It is with great sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital on October 29th, 2012 in his 85th year. Predeceased by Maria, his spouse of 57 years. Dear father of Eric (Barb), Joe (Lurdes), Manuel and Eduardo (Alison). Loving grandfather of Carmen (Jeff), Colin (Jennifer), Kevin, Simone, Deprise, Natasha and Nolan. Great-grandfather of Benjamin and Lauren. Will be missed by many relatives in Portugal. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill Street North, Waterdown on Thursday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC CHURCH, Freelton on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Marian Hall. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com.