Peacefully surrounded by family at London Health Sciences Centre -University Campus on Monday, April 14, 2014, Maria Conceicao Arruda of Strathroy passed away at the age of 87. Loving wife of the late Antonio Arruda (1995). Beloved mother of Humberto (Connie), Maria Aguiar, Arthur (Grace), Tony, John (Fatima), Carlos (Zita) and Maria (Steve) Santos. Survived by 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Arthur Botelho of British Columbia. Friends will be received on Tuesday, April 15th from 5-9 pm at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy with the Vigil Prayers to be prayed at 4:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from All Saints Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 16th at 10:00 am with Fr. Lucio Couto officiating. Interment to follow in All Saints Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences accepted at www.denningfuneralhomes.com. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Maria.