June 8, 1959 – October 19, 2021
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we share the peaceful passing of our beloved Elizabeth Mercado de Thomas at the age of 62.
Survived by her spouse Leslie Thomas, children; Julio Cesar Barbery and Vanessa Barbery Hraczky (Peter), stepchildren; Joshua Thomas, Jessica Moore, Philip Thomas, Lauren Thomas, 14 grandchildren, brother and sisters; Orlando “Chichi” Mercado, Sonia Savage, Myrna Ash and Mariely Azimi.
Elizabeth, also known as Liz or Abba, was born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia to Denny Antelo and Orlando Mercado. Elizabeth was a strong woman and a devoted Christian.
She attended Colegio Aleman and Uboldi schools in her home country where she also was a national champion swimmer. She loved traveling and while in California met her husband Les.
Elizabeth was a loving wife, sister, mother and proud grandmother. She was an entrepreneur, realtor, notary, immigration facilitator and restaurateur. As an ambassador of sabor latino she introduced Greater Vancouver to the flavours of her beloved Bolivia through her Pachamami Sabor Latino Restaurant in Surrey, BC.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday October 29, 2021 at 2 pm, at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660-72 Ave. Surrey, BC
For online condolences please visit www.valleyviewsurrey.ca
Live streaming will be available at http://www.et2021.ca
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