It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lucia Maria Pimentel, beloved wife for 61 years of Gualberto Pimentel, on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the age of 85 years. She also leaves to cherish her memory four daughters, Paula (John) Gillmore, Maria Grimm, Debbie (Rob) Côté and Louise Pimentel; six grandchildren, Megan, Emily (James), Stephanie (Kevin), Morgan (Kelsey), Mitchell, Kallan and Abbey; one brother, Tony (Odette) Melo and family; two sisters, Osvalda Ferreira and family, Rafaela (Tony) Pacheco and family; special friend Virginia Cabral and family as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended family in Portugal. She was predeceased by her parents, Tereza and José de Melo; one son-in-law Robert Lapinskie; one brother-in-law José Ferreira and special friend Orlando Cabral. Lucia was born on October 10, 1933 in the village of Ribeira Grande, Azores, Portugal. She met Gualberto in school and they soon fell in love and became inseparable. They started their new life in Canada shortly after leaving behind those they loved but looking forward to exciting opportunities with their relatives in Canada. Over the next several years, they raised four daughters whom meant the world to them. Later in life, once her grandchildren came along, she delighted in being involved in their lives and they loved her dearly. Lucia loved to cook and it gave her great pleasure to share that with her family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening and took pride in watching the garden flourish. Lucia’s love for God was the foundation on how she lived her life. She was a devoted and faithful Catholic. Despite the challenges she had with Alzheimers, she never lost her ability to be loving and affectionate and always had a joyful sense of humor. Our “querida” Lucia will forever be in our hearts. Special thanks to Sunnyview staff for their great care and kindness they showed Lucia during her time there. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Vijaya Bathineni celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery . As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Alberta or to South Country Village, 1720 Bell Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 5G1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Lucia Pimentel.