Maria Fatima (Silveira) Salazar

May 29, 2018 6 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Maria Fatima (Silveira) Salazar, aged 77, passed away on May 21, 2018 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta

Maria was born on November 14, 1940, in Horta, Portugal (Azores Islands), and was married in 1962 to Jose Henrique Salazar.

In October of 1966, the couple decided to move to Galt (Cambridge), Ontario, where they were gainfully employed in factories until 1972 when they purchased a dairy farm in Listowel, Ontario.  Ten years later, they decided to move their family out west to Edmonton, Alberta.

Maria worked very hard on the farm raising her children, cooking, cleaning, and helping out in the barn whenever she could.  In Edmonton, she held steady jobs as a Janitor/Housekeeper in office towers, University of Alberta Hospital, and Northlands Coliseum.   She also enjoyed sewing and made a small career out of it as a Seamstress.

Crafts, playing dress-up with the grandchildren or for pranks, and gardening were just a few of the things Maria liked to do.  Having had a green thumb and the love for working in the garden, won her and her husband a few landscaping competitions when they lived in Evergreen Mobile Home Park.

Maria is predeceased by her husband, Jose Henrique Salazar, her parents: Maria Hortensia Pereira and Jose Silveira, her son, Victor Salazar, her brother, Jose Silveira, and her nephew, Nelson Silveira.

She is survived by her brother, Manuel Silveira, sons: Oldemiro Salazar (Elvira) and Joe Salazar (Janet), daughters: Cidalia Salazar and Luisa Sheremeta (Jim), grandsons: Harrison Sheremeta (Lisa) and Jacob Salazar, and granddaughters: Jasmina Salazar (Mitch), Abby Sheremeta, Tessa Sheremeta, Anisa Salazar, Naomi Salazar, Leila Salazar, and Sabrina Salazar.  She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday May 31st, 2018 11:00AM
Our Lady of Fatima Portuguese Catholic Parish,
12311 55 Street, Edmonton, Alberta

Thursday May 31st, 2018 10:00AM
Our Lady of Fatima Portuguese Catholic Parish,
12311 55 Street, Edmonton, Alberta

Thursday May 31, 2018 Following Mass
St. Michael's Cemetery
13819 82 Street, Edmonton, Alberta

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation at

The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Trinity Funeral Services.

  1. My condolences to your whole family. She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her .

    Karen Kirby

  2. I am so sorry for your loss but always remember you have the memories and they are so special.

  3. Tia, thank you for always being so loving and kind to my mom and family. I regret not having spent the time I should have with you. Praying you find peace.

  4. Our condolences to the family. We are sorry that we couldn’t be there but you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your mom was a lovely woman and she will be missed.


    Eduardo Pereira and Marc Feifer

  5. Cid, my thoughts are with you and your family during this hard time. I’m sorry I didn’t make it to the service, I wasn’t aware it was today until it was too late. Things will be hard and weird for awhile, but this will pass. I know how strong you are and I know you have a lot of friends who care about you, and will help you along the way.

    Sharon Bram

  6. Ron and I are so sorry that Maria has passed. The last time I called her she wasn’t like her usual self. I didn’t know she was not well. Maria was such a wonderful person and she will be mourned by many. You have been blessed to have such a wonderful mother, dear Salazar family.
    Love Ron and Irma Diotte

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