It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear Mother, Maria Alice Avila on November 17th, 2020 at Trillium Hospital in Mississauga at age 92. She was born on May 8, 1928 in Terceira, Azores to Maria do Carmo da Silva and Antonio Joaquim da Silva. She is the oldest of 4 children. She married her loving husband, Antonio Avila. In hopes of a better life, they immigrated to Canada with their 3 youngest children in the 1950's. They completed their family in the 1960's with the birth of 2 more children.
Alice was a devoted wife to her husband who adored her, he preceded her in death in 2003.
She was a loving mother to her children, Alyce (Manuel), Antoinette (Frank), Tony (Cheryl), David (Lurdes) and Aida (Paul). She was so very proud of her 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
She was sister to Carlos Alberto, Fatima and Jose.
Maria Alice was a cook but her passion was baking. She made the most delicious breads, cakes and biscuits.
She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Trillium Hospital for their compassion and care.
Due to the current pandemic a private viewing and Funeral Mass will be held for family only.
We will miss our Mom very much. She will always live in our hearts.