With sad hearts the family of Maria Jose Costa of Castlegar wishes to announce her passing at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, blessed with 86 years of life.
Maria was born in Ponta Garca, San Miguel, Azores, Portugal on March 26, 1926 to parents Rosa and Joe Pacheco. She married Antonio Medeiros Costa on September 28, 1947 and they had 6 children. Maria worked at the Columbia Steakhouse for over 10 years and was a member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church for over 55 years. She was talented at crocheting and loved cooking for her family.
She was predeceased by her first born child Maria Ferreira and a sister and a brother.
Left to mourn her loss is her loving husband of 64 years Antonio, daughters Hiberta and Marian, sons T.J., Frank and Dennis, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a large extended family.
Vigil Prayers were held at St. Rita’s Catholic Church on Thursday, February 14, 2013 and Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father David John on Friday, February 15, 2013 followed by interment in Park Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Maria’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Trail Branch, Box 1000, Fruitvale, BC V0G 1L0.