Jose Silva

March 2, 1932 – January 17, 2019
It is with great sadness announcing the death of our father and grandfather, Jose Pimentel Silva on January 17, 2019 at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Jose was born on March 2, 1932 in Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel Azores to Antonio and Ernestina DaSilva, the youngest of seven children.

Jose married Natalia Soares on May 29, 1957 and shortly after moved to Canada in June 1957.

Jose first worked for CP Rail in the west and east Kootenays, then found work at the local sawmill which then convinced him of staying in Canada. In May 1964 Natalia joined Jose in Castlegar, BC to begin a life together and to start a family. Jose continued to work for the sawmill, retiring from Pope & Talbot in 1995.

Jose was a quiet, kind and a hardworking man who loved spending time with his family. He had a witty yet sarcastic sense of humour who loved to prank and joke around with family and friends. Jose enjoyed gardening, fishing and spending time with friends and family picnicking at local parks. He also liked sitting under his grape trellis listening to Portuguese music admiring his pristine lawn.

Jose was predeceased by his parents, brother, sisters, his loving wife of more than 60 years, Natalia (2017) and his beloved son Victor (2003).

Jose is survived by his daughters Elizabeth (Art), Dorothy (Fernando), grandchildren Mark and Leanne Machado, Ashley, Taylor, and Olivia Jorge, great granddaughter Elaina, brother and sister in law Armando and Exeolinda Rego, along with many nieces and nephews.

Jose’s family would like to thank Dr. Humphreys, Dr. Tiechrob and all nursing staff from surgical and ICU, your professionalism and compassion was so greatly appreciated. A special thank you to Father Nino Tuyo, Armando Cardoso, Loraine and Matt Gallo, the ladies from CWL, and also Jordan and Renee from the Castlegar Funeral Chapel.


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