LOPES, Maria Passed away suddenly but peacefully on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at the age of 86. Survived by her loving husband Tony of 63 years; three daughters: Connie Cohoe (Al) of Kelowna, Teresa Vesterinen (John) of Kelowna, Elisa Yee (Stan) of Victoria; two sons: John Lopes (Meisu) of Vernon, Joe Lopes (Celeste) of Kelowna; 11 grandchildren: Shauna, Jeff, Erik, Amy, Andrew, Lisa, Trevor, Brianna, Jennifer, Nikki and Max; two brothers: Herminio, Jose; three sisters: Otilia, Fernanda, Ju; nieces and nephews. She will be fondly remembered for her beautiful vegetable garden, her delicious soups and her giving ways. The family wishes to thank Dr. Woychuk, nurse Troy and the staff at Kelowna General Hospital for their compassionate care. Prayers will be recited on Thursday, December 9th at 5:30 pm and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 10th at 10:30 am both at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC, with interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation-General Fund, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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