Passed away peacefully at the Sault Area Hospital on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Irene for 59 years.
Loved father of Amelia Marques (Frank), Sara Monteiro (Ray) and the late Manuel Carpinteiro. Cherished Avô of Ashley (Antonio), Steven (Adrienne), Alyssa and Breanna. Great Avô to Francisco “Chico”.
Predeceased by his parents Esmael and Maria (Torres) Carpinteiro. Brother of the late Henrique (Rosaria), Alice (Fernando), Amelia (Constantino), Antonio (Alice), Manuel (Prazeres) and late Lida (Carlos). Brother-in-law of Anibal and Sara Lopes. Duarte will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, and extended family in Canada, Portugal, and France.
Duarte came to Canada in 1964 to provide a better life for his family. He worked hard as a carpenter for many years before retiring in 2005. Carpentry was not only his career but a passion. He enjoyed putting his skills to work helping family and friends complete projects and home improvements. Duarte was known for being quite the character, always joking around and making everyone laugh. He most enjoyed celebrations where he could be surrounded by all his family and friends.
Due to the current pandemic a private family service will be held at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758) on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Paul Conway officiating. The service will stream live through the Northwood Funeral Home Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/northwoodfuneralhome/. Simply be on Northwood Funeral Homes Facebook home page at the designated time and the video will appear when the service begins.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations to The Lung Health Foundation or The Sault Area Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Special thank you to the nursing staff at the Sault Area Hospital, especially Dr. Ladak for the care and compassion shown to our family.