GALVAO, Antonio Pereira

Oct 3, 1934 - Oct 22, 2019

Antonio Pereira Galvao passed away on Tuesday Oct 22, 2019 at the age of 85 years old.  Born in Senharei, Portugal, Antonio grew up working in a farming community.  At the age of 18, he joined the army and in 1957, almost at the age of 23, immigrated to Canada to begin a new life.  Antonio started his journey by working in farming communities in Eastern Ontario, eventually making his way to Oshawa which became home.  Cars were his passion, GM of course, and he owned many.  Antonio’s love for cars led him to find work in a body shop where he mastered painting. During this time, he also went to trade school to become a welder and put these skills to use at General Motors from where he retired.  Antonio was an active member in helping build the Portuguese community we are a part of today.  He enjoyed the Portuguese gatherings and socializing with his dear friends and family.  He loved politics and a good debate, loved Canada and travelling, and most of all loved his family.  Always willing to help others, his actions spoke louder than words.  He will be dearly missed by his wife Rosa, his children David (Maribel) and Jackie (Mario) and his grandchildren Lucas, Elijah, Lilli, Tiago and Gia.  Relatives and friends will be received at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Friday October 25th, 2019 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm.  A funeral mass will be held on Saturday October 26th, 2019 at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church, 690 King St. E., Oshawa at 12:00 noon.   In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Antonio can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region.

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  • Oct 24, 2019

    Gerry Startek
    A great neighbour. Always a smile and a big "hello". Will be missed.
    Gerry and Pat Startek
  • Oct 24, 2019

    Su Patel
    David (Maribel) With my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. May the happy memories bring you all comfort.
  • Oct 24, 2019

    Natalie , Peter and the Girls - the Gunn
    Your in our hearts dear neighbour.  Always a good chat at the garden.  The girls miss seeing you hustle to church.
  • Oct 25, 2019

    Mario Dias and Family
    I remember Tony when I was a little younger. What I remember was a wonderful man who always had some a warm smile and something positive to say. Our hearts go out to you, as he was an inspiration to everyone that knew him. 
  • Oct 26, 2019

    Rosa, David, Jackie and Families
    So sorry to hear about Tony..he was a good backyard neighbour and treated us well...he loved Canada...Memories, Keepsake of the Heart Forever.
  • Oct 26, 2019

    Rosa, David, Jackie and Famiilies...
    Don, Valerie, Raylene and Lanai Bell
      See above !!! 
  • Oct 28, 2019

    Don Andrews
    To the Galvao family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your husband and father’s passing.
    I had the pleasure of working with him on many of his car purchases.
    It was my privilege to have known Tony.
    Don Andrews 
    Roy Nichols Motors Ltd.

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