It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Maria Salomé Nunes Gomes, born 1932 in Fazenda Das Lajes, Island of Flores, Acores, Portugal. She joins her husband and lifelong companion Luis, deceased 2009.
She is survived by her children, Maria (Robin) Pillainayagam, Odete (Steve) Bell, Louis (Monica) Gomes, sister Maria Do Ceu Silveira, brothers Fernando Nunes and Tony Nunes, sister-in-law Otilia (Antonio) Silva. Maria was a most loving and wonderful grandmother and great grand-mother to Michelle (Joseph), Michael, Jason, Ryan, Christopher, David, Patrick, Mateus and Sophia.
Maria was dedicated to the care of others from an early age and was very devoted to her responsibilities as a nurse’s aide, working at VGH for 30 years. She willingly and selflessly spent many days helping immediate, extended family and friends who had fallen ill and needed comfort. Even when her own health was in a deteriorating condition she was always there to help others in need. Her love and support will be remembered always.
Prayers will be at 11:30am, Friday, June 10, 2011 at our Lady of Fatima Parish 1423 E. 13th Ave., Vancouver, followed by Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will follow at Ocean View Burial Park. Reception will follow the entombment at the Our Lady of Fatima hall.