Born June 14, 1930 to Herminio and Maria Marques Pereira, Aveiro Portugal
Died February 6, 2019 Toronto
Passed away in hospital after brief illness and coping with dementia in his final years.
Husband of the late Maria Augusta, loving and caring wife of sixty years. Father of Ana Rosa, Ernest (Peggy), Nancy (Antonio), Manuel and Isabel (Tony). Grandfather of Emily, Olivia and Delia. Predeceased by brothers and sisters, Laura, Marcelino, Idalina, Albino and Jose.
Among the first wave of Portuguese immigrants to Canada in the mid 1950's. Worked at various agricultural, forestry and mining jobs in rural Quebec and Ontario. Settled in Toronto and was a longtime employee of Cliffside Pipelayers Ltd. Retired age 61 and enjoyed many summers in his native Portugal.
As an expression of sympathy donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Heart & Stroke foundation would be greatly appreciated.