TEIXEIRA, Jose Manuel Rodrigues - Born on May 18, 1951 in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Jose passed away peacefully on July 18, 2021 with his loving wife of 46 years Almerinda by his side.
Jose leaves behind many who loved him dearly, his sons, Nuno(Suzanne) and Sergio(Michelle). His grandchildren Emiley, Miguel, Dylan and Angelina who were always in his heart.
Survived by his mother, Piedade Rodrigues, siblings, Maria Alexandre(Rui), Antonio(Leta),Ze Filipe (Cristina) and Anabela (Tristao) and sister in law Lena Manique. Predeceased by his brother Alberto Manique. Jose leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
At the age of 18 Jose became volunteer firefighter for his local town of Caldas da Rainha. He volunteered for 20 years. This was a very important part of Jose life. A time that not only allowed him to give back to his community but also develop meaningful friendships with his fellow firefighters, a bond that still stands strong no matter the distance between them.
In 1989, Jose took a brave leap by packing up his young family and moving to Canada. Jose worked for Renwall Interior for over 30 years. On weekends he was found helping his sons fix their homes, spending time with his grandchildren and more recently cherry and peach picking with his friends. Jose made everyone in his life feel special. There was always room for you at his table. His motto to everything was “no problem” and sure enough nothing ever seemed to be a problem.
Today is not a sad day, for it is a day that we all gained a guardian angel. There is no more suffering, just celebrating this kind man.
Appreciate the little things in life for they are what matter.
Arrangements entrusted with Ward funeral homes. A private family service will take place in Toronto and then Jose will return home and be laid to rest with his fellow Firefighters.
In lieu of flowers, if desired, in memory of Jose, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by his family.