PICANCO, Joao (John) Peacefully on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at the age of 72 years. Dear son of the late Manuel Picanco and the late Francisca Sarmento. Loving husband of Libia De Melo. He will be sadly missed by his children Lucy (Daltry Davidson), Maria (Sylvain Miron). He will also be missed by his grandchildren Matthew, Miranda, Krystal, Mitchell and Trevor; step-grandchild Daltry Jr. Davidson and many sisters, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home, 180 Montreal Rd., Ottawa (241-3680). Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 2nd, 2005 from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 10 p.m. and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 3rd, 2005 in Senhor Santo Cristo Church (1100 Kenaston St., Ottawa) at 11 a.m. Interment at Beechwood Cemetery. For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association. For messages of condolences by internet at www.mem.com. Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 12/31/2004.