Obituary

God called Maria Eduarda peacefully on November 15, 2022, at the age of 83. She is reunited with her cherished predeceased husband José, and forever adored by her children, Alice (Sid), Lourdes (Richard), Jess (Christina), and beloved grandchildren, Monica, Anthony, Olivia, Alexandra, Isabella and Bennett.  Eduarda will be fondly remembered by her siblings Luisa, Antonio José, Lourdes, and Alice, and is rejoined in heaven with her brother Manuel, her beloved parents, and countless family and friends who went before her.  She will be held dear in the hearts of her nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of relatives and friends, whose relationships she nurtured and cherished over many, many years.

Throughout her life, Eduarda was grateful for what she had and braved through challenges with courage, resilience and selflessness.  She was a very talented seamstress, an incredible homemaker and an expert caregiver.  She lived a life of devotion, charity, humility and hard-work, and generously shared her genuine kindness, thoughtfulness, sense of humour, and comforting words, smile and hugs with others. Eduarda made everyone she knew and anyone she met feel special, and always wished God’s blessings on them. She loved all of us unconditionally. She was our mentor, our hero, our touchstone. Not a moment will pass that we will not miss her voice and words of wisdom, love and support. Her last words to us were “I’m thinking of you, think of me.”  She could not have uttered a more simple request and comforting declaration.

Dearest, beautiful Mom, Heaven is so very lucky to have you.

Visitation

Date
November 18, 2022
Location
Bathurst Chapel
Time
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Memo

A family guided rosary will begin at 2:45 p.m. followed by prayers at 3:30 p.m. with Fr. Caldas

Date
November 18, 2022
Location
Bathurst Chapel
Time
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Service

Date
November 19, 2022
Location
St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church
Time
09:30 AM
Memo

Please be mindful to allow space for the funeral procession to park in front of the church

Burial

Date
November 19, 2022
Location
Prospect Cemetery
Time
11:15 AM
Memo

Arrival time is estimated and is subject to change without notice due to changing weather and road conditions.

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November 19, 2022
Dawn
Dear Lourdes and family, Although we didn’t know your amazing mother well, the times we met her were truly memorable. She was an affectionate and genuine person, and one could see her warmth shine through, even to strangers she had just met. Please accept our deepest condolences on your great loss 🙏💞. Dawn and Sam
November 18, 2022
Hira Ahmad
Dear Lourdes and family: I am very sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you lots of love during this difficult time.
November 18, 2022
Conrad, Antonina and Family.
Your mom was a loving and caring woman who always put her family first. We feel blessed to have known her. Her beautiful smile and her kind heart will live on forever.
November 18, 2022
Laura and Domenic Tamburro
A wonderful and kind person. Happy to have known you for so many years. Rest In Peace dear Eduarda. You will be missed.
November 18, 2022
Andrei Chinguirei
Dear Lourdes and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences. Mrs. Maria Eduarda Da Costa lived an inspiring live, full of milestones, sharing her love and care. My heart is with your family at this time. Let me know if there is anything I can help with.
November 18, 2022
Cathy Lupusella
Dear Alice and family, my sincerest condolences to you on the loss of your loving and beautiful mother. She was an extraordinary mother and woman of faith. May God envelope her in His loving arms and May He continue to bless all of you. Cherish the memories you have of your beloved mother because she is part of all of you. My prayers and sympathy to you dear Alice.
November 17, 2022
John and Mena Buzzeo.
Sincere condolences Alice to you and your family from the Buzzeo family.
November 17, 2022
The Zanon Family
Our deepest and sincerest condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Maria Eduarda. Your smile and sweetness will be missed at Sunday mass.
November 17, 2022
Kevin Fioravanti and Diana Ciccale
Dear Alice and Family, Diana and I are very saddened to hear of your mother's passing. I remember you sharing with us at SMA different stories about your mom and thinking what an incredible woman. And of course you're very much like your mom. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless! Kevin and Diana
November 17, 2022
Ann Salvatore
Dear Lourdes and family, My deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. It sounds like she was a wonderful lady and devoted mother and grandmother. May she rest in peace and may you be comforted by all your wonderful memories of her.
November 17, 2022
Chris Fabiilli
My condolences Lourdes to you and your family.
November 17, 2022
Melissa Fisher
Dearest Lourdes, I am very sorry for your loss. You have always spoken with so much warmth and love about your mom. My thoughts are with you, Richard and the girls and I hope you all feel surrounded by much love.
November 17, 2022
Jeanne Pratt
Lourdes, Richard and girls: I am so sorry for your profound loss. While I never got to meet your mom, she must have been a tremendous individual to have raised such an amazingly kind, caring, smart and accomplished daughter who is a wonderfully supportive friend and colleague. My deepest condolences.
November 17, 2022
Diane Diotte
I'm offering your my sincere condoleances and my thought are with you Lourdes during this difficult ordeal
November 17, 2022
David Collier
Dearest Avo, First and foremost, I would like to thank you. Thank you for your warmth from the moment we met. Thank you for the heartfelt and funny conversations. Your wit and humour, right to this past Saturday, were so refreshing and welcome. Thank you for all those delicious meals..especially the soups and desserts. I am so saddened that you've left us so soon, but I know that you are in heaven with your husband, looking down on us with your trademark love and affection. I will forever miss your smile and warmth and am forever grateful to have known you. You were a beacon of light to all of us. God bless you and keep you. Ate nos vermos novamente. P.S. you weren’t that short!!
November 17, 2022
Ellen Newell
Lourdes You and your family have my deepest condolences on the loss of your mom.