Antonio (Tony) Dias
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend Antonio (Tony) Dias Marcos. He died peacefully on May 6, 2015 at the age of 87. Antonio was born on July 22, 2017 in Casegas, Portugal. It is there that he met the love of his life of 65 years, Maria Marcos. Soon after the marriage they had a daughter, Maria. He worked in the mines near his home as a guard, but soon decided that he wanted a better life for his family, so in the spring of 1955, alone, he immigrated to Canada leaving his wife and daughter behind. He landed in Nova Scotia and took the train to Kelowna where he worked on a farm. A year later he went to work for a railroad. Then in 1958 he traveled to Kitimat where he worked for Alcan Aluminum Company. In 1961 he was joined by his wife and daughter. Tony never forgot the Okanagan Valley, so in April, 1976 he retired from Alcan and moved with his family to Penticton. He spent the next few years working for Atco Pacific.
In 1986 he moved to Kaleden. All together he has lived in the Okanagan for 39 years. One could always find Tony enjoying his garden, spending summer days on Skaha or Sunoka beaches, or enjoying a glass of his homemade red wine. He was a wonderful father, husband and grandfather and will be missed immensely. Antonio is survived by his wife, Maria Marcos, daughter Maria Pereira (Domingos Pereira), grandchildren Jenney Jankowski (Dan Jankowski) and Marcos Pereira. Younger brother Jose Marcos still resides in Casegas, Portugal with his wife and family.
Our family would like to thank the staff at Penticton General Hospital (Westview South) for the wonderful care they gave to Antonio.
Prayers will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Funeral to be held Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church at 10:30 am followed by internment at Lakeview Cemetery.