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21 North Court Street
THUNDER BAY, ON P7A 4T4
Phone: 807-345-5351
Fax: 807-345-2015
Maria Tavares

Maria Tavares

Sunday, March 12th, 1944 - Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
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Mrs. Maria de Lurdes Nunes (nee Martins) Tavares, age of 74 years, resident of Thunder Bay, passed away peacefully at Hogarth Riverview Manor on January 1, 2019.

Born on March 12, 1944 in Celorico da Beira, Portugal. She immigrated to Canada at the age of 15 with her parents in 1961. Maria married the love of her life Antonio Tavares in 1964 and had one child Isaac Tavares in 1966.

Maria practiced a healthy lifestyle which included yoga, walking and natural remedies. She loved to read, meditate, garden, bake and cook. Kale, yogurt and Portuguese cuisine being her favourites. Maria loved spending time with family and most of all, with her two grandchildren.

Maria was an active member in the Catholic Women’s League and was a parishioner at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church.

Maria will be sadly missed by her husband Antonio, son Isaac (Michelle), grandchildren Cassandra (Leonard), Alexander (Georgia), sister Annunciacao (Ann; Jose) Alvaro, and her nieces, nephews and cousins. Maria was predeceased by her parents Jose and Urbana Martins and infant sister Zulmira.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at Sargent and Son Funeral Home with prayers commencing at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. Internment is to follow at St. Andrew’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay would be greatly appreciated.

Mom, Grandma Maria, we will always remember you with love.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    When
    Monday, January 7th, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Location
    Sargent & Son Funeral Home
    Address
    21 N. Court Street
    THUNDER BAY, ON P7A 4T4
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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 |
    When
    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
    Location
    St. Andrew's R.C. Church
    Address
    294 Red River Road
    THUNDER BAY, ON
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    Officiant
    Rev. Antoni Fujarczuk
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    690 Oliver Road
    Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6Z6
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Posted at 11:54am
DEAR TONI AND FAMILY: PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES ON THE LOSS OF YOUR WIFE, MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER, MARIA I ENJOYED MEETING BOTH MARIA AND YOURSELF TONI WHEN I WOULD VISIT YOU WITH SILVANA GOMES. IT WAS ALWAYS NICE TO MEET AND VISIT WITH YOU...YOU BOTH WERE SUCH GRACIOUS HOSTESSES. MARIA’S DEATH IS A LOSS TO MANY PEOPLE. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND EACH OTHER. SINCERELY, MARTHA JOHNSON

Posted at 09:34pm
Thinking of you all during this difficult time . Xo Zelia, Gloria, and Jaime Gomes
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Stephen Hanson

Posted at 07:58pm
Heartfelt condolences from Stephen Hanson and family. Maria was a very lovely lady and great neighbor. Unfortunately we cannot attend services but our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted at 09:34pm
When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven who watches over us. Our most sincere condolences to you and your family, with love from Annie, Brock, Kale & Jett Balog.
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Stephanie Henderson and Dan Sherritt

Posted at 10:25pm
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