Celeste passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 in Victoria, B.C. She was born on December 16, 1957 in Kitimat, B.C.

Predeceased by her eldest son Mark in 1993. Celeste is survived by her husband Leonardo, son David, her younger brother Paul, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives, loving friends, and honorary grandchildren adopted in her heart.

Celeste’s spirit, strength, compassion and goodness will be with us in our hearts eternally. Her greatest pleasure was received when spending time with her family and friends.

A heartfelt thank you for the loving care she received in recent months.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the: BC Cancer Agency, 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8R 6V5 or BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Vita and Joe Bergeron
    September 29, 2018

    We are so sorry to hear the news of Celeste’s passing. We send our deepest condolences to you, Leo and David, and all your family. She was a wonderful and very caring person and her laughter was contagious.
    We wish you all the best during this difficult time. She will never be forgotten.

  • Jack and Rosa Martins
    September 16, 2018

    Leo and David it was heart braking to hear of Your loss Celest was one special friend a person full of life and Laughter. Our deppest condolences to all the family. May memories give you comfort and peace at this time of sorrow she is now smiling with Mark up in heaven.

  • Maria & Joe Rego
    September 16, 2018

    May God comfort your broken hearts at this time of great loss. Celeste will be missed and never forgotten. She was a wonderful woman full of love and smiles for everyone. Rest in sweet heavenly peace dear friend. With our deepest sympathies to Leo, David, Paul and all the Raposo and Garcia families. <3 xo

  • Susie Barbosa
    September 16, 2018

    Leo and David and Family, we are so heartbroken and saddened about Celeste’s passing. She was a very special person to us. We have many fond memories of Celeste growing up and being apart of lives. These memories will always be cherished.
    Celeste had a beautiful smile and even when she was going through one of the most heart breaking experiences a parent could ever imagine, she always brought love, comfort and caring to all of those who loved and were friends with Markie. May you take some comfort in knowing that Celeste touched many of us and was loved deeply. Rest In Peace Celeste xoxox
    Love always
    Susie, Gary, Brayden and Gabrielle Barbosa

  • George & Pauline Marcial
    September 14, 2018

    May we extend condolences to Leo, David and extended family members at this difficult time in their lives. God bless.

  • Gale Vennard
    September 14, 2018

    Celeste was a dear friend and co-worker for many years. Her loss will hav3 such a big compact on all her family and friends. May she find comfort on her journey, R.I.P.
    Fondly remembered
    Gale Vennard
    Salmon Arm, B C

  • Ilda Cabral Behrisch
    September 13, 2018

    Ilda Cabral Behrisch
    My condolences to the family. I remember the day Celeste was born. From a beautiful always smiling baby to a beautiful woman with a contagious laugh. May you rest in peace.

  • Nuno and Maria Torres
    September 13, 2018

    So glad I got to spend an evening with her and her family
    My heart is broken thinking of your pain. She is now resting in peace and welcomed into Markies opened arm. Celeste was one of a kind. Kind heart contagious smile and unforgettable laugh
    She will be truly miss by many family and friends
    Leo take comfort in knowing she was loved by many
    Hugs once again. Condolences to you David and Paul
    Our loss is heavens again.

  • Alex Resendes
    September 13, 2018

    My condolences to David, Leo, and all family and friends. I will remember Celeste’s kind heart and great sense of humour. She always made everyone feel good around her. We can all take comfort in knowing that she had a positive influence in people’s lives.

    Thank you Celeste and may you rest in peace.

  • Janet Munro
    September 13, 2018

    I am deeply saddened by the news of Celeste’s passing. Celeste was such a beautiful person both inside and out, and now she is your “special angel”, guiding you from heaven above. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort, for her life was rich because of you. I send my heartfelt condolences to Leo, David and extended family.

  • Sonia Resendes
    September 13, 2018

    Sending my deepest condolences to the family. She was such a sweet lady! Always smiling and bubbly. God bless her soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ❤️

  • Grace Correia
    September 13, 2018

    Sitting here and thinking of Celeste one of the things I most remember of is her laugh I do so remember laughing with her as it was a contagious laugh. Thank you Celeste for memories that you have left behind may you have found the comfort of eternal peace.
    Leo and David, may you have the strength to look back at all your memories with a smile, move forward with a tear but live your tomorrows with courage and the love that Celeste always showed.

  • Traci Pavao
    September 13, 2018

    Condolences to David, Leo and Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Ray Boguski
    September 13, 2018

    All my love to Leo, David & family.

  • Sandra Dugdale
    September 12, 2018

    Thinking of you all in this time of sorrow….Bob and Sandra Dugdale

  • Dawn Monsen
    September 12, 2018

    Leo, David & Family. My sincere condolences to you all. Celeste was such a beautiful woman. She will be forever in my heart. Thinking of you always.

