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Born: February 29th, 1932

Passed on: February 10th, 2013

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Manuel Francisco Guilherme. He was called home on February 10, 2013.

He is survived by his caring wife of 54 years, Conceicao and his children Alvaro (Carla), Maria Irene (Robert), Carlos (Mary Jane), Luciano (Patricia), Roy (Mary), Elizabeth (Greg) and his eleven grandchildren.

Manuel was born on February 29, 1932 in Ulmeiro Portugal. He immigrated to Canada in 1962 in search of a better life for his family. After living in Thompson, Manitoba for 10 years, he moved his family to Kamloops where he lived for the last 40 years. He trained as a mason in Portugal and shortly after immigrating to Canada he established his own construction company. Work and family were always a priority and he leaves a legacy of the value of hard work and integrity. He lived a full life surrounded by a large family and many friends that will miss him.

Prayers will be held on Thursday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Holy Family Parish Church, 2797 Sunset Drive, Kamloops. The Reverend Father Fred Weisbeck will celebrate the Funeral Mass in the Church on Friday, February 15th at 10:00 a.m.

Should friends desire, donations to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, 729 Victoria Street, Kamloops, V2C 2B5, would be appreciated in his memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

Service arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250-374-1454.

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