Joseph Fontes

Joseph Fontes

FONTES- José died peacefully on June 19, 2012. He was born in Ponta Garca, Açores, Portugal on January 8, 1920 and emigrated to Canada in 1957, settling in Castlegar in 1958. José will be lovingly remembered by his wife Alda, his Daughter Maria (Gary) Bacon of Castlegar, his son George (Valerie) of Castlegar, his grandchildren Sean (Robyn) Bacon of Penticton, Peggy Maerz of Salmon Arm, Geoff (Krista) Fontes of Fruitvale, Ryan Fontes of Calgary, Darren (Tiffany) Fontes of Castlegar and Matthew Fontes of Castlegar as well as his great grandchildren Denise and Savannah Maerz, Jordan, Ethan, and Noah Fontes, his sister-in-law Angelina Soares, nieces Lucy Braga and Connie Milburn and their families. He will also be remembered by his many friends and church family. Vigil service was held at St. Rita’s Catholic Church on Thursday, June 21, 2012 with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated on Friday, June 22, 2012 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, with Father Martin Bettin presiding. Interment occurred at Kinnaird Park Memorial Cemetery. If friends should desire, in lieu of flowers, to make a donation in José’s memory, it can be made to the Haiti School for Children through St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Castlegar or masses in José’s memory, and would be greatly appreciated by the family as an expression of sympathy. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca

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