José da Silva Alves
José passed away peacefully on April 18th,
surrounded by his loving family after a
courageous battle with cancer.
Predeceased by brothers Antonio, Alexandre
and brother-in-law Alberto and remembered
by his wife Maria, daughter Maria (Brett),
son Eusébio (Kiki), his two grandsons,
Joey and Grant as well as Florinda (José),
Alfredo (Isaura), Helena, Fernando (Lourdes),
Lucinda, Ilda, many nieces and nephews
and numerous friends from his beloved
São Jorge da Beira. Many thanks to
Drs Collette, Ong and McGowan and the
wonderful caregivers at Raven Song,
VGH Palliative and Evergreen. Simply put,
José was one of the most incredible people
you could ever wish to meet. His smile and
twinkling eyes instantly warmed the hearts
of virtually everyone he encountered.
José’s family and friends meant more than
anything to him and he will be dearly missed
and the loss is only softened by the knowledge
that he is in a better place.
Prayers and funeral service will be held at
Our Lady of Fatima, 1423 East 13th Avenue,
Vancouver, BC on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 10am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent
to the BC Thoracic Surgery Foundation or the charity of your choice.