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Luis Cancela

January 20, 1930 - August 8, 2012

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In Loving Memory of Luis Daponte Cancela: On August 8, 2012 after a short illness, Luis Daponte Cancela passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving daughters Julie, Laura and Liz, his grandson Jacob, his brother Antonio, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Maria Eugenia in 1998 and his oldest brother Manuel in 2007.
Luis was born on January 20, 1930 in Agua de Pau, Acores, Portugal, the 4th of seven children of Francisco Daponte Cancela and Maria Julia Cabral. (Four of his siblings died during childhood.) As a child, he worked on the farms in his small village and went to school at night. Eventually he was taking over the duties of the teacher and teaching his fellow students to read and write. In 1956, looking for a better life for himself, Luis immigrated to Oliver, Canada. He worked for the CPR for 3 years until he had saved enough to buy his first orchard. During this time he had been corresponding with Maria Eugenia Goncalves in Algarve, Portugal. After asking her to marry him, she arrived in Canada in 1958 and they became the first Portuguese couple to be married in the Catholic Church in Oliver. They eventually had three daughters. They also sponsored the immigration of Luis’s remaining two brothers Manuel and Antonio with their families and Maria Eugenia’s oldest brother in the early 1960’s.
As the years passed, Luis and Maria Eugenia worked hard and were able to make a good life for their family. They soon bought a bigger orchard and worked there until their retirement. Luis continued to garden in his spare time, supplying family and friends with an abundance of fruit and vegetables right up until his death. In addition to gardening, he loved spending time at home with family. He was also a long time member of the Oliver Portuguese Club.
Funeral service will be officiated by Father Dave DeSouza at Christ the King Church, Oliver, B.C. on August 13, 2012 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at the Oliver Cemetery.
He will be sorely missed.
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Garry and Martina Doll
Relation: Friend

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I have many wonderful memories of the Cancela family.

From: Lena & Don Thompson
Relation: Friend

Julie, Laura and Elizabeth…. Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Lena & Don

From: Maria Lourdes Costa
Relation: Friend

Familia Cancela,
minhas mais profundas condolências a todos vocês como você chorar a morte de seu pai e avô. Deus esteja com todos vocês.

Maria Lourdes Costa

From: Ian & Dee Ross
Relation: tenants

Julie, Laura & Liz,
We were so sorry to read of your Father’s “home going” in the paper after the date of the service. We would like to have paid our respects. We couldn’t have had a better Landlord all those years we shared his Black Sage property. We were thinking it was time to visit him again, but now we must wait for eternity. God bless you.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 13, 2012
Beginning at 11:00am

Location:
Christ the King Catholic Church
35060 - 107th Street (6044 Spartan Street)
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Funeral mass will be celebrated by Father Dave De Souza at Christ the King Church, Oliver, B.C. on August 13, 2012 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at the Oliver Cemetery.

35060 - 107th Street (6044 Spartan Street)
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

 

Date & Time:
August 12, 2012
Beginning at 7:00pm

Location:
Christ the King Catholic Church
35060 - 107th Street (6044 Spartan Street)
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Prayers will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Sunday August 12, 2012 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Oliver, BC.

35060 - 107th Street (6044 Spartan Street)
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

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