Maria Gonzalves da Silva de Sousa
Born October 5, 1924 in Ribeira Brava, Madeira, Portugal.
Passed into the arms of the Lord
October 30, 2010, in Kitimat BC.
Lovingly remembered by her brother Armando, (Maria), several family and friends in Madeira; her children, Joe (Linda), Mary (Harry), Leo (Sylvia), Niome (Tony), Fatima (Paul), Joanne (Chris), Orlando (Lisa); grandchildren, Gwen (Steve), Joey (Jen), Alannah (Art), Natasha, Racheal (Spencer), Nicola (Antonio), Andrea, Amanda, Terence, Michael, Mark, Timothy, Nicholas, Mathew (Ashleah), Krystal, Taylor, Dakota, Cathryn, Shawn, Rayven, Cody, Shae-lyn; and great granchildren, Chelsea, William, Christian, Alex, Ethan, Noah, Layla, Jordan, Zoe, Zackary, Sebastian, Evelyn and Mya.
God looked down at His garden and found an empty place,
He then looked down upon His earth and saw your loving face.
He put His arms around you
and lifted you to rest,
His garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain,
And knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw your path was difficult,
He closed your tired eyes,
He whispered to you “Peace be thine” and gave you wings to fly.
When we saw you sleeping,
so calm and free of pain,
We would not wish you back to earth
to suffer once again.
You’ve left us precious memories,
your love will be our guide,
You live on through your children,
you’re always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone
For part of us went with you on
the day God called you home.
Forever in our hearts.
The families of the late Maria Gonzalves da Silva de Sousa;
De Sousa, Murphy, Kozak, Reynolds, Mueller; send a special thank you to Alannah Murphy Sivyer, Chuck Ferguson and Dave Ingram; Home Support, the Casquilho family, Mrs. Bizarro, Esther Pretulac, and many more family and friends for their help during this difficult time.