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Manuel Antonio da Costa Montez

  • Birth: 1936-11-26 Died: 2019-10-10

    Visitation Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019

    Visitation Location: Our Lady of Fatima Parish (6:00pm)

    Service Date: Monday, October 21, 2019

    Service Time: 10:00 A.M.

    Service Location: Our Lady of Fatima Portuguese Parish

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

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Manuel Antonio da Costa Montez

Manuel, Manny, or Olivais was born November 26, 1936 in
São João da Ribeira, Rio Maior, Portugal. He passed away after
a 10 year battle with cancer on October 10, 2019 in Surrey
Memorial Hospital with his loving wife and sons by his side.
He is survived by his wife Ana, sons Luis and João (Sonya),
grandchildren Victoria, Joaquim, Isaque, sister Gina,
nephews and nieces in Portugal, S. Africa, and USA. Manny
travelled the globe before settling in Vancouver and working
on the waterfront as a proud longshoreman and member of the
ILWU local 500 for the majority of his Canadian career. He also
worked as an Ironworker (local 97), a fisherman, and a miner.
He played professional soccer in Portugal and coached the PCOV
in Vancouver. Manny will be greatly missed by his family, friends,
and co-workers. Prayers will be held on Sunday October 20, 2019 at
6:00pm at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 1423 East 13th Avenue,
Vancouver, B.C. Where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
at 10:00am Monday October 21st, 2019. Fr Antonio Tapparello celebrant.
Entombment to follow at Gardens of Gethsemani 15694 -32nd Ave.,
Surrey, B.C. We would like to thank all the Drs. and nurses for all
the care in Manuel’s final days. In lieu of flowers, donations to
Surrey Memorial Palliative Ward (N52) would be greatly appreciated.