Always loved, never forgotten, forever missed
  • 88 years old
  • Born on April 24, 1930 .
  • Passed away on December 30, 2018 .

A Memorial Mass will be held in Peter's memory as follows:

Day/Date: Saturday February 2, 2019

Time: 11:00am

Location: Sts. Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Parish

Address: 5255 Thornwood Drive (Eglinton Av. W. & Hwy 10), Mississauga, ON 

A "Celebration of Life" reception will be held immediately following the mass in the church hall.  All are welcome to attend.  

As we may not have been able to reach out to everyone via this website, please feel free to pass along details on the Memorial Mass & Celebration of Life to friends and family that may have been missed.

"People will never forget how you made them feel" - Maya Angelou


Peter passed away peacefully at the Village at Erin Meadows on December 30, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s; he fought strongly and bravely throughout his illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Elise Pinto (nee D’Souza), loving dad to Terry (Susan), Sandy (Paul) and David (Judy). Grandpa to Ryan, Amanda (Adam), Sean and Jeremy, great grandpa to Olivia and a dear relative to many near and far.

Peter’s wishes were that there be no visitation or funeral home service. He will be cremated, with a private blessing and internment attended by immediate family. 

"For it is in giving that we receive" - St. Francis of Assisi

In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made in Peter's memory to any of the following charities: 

Alzheimer Society Canada

Heart & Stroke Foundation

Humane Society of Canada

There will be a memorial mass and Celebration of Life held in his honour in the near future, please check this site for details.

You may be gone from our presence, but never from our hearts … rest in peace beloved husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa.

Elise, Terry (Susan), Sandy (Paul), Dave (Judy), Ryan, Amanda (Adam & Olivia), Sean & Jeremy

