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It is with great sadness that our family announces that Isaura Carvalho passed away on Sunday, March 7th in the comfort of her home and with her children by her side. At age 95, her passing comes just over 5 years after the death of her beloved husband, Domingos Carvalho (January 06, 2016).   She was cherished by her children, Annabel (& Nelson) and John (& Helia), as well as the proud "Vovo" to Sara (& Mathew), Ryan (& Dina), Brandon, and Jordan. She will also be greatly missed by her many brother and sister in-laws, as well as nieces and nephews in Canada, Portugal and France. Predeceased by her parents Alberto Paolo Coelho and Silvina De Graca Pereira, brother Joao Manuel Coelho and sister Alice Barbosa.   After getting married by proxy , she emigrated from Geraz do Minho, Portugal in 1960 to join her husband and start a new adventure building the foundation for their family here in Toronto. Together, with courage and optimism, they carved-out a new life in Canada eventually bringing over their brothers and sisters, forming a large extended family. They loved to have fun, attending the latest events at a variety of social clubs, getting together with friends, playing sueca, dancing and would often be seen pulling into their driveway long after their millennial grandchildren were fast asleep. True social butterflies!   Mom was the Matriarch of the Carvalho clan and dedicated her life to building the foundation for her tight-knit family. She loved to create memories at large family gatherings, picnics, BBQs, dinner parties and recently veranda visits. She will be remembered for giving the best “miminhos”, sewing clothes, knitting slippers, telling stories of times past and hilarious naughty jokes now and then. She will also be remembered for her chic look consisting of the staples: a fresh hair perm, painted nails, necklace and of course the clip earrings.  A force to be reckoned with, those that knew her would describe her as “95 going on 55”, sharp as a whip with humour and wit. She was a smart, strong, resilient, and determined woman. A lifelong learner, always curious and up-to-date on the latest world events. She was a pillar of strength for the family, as many would often lean on her for help and advice.   The memories she made will never be forgotten and the love she shared will be felt forever. She will be missed beyond words but we are comforted in knowing that our parents are together again. Go dance with daddy, mom, he’s waiting for you.   She'll be laid to rest with her husband at Assumption Cemetery in Mississauga following a private ceremony for immediate family due to COVID regulations.   In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to honor Isaura are invited to make a donation to her favorite charity Operation Smile.    

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Operation Smile Canada would be appreciated by the family.



Burial / Entombment / Cremation


March 15, 2021
Cidalia Pavao
My dearest Anabel, John & family, please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved mother, dona Isaura (as my mom & dad would call her). Hold onto her memory and all of the joyous moments you spent with her. This is only goodbye for now as one day, I believe we shall all meet again in a better place. All of my love to you.
March 12, 2021
Fernando Lino
I am very sorry for your lost. Stay strong.
March 12, 2021
Pereira and Frappier Family
Dear Annabel, John, Nelson, Helia and family, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful mom and grandmother. Your mom’s passion for life, loyalty to friends and love and pride for her family was transparent and honorable. She truly enjoyed life and truly took the time to enjoy the little things of life. I so often remember running into both your parents at the coffee shops on College Street – sometimes just the 2 of them, sometimes with other couples talking and laughing loudly – God Bless! Their home parties were always a treat – the basement at the Palmerston house – so many good memories. And of course the card games….I remember that she was often the only woman playing cards with the men – remarkable and truly inspiring! She’s at peace now and happily with your dad. You guys were great and she was a lucky mom and grandmother. Our hearts are with you today. Sending you a BIG virtual hug and strength. Lots of love always, The Pereira and Frappier Family
March 12, 2021
Bert Lebre
Annabel, John - we are truly sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. I know our mothers spent allot good times together, may they Rest In Peace. Our deepest condolences. Humberto Lebre & Family
March 11, 2021
Elizabeth Lebre Resende and family
Dear Annabel, John and family. We were so saddened to hear of the passing of your mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember and miss her kind smile. Our sincerest condolences.
March 11, 2021
Liz Neves
Dearest Anabel, John and family, My sincere and profound condolences as you endure the loss of your querida maē. Sra. Isaurinha was a class act! A smart, stylish, loving and ageless beauty! Your love and memories will help you sustain and honour her life! Blessings and love from your forever friends, Liz, Alda, Virginia Neves and family xoxo
March 11, 2021
Lisa Shwatz
Dear Annabel, John and family. Sending you my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your wonderful mom. She was an amazing woman and I will always cherish the memories of her I had growing up and being a part of your loving family. Love Lasha.
March 11, 2021
Joaquim da Cruz and Family
Dear Annabel, John and Family, Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your wonderful mother. May you find comfort in the memories of joyful times together and a life well lived.
March 11, 2021
Patricia Raposo
John, Isabel and families, I wish there were words to ease your grief during this time. Your mom was a beautiful, graceful and kind women who did a great job raising both of you to be such good people. Although we can not be there in person to pay our respects, please know you and your families, are in my prayers. May the wonderful memories you have of her comfort you during these difficult times. May she rest in eternal peace.
March 11, 2021
Luis Graca
Our deepest condolences to John, Annabel and family. We were so saddened to hear of your dear mom’s passing. She will always be remembered as a very kind hearted, close friend of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Luis, Krystyna and Aron
March 10, 2021
Linda Foster
Dear Ann, John and family. Sending you my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beautiful mom. May your wonderful memories help in easing your sorrow. Love you all, Linda
March 09, 2021
Italiano family
Thinking of all of you at this very sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your Mom Rest In Peace.
March 09, 2021
Patricia Wong
Annabel, Nelson, Sarah and Ryan....Deepest condolences and sympathy on the death of your beloved mother, mother in law and grandmother. Her passing will leave a deep void in all your lives...may her memory be a blessing to you all. Love Dave, Pat, Sean, Jordan and Andy Yerzy
March 09, 2021
Madalena Filici
It is with great sadness that we learned yesterday of our dear long time friend, Isaura Carvalho's death. Our families have been friends for over 40 years and we have always cherished D. Isaura as a very close friend and special person. Descanse em paz, D. Isaura. Os nossos pêsames. Madalena and family
March 09, 2021
David Sardella
John, my condolences to you & your family on the passing of your mother. I know we had spoken often, of your mom and how healthy & wonderful her life had been. May she rest in peace.