Peacefully, at Bluewater Health, Joseph Santano Fernandes was called by God to be with him on Friday, January 17, 2014, at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Pinto) and loving father of Melanie and Brenda Fernandes. Survived by, sisters-in-law Virginia and Mercian Fernandes, brothers-in-law Eufrazio (Antonietta) and Matias (Fatima) Pinto and treasured nieces and nephews. Joseph’s life will be celebrated by the memories he has shared with countless friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at Vision Nursing Home for their care, compassion and love.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, January 20, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with prayers being offered at 7:30 p.m.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at St. Benedicts Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia. Interment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Vision Nursing Home (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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