Laura A. Moniz, born Aug. 23, 1932 in Porto Formoso, Sao Miguel (Azores) Portugal, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2007 in Vancouver, B.C. at the age of 75 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband, of 51 years, Ernesto F. Moniz and lovingly remembered by her three sons and two daughters, daughters-in-laws and sons-in-law; Anthony (Liz), Ernest (Una), Carlos (Gabriella), Laura (Joe) and Grace (Mike) her grandchildren: Elizabeth, David, Eva, Ian, Justin, Ezra, Nicholas, Anna, Anthony, Gavin, Julia, Carolynn, Jacqueline and Derek, siblings, cousins and her close friends that made up Laura‘s large extended family.
Laura will be remembered for her love of education and learning.
She constantly challenged her children to realize their dreams, a legacy that will not be forgotten. Laura’s boundless energy, compassion and caring was a gift she shared with her many children and adults that she looked after in a lifetime of dedicated care-giving. The greatest gift Laura left was her never-ending love for her sons and daughters and her belief that they could be anything they wanted to be.
We love you Mom
and will miss you!
The Moniz family wishes to thank the caring, dedicated nursing staff of the 3 Links Care Centre (Rebekah Place), VGH Palliative Care Ward, who took care of our Mom in her time of need.
Prayers will be said 7:30 pm Thursday, November 22, 2007. at Our Lady of Fatima Parish 1423 E. 13th Ave. Vancouver, B.C. where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Friday, November 23, Rev. Antonio Deangelis is the celebrant. Entombment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC, Suite 300 – 828 West 8th Ave. Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2