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God called Eddie peacefully on August 11, 2023, at the age of 73. He will be forever missed by his loving wife, Lordy. Cherished by his dear children, Christian (Danielle) and Justin (Elizabeth). Proud Avô to Rory, Willow, Aiden, Aidan-Grey,... Read More
God called Eddie peacefully on August 11, 2023, at the age of 73. He will be forever missed by his loving wife, Lordy. Cherished by his dear children, Christian (Danielle) and Justin (Elizabeth). Proud Avô to Rory, Willow, Aiden, Aidan-Grey, and Harper. Eddie will always be remembered by his dear siblings George, Fatima (Brian) and reunited with Beatrize (late Francisco) Lourdes (late Antonio) Elvira and Teresa (Edgardo) In Heaven, along with his parents Manuel and Teresa. He will be held dear in the hearts of his family, relatives, and many friends. If so desired, donations in memory of name may be made to the PSPCAN or Pancreatic Cancer Canada.
Eduardo Do Santos Barbosa Borges
You may have known him as Eduardo. Or maybe Edward or Ed or Eddy. Or maybe he was Dad or Padrinho or Pasquale. However you knew him, you would have known he was a gentle soul who lived to make the lives of those around him better. He did not care if you were family, friend or complete stranger: Eduardo cared for you. And now we must say farewell to this amazing man who left this world too early.
Eduardo was born in Santa Cruz, Sao Miguel (Azores) on November 1st, 1949 and arrived in Canada in 1966 with his siblings and parents. At the age of 16 he began working full time, often multiple jobs, to help support his parents and family. With a clever mind and propensity for learning new skills, he taught himself to read and speak 3 languages including English, which he used to start his own business, E. B. Maintenance that he and his wife tirelessly operated for 45 years.
In 1974, Edward married the true love of his life, Laudalina (née Fita), who he had known since childhood and who cared for him through life and through his long fought illness. Together they literally built a home and raised two sons, Christian (Danielle) and Justin (Elizabeth), and were blessed with 5 grandchildren, Rory, Willow, Aiden, Aidan-Grey, and Harper. They travelled far and wide, but always returned to their happiest place, Walt Disney World, where they shared a lifetime of memories and joy.
Ed was truly curious about everything and found joy in even the smallest of life’s banalities. Any new technology, natural wonders, watches or a simple pocket knife all interested him. It was all approached with child-like wonder and helped those around him appreciate the little things in life. A man of simple tastes and pleasures, he exemplified how we all should live. He could be charming and funny, clever and curious, he found the good in all people and situations, and most important of all, he was a kind and giving person.
Eddy’s later years were challenged by PSP, a rare neurological disorder. But true to his nature, he never once complained about his fate. Without rest, his loving wife cared for him and kept him comfortable until the end. Throughout his ordeal, he was surrounded by the love and care of his family and friends.
After 73 years of life, Eduardo’s successes will be measured by the sheer number of people he impacted, whether they knew him as husband, father, brother, padrinho, fellow parishioner, boss, cleaner, soup kitchen volunteer or any one of the many other roles he played over the years.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the tireless and dedicated team of nurses and PSWs who supported our family. In particular, we would like to thank Fayron, Loretta, Maria, Marissa, and Nataliya, who was with him at the end.
Visitations will take place at the Vescio Funeral Home “Toronto Chapel” (2080 Dufferin St., Toronto) on Friday, August 18, 2023 from 4-8 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be celebrated on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Vescio Funeral Home “Toronto Chapel”. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (8631 Younge St., Thornhill).
Online Condolences at: www.vesciofuneralhome.com
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3 trees were planted in the memory of Eduardo "Eddie" Borges
3 trees were planted in the memory of Eduardo "Eddie" Borges
3 trees were planted in the memory of Eduardo "Eddie" Borges
3 trees were planted in the memory of Eduardo "Eddie" Borges
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Unfortunately we’ve had two funerals in the last few months, vescio are very professional and do things with absolute perfection. They made my parents look like themselves, the chapel is spotless and with COVID going on, we felt so safe, they follow all the protocols. Lou you have a great team and you should be very proud of your business, they should get more than 5 stars. Keep up the great work!!!!!!
The Vescio funeral homes, staff and especially the family are truly one of a kind. The provide an a compassionate and truly caring experience. They are second to none in providing support and understanding of every family's needs. They truly are the elite of the industry and it shows.
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No words can describe the level of care, compassion, and service provided by Chris, Ava, and the entire staff at Vescio's when my father passed away. Given the restrictions with Covid-19, our family was able to pay tribute to the patriarch of our family with an inclusive and intimate visitation, drive by the house, church ceremony, and entombment service that was well beyond our expectations. It all added up to a fitting tribute that my father definitely would have approved of. Kudos to team Vescio for helping our family create one final memory of our dad that will remain with us for a lifetime. Thank you again for the outstanding service. Sincere regards, The Iapaolo family.
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