until there is room to enter safely.
October 17, 2021
Cardinal Funeral Home - Bathurst Chapel
03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
October 18, 2021
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
October 18, 2021
Park Lawn Cemetery