It is with great sadness that the Barbosa family announces Jose Barbosa's passing after a courageous battle of an unexpected illness at St. Joseph's Hospital on April 14, 2005. Jose was a kind, gentle and hardworking husband, father, and (great) grandfather. He will be missed by his family and friends.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Maria Conceicao; children Margaret (Joseph Borges), Guilherme (Teresa Sousa), Helen (ledeberto Ferreira) and Isabel; many grandchildren Richard (Lenny Goncalves), Jennifer (Donny Gillingham), William (Andra Devers), Larraine, Alicia and Aidan; and only one great grandchild, Seven Gillingham.

The family will receive friends at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst Street, Toronto on Sunday, April 17 from 6-9 pm, and Monday, April 18, from 2-9 pm. Funeral Mass to be held at Santa Cruz Roman Catholic Church at 9 am, Tuesday, April 19, 2005, 142 Argyle Street, Toronto. In memory of Jose, if desired, donations to The Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated.

"Even though our family has been hectic at times, it is the glue that holds us together. It is the haven we seek when there is trouble and the place where we truly celebrate the good times. Family is important because it is like a ship's rudder on the sea of life...without it; you are lost adrift, not knowing truly who you are or where you are going..."

Assim, testemundo a todos vos, o mesmo sentido que meu avo me transmitiu...sonhos de felicidade...sonhos de alegria...e do infinito mas acima de tudo o amor. "


January 01, 1970
Sunday 6-9 pm, Monday 2-9 pm


April 19, 2005
9:00 am Mass

Burial / Entombment / Cremation