  • SusyDeMedeiros (Khunkhun)
    September 12, 2018

    Deepest sympathy to you and the family. Celeste is an amazing person and will be truly missed. May she Rest In Peace

  • Sherry & Alfie Galamini
    September 12, 2018

    With heartfelt sympathy On the loss of dear Celeste.❤️ Gone far too soon, and will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know her. RIP dear friend!❤️

  • David,Lucy, Jacob and Lucas Hansen
    September 12, 2018

    Celeste was a sweet and caring lady she will be dearly missed.

  • Karen and Ron Plante
    September 12, 2018

    Leo and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Celeste’s passing. Our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to you all. ⚘

  • Carmen Marrello & Family
    September 12, 2018

    Celeste . . . Mark brought us together as friends.
    Although the memory of your smile will live in us all, we also rejoice in you being reunited with your dearest Mark.
    Smile my friend, until we meet again . . .
    Leo & David, our sincere condolenses to you.
    Ralf, Carmen, Alfredo & David Marrello❤️

  • Rosa and Landon McWilliam
    September 12, 2018

    Leo, David and Family,

    We were extremely heartbroken to hear about your loss. Celeste was the kindest person I knew who always took the time to look after others before herself. She’s a truly great lady and we’ll miss her, always in our hearts. Our prayers are with all of you. Rest in peace Celeste.

  • Elaine Farina & Tony Abriel
    September 12, 2018

    Our condolences to all who loved her.

  • Gil & Maria Cordeiro
    September 12, 2018

    Our deepest condolences to all the family!!

  • Rose and Maurice Michaud
    September 12, 2018

    Our deepest condolences to Leo, David and family. Celeste was a very special lady and she will be missed all who knew her.

  • Carlos and Viola Cabral
    September 12, 2018

    Our deepest sympathy to Leo ,David and Paul. Celeste was a lovely lady and we are going to miss her dearly. Hugs.

  • Tony and Bernardete Valverde
    September 12, 2018

    Our sincere condolences to the family
    Celeste had a heart of gold . She will be missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing her .

  • Margit and Mark
    September 12, 2018

    Our deepest condolences, Celeste was an amazing person who always made those around her happy.

  • Joe de Frias
    September 12, 2018

    My deepest condolences to all the family!!

  • Laura
    September 12, 2018

    My deepest sympathy for your loss Paul. I know your family is above all what brings you joy.

  • Diane Thompson
    September 12, 2018

    I am grateful to have known Celeste …a kind and gracious woman. Sending heartfelt to the family at his time.

  • Al & Zelia Marleau
    September 12, 2018

    We were extremely saddened to hear of Celeste’s passing. We will never forget her contagious laugh, kindness and caring for all around her, Heaven has definitely gained someone very special. She is a huge loss to her family, friends and Kitimat. Our sincere condolences to Leo. David, Paul and her entire family whom she adored. RIP beautiful Celeste. Don’t let Markie go. You are together again. ❤️

  • Matilde Pereira
    September 12, 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss

  • Uli and Ida Thomschke
    September 11, 2018

    So sorry for your loss.
    Words cannot express the sadness and heartbreak we feel!!!
    Such a huge loss in our lives!
    Celeste was such a beautiful and loving person. We will miss her so much!!
    We will always treasure the wonderful memories we have of her and her beautiful smile!
    She will be in our hearts forever and ever!!! ❤️

  • Mr and Mrs. Joe Pereira
    September 11, 2018

    Leo and David
    Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you both and extended family.
    Celestes smile her compassion her engaging conversations. The way she loves will always be remembered. We have missed you all since your move. Want to send our most sincere hope love and strength at this difficult time.
    Love and compassion from your old neighbors
    Shari and Joe Pereira

  • Maria Ruperto
    September 11, 2018

    My sincere condolences to the family. Rest in peace Celeste.

  • Cristina Cabral
    September 11, 2018

    My deepest condolences to all of you during this very difficult time. Celeste was a beautiful person inside and out. She will always be remembered. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Sincerely, Cristina Cabral and family

  • Lorraine Tessier
    September 11, 2018

    Deepest sympathy to the Raposo and Dacosta family and to all of those who loved her. So saddened to hear of Celeste’s passing. May she Rest In Peace…gone much too soon.

  • Mike and Tina Schmidt
    September 11, 2018

    Our prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Blessings to each of you. Celeste was a pleasure to have known

  • Ramires and Betty Guerreiro
    September 11, 2018

    Our deepest condolences to Leo and David and extended family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Nelie Pacheco
    September 11, 2018

    Leo & David, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Celeste was an amazing woman who had such a big heart and the best laugh ever. She’s with the angels now and in eternal peace. She will never be forgotten. I know that I will never ever forget her ❤️

  • Ana Andrade
    September 11, 2018

    So sorry to hear this news. Louisa and family my thoughts and prayers r with all of u.

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