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.