Barthel Funeral Home


Aires Manuel DaCosta Amaral

April 17, 1940November 11, 2020
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Aires Manuel DaCosta Amaral passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 11, 2020 at the age of 80.

Aires was a straightforward, sincere, candid, frank and genuine person. You always knew where you stood with him. Born in Portugal, Aires immigrated to Canada in 1967 and worked for many years as a pipe fitter. He lived a simple life and enjoyed a good glass of wine. Aires is survived by his sons Nelson Amaral (Cheryl Bailey) and Zabby Amaral, grandchildren Locke Amaral and Ronin Amaral, sisters Rogeria Galvao, Feciana DaCosta, and Saulina Pereira, and his brother Manny Amaral. He was predeceased by his parents Mariana and Manuel Amaral, his beloved wife Ilda Amaral, and his brother Herculano Amaral. A visitation will be held at Barthel Funeral Home (566 Queenston Road, Cambridge) on Monday, November 16th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, space is limited, so all guests and family members must call the funeral home in advance at 519-653-3251 to reserve their 15-minute time block during which they may attend the visitation. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Clement’s Church (745 Duke Street, Cambridge) on Tuesday, November 17th at 10:00 a.m. All guests and family members must call the funeral home to reserve a place at the church as well, since space is limited to 50 guests. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.



  • Visitation

    Monday, November 16, 2020

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 16, 2020

  • Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020


  • Burial


Aires Manuel DaCosta Amaral

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Michel Connors

November 24, 2020

So very sorry for your loss.

Michel & Jason

Chris Freiburger

November 17, 2020

Dear Nelson and Zab, I’m very sorry for the passing of your Father. Although I never met him he must have been quite the guy I can see where you both got your good looks from. From the video tribute he looked like a very sharp dressed and proud man. I hope in time your pain in the loss of him will get easier. My deepest condolences from my family to yours.

Craig Rendall

November 16, 2020

Nelson and Zab our thoughts are with you, Craig and Lynn Rendall.

Mr&Mrs John F Amaral

November 16, 2020

So sorry for your loss God Bless

Doris and Terry Bailey

November 16, 2020

We wish to send our condolences to the Amaral family.

Sue Dye

November 14, 2020

Nelson, Zab, Cheryl, Ronin and Locke,
Very sorry for your loss, thinking of you.
Sue and Doug

Eileen Hergott

November 13, 2020

Sincere condolences to Nelson, Cheryl, Locke and Ronin in the loss of your father and grandfather. May the comfort of your friends and family comfort you. The video tribute of your father's life from a young man to a grandfather was moving. eileen

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