In Celebration of

Maria Emilia Rodrigues

February 15, 1940 -  October 13, 2019

Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, after a long battle with MSA Parkinsons, on Saturday October 13, 2019. Survived by her beloved husband Manuel. Cherished mother of Arthur (Lauren) and Nancy (Michael). Dearest Vóvó to Michael, Nicholas, David and Cameron. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, on Wednesday October 16, 2019 from 7-9 p.m. & on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Gregory Roman Catholic Church, 122 Rathburn Road., Etobicoke, on Friday October 18, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow at Sanctuary Park Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to Parkinson’s Canada. Online condolences may be made through


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Jacek Remani (Friend)

Entered October 15, 2019 from Toronto

Words cannot express my sadness at the passing of Maria.She was a wonderful and caring individual. When my mom was in poor health and in the hospital, she and Manuel would always make a point of visiting her in order to cheer her up. She was much more than a friend, she was family. I will miss her.

The Ossie Doyles (Family Friends)

Entered October 15, 2019 from Niagara-on-The-Lake

Maria was so special to our family ...that she was really part of it for many years.
May she Rest In Peace

The family
Sheila Ossie Philip Elizabeth and William

Paula De Jesus (Cousin)

Entered October 15, 2019 from Mississauga

Prima Emilia was a wonderful gentle spirit who was thoughtful and always had a sparkle in her eyes. We were lucky to have her in our lives since we moved to Canada - that's over 56 years! She bravely battled Parkinson's and I remember her enjoying puzzles and games and looking at family pictures when visiting her. She loved her family and was very loved. We will miss you and will always have wonderful memories of you!!

Tia Bete, Paula, Suzy, Sarah, Jonathan, Catherine

The Tracey Family (Close friends of the family)

Entered October 16, 2019 from 10 Wildewood Avenue, Brantford, Ontario

Our hearts are very heavy with sorrow to say goodbye to a wonderful dear soul, but never forgotten. Thank you for your sweet sprit and your warm smile. We are thinking of everyone at this difficult time and send our love and prayers to each of you. Love Nancy, Brian and Nathan

Wayne Williams (Friend and colleague of Lauren Rodrigues)

Entered October 16, 2019 from 1755 Steeles Ave. West, Toronto

My warmest condolences to the Rodrigues family. May you find peace and comfort in each other. May your friends be there for you to make the coming days, weeks, months and years pleasant and may you all share love with each other. Nothing is more important in this life than love and friendship.


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