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Joao Gaspar

1936-2021

Joao Gaspar

Joao Gaspar was born in Pico Azores on August 21st 1936.  He was predeceased by his parents Manuel and Candida Gaspar, older brother Manuel, older sister Maria and younger brother Antonio.   He is survived by his wife Rosa, daughter Paula, son-in-law Allen Sun and grandsons Brandon and Nicholas Sun. Also by nephews and nieces.

He was a kind and gentle man beloved by family and friends as well as his neighbors.  Always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help.         He loved his garden and his home.  He lived a simple life and liked it that way.                  It has been nearly 5 years since his battle with cancer had begun. Then kidney failure joined the fight that ultimately took his life.  He handled it all with courage and humour his wife by his side every step of the way.
He was most proud of his grandsons.  He loved his son-in-law like his own and appreciated all of his help especially everything his did since he was sick.  
I will remember my dear dad as a man of few words and a big heart.  He made me feel safe and loved always. 
He was married to my mother for 58 years.  Together they built a home and weathered many storms of difficult immigrant life but always counted on each other to get through.  This last year was particularly hard on both of them. My mother did her best to keep him at home but ultimately it was not possible. 
He was admitted to Innisfree Hospice on April 22nd.  We were all very sad that day.  As he began to decline quickly though we realized that this was what was best for him.  The wonderful staff took great care of him and us through this end of life journey.  I can't say enough about how caring and peaceful it felt to know he was in a place like Innisfree.            Not to be forgotten, many thanks to the palliative care team especially nurse Abby who always brought a smile to his face as well as the caring PSW's that did the home care.
 Rest in  peace you will be missed!
Adeus Pai ate nos encontrarmos novamente um dia      
                                                There will be a private family funeral followed by interment at Park Lawn cemetery. 
 
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