Obituary

God called upon Teresa Medeiros peacefully on Monday,  June 7, 2021, at the age of 78.  Teresa is now reunited with her husband Jacinto of 59 years in heaven. She will be forever missed and cherished by her two sons,  Jim (Sue), and Jesse (Fatima). Proud grandmother to Sarah (Garett), Mitchell (Cristina) and Lucas, Julia and Mattaeus. Proud great grandmother to Grayson (Sarah/Garett). Teresa will always be remembered by all of her living relatives including godchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, sister-in-law’s and brother-in-law’s.

Teresa arrived in Canada in 1960, as an 18 year old teenager. Just days after getting off the plane, she started working at an all girls Catholic Boarding School overseen by nuns located on University Ave. Unable to afford the 5 cent fare  for the TTC ride, every morning began at 5:30 A.M with her walk from College and Palmerston Streets to University Ave, come rain or shine, snow or sleet.  All of her hard earned savings being allocated to rent, food, and the repayment of the airline ticket to Canada with any remainders to be sent back home to her mom and dad. Following shortly was the courtship that saw her marry Jacinto, the love of her life. From the tobacco farms in northern Ontario to the offices at Maclean Hunter (Rogers), they were nearly inseparable. She enjoyed spending time bringing a little bit of the old country to the new country by fulfilling her passion for culinary traditions.

Teresa will be missed by those she touched over the years. She was always willing to extend a helping hand to those in need. A loving woman, she dedicated herself to her family and friends and loved nothing more than to be surrounded by loved ones.  Teresa touched many lives. Her optimism, warmth, spirituality, compassion, and selflessness will be missed by her wide circle of extended family and friends. Teresa will be missed, but not forgotten. She was adored and loved by all who knew her. Teresa was always there to brighten the lives of others. She was a kind and gentle soul. Her devotion and firm belief in God ultimately gave her peace. Her sons could not ask for a better mother, so proud and so loved. Family and friends express our gratitude to the staff at St Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto for their compassion and excellent care provided to our mother in her final days.

As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St Joseph’s Health Centre and or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Due to the current pandemic restrictions and under direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, 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 or by sending flowers to the funeral home.

 

In Loving Memory of Teresa, donations can be made to the following charities:

St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation:

https://supportstjoes.ca/

Canadian Cancer Society:

https://support.cancer.ca/site/SPageServer?pagename=DJ_NW_donation_type_selector&s_locale=en_CA#_ga=2.26498685.1394617469.1623247511-474418857.1618337307

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Due to the current pandemic restrictions and under direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, 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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June 17, 2021
Derek and Sarah Barbosa
After the shock of losing your dear husband, my uncle Jacinto, God called upon you to be reunited again. You will be missed dearly. Family reunions and events will never be the same without you. Rest In Peace, precious soul. Your memory lives forever.
June 13, 2021
Mario & Janey Resendes & family
Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. She will truly be missed.
June 13, 2021
The Burgos Family
Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Henry & Sandra Burgos & Family
June 13, 2021
Diane (Caciano) & Sean Heaney and Family
Jimmy & Jesse,We all heartbroken over the passing of your mom, especially so soon after the loss of you dad. She was a wonderful woman! I have many fond memories of my family passing by your home over the Christmas holidays…your mom having cooked/baked up a storm and your dad entertaining us all with jokes and funny stories. She was a very kind and loving person and will be greatly missed.
June 13, 2021
Antonio & Santina DeVito and Family
Our condolences for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts, and in our hearts. God Bless. Antonio & Santina DeVito and Family
June 13, 2021
Maria DeMelis
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Maria DeMelis
June 13, 2021
Filomena DeVito
Please accept our warmest condolences, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort during this hard time. God Bless. Jack & Filomena DeVito and Family
June 12, 2021
ELizabeth Da Silva
It was a Shock when I received the news today Vizenha Teresa Died.My Condolences to Jimmy and Jesse and Families.I will Treasure many memories of Vizenha Teresa.The Concern and Support Vizenha Teresa and Vizenha Jacinto Showed to My Parents and Family " The Da Silva Family " at 200 Gladstone Avenue.I will miss our Coffee Times and Positive Encouragement Talks at Each others Veranda Nice Summer Days The Good Old Days 1980s and 1990s.God Bless!!! Jimmy , Jesse , Families as You all Go threw Mourning Sorrow and Grief in Jesus Name Amen !!
June 12, 2021
Mike Facoetti
You will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Facoetti Family
June 12, 2021
JOSE (joe) BARBOSA , BIBI & JOSHUA
Our Sincere condolences to our Dear cousins Jim and Sue, Jesse and Fatima and their Families. She was a kind hearted aunt who always thought of others. She will be greatly missed.
June 11, 2021
Patricia, Doug and Austin Vaughan
Susie, Jimmy and the whole family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time! May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you hold dear.
June 10, 2021
Maria Auxiliadora Tavares
Our heart felt condolences to Jimmy, Jesse, Sue, Fatima, grandchildren and great grandson. She will truly be missed. She had a kind heart. RIP Tia Teresa and say hi to all our loved ones. Until we meet again❤
June 10, 2021
Dale Mountain-Medeiros
We are sending our condolences from John and I. We will miss seeing Teresa at the families events. She was such a wonderful woman. We called eachother Mrs.Medeiros.
June 10, 2021
Renate Facoetti
My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and grand mother. May your find memoriies sustain you all at this most difficult time
June 09, 2021
Terri Rego
It's with a heavy heart I write this message of condolences to my cousins Jim and Sue, Jess and Fatima and their children. My our Heavenly Father grant you strength during this difficult time. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. I will always remember Tia Teresa as a beautiful caring lady with a beautiful smile. She was always so welcoming to my family and I. We always looked forward to her and your dad visiting us in RI. It was always a good time when they visited us. I will always treasure the times we spend together. Take comfort in knowing that your mom is at peace with her soul mate, your dad. Heaven as gained a beautiful angel. May all the beautiful memories you have of your mom and grandma help you thru this difficult time. Sharing in your sorrow. Sending prayers and hugs. Terri, Paul, Adam and Alyson ♥️
June 09, 2021
Clemente Medeiros & Chris Chiang
Extremely saddened to learn of my Tia Teresa's passing this week. With our families growing up on Collahie St. we were a tight knit group along with Tio Luis and Tia Fatima and cousins on nearby Gladstone Ave. To Jesse & Fatima, Jim & Sue and their families please accept our heart felt condolences during this difficult time.
June 09, 2021
Filomena and Laudalino Barbosa
Our Heartfelt condolences to our Dear cousins Jim and Sue, Jesse and Fatima and their Families.We’re heartbroken and so very sad.🥲 I will forever remember Madrinha generously and loving warm smile. We’ll treasure the many welcoming visits and long conversations. May our Heavenly Father give you strength and comfort at this time of sorrow.our prayers and thoughts are with you.🙏🏻 Your beloved Mom will be greatly missed. May Madrinha Teresa Soul Rest In Eternal Peace with the Love of her life Tio Jacinto.❤️🙏🏻❤️ You will forever be Loved. Lots of Love. Filomena,Laudalino and Family. Xoxo ❤️