It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister Deolinda.
Deolinda was born on July 26, 1923 in Lajes Do Pico, Acores, Portugal, and was blessed with 92 years of life. She entered into rest on September 15, 2015 in Castlegar, BC, surrounded by family.
She was one of nine children and is survived by brother, Antonio and sister, Marcelina.
Deolinda married João Silveira Machado in 1941 and they were blessed with four loving children. In 1985 Deolinda and João moved to Castlegar to be near their children and grandchildren. She had a heart of gold and was a wonderful care giver who enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends. Her faith was her strength.
She was predeceased by her husband João, her daughter Marcelina, son-in-law Angelo Jorge, and daughter-in-law Fatima Machado.
Deolinda leaves behind her daughter, Virginia (Tony) Chaves, sons; Manuel (Mary-Lou) Machado and Luis (Kathy) Machado, 10 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren.
She will be missed by all.
Special thanks to the staff at Talarico Place for the exceptional care they gave to “Avo.” We would like to thank family and friends for all the love, support, flowers and food. We would also like to thank the Portuguese Social Center for the wonderful reception
and the Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care