With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Vavó and Bisavó, Alzira da Conceição Brum Castelo da Costa. She passed away peacefully, at the age of 88, at the O'Neill Centre in Toronto, on January 14, 2021. Alzira was born on December 26, 1932, in Lagoa (Rosário), S. Miguel, Azores. Survived by her three beloved sons, Armando Jorge (Helena), José (Joe) Carlos (Liz) and John (Shannon), and her grandchildren, Christopher, Alyssia (Rahim), Ashley, Brandon, Katherine and Victoria and her great-grandson, Lucas. Alzira was the loving wife of João Luis da Costa (deceased April 9, 2005) and the surviving daughter of José da Costa Castelo and Maria de Lurdes Brum Castelo. Alzira survived her 5 siblings, Maria Ermelinda Castelo, João Castelo, José Castelo, Margarida Castelo and Alda Maria Castelo. Alzira immigrated to Toronto, Canada, from S. Miguel, Azores (Portugal) in 1963 to join her husband João Luis da Costa. She brought with her, her eldest son Armando Jorge. Both of her younger sons were born in Toronto. Alzira was a home maker, who loved to cook, sew and was an avid reader. Most of all, she loved her family unconditionally and instilled in her sons strong values that have served them well and nothing brought her more happiness than spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a devout Catholic, attending mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church (Igreja de Santa Cruz) in Toronto. She will be dearly missed and is forever in our hearts.  
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. Thank you for your understanding. Online condolences can be left by clicking on Memorial Book.



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January 22, 2021
Alda Brum
My condolences to the Costa Family on the loss of your mom. Although I have not seen your mom for many years I remember meeting her along with my parents. Your mom and my dad were cousins .
January 19, 2021
Tony and Connie Staffieri
Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family John.
January 18, 2021
Will Collins
John, we are sending you all of our love, support, and sympathy via this message, in lieu of our actual presence. You were always there for your mom. No doubt she is watching over you now and smiling at the good son she raised. With love from Will and Kathy.
January 18, 2021
Andy Bonanno
My sincere condolences to the Da Costa family. May god give you all strength through this difficult time.
January 18, 2021
Lucy and Paul deMelo
Deepest condolences to the family on the loss on their dear mother. Sra. Alzira was a kind,sweet lady. May she rest in peace. May God give her family strength. Lucy and Paul deMelo
January 17, 2021
Eulalia Cabral e famila
My sincere condolences to George, Helen and the whole family. May god give you strength during this very sad time. Deus deia eterno descanso a sua Mae.
January 17, 2021
Nancy Teixeira Macedo
Our sincere condolences to the DaCosta family, she will be missed, she was a sweet lady to all that knew her, may you rip Sr. Alzira, hope you are reunited with your family and my mom and dad!! 😘💕😘 Nancy & Abel
January 17, 2021
Cindy and Sal Machado
Our sincere condolences to the family find comfort in knowing she is at peace and not alone.
January 17, 2021
Valentin, Elisa, Andres, Miguel and Nikole Estevez
Dear George,Helen,Chris, Alyssia,Lucas and Rahim: Our sincere condolences to you all. May your Mom's loving memories help you all through this very sad time! May she rest in eternal glory!
January 16, 2021
Branquinho family
My sincere condolences to the whole family. May god give you all strength through this difficult time.