In Celebration of

Joao Luis Rego Vital

August 21, 1938 -  November 14, 2018

Peacefully after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in Mississauga. He will be tremendously missed by his wife of 56 years Leonilde. Loving father to his only son Rodolfo (Odette). Cherished grandfather to Meaghan, Kayla and Robert. Great grandfather to Bennjamin. Survived by his brother Antonio (Maria de Carmen). Predeceased by his parents and 5 brothers and sisters. Joao first arrived in Canada in 1962 from his birth place, Sao Miguel, Azores. Along with his wife they built a home for themselves and their son. He had a passion for soccer, following the Sporting Club of Portugal, and his love of painting, from which he made it a career. The family would appreciate flowers or donations to a charity of your choice.


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Jason & Susy Cockburn (Family friend)

Entered November 15, 2018 from Georgetown

We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences. This is such a difficult time and I know you will have the support from your family and friends to get you through this. May God give you strength.

Maria, Jack and Richard Vicente 

Entered November 15, 2018 from Georgetown

Rudy, Odette, senora Leonilde and family, our deepest condolences on your loss. May God give you strength to face the days ahead.

Helena & Frank Ganhadeiro (Ontario)

Entered November 15, 2018 from Wardsville, On

Dear Cousin Leonilde, Rudolfo, Odette, all cousins, family, and friends,

Our condolences to all.

Primo Joao was a role model, always with a happy spirit, loving words and his jokes was a delight - we couldn't stop laughing! He loved Portuguese cuisine so much, Prima Leonilde had expertise on this and prepared with so much love. This lovely couple enjoyed sharing their home and their superb foods and deserts. We all have so many fond memories of great times spent together as a family. Thank you for always being in our life!
May God help you Prima Leonilde, Rudolfo, Odette and all of us to find strength on His memory and legacy. May the lovely grandchildren find the same comfort as well.

Love and hugs,
Helena & Frank Ganhadeiro

Love and hugs,

Louisa Cabral (Goddaughter)

Entered November 16, 2018 from Mississauga

My condolences Rudy to you and your Mother. So sorry for both of you in losing a Dad and a Husband. When I look back over my childhood years growing up I can’t help but think of you and your parents and all the good times we shared together 😀 my memory of your Dad will always be one filled with his gentleness and kindness towards me. May he Rest In Peace.

Robert Ganhadeiro and family (Cousins)

Entered November 16, 2018 from West lorne ont

So very sorry for your loss unfortunately we just received the news last evening and with deep regrets we will not be able to attend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in such a difficult time. Hope to see you and catch up on missed time in the near future. Robert ganhadeiro and family.


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