Our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Manuel “Cassena” Martins Toste passed on September 25, 2022 at the age of 91 years.
He will be dearly missed and loved by his children, Manuel Fernando, Maria de Lourdes and Jose Luciano; by his grandchildren Fatima, Jeffrey, Kevin, Rose Maria, Mike, Scotty, and Manuel Fernando Jr and remembered by his great-grandchildren, Sara, Shawn, Luke, Liam, Manny and Eden Diolina.
Our beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather will be laid to rest alongside his beautiful wife, Maria de Lourdes Martins Flores in his beloved and cherished homeland, Vila de São Sebastião, Terceria, Açores, Portugal.
Our father, grandfather, and great grandfather was never short from making us laugh. He preferred to smile over frowning. He was a loving man who was dedicated to his family. His eyes and soul would light up when he was surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a skilled carpenter who found happiness and peace in the art of woodworking. He never asked much of others and always enjoyed a small glass of his homemade wine or a cheirinho in his espresso. His humour and gentle ways will be dearly missed by us all.
He is now free from the invisible bars of Alzheimer’s and Dementia to enjoy rest of eternity laughing and enjoying all that he loved to do. Please support Alzheimer’s and Dementia research by donating in his honour to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
We want to give a special thank you to the all the staff at Fairview Nursing Home. The care and compassion that was provided for the last 11 years with be forever remembered and respected.
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday October 1, 2022 at 9:30am at Santa Cruz Catholic Church 142 Argyle Street Toronto, ON M6J1P2. For those who would wish to send potted floral arrangements, all will be accepted by the funeral home and delivered to the church for the mass.
October 01, 2022
Santa Cruz Parish