On November 12, 2015, Maria Jose Borges passed away peacefully at Royal Inland Hospital at the age of 86.
She is survived by her three daughters Maria (Joe) Vieira, Connie (Gilberto) Duarte, and Anita Fayers; her four grandchildren Denise, Sarah (Jason), Rick and Nicole (Cody); her great granddaughters Emma and Aubrie; her brothers Manuel and Domingos Mederios; her sister Maria de Nascimento Pimentel; and, many nieces and nephews.
Maria was predeceased by her husband Raul Borges; father Manuel Medeiros; mother Jacinta Couto; brother Jose Medeiros; sisters Maria, Maria da Trindade and Gloria Silva; and grandson Bryan Fayers.
Maria was born March 20, 1929 in Santo Antonio Nordeste, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal. She immigrated to Canada in 1965 settling in Louis Creek. In 1968, Maria and her family moved to Kamloops.
Maria was a loving wife and mother and a devout Catholic. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Maria was kind, witty and feisty. She loved spending time with family, sharing a meal and playing games. She also enjoyed embroidery, crochet, and puzzles.
We will miss her dearly and she will live in our hearts forever.
Prayers will be recited on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Father Andrew L'Heureux will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at the Cathedral on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will follow in the Sage Valley Mausoleum.
Special thanks to Dr. Doug Hamilton, Dr. Amelia DeWett, the many doctors and nurses that cared for her on 7 North, and the staff of Kamloops Seniors Village.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 729 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC
V2C 2B5 or the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 2T1 in memory of Maria would be appreciated.