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João (John) Luis Bento Afonso

Birth: 1946-09-26 Died: 2016-08-20

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Service Date: Friday, September 9, 2016

Service Time: 11:00 A.M.

Service Location: Our Lady of Fatima Parish

Service Address: 1423 East 13th Avenue. Vancouver, BC

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce
the unexpected passing of João Luis on August 20, 2016
at the age of 69. Predeceased by his wife Lucy and brother
Carlos, John will be lovingly remembered by his children
Gary (Karen), Tanya (Brendan), grandchildren, Mateo, Markus,
brothers Joe, Ed, sisters Grace, Eduarda, many other
family members and friends. John was the first child of Eduardo
and Josefa, and grew up in Santa Maria, Açores. He moved to
Canada in 1963, eventually calling Vancouver home. John
especially loved the ocean and was happiest when he was on
the water. John was a generous person, always loved to share
good food, good conversation, and stories of times gone by.
Prayers will be said 11:00am Tuesday September 9, 2016 at Our
Lady of Fatima Parish 1423 E. 13th Ave., Vancouver, B.C.
followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30am
Rev. Antonio Tapparello, CS celebrant. Entombment to follow
at Ocean View South Mausoleum.


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Date :08 Sep 2016

Tribute :John worked in my apartment building for years, and he was always friendly, greeting me with an Ola, Senora, tudo bem? every time I saw him. He always did more than he had to for us. We will miss him.

Louise M Lemieux

Date :09 Sep 2016

Tribute :I was very sorry to hear of John's passing away. He worked in our building for many years, and my husband and I will miss him. He had a wonderful friendliness and a good sense of humour. He cared very much about his late wife and all of his family. My sympathies to you.

Julie Emerson

Date :10 Sep 2016

Tribute :John always met you with a smile while caring for our building. He is missed and gone too soon. My sympathy to his family during this sad time.

Anne Pearce

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