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Date of Passing: May 26, 2023

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It is with great sadness that the family of Maria de Lourdes Belik announce her sudden passing on May 26, 2023 at the age of 72.

She leaves behind her beloved children, Eduardo (Ashley) Belik and Vivian (Ravi) Belik; and adored granddaughter Gia Belik. Survived by her sisters, Maria Helena (Ronaldo) Almeida and Maria Teresa (Eugenio) Sansiviero; her nephews and nieces, Marcelo Almeida, Katia de Almeida Sartori, Karina Almeida, Paulo Sansiviero, and Luis Fernando Sansiviero; and numerous great-nephews and nieces. Cherished godmother of Marcelo Fonseca. Predeceased by her parents, Horacio Lourenço dos Santos and Helena Branco dos Santos.

Maria moved from Brazil to North America in 1976, first to the United States and then Canada where she raised a family and worked in library sciences in Winnipeg. She loved books, music and films and amassed a huge reading collection, sometimes even purchasing the same book twice. She played the piano, enjoyed knitting and loved animals. Her laughter and smile will forever be remembered.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate her life at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 603 Wellington Crescent at Academy Road.

Maria’s family kindly requests that you visit her tribute page at Memories and stories published by those who knew her are available there.


Simple Cremation & Life Celebrations

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 03, 2023

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Maria was a quiet, thoughtful, charming woman. She was a member of the Shaarey Tzedek synagogue and would go Shabbat mornings to the synagogue. When Covid struck, Maria would watch via Youtube, always wishing everyone a Shabbat Shalom, in the comments section. Zichrona Livrakh a. May her memory be for blessing. - Posted by: Bonnie Geller (Coop member in Shalom Gardens) on: Jun 06, 2023

  • Querida Lourdes and family, My prayers will be for you and your children. It was always a pleasure to spend time with you, see your children to grow up and become such beautiful adults. You raised them well, Deus lhe dê muita paz. - Posted by: Mirna wishart (Friend) on: Jun 04, 2023

  • Lourdes was very giving and so appreciative of of any gifts or time given to her. Her health battles were constant and she braved them with as much stoicism as was humanly possible. I will miss our regular conversations and her love of my kids and grandchildren. - Posted by: Malca and Oscar Casiro (Friend) on: Jun 03, 2023

  • So sad for you and your family. You all are in our thoughts. - Posted by: Tracy and Alan Joudrey (Through friends) on: Jun 03, 2023

  • I did house cleaning for Marie. She was a beautiful, kind person. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Corrine Williamson (Friend ) on: Jun 03, 2023

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