September 16, 1933 – June 8, 2019
With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Zulmira de Sousa. After a long, hard fought battle with cancer she peacefully passed at Laurel Place Hospice surrounded by her family. Zulmira lived her life with a strong faith, generosity, honesty and a deep love for her family and many friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Leonel de Sousa, her daughter Mary (John), her grandchildren; Leah, Julie (Nate), Reid, great-grandchildren, Tyler, Tucker, Aeryal and Christian. Zulmira was born in Pico, Azores. In 1957 she and her husband moved to Vancouver, B.C.
Then in 1969 they bought an orchard in Osoyoos, B.C. where they spent the next 28 years working together growing and harvesting the fruits of their labour. In 1997 they retired to South Surrey to be closer to their daughter and family. Zulmira loved being AvÃ³ to her grandchildren. She was always busy crocheting, cooking, growing beautiful flowers and keeping in touch with her friends and family. She will be greatly missed but will live on forever in our hearts. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 pm Friday June 17, 2019 at Good Shepherd Church 2250 – 150th St., Surrey. Entombment to follow at Gardens of Gethsemani Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the B.C. Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Oliveira Funeral Home 604-942-7920
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