1934 ~ Gualberto Pimentel ~ 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gualberto Pacheco Pimentel, beloved husband for 62 years of the late Lucia Pimentel, on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the age of 85 years. He leaves to cherish his memory four daughters, Paula (John) Gillmore, Maria Grimm, Debbie (Rob) Côté and Louise Pimentel (Clair Crosbie); six grandchildren, Megan, Emily (James), Stephanie (Kevin), Morgan (Kelsey), Mitchell, Kallan and Abbey; one brother, Duarte (Maria Almerinda) Pacheco Pimentel and family; one brother-in-law, Tony (Odette) Melo and family; two sisters-in-law, Osvalda Ferreira and family, Rafaela (Tony) Pacheco and family; special family friend Virginia Cabral and family; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family in Portugal. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Laura and Manuel Pimentel; mother and father in-law, Tereza and José De Melo; son-in-law Robert Lapinskie; one brother-in-law José Ferreira and special family friend Orlando Cabral. Gualberto was born on July 12, 1934 in the village of Furnas, Saõ Miguel, Portugal. He met Lucia in school and they soon fell in love and became inseparable. They started their new life in Canada after leaving behind those they loved in Portugal but looking forward to exciting opportunities with their relatives in Canada. Gualberto was a talented finish carpenter and ran a successful construction business with his partner for many years. Those who knew Gualberto would say he was a thoughtful, kind and gentle soul. Above all else he valued his time with his family and devoted his life to ensuring that they felt loved and valued. His daughters truly respected Gualberto and felt he was a wonderful example of how a father should be. Gualberto was a loving grandfather who adored spending time teaching his grandchildren about his passion for gardening, baking, cooking and building. His greatest love of his life was Lucia. He cherished her throughout their life together and his deep affection and respect for her never diminished despite the obstacles they faced. His faith in God was woven into every aspect of his life. Our lives will forever be enriched because of his wisdom and love. Thank you to the nurses and caregivers who showed kindness and compassion to Gualberto. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Iqbal Khurshid celebrant. A private family interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Gualberto Pimentel.