Born May 27, 1931 and passed away, peacefully on January 11, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Fernando was born in Livramento, Sao Miguel Acores to Joao and Teresa daMota. He grew up in Sao Rocque where he met the love of his life Lidia DeFrias. In 1969 they immigrated to Trail with their three children. Fernando was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. His family was his life and there was no greater joy for him than being surrounded by his loved ones.
Fernando was predeceased by his parents, Joao and Teresa daMota, his wife Lidia of 49 years, their three infant children, his son in law Raimundo Carreiro, his brother Valdemar Mota, his brothers in law, Humberto and Joao, his sisters in law Belmira, Virgolina, Maria da Luz and their spouses. He is survived by his children John (Christine) Mota, Adriana (Raimundo) Carreiro and Bill (Aneeda) Mota. His grandchildren Kathy (Dave) Mota, Teresa (Nelson) Sousa, Stephen (Jessica) Mota, Selena Taylor, Raymond Carreiro, Jesse, Teagan and Reece Mota. His great grandchildren Jake DaRosa, Kaiden and Rylan Sousa, Jayden and Aaliyah Mota, Alivia and Paisley Taylor. His sister Zelia DeOliveira, sister in law Maria Mota and many nieces and nephews
Fernando worked at the sawmill in Castlegar for 25 years. He was a proud member of the St. Rita’s Catholic Church and the Portuguese Social Centre. Apart from his family some of his other great passions were making his home made wine, assisting others with their building projects and most of all, his bountiful garden which he was known for his great produce of which he shared with his family and friends.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the St. Rita Church building fund,
513 7th Ave, Castlegar, BC V1N 1R3 , BC Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
Prayers will be recited on Thursday January 15, 2015 7:00 PM at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 513 7th Ave, Castlegar, BC. Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday January 16th, 2015 at 10:30 AM.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the wonderful care that their dad received from Dr. LaRocque, Dr Campbell and all the staff at Rosewood Village in Trail. We are truly grateful.