Obituaries — 15 November 2017
Zelia Pereira

In loving memory of Zelia Pereira, age 79 years who passed away on Thursday, November 2nd in the Dryden Regional Health Center with her family at her side.

Zelia is survived by her husband Manuel Pereira, her daughter Zinalda (Joe) Tavares, by 3 grandchildren: Jonel Tavares, Helena Tavares and Zelia Tavares, and 4 great grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass to celebrate the life of Zelia Pereira was held Saturday, November 4th at 1:30 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Alan Campeau officiating.  Interment followed in the Dryden Cemetery.

Visitation has taken place Friday, November 3rd from 2:00 p.m. with prayers recited at 3:00 p.m. in the Moffat Chapel of the Stevens Funeral Home.

If friends desire donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association or to St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church through the Stevens Funeral Homes P.O. Box 412, Dryden ON P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be posted at www.stevensfuneralhomes.ca  

We want to thank everyone who sent their condolences and warm thoughts. A special thank you to all family and friends that took time to send beautiful flowers with heartwarming messages.

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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