Posted by Fiona Lobo on 18th January 2019
Our Deepest Sympathies Dave, Judy and all the family, our prayers and thoughts are with each one of you at this very difficult time. May your Dad's Soul Rest In Peace. Fiona, James, Matthew & Mark Lobo
Posted by Juliet Rebello on 17th January 2019
Sandy, Ruben and I thank you for the invitation to be part of your Dad's celebration of life. We will attend February 2nd . Juliet Rebello
Posted by Dawn D’Souza on 17th January 2019
What I remember so vividly In our family get togethers was Peter always smiling and joking with everyone. He was so kind and loving. And most of all Brian and I will always hold Peter in a our hearts as he raised the toast at our wedding. Peter we love you and leave you with God to rest in eternal peace.
Posted by Joan Yasi on 14th January 2019
Dear Elise, Terry, Sandy, and Dave, My condolences to all of you. I have very fond memories of Peter. He was welcoming and gentle. Always making everyone laugh and smile. He will surely be missed.
Posted by Cheryl Muir on 12th January 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you always. Xoxoxo
Posted by Edgar Remedios on 12th January 2019
Dear Terry and All the Family--Sincere Sympathies on This Occasion: Condolences In My Prayers For Uncle Peter--May He Rest In Peace! Edgar
Posted by Robin Fernandez on 12th January 2019
Our prayers and thoughts are with all the family. Peter will always be fondly remembered.
Posted by Delaila Paes on 10th January 2019
Dear Elise & family: We are deeply saddened by your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. God Bless, Georgina Da Costa & family, Michael, Delaila Paes & family
Posted by Joel Dantas on 9th January 2019
Dear Aunty Elise , Terry , Dave and Sandy. our sincere heartfelt sympathies and condolences to you on the passing away of dear uncle peter Pinto. he was a father figure and always wanted the best for everyone. in his last years the glow on his face when he recognized someone was priceless and he will be forever missed May his kind soul rest in peace on behalf of the entire Dantas Family
Posted by George Pereira on 9th January 2019
We are deeply shocked and saddened to learn about Peter Pinto Our Sincere Condolences His Memories and Legend will be with us forever May God Grant him Eternal Rest Marie de Souza
Posted by Peter De Albuquerque on 8th January 2019
Dearest Elise, Terry David, Sandy and all of the Pinto Family I send to you all our deepest and sincerest condolences. I am deeply shocked and very saddened to hear of the sad demise of our great family friend your loving husband and dad Peter. At this moment I cannot help looking back but think and picture meeting him at several occasions in Dar and here in Canada. While he stood tall and very joyfully respectable, he was always loving, friendly and pleasant. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. We pray to the Almighty Lord to give you all courage, strength and support. God bless his soul. Love and Peace. Yours in sorrow. Peter De Albuquerque and Family
Posted by Alan Pinto on 8th January 2019
I am saddened by the passing of my uncle Peter. He will always be remembered for his honesty, integrity, selflessness, kindness and above all compassionate and free from desire to get something in return for his deeds. He was my guide and mentor when I came down to Canada and gave me all the tools to be a successful person. Today I wish to remember him as a person of great generosity and may his soul rest in peace. Alan, Sonia, Tyler & Dylan
Posted by Joaquim Mendes on 7th January 2019
Dear Elise and family, We are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Peter. May God bless you all and give you the strength to cope during this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. God bless, Joaquim and Philu (Lumena) Mendes. Ottawa.
Posted by Julia Rodgers on 7th January 2019
I never met Peter but can only imagine that he was an intelligent, gentle and loving man based on my friendship with Sandy. His kindness and caring surely lives on in her. Rest In Peace Mr. Pinto.
Posted by Susan Poulter on 7th January 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sandy, Paul and family. We never had the opportunity to meet you dad but he looks like he was an amazing man and had a wonderful life surrounded by love. God has him in his keeping but you will always have him in your heart. Love Sue and Fred Poulter
Posted by Wayne Somerville on 7th January 2019
Terry and Susan our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Linda and Wayne Somerviile
Posted by Chris Oliveiro on 6th January 2019
Dear Elise, Terry, Dave, Sandy and family: We are saddened to hear of the passing of Peter. Peter was an inspiration to Vanessa and I when we first married. We won't forget his wise words and guidance. He truly was a friend of our family, assisting my mom-in-law, Alba, in Africa and in Canada on everything, especially in being a good friend. For everything that Peter has done for us, we are really grateful. May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Joanna Fernandes on 5th January 2019
Dearest, Dave, Judy, Amanda, Jeremy and Adam, Sending you all much love and my most sincere condolences. I pray his soul is resting peacefully in Heaven and that you all have the strength, support and love during this difficult time. Huge hugs. Much loves - Jojo
Posted by Carl Coelho on 5th January 2019
