Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, Maria Dilia Duarte, of West Lorne, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the age of 79.  Beloved wife of Abel Duarte for 56 years.  Loving mother of Abel (Marlene) Duarte of West Lorne and Paul (Shellie) Duarte of London.  She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Stephanie, Tyler, Abygail and Carter.  Survived by her brother, Manuel Ferreira Duarte.  Survived also by many nieces and nephews in Canada, Portugal and Brazil.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) on Wednesday, May 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Vigil prayers will be held at the funeral home, Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m.  Funeral Mass will commence at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from St. Mary’s Parish, West Lorne.  Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  The family would like to thank Leonor Goos for all continued support.  A special thank you to the nursing staff in the ICU department at the St Thomas-Elgin General Hospital.  An extra special thank you forever to Mom’s ICU Nurse Debbie Hoyer for her compassion in the care for Mom, going above and beyond.  Condolences online at

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