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Maria Rodrigues

Maria Estrela Rodrigues

Friday, February 23rd, 1923 - Monday, April 26th, 2021
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RODRIGUES, Maria Estrela

With sadness, we announce the passing of Maria Rodrigues on April 26, 2021 at the age of 98. Predeceased by her husband Jose Pablo. Beloved mother of Olivia, Joaquim, Odette, Idalina, Josė Domingos, and Fatima. Proud avó of António José (Tozé), Paulo, Carlos, João, Claudia, Michelle, Luis, Stephanie, Marco, Nádia, Maria Estrela, Veronica and Rui and bisavó to many more precious great-grandchildren. She’ll be missed by her many family and friends in Portugal and Toronto.

Maria Estrela lived a life committed to family. She struggled through hard times with deep convictions and moral courage. She did not let life’s hurdles bring her down. She had a youthful spirit and a giving heart. With her characteristic verve and panache she taught us how to make the best of difficult situations. Her character was laden with a tough sweetness molded by a life of struggle that she fought to the bitter end. Yet she never lost sight that one must take life by the horns and to always look on the bright side. She was the epitome of warmth and caringness under her rough exterior. She was the true selfless matriarch to our family that stood as the solid rock that gave us the tenacity to confront life. With her passing, she leaves an emptiness in our souls and many tears in our eyes. She had a passionate soul. She was unique and special, both strong and tender, determinant and understanding, practical and hopeful. She was a true beacon of love and from that love flourished a multi-generational wellspring of sons, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren that owe her their essence and heritage. Her long and arduous life is a testament to the human spirit. She graced us with the glory of her spirit, one that now continues in our hearts and memories. May she rest in peace in God’s kingdom. She will be dearly missed by those whose lives she affected.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions currently in place, all funeral events (visitation, funeral service and entombment) are limited in attendees and our family had made the decision to have a private visitation and entombment.

Relatives and friends are welcome to participate via Zoom for her funeral service on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85684389198?pwd=dnBEci9XL1FsMGg3TTZTZHdUcTgzQT09


Following the funeral service, Maria will be laid to rest at Prospect Cemetery. To view her entombment services please click on the Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83469218904?pwd=bU1lNjlmWW8zVzJuVE96bWlWN1NrZz09


If desired, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
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  • Interment

    Friday, April 30th, 2021 |
    When
    Friday, April 30th, 2021
    Location
    Prospect Cemetery
    Address
    1450 St. Clair Avenue West
    Toronto, Ontario M6E 1C6
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Donations are being accepted for: HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION OF ONTARIO.

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Charles Pine

Posted at 03:02pm
Our family extends sincere condolences to your family Stephanie on the loss of your dear grandmother. May you find comfort in the cherished memories .
Dr. Pine and Lori
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Marcia

Posted at 10:10pm
Os nossos mais sinceros sentimentos a toda a familia! Veronica (e todos vos) ela estara la em cima a olhar por voces como sempre olhou e cuidou, com aquele sorriso lindo no rosto! Descanse em Paz.
Marcia e Pedro
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Luciana, Julio and Nicholas Arevalo

Posted at 11:11pm
Dona Odette, Stephanie, Helder, Sofia, Selina, and all the family, we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and hearts are with you.
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Ana-Paula Cardona

Posted at 05:38pm
Miss you beloved amazing loyal friend. You are now a star watching over everyone you loved. Teachers Paula Cardona, Fatima Andrade and students.
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Di Varano Family

Posted at 05:38pm
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