Fernando Manuel de Matos Moniz

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.

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Date :26 Apr 2017

Tribute :Our hearts are saddened with the loss of our brother in law Fernando. To my sister Lucia, no words can describe how we feel to witness you grieve for the love of your life. Together for over 33 years, as friends then as married for 30 years. To my niece Cristina and nephew Jordan, in an instant your life was changed. I am blessed and consoled to watch you both take such care for your mom. You have your fathers compassion and his golden kindness instilled in you. You have put your own sadness and grief aside and your hearts have strengthened you to tend to her and make sure she and your grandparents are consoled. God, bless you all, know you are loved as you find the strength to move forward. We will forever miss you Fred.

Linda Masi

Date :26 Apr 2017

Tribute :My deepest condolences to Fernando''s parents, his loving wife Lucy and his two cherished children.I remembering meeting Fernando for the first time and we hit it off instantly. Such a gentle soul, kind hearted and hilarious guy. Always good times when he is around.You will be dearly missed.Rest in Peace Dear Fernando (Fred)

Jane Yip

Date :26 Apr 2017

Tribute :He left before you,A place to prepare,In the shelter,Of our Lord's care,May this bring comfort,In the sorrow you bearMay God be with you all during this very difficult time. Fred truly was a great guy and we were honored to have known him. May he Rest in Peace.


Date :26 Apr 2017

Tribute :Dearest Lucy, Cristina and Jordan,Our hearts break about the loss of Fernando. His love for you, for family and for friends was precious and priceless. We will treasure the memories we have together. Forever in our hearts Fred.

Stacy Calogero

Date :27 Apr 2017

Tribute :I am saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Fernando - a cherished wonderful soul that will be truly missed. When I came across him at functions we always talked about events and life and I will forever cherish this. Fernando is a good friend a wonderful husband to Lucia and a perfect son a dedicated father to his children.

Elizabeth DeMelo

Date :27 Apr 2017

Tribute :It has been a terrible shock to hear about the loss of Fernando Manuel. Since his first Christmas in Canada, shared with my family, he remained more than a cousin, a friend. It seems impossible but, unfortunately it is true, the Gentle Giant is gone. My mother, my husband Denis, my family and I want to say that we share your sorrow and we pray with those that he leaves behind.

Maria-Eduarda Moniz Gouveia and family

Date :27 Apr 2017

Tribute :Life can never prepare you for times like this, but rest assured heaven has another "Angel" to watch over Lucy, Christina


Date :27 Apr 2017

Tribute :Life can never prepare you for times like this, but rest assured heaven has another "Angel" to watch over Lucy, Christina


Date :27 Apr 2017

Tribute :To Lucy and family, very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Xo Fabio Cornale

Fabio Cornale

Date :27 Apr 2017

Tribute :We are saddened to hear of Fred's passing. We wish you all strength at this difficult time. Gone way to soon.

Tony and Josefa kontogiannis

Date :27 Apr 2017

Tribute :My deepest condolences to Fernando's family and my dear friend Lucy. I have such wonderful memories of car rides with Fred and Lucy to restaurants. Great times and much laughter. I will miss you. God bless you.

Anniel Fehr

Date :28 Apr 2017

Tribute :Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Fred's death. We are here to support you in your grieving process.

Grace Barucci

Date :28 Apr 2017

Tribute :Dear Lucy, Brenden and Christina,I am so heartbroken to learn Fred passed away. I have missed all of you since we were neighbors. Such a wonderful family and Fred is loved and cherished for being such a good person and, husband and father. Please good care of yourselves and call if you need to talk. I am here for all of you 💕

Natalie Whelan

Date :29 Apr 2017

Tribute :We are saddened to learn of the loss of Fernando. He was a kind man and always happy to greet you and engage in conversation. He loved his wife and children and parents dearly and they will deeply miss him. Our heart felt condolences go out to his family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Jack and Luisa Da Silva

Date :02 May 2017

Tribute :I was so sorry to hear about Freds passing, He was a genuinley good man.who's company I always enjoyed.Our thoughts go out to Lucy, Christina and Jordan

Peter Madden

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