We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Fatima Canoa Vieira after a long year-and-a-half battle with lung cancer at the young age of 49. She was a devoted mother to her children, Victoria and Matthew, and a loving wife to her husband, Paul. Along with her children and husband, Fatima is survived by Maria Canoa (mother), Elizabeth Canoa (sister), Luis Canoa (brother), Maria and Manuel Vieira (her in-laws), and all of those whose lives she touched.
She was a cherished sister-in-law of Jason and Tanya Vieira, beloved Madrinha of Nicole Pinto and Niko Vieira, and adored aunt of Ava and Luka Vieira.
Fatima was the most beautiful person inside and out. She enjoyed and loved spending time with her children; baking with her daughter and watching her son play hockey. She cared deeply for everyone in her life and put others before herself. Along with that, Fatima deeply valued family time and also enjoyed watching TV with her dog, Bailey.
Fatima will be truly and deeply missed by her family and friends and will be forever remembered and cherished by those who were fortunate enough to have met her.
We want to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for their outstanding care and kindness toward Fatima and her family.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 14th from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Glen Oaks Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 15th at St.Matthews Parish at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Societyfor Victoria’s upcoming annual Relay for Life with family and friends.
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When I first came into the Garcia family, one of the first people I met was Fatima.
Her and I were one of 3 soon to be in-laws, to Steve, Paul and Rick (the oldest cousins of many).
She always welcomed me with a smile, and sat quietly mostly.
But Fatima would continue to be the one in the family who helped guide us on our journey of getting married (she lent me her crinalyn for under my wedding dress to puff it up) and having babies. I remember when she had Victoria, we visited her at home and here was this new mom who had just given birth, in the kitchen making us food.
That was the thing about Fatima. No matter what was going on for her, she always took care of everyone else! When we all decided to take our families to Punta Cana and Maya was just 3 months old, she ended up catching pneumonia there, I was stuck with a 3 month old in our room and Fatima made sure to help us without even asking.
This is how I will always remember her. Oh and her delicious girth of appetizers! She definitely knew how to make charcuterie before charcuterie was a thing!
I will always cherish her not only as a cousin-in-law but also as a sister.
Until we meet again ❤️