Mrs. Senhorinha Pacheco

Mrs. Senhorinha De Luz Pacheco

Saturday, October 3rd, 1931 - Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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Senhorinha da Luz Pacheco

It is with profound sadness that the family of Senhorinha da Luz Pacheco announce her peaceful passing at TBRHSC on March 29, 2020.

Born on October 3, 1931 in São Miguel, Açores, Portugal. She made her way to Port Arthur in 1961 alone with her 2 young daughters to join the love of her life, José. She began demonstrating her gift for sewing as a very young child; with her amazing skills helping to support her family. These skills served her well in Canada when she could be called upon to make draperies, men’s suits, reupholster sofas and vehicles, and recreate any dress seen on TV. Her talents as a seamstress led to the formation of United Tailors with friends Hilka & Nellie. She was a woman of great faith in God, giving her strength and courage. Her family was always comforted knowing the rosary was being prayed multiple times a day for them.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Maria (Murray) Smith, Mary (Bob) McKinstry, Beatrice (Gino) Cacciatore. Senhorinha was blessed with 5 grandchildren Tami Hutchinson, Scott Valila, Ryan Smith, Alyssa Cacciatore, and Mitchel Cacciatore and 3 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Denis Miranda and sisters Cidaliza Marques, Teresa Camara, and Luiza Melo and many in-laws, nieces, and nephews in Canada, the USA, and São Miguel. She was predeceased by her husband José Pacheco, brother Benjamin Miranda, nephew Americo Miranda, and sister Maria Fernandez.

We as a family would like to thank her homecare workers, Alice and Elizabeth at VON, Ulla, Sharon, and Hilka at Paramed, and Sophia, Lisa, and Cathy at Wesway for the excellent and compassionate care Senhorinha received over the years. Also, Jessica Sharp at LHIN who could not be more supportive. She grew to love you all. We would especially like to thank Dr. Kevin Miller who over the years bore her endless teasing with great humour and gave her dignity and supported her every wish. We are forever grateful for your kindness and guidance during this difficult time. The nurses of 3B also deserve a huge thank you. We could not have asked for better care of our mother, you went above and beyond in your duties. Forgive us if we forgot anyone, as there were many people involved in her care over the years.

A private family service with interment at St. Andrew’s Cemetery, presided over by Rev. Luigi Filippini, has taken place. A funeral mass will be held at a later date. If so desired, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Everest Funeral Chapel, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma.

Please sign the online condolences and view a video of the service at everestofthunderbay.com
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Everest of Thunder Bay - Waverley Chapel
    Address
    299 Waverley Street
    Thunder Bay, Ontario, ON P7B 5Z7
    299 Waverley Street at Algoma, one block south of Red River Road, Thunder Bay North
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    Private Family Services due to the current pandemic.

    This event may be open-casket and the livestream may contain views of the deceased.

  • Interment

    Location
    St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cemetery
    Oliver Road at Balmoral / Algonquin beside Riverside Cemetery

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Mimmo & Linda Gallo

Posted at 08:55pm
Beatrice & Gino we are so very sorry to hear of your mothers passing, heartfelt condolences to entire family, may the memories you have help guide you through this difficult time and in years to come. Sending hugs and kisses your way.
Mimmo & Linda Gallo
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Ulla Rouhiainen

Posted at 07:54pm
My condolences to the family. Thank you for your trust and opportunity to help and care for Mrs. Senhorinha Pacheco. I have lots of good memories from our times together. I like to leave Psalm 23 to all of you.
" Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23:6

Comfort, strength and hope! Blessing Mrs. Senhorinha Pacheco's memory,

Ulla Rouhiainen, HSW

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Tina, Kenji & Vittoria Cacciatore Iwato

Posted at 11:20am
With loving memories of "Mrs. Senhorinha Pacheco", or Avo as we knew her by. A tree is a beautiful tribute. Our love and thoughts are with you all.
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Tina Cacciatore Iwato

Posted at 03:59pm
Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing she is watching over you from heaven. Stay safe and God bless, Tina, Kenji and Vittoria Vancouver, BC
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Ryan Smith

Posted at 02:29am
To my dearest Avo,

May you Rest In Peace. Every slice of pizza I have now I’ll always remember you since it was our favourite thing to eat. You don’t cause no troubles up in heaven and I won’t cause any here on earth. Until we meet again I love you
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Wednesday, April 01 2020 at 11:00 am

This event may be open-casket and the livestream may contain views of the deceased.