OBITUARY

Amaro Silva

September 9, 1957March 27, 2015

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Amaro Silva on March 27, 2015 at the young age of 57.

Amaro was born in Kitimat BC the oldest of four children born to Gertrude and Amaro Sr. The family moved to Winnipeg in 1960 and made the West End their home. Amaro attended Daniel Macintyre and the University of Manitoba.

Amaro was the city councillor for the Daniel Macintyre ward from 1992 to 1998. He held many portfolios and his accomplishments were many.

After political life Amaro became the Executive Director of the Better Business Bureau. He brought the BBB in to the 21st century and is responsible for the success it eventually became.

Amaro's children were the light of his life. He loved them with all his heart and treasured every moment spent with them.

Amaro will be lovingly remembered by daughter Emily, son Thomas, fiancé Carla, siblings Elizabeth, Nelson, Wilson (Rhonda) nephews Marc and Michael and his many friends.

Mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church 4588 Roblin Blvd April 01 at 11:00 am with viewing at 10:00 am. A private family funeral will take place at a later date.

The family wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks to St. Boniface Hospital's fifth floor staff for their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting a donation be made in Amaro's memory to the Salvation Army.

I love you ya know.

Descanse em Paz. Rest in Peace Amaro until we meet again.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 1, 2015
REMEMBERING

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Gary Shibata

April 2, 2015

Sorry to hear about Amaro's passing. Condolences to Carla, Thomas, and Emily. He was a very good friend of mine from our high school days at Daniel Mac. I remember our walks to school - with Amaro talking politics all the time.

Jae Eadie

March 31, 2015

Sorry to learn of Amaro's untimely passing. I enjoyed working with Amaro during our time together on City Council. He worked hard for his constituents and for the City of Winnipeg. Regretfully I am unable to attend the service due to a prior commitment. My sincere condolences to Amaro's family in their time of loss.

George Fraser

March 31, 2015

At this sad time I honour Amaro for his contributions to his City as the Councillor for Daniel McIntyre. Passionate and driven about a better Winnipeg he was not afraid to do "the right thing" in the face of opposition! Despite conflict in the day to day world of politics, he always had time to share his friendship with his colleagues. Another faithful servant who gave his all on behalf of his fellow citizens.

Larry Kisiloski

March 30, 2015

Deepest sympathy to Amaro's family, Many good fun years were had playing ball with Amaro and his sky high ball. Other good times we had was when he was a councillor for da west end. Form your team up in the heaven's and strike them out buddy. Larry Kisiloski and da Silly Bunts

Sandra Crozier-McKee

March 30, 2015

My sincere sympathy to Amaro's loved ones. He was a colleague.

Ric Borski

March 30, 2015

My condolences to Amaro's family and friends. We shared some interesting times together over a period of 15 years with the BBB. May he rest in peace.

Diane Iadeluca

March 30, 2015

Our deepest sympathies to Amaro's family. He was a respected colleague of mine as CEO of the Manitoba BBB.

Marilyn Mackay

March 29, 2015

I have many fond memories of Amaro and Bill....discussing Liberal strategy or the state of the city, over a plate of pasta on a Friday night! We couldn't get the boys to leave work behind and just enjoy the night off. Amaro was passionate about his politics and he dedicated a good part of his life to making his city, his province and his country a better place.

FROM THE FAMILY