Surrounded by his loving family, Paulo Melo Furtado passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in his 92nd year.


Paulo is now reunited with his late wife, Maria Da Conceição, whom he was happily married for 45 years.  He is survived by his loving children, Conceição (José), Paulina (late Mario), Frank (Mary), Mario (Maria), Madalena (Martin), Paul (Ana), Dennis (Madalena), Luis (Carmen), Leonardo (Ana), Victor (Suzana) and Ricardo (Paula).  Proud grandfather to 28 grandchildren and dear great-grandfather to 14 great-grandchildren.


Born in 1929, in Ribeira Quente, São Miguel, Açores, Portugal, he was a self-employed cobbler and an active participant in his community. He volunteered in many aspects of his local catholic church, São Paulo, including as the parish organist.  Paulo was recognized as the first Scout Leader in Ribeira Quente and also as a founding member of the branch.  He lived his life passionately including his love for music and nature which resulted in this love being shared by his children.  He immigrated with his family to Canada in 1972 where he was employed as a groundskeeper until his retirement.  His most cherished times were family gatherings, particularly at Christmas and the annual summer family picnics.  He valued his family immeasurably and will always be remembered as a great family man.


Paulo will also be sadly missed by his extended family and friends.


Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions in Toronto that limit the number to attend funeral, the visitation and service details will be kept private. For those who wish to participate in the funeral mass virtually on Tuesday December 28th at 10:00 am please visit the following link


For those wishing to express their sympathy to the family, a message of condolence can be posted to our website. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the Daily Bread Food Bank in memory of Paulo would be greatly appreciated by the family.


The family thanks you for your support, thoughts and understanding during this challenging time.



Burial / Entombment / Cremation


January 12, 2022
Padre João Cabral
As minhas sentidas condolências a toda a familia. Foi com grande pesar que soube do falecimento do Sr. Paulo Furtado. Grande amigo do seu pároco e da sua Igreja. Assiduo na oração e na sua Missa diária em Santa Helena. Alma boa que junto de Deus e de sua esposa agora intercede por nós. Paz à sua alma.
January 07, 2022
Nella Da Silva
My condolences to the family from Nelia Da Silva, Hildberto & Eulalia Furtado's daughter
January 07, 2022
Osvaldo & Maria Furtado
We're sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, just found out yesterday. Please except our sympathies. Osvaldo & Maria Furtado
December 28, 2021
Antonio & Olimpia Mota and Family
Our deepest sympathies to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this painful time. We pray for your comfort and strength during this time. Rest in peace Sr. Paulo.
December 28, 2021
Stephanie Tiburcio
My deepest condolences to the entire family, it’s never easy to lose someone. He will now be with he’s beloved wife and my grandfather. Tio May you rest in forever paradise
December 28, 2021
John and Lucy Furtado and family
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. God bless each and everyone with much peace, love and comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. John Furtado
December 28, 2021
Maria (peanuts)
My deepest condolences. May he rest in peace. He was a good man.
December 27, 2021
Rosa Da Costa
My deepest and sincere condolences to the Furtado family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be greatly missed.. Rest in peace toTio Paul
December 27, 2021
Manny Andrade & family
Our thoughts and deepest condolences to the Furtado family at this time. May you find comfort in the many treasured memories of your father.
December 27, 2021
Jennifer Tiburcio-Garzon
My condolences to the whole family.
December 27, 2021
Tony and Melissa Samanica
Sending our deepest condolences to the whole family, May Tio Paul Rest In Peace.
December 27, 2021
Hilda and Henry Andrade
We have so many memories of Senhor Paulo and his beautiful wife Conceicao. They are reunited together heaven. Our prayers to all the family. Special prayers from our Parents Januario and Natalia Umbelina who sang in the Church choir With him.
December 26, 2021
Melo & Adie Family
Our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May he rest in peace. 🙏🏼 Love the Melo & Adie Family
December 25, 2021
Alzira Ferreira
Our deepest condolences ....with much love to you all .... Alzira Ferreira and family
December 25, 2021
Dinis & Fatima Costa
Our deepest condolences to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones during this difficult time.
December 24, 2021
Alice Peixoto
Heaven have gained an angel. I have heard a lot of good stories of this good samaritan. Rest in peace Mr. Furtado. 🙏 My condolences to Mario, Paul and the whole family.🖤
December 24, 2021
Frank vieira
Losing someone is never easy , I am really sorry for your loss. At times like these we have to lean on our faith and try to accept that God has a bigger purpose for us. May all the love that surrounds you and the family give you strength. Rest easy uncle Paulo ❤
December 24, 2021
Lucrecia Camara
My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind Uncle. I am truly sorry for your loss. Your Dad will be missed and he will never be forgotten, may his soul rest in peace and he will be with your mom in heaven. I will always cherish the memories we had with him and your mom.
December 23, 2021
Joe & Domenica Salvatore
Our heartfelt condolences to all the family. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.❤️🤗🙏
December 23, 2021
Danny Vieira and family
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the furtado family our thoughts and prayer will be with you during this difficult time. May he rest in eternal peace with his beloved wife Tia Maira god bless
December 23, 2021
Michelle Furtado
Our dearest Vavô. Such a hardworking, musically talented, loving soul and family man. You sacrificed so much to do everything for your family to have a better life. You've instilled in of us the true meaning of what family love is all about. I will carry you in my heart forever. Be at peace now with Vavó in the kingdom God for eternity 🙏🏼 Love you forever. <3