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Maria Jose (Mary-Joe) Goncalves

July 15, 1945 - February 22, 2023


It is with heavy hearts that the family of Maria Jose Goncalves announce her passing on February 22, 2023 at the age of 77 years in Osoyoos, BC.

Maria Jose (“Mary-Joe”) was born July 15, 1945 in Erada, Portugal to her parents Antonio & Gracinda Batista.

Mary-Joe is survived by her loving husband Jose, daughter Isabel (Paul) and son Denny (Tanya). Mary-Joe is also survived by her 4 adoring grandchildren: Cody, Savannah, Sierra and Brayden as well as her Great-Grandchild, Oaklyn. She also leaves behind her brother Joe, a large number of family members and numerous friends she considered family.

Mary-Joe was predeceased by her parents Antonio and Gracinda as well as her brother “The Boss” Tony Batista.

Mary-Joe came to Canada as a youngster with her family and spent the majority of her time living in Osoyoos. Mary-Joe enjoyed spending time with family and friends, be it at home in Osoyoos, camping in the US or the trips taken to Mexico and Portugal, these were times she truly cherished.

She will be fondly remembered for her warm generous spirit and love for having everyone in the family home sharing food, drink and laughter.

A PRIVATE family ceremony will be taking place on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2023. The family would then invite people to join them at the Osoyoos Cemetery at 12:15 pm for the interment and committal that will be followed by a Celebration of Life reception to be held at the Portuguese Canadian Cultural Society in Osoyoos at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that you consider making a donation to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Ltd.

The Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Izabel Santos
Relation: Friend of the Family

Sending my sincere condolences to Jose, Isabel, Denny and family. Mary-Joe always had a warm smile and hug for me everytime I would see her. She will be greatly missed and my heart is with the family at this difficult time.

From: Margie Trovao

My deepest condolences to all members of Maria Jose’s family. I will always remember her as the life of the party.

From: Michelle Quail
Relation: Family friend

Legends create legacies
And her legacy is her family
Deepest condolences
From Chad, and Michelle Quail

From: Jim and Cindy Liebel

We are so sorry to hear about Maria. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

From: Karen Barroca

My deepest condolences to the family. May God comfort you all with His Love and carry you through to a brighter tomorrow.

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Private service arrangements have been made.

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In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that you consider making a donation to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia.

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