CABRAL, Maria Fatima (nee: Pereira) - it is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Maria at the age of 76 on Wednesday, December 16, 2021. Maria leaves behind her husband of 48 years, Antonio Goncalves, and her two loving daughters Elia and Elizabeth. Maria is predeceased by her parents Manuel Vieira and Maria dos Anjos, her brother Jose Domingos, and her sister Maria Guilhermina. Maria was born in the small town of Rabo de Peixe, San Miguel, Azores, Portugal on May 14th, 1945, and came to Canada in 1969. In 1973 Maria and Antonio married and they soon welcomed daughters Elia and Elizabeth. Her daughters were Maria’s pride and joy, and her absence will leave an irreparable hole in their hearts. A four-legged friend was added to the family when a cat named Spot was adopted. Maria and Spot were the best of friends, with Spot spending countless hours curled up on Maria’s bed. Spot will definitely miss all the treats Maria would sneak her when no one was watching. Maria was always ready to help anyone who needed a helping hand. Feeding those that couldn’t afford to feed themselves, either directly with food or through charities, was important to Maria, and in light of that, and in lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to a food bank of your choice. Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cardinal Funeral Home.



Burial / Entombment / Cremation


December 24, 2021
Dave and Amanda
Sincere condolences to your whole family.
December 20, 2021
Vicki Boutin
Sending so much love to you and your family Elia. So sorry for the loss of your mom.
December 19, 2021
Carol Weir
Elia and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
December 19, 2021
Margo Shute
Elia, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️
December 19, 2021
Heather Goodes
Sending you love, hugs and prayers for peace and comfort. Losing someone so special is really hard. May you treasure your memories.
December 19, 2021
Tara Craig
Elia sending you so much love! Keeping you all in my prayers, I am so sorry for your loss. ♥️
December 18, 2021
Jennifer Backler
Holding you all in my heart. May you feel the love of family and friends surrounding you. My thoughts and prayers are with you Elia. So very sorry for the loss of your mother. <3
December 18, 2021
Patti Miller
My deepest sympathy and condolences Elia to you and your family during this time of great loss.
December 18, 2021
Ron Taylor
Elia, Elizabeth and Antonio; Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of Maria. May you find some comfort in knowing that she is resting peacefully.
December 18, 2021
Patti Thompson
Elia, Elizabeth and family. Please know how much I am holding you each in my thoughts during this very difficult time. The warmth and love that your Mother showed me will stay close to my heart. She loved her girls so much, and was so proud of both of you! I will remember her for kindness, generosity, the way she would tell me stories and make me laugh, and of course, the pudding cups. All the pudding cups! My love to all of you.