Joaquim “Jack” Machado Porto
Jack was born to parents Joaquim Porto and Isabel Machado, on December 30, 1946, in Niteroi, Brazil. He was a strong, caring, loyal and loving person, whose personality was infectious to all who knew him.
He moved to Canada in 1970 and worked in the Maritimes before settling in Ontario in the mid-70’s. Jack’s life was devoted to his family and a career in construction, where he was a leader to his employer and contractor-partners alike. He was the type of man that wanted to make sure his family, friends and pets were happy and would make every effort to check-in on everyone through thick and thin.
It would be an understatement to say that Jack was a soccer fan – he loved the sport and would watch and listen to as many games as he could. He was blessed to witness many world cup victories by Brazil’s national team and his favorite club team, Fluminense.
He is survived by his beloved pets Blue and Biel, sons Stacey (Nicole) and Shawn (Rachael). Proud Grandfather of Cole, Kylie, Amelia, Sloan and Maverick. Dear brother of Lea (Joao) and Uncle to John (Beata), Margaret (Matthews), Robert (Carmela), Daisy (Beau), Edward (Connie), Gustavo, Gabriella, Andre, Angela, Cristina, Aline, Marcele, Isaura, Chiquinho, Esmeraldo, Isabel, Douglas, Débora, Tatiana, Thaina, João, Vanessa, Francis, Johnny, Dylan, Meagan, Kevin, Marcelo, Isabel, Dakota, Raven, Nocona, Brayden, Jalen, Shayla, Evanildo, Erenildo and Evanilda.
Predeceased by his parents and siblings, Nido, Neuza (Joaquim), Cida (Chico) and Telmo (Zeze)
In keeping with Jack’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Arrangements have been entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, Barrie. Donations in Jack’s memory may be made to Hospice Simcoe or the Canadian Cancer Society
Cremation entrusted to
Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service
336 Penetanguishene Rd. R.R. #1 Barrie, ON L4M 7C2, AB
Canadian Cancer Society
15 Cedar Pointe Dr #22,, Barrie, ON L4N 5R7