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elevated R91wZ August 23, 1932- May 7, 2020

elevated R91wZ Maria de Jesus Batista Ataide, 87 of Toronto, passed away on May 7th, 2020 at Kipling Acres  Retirement Home of complications from Covid-19. 

elevated R91wZ Funeral services will be held at Holy Cross Funeral Home and the Chapel of St. Joseph on May 11th at 10:30am. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

elevated R91wZ Maria was born in 1932 in Luz, Graciosa, Azores to Manuel and Germina Bettencourt; the third of four children.

elevated R91wZ She married Heliodoro Espinola Ataide on October 30, 1952 in Luz, and immigrated to Canada with her husband in 1959.  She had one son, John Ataide, born in Toronto in 1960.

elevated R91wZ Maria was an accomplished seamstress who worked many years in Toronto’s garment industry.

elevated R91wZ Maria was preceded in death by her husband, son, parents and two older brothers.

elevated R91wZ She is survived by her sister Rita, sister-in-law Guilhermina, two nephews, two nieces; as well as ten great nieces and nephews.

elevated R91wZ She will be dearly  missed.
May her soul rest in peace.