Fernando da Silva
Fernando Manuel da Silva went home to be with his Lord and Saviour
peacefully on Thursday, January 10 at home surrounded by his girls. He
was in his 90th year. Born on November 14, 1928 in Candelária,
Sao Miguel, Azores to Julio Manuel and Maria Gloria da Silva, Fernando
immigrated to Cambridge in 1957. He was a hard worker (who retired
from Shavers Poultry Farm after 30 years of service), a dedicated
husband of 63 years, a loving father, and a beloved grandfather. He
was predeceased by his wife Maria Amelia da Silva, daughter Pauline
Silva, sister Margarida (Jose de Oliveira), brothers-in-law Manuel,
Jose (Maria da Luz), Angelo, and Jose da Costa, and sisters-in-law
Maria Jose (Liberal Batista) and Maria Gloria (Jose da Rosa). He is
survived by daughter Lorina Maria da Costa (Tony), granddaughters
Elleni, Chloe, and Sarai da Costa, grandson Shane Trimm (Christy),
great-grandson Cain Trimm, step-great-grandchildren Kaleb and Abigail,
and sister-in-laws Maria Romana, Lourdes, and Neves. Visitation will
be held at Corbett Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 16 from 5-9 pm.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 17 at 11:00 am at
Good News Church, 215 South St. Fernando was a simple man who
delighted in providing for his family. They are grateful for the
sacrifices he made and the life he worked to create for them. Most of
all, they are thankful that he loved the Lord God as his Saviour, and
that he prayerfully led his family to do the same. His family will
miss him dearly but they look forward to being reunited with him one
day in eternity.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision.
John 3:3: Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he
cannot see the kingdom of God.