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Herbert Magalhães 

January 28, 2024

Herbert Magalhães  Obituary

Herbert Magalhães 

Herbert Magalhães, 92, passed away January 28, 2024. He was born December 8, 1931 in Princes Town, Trinidad, to the late Joaquim and Mildred (née Baptiste) Magalhães.

Herbert came to Canada in 1956 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. It had been his dream as a child to fly planes. His service included membership to the 425 All-Weather Fighter Squadron and the 414 Electronic Warfare Squadron. His last years in the service were spent with the Air Force Air Cadets, training the next generation of pilots. Herbert’s retirement in 1988 permitted him to spend time on his second passion, golf.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Florence; daughter Mona Magalhães and her husband René Filion; grand-daughter Maïa Magalhães-Filion; sisters Rita Stanley and Maria Hasmatali, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by brothers Joachim, Francis, Tony, Leo and Jose Magalhães, and sister Mavis Smith.

For details of a celebration of life that will be held in the coming months, and to send memories and condolences to the family, contact Hillside Funeral Services at

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