Maria J. Oliveira was born on the day of love, February 14, 1930 in Biscoites, Azores. She met the love of her life and married our dad Carlos and their love created four cherished daughters. With her bravery, tenacity along with her husband and daughters migrated to California for 5 years and then too took a bigger leap of faith moving to the big north Canada which became their permanent residence. God called up Maria J. Oliveira on Saturday November 14, 2020 at the age of 90. She is reunited in heaven with her beloved husband, Carlos, her daughter Arline and her cherished son-in-law Francois and great grand son Niko. Cherished by her dear children. Susan, (Ricky)Manuela (Gary) and Lucia (Deceased Francois) Very proud grandmother to David, Christina (Denny) Kevin (Tracey), Daniel (Cristina), Johnny, Patricia (Anthony), Katrina (Joshua), Jesse (Vanessa), Stephanie (John) and Melissa (Matt). Great Grandmother to, Sofie, Anthony, Chelsea, Kaliyah, Sienna, Mason, Julius, Jordyn, Athena, Valentina and Summer. Our mother will be most remembered for being the beloved Avo, by her family and her friends who became her family. Our mother was very relevant to the times, she was humorous, she was creative, she was clairvoyant and could read into the future of those closest to her sharing encouraging advice. She enjoyed crocheting and would make handmade slippers for family and friends. She was a chef in her own right with the ability to fuse the Portuguese Canadian culture to the Dinner table often. In her spare time, she became a bingo guru there wasn’t a trip that she didn’t attend and was proud of any winnings big or small and shared it generously with her loved ones. Our Mother enjoyed traveling with her seniors’ group and was fortunate enough to travel to, Atlantic City, Chicago, New York City, Myrtle Beach for dance competitions and was even able to witness her Granddaughter Katrina performing on the Royal Caribbean. She was blessed to attend two destinations weddings Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Our mom always spoke fondly how honoured she was to attend the weddings of all her grandchildren. Our mother was always excited to travel to New Brunswick to visit Susan and Ricky for bonding time and creating memories. One of the fondness characteristics of our mother that we will treasure although she was widowed at a young age and missed and mourned our father in black, it never dimmed her matriarch leadership qualities of love, patience and laughter. Her legacy of love and tolerance will live on forever as she taught us all well the best ingredient of life is love and family. Rest well in paradise Mom/Avo we love you!  
Due to the current pandemic restrictions and under direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective November 14, 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. We encourage those that are unable to attend in person to express their sympathy by posting a message of condolence to our website, donating to a charity of your choice in memory of your loved one or by sending flowers to the funeral home.  
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November 18, 2020
Tina gomes
My condolences to the family! Sea maria was a hard working lady whom lived her traditions and never hesitated to help anyone in need. She was kind hearted and very caring! We will miss you always. May you rest in eternal peace🙏🙏
November 18, 2020
Joe Ciddio
My condolences May she Rest In Peace She was a beautiful woman ❤️😘🙏😢
November 18, 2020
Mary Grimaldi
My deepest sympathy to the family...we all became close to her through the years.
November 18, 2020
The Skube Family and Tia Maria
Sending our sincerest heartfelt condolences. May God peace be with you knowing that she had a full life surrounded by loved ones. ❤️
November 18, 2020
Tanya Reis-Ferreira
Descansa em paz Avó. You might not have been my avó by blood, but you were my avó by heart. I will always cherish my memories of you, walking down the street to 10 kids saying 'hi Avó!' Just to hear what you would say back 'hi feia, hi amor...' sitting on your veranda having massa or peeling beans. You were always so kind to all of us and loved us as much as we loved you. Only you could get all those Gladstone kids on your veranda doing something productive, and the best part is that we were always so happy to spend time with you. Thank you for everytbing Avó. I pray you find eternal rest and you are reunited with those you love most. Xo
November 17, 2020
Audree Descheneaux
Rest in peace Ava. Thank you for all the love you have spread around you. With all of our love, Audree and family
November 17, 2020
Maria Simas
Tia. Rest in peace Love Maria de Lourdes and family
November 17, 2020
We Love You Avó xoxo