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Vidalia Moniz Borges

January 31, 1954 — March 19, 2023

Vidalia Borges passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at the age of 69 years. About a year ago, Vidalia fell, had surgery and shortly after suffered a major stroke and never fully recovered. She bravely battled every day until she was released from her suffering here on earth this past Sunday.

Vidalia will be dearly missed by her husband Luis, of 48 years of marriage; their three children and their families: Sandra Medeiros (Jason) and their children Zach Luis and Jonas; Melissa De Medeiros (Helder) and their children Macaylah and Liam; and Bobby Borges (Edyta) and their children Morgan Manuel, Landon Luis and Bailey Grace. She is also survived by a brother Julian Moniz (Dalia), a sister Natalie Moniz; and a large extended family. Vidalia was predeceased by her parents Maria and Manuel Moniz.

Vidalia was born and raised in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal, a part of the world that she loved and was always connected to. At the age of 17, her family moved to Bermuda for a two years. They then moved to Calgary in 1972, where they established permanent residence. Shortly after moving to Calgary, the family returned to the Azores for a family visit and Vidalia met Luis, where love blossomed quickly. Vidalia returned to Calgary and Luis entered the army. When Luis had finished his time in the Army, he followed Vidalia to Calgary where they continued their courtship and were married, and settled to raise a family.

Vidalia worked at Lilydale to help support their family. In total, she devoted 42 years of work to Lilydale, a remarkable show of dedication to her family and also to the business. While she did work outside the home, her first responsibility was to her family. She was a wonderful wife and mother, had a heart of gold. She had a caring nature and was always looking after those around her, especially her grandchildren. She also loved her siblings and their families. Vidalia had deep faith and was committed to God and her Church. Her membership and ties to Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church were and important part of her life. This community anchored her to God and her important Portuguese heritage. We will love and miss her.

The family expresses their gratitude to the wonderful staff and caregivers at Age Care Skyview, Pineridge Unit, for their care of mom during this past year. Thank you to everyone who touched mom’s life.

Prayers will be held for Vidalia at Our Lady of Fatima (English & Portuguese) Catholic Church, 4747 – 30 St. SE, Calgary, on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima (English & Portuguese) Catholic Church on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.
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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Our Lady of Fatima (English and Portuguese) Catholic Church

4747 30 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB T2B 3K5

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