In Memory of




Obituary for Antonio Barroca Pereira

Antonio passed away in Victoria BC on September 25, 2023 at the age of 94.

He was predeceased by his parents and four sisters. He is survived by his former wife Maria, daughter Rosa (Stan), son Fernando (Luisa) and his three grandchildren Laurence, Crystal, and Kevin.

Antonio was born in Silvares Portugal. In his youth he enjoyed playing football and racing bicycles. He was a self-taught guitarist and played in a folkloric group.

When he lost his machinist job at the mine, he emigrated with his wife and two young children to Canada to work as farm labourers. They soon bought their own orchards, where the entire family worked long hours in all kinds of weather. After selling the orchards, Antonio moved to Victoria to be closer to family. There he enjoyed walking in local parks, painting and photography.

The family want to thank the wonderful staff at Mount Saint Mary’s Hospital for their excellent care.

At his request, no memorial service will be held.