Born May 17, 1939 in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Acores. Died October 9, 2022, in Victoria, BC, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was 83 years old.

In Sao Miguel he was employed as an iron fabricator at a very young age of 13 years old. Immigrated to Victoria in 1966 where he continued his trade at Victoria Foundries forming and fabricating the existing, beautiful downtown Victoria lamp posts and manhole covers.

He leaves behind not only a loving wife and three boys, two grandsons, one granddaughter and four great grandchildren, but also a legacy of a true gentleman.

He was an ever present and simple father figure and family man. Taught us more with his example than his words. His endurance through his illness was to the very bitter end. His body failed him but his heart and spirit lives on.

Special thanks to the staff at Luther Court and also to Dr. Gilbert Chew who attended to him at all hours.

The Memorial Service will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 2060 Haultain Street, Victoria, BC, Friday, October 21, 2022, at 12:10 pm.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Jose Lima

    Being a friend of the families and knowing Norberto & Urania there are no words to say the respect for Norberto, Urania, Norbert, Nelson, Phil and family, my sincere condolences to you all and family . Norberto was a resemblance to a good man & Famalia,”May he Rest In Peace pain free” God bless !

  • Urania Levinson

    Madrinha Urania, Nelson, Phil and Norbert and the entire Simoes family,

    Our deepest sympathy to you all. I have so many wonderful childhood memories with Padrinho and Madrinha as my Godparents, being there for so many birthdays and special occasions. He was a gentle soul with so much love and admiration for his family.
    May you all find peace in the memories of your wonderful husband and father.

    Love Urania and David Levinson

  • Isabel and John soares

    This great man I call my uncle Norbert was a great noble man my deepest condolences to my tia Urania my dear cousins Norbert junior Phil and Nelson , may you Rest In Peace tio until we meet again , we will surely miss him hugs to all my family

  • Nicole Balcom

    Sincerest condolences to Vavo and family.

    We know that there are no words that can ease the pain. Please know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time and share in your sadness.

    Nicole and Greg

  • Kathy Schlatter

    All are love to your family at this time of loss, hugs to all

  • Fred Patterson

    Great Memories of Mr and Mrs Simoes at their home. I always felt so welcome. Much Love from the Pattersons.

  • Justine

    I hope to have even half the strength and resilience he did – he’s walking with us now ❤️ love you family

  • Sascha and Steve Alexander

    The Alexander’s hearts go out to the whole Simoe’s family. It’s never easy to let go of a loved one, wheather it’s expected or not. Unfortunately we never had the pleasure of meeting Mr Simoes, but the words and thoughts expressed about their dad from Norbert and Phil were ALWAYS filled with love, happiness and praise. May your father Rest In Peace.

  • Nellie

    Tio Norbert, you were truly a special man with many amazing qualities. I was blessed to have you as an uncle. I am so thankful I got to visit you this past summer. Your smile filled my heart with joy.
    Tia, Nelson, Phil and Norb, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Tio Norbert will be missed
    Love and hugs sent to you all

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