In memory of

Sonia Maria da Silva Fernandes

May 17, 1949 -  December 29, 2018

Our beloved Sonia Maria da Silva Fernandes sadly passed away at sixty-nine years old to cancer on Saturday, December 29, at 7:17 am ET in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was born the eldest daughter to Donaciano Sindor da Silva and Maria Geralda Lisboa on May 17, 1949, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sonia dedicated her entire life to her family, and held her friendships near and dear. She enjoyed a long lasting career of more than thirty years with the Consulate General of Brazil in Toronto. She continually worked on cultivating her faith, drawing upon God for strength and expressing gratitude for the abundance of gifts in her life.

Sonia is survived by her children (Marcio, Fabio and Daniela), her grandchildren (Max, Victoria, and Katerina), her siblings (Jose Carlos, Ione, Ana, Taniah and Fatima), and her many nieces and nephews.

Sonia was born in the springtime, and adored the floral hues of the season. One way to honour her life and passage to heaven is by wearing bright, happy colours to her services in homage to her unforgettable style, warm smile and loving spirit.

Visitation and Funeral Service Details
- Thursday, January 3, 2019: Memorial Visitation to take place at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre from 4 pm to 8 pm.
- Friday, January 4, 2019: Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church at 10 am.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Mount Sinai Hospital or Bridgepoint Active Healthcare.


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Frances De Rose (Friend)

Entered December 31, 2018 from Scarborough On.

Dear Fabio ,

So sad to hear of your mother's passing.My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Prayers and thoughts are with all of you.Cherish the memories you shared .

Fatima Regina Toste 

Entered December 31, 2018 from York

Muita coragem para todos, saibam que o meu pensamento e os meus sentimentos estao com todos voces nesta hora dificil.

Nadia Podolski (Friend to Fabio)

Entered December 31, 2018 from Toronto

Thinking of you during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Hugs and kisses,

Janine Farragher 

Entered December 31, 2018 from Toronto

I have the warmest memories of Sonia from my childhood, as she was the mother of my dear friend Daniela. She was kind, gentle, fun, always welcomed me with open arms into her home, and was so incredibly dedicated to her family. Sending my love to Daniela, Marcio, Fabio, and all of the family and friends who loved her. <3

Elza Sapucaia (Friend)

Entered December 31, 2018 from Montreal

Sinto não ter procurado me reencontrar com a Sônia, desde que deixei o Consulado, em 2005. Era minha colega, vizinha de bairro e grande amiga. Meus sinceros pêsames à Daniela, que conheci adolescente, e aos demais filhos e netos. Sinto muito!


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