Dearest Dave, Judy and family, we are saddened to hear the passing of your dear father and offer our deepest condonlences to you at this very difficult time. We will keep you and all the family in our thoughts and prayers. May his soul rest in peace. Carl, Christine, Nathan & Samuel
Posted by Terry Pinto on 4th January 2019
Message posted on The Toronto Star, January-03-19 Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Peter will be in our hearts and memories. Love Randy & Roxanne Head ~ Randy Head, Picton, Ontario
Posted by Terry Pinto on 4th January 2019
Message posted on The Toronto Star, January-03-19 Peter excelled as a gentleman, his Oxfordian accent resonated all around. Fond memories of Peter during my TTC sojourn. May the Good Lord assist Peter into the Kingdom Of Heaven. My condolences to all his family. ~ Steve Borg, scarborough, Ontario
Posted by Chris Pires on 4th January 2019
Deeply saddened by the loss of your dad. But looking at all the pictures of all of you, your mum and families, he left quite a legacy! It's hard but time will pass and though you never will forget, you will look at all the happy times and heal your hearts. God Bless! Chris and Louella
Posted by Duncan Lobo on 3rd January 2019
Dear Terry, Sandy and the all in the Pinto Family: We would like to send our deepest condolences on the passing of your Father. We hope that during this difficult time knowing that others are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers will bring some comfort to you all. Duncan and Diane Lobo
Posted by George Pereira on 3rd January 2019
Peter has been our dear friend for many years. I have always known him as a kind and gentle human being. He was a genuine friend who would go out of his way to assist anybody who needed assistance. He cared very much for his wife Elise and his family who he was very proud of them too. May God bless him and hold him in His arms. Our condolences to the entire family. George & Margaret Pereira
Posted by Donald Coelho on 3rd January 2019
Our Deepest condolences to Dave, Judy and Family on the passing of your Dad. We will remember you all in our prayers. May his Soul Rest in Peace. Enid, Don and Family.
Posted by Cherie Nazareth on 3rd January 2019
Aunty elise, Terry, sandy, David, and family, from your oldest and long standing friends of your mum and dad. I have passed the message to my mum of the sad loss of your dad . She treasured your parents friendship, support and love. We all remember their love and from your dad's godson, Lyle, thank you for just being there for all of us. We all have fond memories of the fun we had as children growing up in Nairobi. We will always remember uncle Peter for his enthusiasm and laughter. God bless
Posted by Andree Smith on 3rd January 2019
Sandy, my heartfelt condolences go to your mother, you, Terry, Dave and the rest of your family. May your dad's loving presence be forever in your hears. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you
Posted by Cecilia De Albuquerque on 3rd January 2019
My sincere and deepest condolences the whole family at this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Bill Ritva Quinlan on 3rd January 2019
I have many fond memories of my brief time with Peter.Although we were not able to communicate verbally he expressed himself well with his kind eyes and gentle manner.We went for long walks and had fun playing pool and checkers and he would inevitably beat me,much to his delight.I want to express my deepest sympathy to Elise,David and the rest of the family for the loss of their husband,father and for giving me the giving me the opportunity to share a little part of his life.Bill Quinlan
Posted by Rita Pinto on 3rd January 2019
Peter Pinto was a greatly loved friend and mentor to my late husband Joe Pinto and had imparted valuable advise during our early days in Nairobi, Kenya. Always cherished the fond memories of the happy times we all shared. Extending my heartfelt sympathies to Elise and family.
Posted by David Pinto on 3rd January 2019
Message posted on The Toronto Star, January-02-19 I am saddened by the passing of Peter. I have known him since my early years in Dar-es-Salaam and remember him with great fondness and respect. Besides his soccer prowess, I always found him to be a kind and considerate person. Meeting him in person was always a a pleasant and jovial experience. RIP Peter. ~ Raul Colaco, Scarborough, Ontario
Posted by Lyn Monty on 3rd January 2019
To you my dear Cousin Elize and children – Terry, Sandy and David and all in the Pinto family, our sincere and deepest sympathies on the loss of Peter who I remember from my younger days in Darssalam where I lived with you all. I also remember I was the little flower-girl of seven, for your wedding in Darsalam. Many happy and fond memories come to mind, especially when growing up in Nairobi - East Africa, where we lived in the same neighbored. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Peter’s Soul is now in Peace with God. Cousin Lena Carvalho - Porvorim - GOA
Posted by Gerry Da Silva on 2nd January 2019
To you Elise, Terry, Sandy & David our deepest sympathies on the loss of Peter who we remember from our days in Nairobi. Peter was well loved by his family and his many friends who he readily helped when needed. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Gerry & Greta Da Silva
Posted by Juliet Rebello on 2nd January 2019
