Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

96 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, ON


Aurora Calcao

14 September, 195430 November, 2019
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65 of Cambridge, Ontario passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Nov 30, 2019 surrounded by family. She was born in Gafanha do Camro, Portugal on Sept. 14, daughter of the late Alberto and Maria Gregorio.

She is survived by her spouse of 45 years Mario Calcao, her three children Christine (Corey), Derek (Laurie), Amanda and her five grandchildren who were the light of her life Christian, Cassandra, Nathan, Jacob and Lily. She is survived by her 6 siblings Carlos (Mary), Rosa (Carlos), Horacio (Adelaide), Agostino (Paulina), Manny (Shawn), Jorge (Natalie). She will be remembered by her sister-in-law Helene (Joe), her brother-in-laws Claudio, Walter (Paula) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Aurora graduated from the Hairdressing School of Cambridge in 1992. She loved to cook and entertain. No matter when you would visit she would always have something cooked up for her guests. She was the life of the party and always had a big smile from ear to ear. She was a very hands on person and would talk to anyone and everyone. Aurora lived a full life as a wonderful mother, homemaker, and hairdresser along with some time working in the manufacturing sector. She loved traveling with her husband, children and grandchildren whenever she had the opportunity. More than anything, she loved her family and she will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

Visitation will be at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St. Cambridge on Tuesday December 3, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with the Rosary being recited at 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11a.m. on Wednesday December 4, 2019 at St. Ambrose Church, 210 South St. Cambridge, followed by interment at Parklawn Cemetery, 750 Fountain St. N Cambridge.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Aurora Calcao to the Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice.


  • Robbie Gregorio
  • Carlos Gregorio
  • Michael Gregorio
  • Steven Gregorio
  • Matthew Gregorio
  • Cameron Roth


  • Visitation Tuesday, 3 December , 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, 3 December , 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, 4 December , 2019


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Linda Rautenstrauch

10 December 2019

To the Calcao family - we were deeply saddened to hear of Aurora's passing. Our deepest sympathy. We will miss her smiling face. Sincerely your Sherkston neighbors, Bill and Linda Rautenstrauch.

Joe Marieiro

4 December 2019

I always will remember the phone calls I would get to ask me what what I was doing because Aurora wanted me to come over and eat meals that she had made that was just too much for her and primo Mario.
Now I will not get anymore phone calls to invite me over just to talk, to eat or to tell me she was back from there vacation and to pass by just because Aurora wanted to see myself and my daughter.
I will never forget you Aurora, you always made the room laugh with your jokes and your hands were always on the search to grab someone and make them laugh.
Thank you Aurora for all the great memories and you will be truly missed. Heaven has received a beautiful angel, love you always.

Love Joe and my daughter Olivia

Denise Tonna

3 December 2019

Aurora was such a delight and spark of joy and energy! I went to hairdressing school with her and she made a huge impact on my life. I was a very shy person then and yanked me out of my shell. I’ll never forget the feeling of her long nails on my back or shoulder as she spoke to me and encouraged me. I love you dearly, Aurora, you will always love in my memories.

Penny Gregorio

3 December 2019

Our hearts are heavy at the news of Aurora’s passing. She carried a beautiful light in her spirit, a smile so full of grace and a soul of kindness. Aurora always had time for a chat and words of wisdom and encouragement were never far behind.

You will be greatly missed by the many whose lives’ you touched along the way, and how very blessed are those that spend time with you today.

Our love always,
The Gregorio Family, Aurelio, Penny, Brittany, Rachel and Max.

Fatima Foster (Gregorio)

3 December 2019

I never remember Aurora not having a smile on her face. She was incredibly kind and had an awesome sense of humour. The photo you chose is the image I have of my cousin. Lovely smile!
Taken too soon.
My condelences to Mario and children/grandchildren- I appreciate the difficult time this is for you all.
My condolences to my cousins, her siblings - It breaks my heart to see you have to go through this. Hugs to everyone.

Fernando and Flo Gafanha

2 December 2019

Thank you for all the love and support throughout the years, all the laughter and beautiful smiles..xoxo You were one of a kind. Generous, kind, loving and always giving. Giving of yourself, a beautiful soul inside and out..We love you sweetie, you may be gone, but never forgotten. Until we meet again...may God keep you in His loving care with all the Angel's and saints..Rest in peace my dear friend..forever in our hearts. Love Fernando and Flo..xo

Herb & Renee Blackmore

2 December 2019

Sincere condolences to the Calcao family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. RIP Aurora Calcao.

Alexander Pessoa

2 December 2019

Never too busy to help with anything. Always offered everything she had a more. A true sweetheart that only asked to be treated with respect and integrity as any princess would. And yes, butt cheeks always sore after seeing her, especially if it had been a while. Thanks for all the great memories Prima Aurora. You will be truly missed. Love you,
The Pessoa Family, Alex, Jenn, Brody, Elin

Micheke Pearson

2 December 2019

My sincere condolences to the family of this beautiful lady. Every morning she would come into Tim Hortons and greet our table with a big smile on her face.and a “good morning girls.” Beautiful spirit. Rest In Peace sweet lady