It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mario Manuel Raposo, peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones, on February 6, 2021 at the age of 52. Born on December 6, 1968 in the Azores, Sao Miguel, Portugal. He is survived by his loving wife Maria and three beautiful children Dylan, Tyler and Sydney. Mario will be dearly missed by his family; Mother Natalia (d. Mario); his Sister Vera (John) and his Brother Peter. Mario was beloved by his Mother-in-law Maria (d. Jose), Brother-in-laws Antonio (Chantel), Joe, (d. Robert) and Sister-in-law Laura. He will always be remembered and cherished by his nieces and nephews; Kayla (David), Heather (Kevin), Robbie, Christian, Claire, Jessica and Giulia.
Mario was best known for instilling strong belief and confidence in those around him, his love of family, passion for fitness and enjoying time with his family and friends by his pool.
Mario cannot be summed by a few words because he was Light and Love incarnate. His heart was big enough to carry the world and it had even more room for any person he crossed paths with who needed an ear, a shoulder, kind word or a smile. Mario served his family proudly and extended that desire to give wherever there was a need. Anchored by his faith, his wife, his children, family and friends; Mario was the epitome of Super Human.
Although Mario Raposo passed away from cancer this disease did not define him, but his heart for loving service did. Mario did all he could to exemplify Christ during his time with us and he only saw through the eyes of Love. Beyond the service he gave to his family and those experiencing difficult circumstances Mario wanted to be the difference wherever he was called, whether someone was experiencing homeless, dealing with mental illness, or a drug addiction he would lend his loving heart and extend a serving hand and always be sure to add God Bless. Mario lived in the likeness of His creator and has left a little bit of that Light in all the lives he touched.
To commemorate Mario’s mission to serve and legacy of Love his family is happy to support the efforts of a Toronto based Youth Shelter. Horizons for Youth is home to at-risk and homeless youth who are experiencing mental health, addiction and other disadvantaged life circumstances. Horizons is a holistic based shelter and is devoted to working with the youth and supporting them to becoming independent, self-sufficient, happy young people.
To learn more you can visit www.horizonsforyouth.org or by clicking onto the Donations link attached to this web page.