Joao Joaquim Raposo

March 12, 2015 8 Condolences Print Obituary

The long goodbye is now the final goodbye...

Joao Joaquim Raposo, 83, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2015 after bravely weathering the devastating effects of Alzheimers/Dementia for many years

Predeceased by his beloved wife Irene and younger brothers Rolando, and Jose, "John" will now be lovingly remembered by his daughters Maria (William) and Marta (Glen) and his four grandsons: Justen, Nigel, Everett and Tristen, along with extended family and friends.

Born September 24, 1931 to Jose and Filomena Raposo in Ponta Delgada, Azores, John emigrated to Canada in 1969, working hard to provide a life and home for his young family in their newly adopted country.

He was happiest when in the great outdoors and when assisting others.

The Family is exceedingly grateful for the warmth, compassion and care shown to John in his final years by the dedicated staff of Sherwood Care and Summerwood Village and by Dr. Trent Dusang and Dr. Wing Lim.

Prayers
6:00PM Sunday March 15, 2015
Our Lady of Fatima Portuguese Church
12311-55 Street Edmonton, AB

Mass of Christian Burial
11:00AM Monday March 16, 2015
Our Lady of Fatima Portuguese Church
12311-55 Street Edmonton, AB

Entombment
Holy Cross Mausoleum

Memorial Donations
Alzheimer Society of Alberta
10531 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 4K1

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  1. Our Condolences to all the Family!
    May God give you strength, hope and peace at this time!

    Hugs, Marques & Geraldes Family!!

  2. We are sorry for your loss. Cousin John was such a great person and was always welcoming when we visited . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time .

  3. To: Maria, Marta and families! Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers, know that this special man rests in the arms of the angels.

  4. Caríssima familia, Maria, Marta e familiares.
    Meus mais sinceros sentimentos de pesar
    pela despedida “último adeus” de vosso ente querido.
    É sempre a saúdade que nos toca, mas resta-nos a certeza do reencontro final.
    A ele, rezamos para que o Bom DEUS lhe conceda o Eterno descanço.
    Á familia, suplicamos fortaleza na FÉ, e as penas se transformem em
    flores de esperança e caridade.

  5. Maria, Marta and families … we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

  6. Dear Maria, William, Marta and families:
    I am saddened to hear the news of your father’s death. Thank you for letting me know. I remember your father (and your mother) well and I have fond memories of those early days in Edmonton when we lived on 94th street. How time passes.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of your father, grandfather and father-in-law. All the best to you all during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Sr. Raposo.

  7. Dear Maria, Marta and your families,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God’s love comfort you in knowing that your dear Father is in a better place.
    Please find peace in the wonderful memories you have and know he will always be watching over you.
    We are truly sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely,
    Mary, Darren, Jack and Katie Martin

  8. William, Maria, Nigel, and Everette,
    I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. I know that it has been a difficult time. Not just today,but the years of hardship that you have been going through with John. My thoughts are with you. I hope the memories of the good times that you have had with him, when John was truly himself, will be foremost in your thoughts.

    Sincerely,
    Peter

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