Birth: 1964-05-11 Died: 2017-04-23
Visitation Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017 (7:00pm)
Visitation Location: Oliveira Funeral Home
Service Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Service Time: 10:00 A.M.
Service Location: Our Lady of Fatima Parish
Service Address: 1423 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Born on May 11th, 1964, passed away unexpectedly on April 23rd, 2017, in his home in Burnaby at the age of 52. A Son, Husband, and Father, he will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his parents, Pedro and Maria, his wife Lucia, and his children, Christina and Jordan.
Fernando was a kind, loving soul, and gave selflessly in every aspect of his life. Whether in his 30 years at HandyDart, where he worked assisting the elderly, or in his constant and endless devotion to his family, Fernando dedicated his life to bringing joy to others. As an only child, Fernando worked multiple jobs after moving to Canada to support his parents, and continued to care for them for the rest of his life. As a devoted husband of 30 years, he and Lucia fell in love as high school sweethearts. They took every opportunity to experience the world together, and made so many of their dreams a reality. As a loving father of two, he did everything in his power to guarantee his children would have a life rich with love, happiness, and opportunity. He was the epitome of a caregiver; Fernando gave endlessly, never asking for anything in return. He loved to watch the news, and always seemed to know the answer to every question. He knew what people needed in their life even before they did, and always thought of himself last.
He touched the lives of so many, and the world will never be the same without him.
Open casket viewing will be held on April 27th, 2017(7:00pm), at Oliveira Funeral Home. Prayers will be said at 10:00 am on April 28th, 2017 at Our Lady of Fatima (Portuguese Parish), at 1423 East 13th Avenue. Entombment at Ocean View Cemetery will follow.