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Manuel Valquirio Espinola
May 10, 1944 – August 14, 2023
With sadness, we announce the passing of Manuel on Monday, August 14, 2023 at the age of 79. Loving husband to Francisca. Manuel leaves behind his son Orlando and daughter inlaw Maria. Proud grandfather of Ashley and Eva.
Born in Graciosa, Azores, Manuel came from very humble beginnings. His parents (Antonio and Margarita) had 4 children;Manuel, Jose, Luis, and Germana. Manuel was the oldest, which in a small rural setting meant that an early age he was expected take on numerous responsibilities/chores and that he be a role model for is siblings. What the Espinola’s lacked in wealth they made up for in family values, strong work ethic and a tremendous sense of respect for their community and culture, all of which was rooted in Roman Catholic faith. Those were the values that he lived by and instilled in his small family.
Manuel immigrated to Canada with his young family in 1975 to start a new life. Possessing not much more than the strong work ethic he developed as a child he, like many new Canadian men of that era, supported his family as a labourer in the booming construction industry. With years of working outdoors in the harsh Canadian winters starting to weigh on him, he (with the help of his friends from the homeland) managed to find what he would say was a better job opportunity in a steel plant, where he worked until his retirement in 2009.
Manuel enjoyed the simple things in life to their fullest and he always shared those experiences with family and close friends. He enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden in the summer, pressing his own grapes in the fall to make wine, and prepping and smoking sausages (linguiça). These were the types of things that gave him a sense of happiness and pride. He never forgot where he came from and always maintained a strong connection to his Portuguese roots. Premier League Soccer “Go Sporting”, going to “as festas”, watching “touradas” all gave him as sense of nostalgia for the land he came from.
In retirement his “happy place” was spending time with his family at the cottage. Unlike most, lounging wasn’t on the menu. Tending to the property was his priority. No sick tree went unnoticed, and they were often put out of their misery courtesy of Manuel’s chain saw (which was promptly followed by epic bonfires). Once satisfied that an honest days work was done it was family BBQ and unwind time.
While the recent memory of those that knew him well was the long, often painful battle with cancer and how it stripped away his ability to do most of the things he loved in life, he would not want that to be his legacy. He would want us to cherish the stories he shared, the laughter, and the companionship. He would also want us to know that he was a devoted husband of over 50 years, a role model and moral compass to his son, had endless love for his grandkids and was a loyal and dependable friend. He will be missed and while the hole in our hearts will never be filled, the memories we made together will keep him alive in our hearts and allow us to go on.
Friends and relatives are welcomed to the Bernardo Funeral Home (2960 Dufferin Street, south of Lawrence Avenue W.) on Friday, August 18, 2023 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 9 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Matthew’s Parish (706 Old Weston Road at Rogers Road) on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Manuel will be laid to rest at Prospect Cemetery (1450 St. Clair Avenue West, east of Caledonia Road)
The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Manuel, to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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