Dear Elise , Terry, Sandy , David and families. Ruben & I offer our sincere condolences at the loss of Peter , loving husband father ,grandfather and so much more . Looking at the photos, Peter has left you a legacy of beautiful memories that will be cherished by your families in days to come . May you all find comfort in each other and experience the love that was shared so beautifully . Keep that flame aglow . Condolences, Juliet (Braganza - teacher at Our Lady of Mercy NBI ) and Ruben Rebello
Posted by LINDA D'SA on 2nd January 2019
To the Entire Pinto family, Our Sincere Sympathy on your Great loss. Truly a man who has helped many and has shared his talents & love with and for his family. Remember the memories. He is now resting in Peace and free. Linda, Bosco, Whitney & Ashton
Posted by Lyn And Tony Dantas on 2nd January 2019
Dearest Elise and all the family So sorry to hear about Peter. We have very fond memories of him from our visits to Canada from a while back. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time . Take care .
Posted by Ian Desouza on 2nd January 2019
To the Pinto's and extended family, my condolences to you all. Truly a sad time of the year.
Posted by Susan De Souza-close on 2nd January 2019
Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Thinking about you all at this sad time. May your dad rest in peace.
Posted by Giselle Dias on 2nd January 2019
Heartfelt condolences to your mother and to you Terry, Sandy and Dave and your families. May your dad rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Angelo D'Souza on 2nd January 2019
Peter, I affectionately dubbed our “family ambassador.” He was my mentor and remains my hero. A wise man ever ready to engage in conversations; his kindness, gentle demeanor and hospitality easily engaged and touched anyone he ever came in contact with. An eloquent spokesman, a great sportsman and above all a devoted family man, are the lasting memories I will forever treasure. Until we meet again, just keep lighting us with your presence.
Posted by June Dantas-D'Souza on 2nd January 2019
The Late (Marcus Dantas) and Fila Dantas have been family friends for many years. Peter has always been like a father to me. He along with my Uncle Bento were the first to welcome me to Canada over 33 years ago - waiting patiently at the Airport. He was always willing to help, no matter the situation, his jokes and most of all his smile was infectious. He was caring and had valuable advise to pass along. Peter you will be missed, but always in our hearts. May you rest in peace from Dantas/D'Souza and Fernandez families.
Posted by Michael D'Cruz on 2nd January 2019
I remember Peter from the time he and family lived 2 houses down from my family in Scarborough (a long time ago). I later met him at mass one day in our church in Mississauga and spent time catching up. May his soul rest in peace!
Posted by Nirmala Mery on 2nd January 2019
On behalf of the Meadowvale Team at the Village of Erin Meadows I would like to offer our condolences for the loss of Peter. Our memories of him was how fast he settled into the life at the Village. Yes, there were days when he first moved in that he anxiously looked for the familiar faces of his family. However, when he realized that family visited often, he settled in well. The team describe as a ‘gentle person’ and a real ‘gentleman’. To the Pinto family I want to thank you for trusting your family member in our care. It was truly a privilege and honor. I wish you a safe and healthy New Year as you reshape your life with the loss of your loved one.
Posted by Ray DeSouza on 1st January 2019
Peter Pinto who I always called “Uncle Peter” was more than an “uncle” to me. From my birth (yes, he was home when I was brought home after I was born) he remained a trusted elder, a mentor, a confidant but most importantly a close personal friend. Always ready for a conversation or debate he amazed me with his oratorical and conversational skills. He towered above everyone else not just with his physique but with his powers of persuasion whether it was in the field of politics, sports or simply dealing with everyday issues that we all experience . He was always there to guide, encourage and empathize. His kindness and love of family will be a memory that will remain with me despite his passing. His respect for elders, his deep faith and his commitment to always be there when needed is a legacy he leaves for all of us to emulate. To Elise, Terry, David, Sandy and to all members of the Pinto family I send to you my sincerest condolences. Raymond deSouza and family
Posted by David Pinto on 1st January 2019
Daren D'Souza sent this tribute for Peter to Dave and Judy: "Hey Uncle and Aunty so sorry to hear about your father . Peter was such a kind hearted gentleman and always had us kiddies smiling anytime we seen him. He created a special bond with most of us and that we will never forget . Let his soul rest peacefully ."
Posted by Stephanie Dsouza on 1st January 2019
Peter will always be remembered with great fondness. A man with great advice and lots of love and caring for others. He will be missed greatly by all of us. May his soul RIP.
Posted by David Pinto on 1st January 2019
Gail and Tony D'Souza wrote: "Peter had such a big presence about him and a kind generous heart. He is in our thoughts and prayers."
Posted by Tony Leone on 1st January 2019
My sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Peter Pinto. May his soul Rest In Peace.

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