Maria Arruda

Maria Januaria Arruda

August 23, 1933 to May 12, 2014


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Maria Januaria Arruda on May 12th, 2014 in Kitimat, BC. Maria was born on August 23rd, 1933 in Arrifes, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal. Maria will be dearly missed by her husband of 61 years, Manuel, daughter Maria (Tony), sons Jim (Edie) & Manny (Jocelyn), grandchildren, Nikki (Mike), Michelle, Logan, Lucas, Brenna, and great grandchildren, Sydney, Lochlain, & Everly.

The Arruda family would like to thank all the friends and family, near and far, who have given us their support and prayers at this time. The family also greatly appreciates the care and attention given to Maria by Dr. Huang and Nurses at the Kitimat General Hospital, and especially the Hemodialysis Team at Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace.

A funeral service was held at Christ the King Catholic Church, Kitimat, BC on Friday, May 16th, 2014.