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SANTOS, Maria Da Conceicao

December 9, 1932 — January 23, 2023

At the age of 90, Maria Da Conceicao Santos went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2023.

Maria arrived in Canada in 1964 and shortly afterwards moved to Kelowna, BC, where she fell in love with the city and climate. Maria and her husband, John, worked for Stuart Nurseries and stayed at a cabin where she worked and sometimes melted snow when she needed water.

When Maria had downtime, she crocheted doilies and bedspreads with her Portuguese friends and family. She generously shared her home-grown vegetables and fruit with her family and friends, and donated an extremely large pumpkin she grew in the garden that was featured in the newspaper to Cottonwoods. She macraméd handbags as well.

Maria’s surviving family will miss her dearly, including her children: Donelle (Michael) Woods, Marilyn Santos, and Johnny (Samantha) Santos; her grandchildren Jaclyn (Jordan) Noble, Cheryl-lynn (Blair) Kaufman, Heather Woods, Brittney Jessome, Raydon Jessome, Kylie Jessome, Kyle Miller, and Tessa Conway; as well as her great-grandchildren Athena Noble, Charlie Kaufman, and Jillian Kaufman, Lilah Miller.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society, www.cancer.ca

A Prayer Vigil will be held on Friday, Janaury 27th at 6:00 PM, at Springfield Funeral Home, (2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC).

A Mass of Christian Burial, with Father Cerlouie Jimenez presiding, will take place on SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2023, at 11:00 AM (PST), at IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (839 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC) with an interment to follow at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery (1991 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC).  

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Prayer Service
6:00 PM Friday, January 27th

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2023, at 11:00 AM (PST)


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Service Information

Service Details

The prayer service for SANTOS, Maria Da Conceicao is scheduled for 6:00 PM Friday, January 27th at located at 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

The service for SANTOS, Maria Da Conceicao is scheduled for SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2023, at 11:00 AM (PST). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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839 Sutherland Ave Kelowna, BC


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  • Caroline Lopes says:

    So sorry to hear such disheartening news. . Your mom was such a kind caring soul. Thinking and praying for you all at this difficult time . ❤️

  • Elisabete Dos Santos Domingos says:

    Os meus sentimentos a toda a família a última vez que a vi era pequenina era a irmã do meu avô descanse em paz muita força para toda a família

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