Antonio Cordeiro Silva

The family of Antonio Cordeiro Silva sadly announce his passing away peacefully, February 12, 2016 in Castlegar. Antonio was born September 27, 1924 in San Miguel, Acores, Portugal to Almerinda (Silva) and Manuel Cordeiro. Tony had one sister and three brothers. Antonio is survived by his loving wife Maria Conceicao Costa Silva; brothers: John (Alzeida) Silva, Archie (Betty) Cordeiro, sister: Saltina Martins; son: Manuel Antonio (Fatima) Cordeiro, daughters: Margarida (Reid) Freeman, Eduarda (Alan) Thorsell, Rita (Ken) Gorkoff, 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brother, Manuel Cordeiro. Antonio enjoyed his wine making, his flower garden and the Portuguese Social Centre. As a child Tony went to school in his home town of Relva, Acores and spent his free time playing at the ocean and in the vineyards. In Portugal he earned a living as a bartender and grocery store owner. Tony met his wife Maria at a festival in Portugal and was married in a small wedding. They resided at Tony’s parents home until they moved to Canada. He worked for CP Rail and at the local sawmill until he retired. Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

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