Obituary for Mrs. Geraldina Felix (Amaral)
Mrs. Geraldina Felix (nee Amaral), age 84 years, passed away peacefully in hospice with family by her side on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 after a brief illness.
Geraldina was born December 10, 1932 into the farming community of Calhetas, Azores, Portugal where she met, then married Luis Felix. Shortly after their marriage, Luis came to Canada for work, visiting his wife as often as possible. These visits left her with Jose, Carlos and Maria who filled her life. In 1970 she finally came to Canada to join Luis. A final blessing they named Fernanda came shortly after. The four children became the entire world to this loving mother. All of this was enriched through her Catholic faith and love of the church along with her passion for growing flowers and cooking for her family.
She is predeceased by her husband Luis and her oldest son Jose (Luis) and her parents.
Left to mourn are her children Carlos (Elizabeth) Felix, Maria (Gary) Mastrangelo and Fernanda (Murray) Sweitzer; daughter in-law Alda Felix and grandchildren Kevin (Dannielle Odahl), Jason (Aleksa Shermack), Ashley (Trevor Drabek), Salma, Mitchell, Nathaniel, Jordan and Amanda as well as great grandchildren Isla and Nolan. Numerous other relatives also survive in Canada, the US and Portugal.
Funeral Services for the late Mrs. Geraldina Felix will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 leaving the Everest Funeral Chapel, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma, at 9:00 AM to St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church for Funeral Mass at 9:30 AM celebrated by Father Luigi Filippini. Interment to follow in St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held after 5:00 PM on Friday evening in the Everest Chapel with Prayers offered at 7:00 PM.
If friends so desire donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
God looked around his garden and found an empty space.
He then looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest;
God's garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain,
He knew that you might never get well upon this earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb,
So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace be Thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you never went alone,
For part of us went with you the day God called you home