Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home

180 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON


Manuel Soares

February 29, 1928May 20, 2020

Peacefully on May 20, 2020 at the age of 92.

Son of the late Antonio Costa Soares and the late Maria De Jesus Carneiro. Beloved husband of Maria Ledo Soares. Loving father of Antonio Soares (Lucie Miller-Soares), Gloria Doré (Dave McLellan) and Margarida Soares. Cherished grandfather of Anabelle, Mariève and Valérie Soares, Brittany, Brandon, Justin and Jacob Doré. He will be missed by his nephews: Joao Soares Botelho (Cecilia Botelho), Jose Pereira De Jesus (Maria De Carmo Pereira), Humberto Pereira (Maria De Gloria Pereira) and Carlos Pereira, his niece Eduarda Pereira and many other family members. Special Thank you to all the staff on the third floor of the Laurier Manor for their care, compassion and their friendship over the past three years. Thank you also to the staff on the six North West floor at the General hospital for their kindness. Visitation and service will be held for the family only


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    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

  • Private Funeral service

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020


Manuel Soares

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May 28, 2020

Le 28 mai 2020

Cher Tony,

Le décès de ton père nous a profondément touchés et nous partageons ta peine...

Nous te connaissons toi et ta belle famille depuis plusieurs années, au moins 30 ans! Un bon ami et un voisin dépendable. Tony, tu as toujours été un fils dévoué et aimant envers tes parents et ta sœur. Tu as toujours pris bien soin d’eux et tu
t’es toujours assuré qu’il ne manquait de rien. Grâce à toi, ton père a vécu ses jours de vieillesse confortablement à la résidence, là où il recevait les soins nécessaires pour son bien-être.

Durant ces derniers mois, tu as été très fort et courageux. Malgré ses problèmes de santé et la restriction du Covid-19, tu as vraiment fait tout ce que tu pouvais pour lui et cela, jusqu’au bout. Ton père savait que tu l’aimais et nous savons qu’il a quitté ce monde en apportant avec lui ton amour dans son cœur.

Sois réconforté Tony en sachant que ton papa ne souffre plus car il est maintenant dans les bras de Dieu, entouré de Son amour et d’une grande paix. De là haut, ton cher papa veillera sur toi et sur vous tous…. il vous donnera la force pour surmonter les épreuves et les moments difficiles.

Gardez toujours les beaux moments partagés avec lui dans vos cœurs.

En la douce mémoire de ton cher père, notre famille a envoyé un don à Médecins sans frontières; ces médecins travaillent sans relâche partout dans le monde pour soigner les plus pauvres et les gens les plus démunis de la terre.

Tony, Lucie, Mme Soares et toute la famille, sachez qu’on vous aime bien et que vous êtes dans nos pensées et nos prières,

Francine et Dino

Claudettr Legault

May 28, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the Soares family. We wish you lots of courage and send you prayers.

Claudette and Robert

Diane Barreira Barresi and Family

May 26, 2020

Maria and family,

We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. We send you thoughts of comfort. RIP Manuel

Pierre and Monique Marcoux

May 24, 2020

When we think of the Soares family, the first thing that comes to mind is their hospitality. We got to know them through their son. Every year around the Christmas holidays, Tony would come bearing gifts from his parents. There was always a bottle of homemade wine and bread; such a welcoming gesture. Today, we think of Tony and the Soares family with warmth and compassion of the heart. We offer our deepest condolences and hope you find peace in the loving memories of what family brings. We love you.
The Marcoux Family




At a very young age, my father Manuel, loved farming in his native land; the Azores Islands. After losing both his parents early on, he began working as a farmer and lend a hand to others who needed help. Farming was for him a passion and a way to provide for himself and his family. He later joined the army and after about 4 years, he returned to what he loved most. It was in the late 50’s that he fell in love with my mother, Maria Ledo Soares. In order to have a better life, they moved to Canada in June of 1964. I was almost 4 years of age and Gloria was 6 months old. Margarida was born in Canada, in 1970. My father worked many years in construction followed by his last job in the garage at Surgenor. He took his well deserved retirement in 1981.
My father always loved meeting people while going to Church. One of his favorites, Santo Cristo. He enjoyed the bazar and the many parades he attended. Dad was very proud to be Portuguese and to be part of all the community celebrations.
When I brought Lucie home to meet him, he had nothing but good things to say about our decision to get married and have children. He became a proud Grand-father January 1, 1988 and in the years to follow, 6 more grand-children, which he adored.
He enjoyed spending time with his immediate family. Around Christmas time at Gloria’s and Thanksgiving at our house. He hosted dinners at his own home many times, surrounded by everyone he loved. He enjoyed taking care of the pigeons and chickens in his backyard, always trying to tell his grand kids that they might have ate pigeon for dinner. The girls enjoyed preparing and cooking red peppers with their grand-maman and grand-papa. They always felt welcomed in their home.
He also liked to travel; he went back to Portugal once to visit and on several occasions, to visit his relatives in the United States and Toronto with his favorite nephew John and (Cecilia). When he could no longer drive, he enjoyed zipping his way through old Vanier on his electric scooter which, as we all know, he enjoyed very, very much.
Papai, the last few years, while you were at the nursing home, it gave us the opportunity to get closer, have long chats, laugh like we used to and get to know each other all over again. It made me understand your illness.
Now I know that God is taking care of you and that you’ll be helping each and everyone of us in our daily lives. I promise that I will continue to look over Mom and Margarida. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for me and the family. You were a simple man with a big heart. I will cherish all the good memories; I will love you forever until we meet again. Miss you dearly.
Rest in peace my dear Dad, with Love,
Your son Antonio,
Lucie, Anabelle, Mariève & Valérie

This morning around 11:15, I lost a person that meant so much to me . Covid -19 took him, took him away from us without one last hug, without even kissing him goodbye.
Seeing this virus on TV is something , but when it affects someone you love & takes him away, it really does hit home.

Thank u grandpa for all the memories , all the laughs throughout the years . You have thought me so much & all my siblings , we're so grateful.

It's just so hard to see my mom & my grandma like this , but it's okay now, you're not suffering anymore & you're in a better place ❤️ I will make u proud & take care of mom , grandma & Marguerite for you. Just keep watching over us in heaven

I thank u again for everything you have done for us, I love u forever & ever.
May you rest in piece my beautiful angel, Love u paisan

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