AVILA, Luis Pereira–
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Luis Avila on September 2, 2022 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of 52 years of Iria Avila. Beloved father and best friend of Jerry Avila. Dear grandfather/grandfather/vo of Cindy Seke, Tony Avila and Lorenzo Avila. Dear brother of Luisa Avila Rodrigues, Otilia Alamo, Fernanda Jorge, Geraldine Cunha, Helena Avila, Noelia Avila and Adelino Machado. Predeceased by his parents Helena Luisa Pereira Avila and Luis Machado Avila, his brother Manual Machado and his sister Maria Melo. He will leave in memory his many friends and his 72 nieces and nephews, his many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Luis was a hardworking man who valued precision, family and honest work done with his hands. As a child, Luis considered his own father his best friend and he started working from an early age to help his parents. He loved going to the theater to watch movies, dancing at the Festa, dressing well and fishing. Luis left his mother and father and the rest of his siblings and traveled from the Azores to Toronto in Canada in February 1971 to marry Iria on February 19, 1971. In 1975 Luis and Iria traveled to Guelph to buy their own home. Luis loved his family and together they raised their son Jerry. Luis loved spending time in his garden; making his house his own and he was always doing something better or doing something new… just always doing something. He was always ready to lend a hand to others and he especially enjoyed making plans with his son and daughter-in-law Marijana. He loved his 1989 Pontiac Bonneville which he bought brand new and even built a garage of his own to store it. Luis loved to travel and was lucky enough to return home to San Sebastian, Terceira, Azores, Portugal several times. But he also traveled with his family to Lisbon, Porto, Hawaii, sailing the Caribbean, Madeira and all the islands of the Azores. He loved his granddaughter’s company and Cindy always made him smile and laugh. They were always joking and sharing their joy for the little dogs. Over the past few years, Luis has developed a love for dogs and puppies and looked forward to spending time with them, especially his favorite, Pixie.
Luis dedicated over 30 years to Prior Construction in Guelph with his nephews Caesar and Moises.
Arrangements entrusted to Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph. Visitation will be held at Holy Rosary Church, 175 Emma St, Guelph on Monday, September 5, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with a funeral mass to follow. Entombment at the Notre-Dame Immaculée mausoleum on Friday September 9, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
If desired, flowers can be sent to Holy Rosary Church for Monday, September 5, 2022 or to Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, for Friday, September 9, 2022.
Condolences may be presented at the funeral home or online at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Luis Pereira Avila Friday September 2nd 2022..
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Obituaries for the city of: Guelph, Province: Ontario
death notice Luis Pereira Avila Friday September 2nd, 2022
mortuary notice Luis Pereira Avila Friday September 2nd, 2022
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