Maria died peacefully on November 30, 2017 in Victoria, BC.  She was born on May 13, 1920 in Pico, Azores.

Predeceased by her husband, Manuel and son, Jose Humberto.  Maria is survived by her children, Duarte, John and Maria Moura, 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Maria enjoyed the love of her family deeply and was loved by all that she encountered.

Prayers will be held at Our Lady of Fatima on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 at 6:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Fatima on Monday, December 4th, 2017 at 11:30 am.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Candida Sarmento
    December 5, 2017

    To all the family members of Senhora Maria Ascensao asking dear Lord to give you all the stenght to accept this loss in your family, she had a great life let’s thank God for that. our prayers are with you all! Jose and Candida Sarmento.

  • Jean Haley
    December 4, 2017

    Dear Maria and John,Dan and Ed:
    You have lost a beautiful person in your lives. She leaves you far richer by having been such a great influence in strength, determination and beauty and just plain fun.
    Maria and John you made your Mother’s (Mother-in-law’s) life so much more meaningful by taking such good care of her in your home.
    It has been a privilege to have known her over the years.
    My thoughts are with you.

  • Gualter Silveira
    December 4, 2017

    From Gualter Silveira and Wife Clementina as the family express the most heartfelt condulences to the whole family.

  • Feliciano &Elvira DaSilveira
    December 2, 2017

    Dear Duarte, John, Leonor, and family,
    Ours deepest siympath on loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    love Feliciano &Elvira

  • Zel Sousa
    December 2, 2017

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of you in the loss of you mother, grandma, and great grandma.
    We wish we could be there to put our arms around you during this time of loss.
    When we look back and think of Senhora Serpa we smile! What an amazing life she lived! She lived it to the fullest on her terms! She was a precious gift to all of us of hope, strength, and grace. She made our world a brighter, and better place. A life well lived is a legacy of joy, pride, and pleasure, a lasting memory our hearts will always treasure.
    May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.
    Mario, Zelia, Dominique, Xander Sousa, and Ermelinda Pereira

  • Wendy Faddis
    December 2, 2017

    Dear John, Maria and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.
    Nell and Wendy

  • Elmira (Mira) Kossert
    December 1, 2017

    Dear John Americo, Maria & John, Duarte and family, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful, warm hearted, intelligent, creative and much more, mom and avozinha.
    She always made an impact and touched everyone she met!

    Primas, Odette, Elmira, Ron & Beth

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