Albertino Mendes

Albertino Mendes

December 18, 1927 to December 22, 2013


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Albertino Mendes was born December 18, 1927, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal and passed away December 22, 2013 at Vancouver General Hospital surrounded by his loving family and priest.

On April 22, 1950 Albertino married Celeste and they were blessed with one son (Joe).

Albertino immigrated to Canada in 1955 arriving in Halifax and settling in Montreal for a few months, he then journeyed by train to Kitimat, BC where he worked for Alcan until 1990. Upon his retirement both Albertino and Celeste moved to Vernon, BC where they both enjoyed many years of gardening and travel. But Albertino never forgot the time spent in Kitimat. To Albertino, Kitimat was his home town where he made his money and great and ever lasting friendships. Albertino loved fishing and hunting and Kitimat was the perfect place for both.

Albertino leaves to mourn him his wife of 64 years Celeste, his son Joe (Linda) granddaughter Jennifer (Michael), grandson Peter (Cristal), grandson John, and granddaughter Laura and four (4) great grand children.

Albertino, You will live in our hearts forever.