Birth: 1946-11-08 Died: 2017-07-12
Visitation Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017 (7:00pm)
Visitation Location: Oliveira Funeral Home
Service Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Service Time: 10:00 A.M.
Service Location: Our Lady of Fatima Parish
Service Address: 1423 East 13th Avenue. Vancouver, BC
After a brief and brave battle with cancer, Francisco Xavier Ferriera Araujo of Vancouver, BC went to be with his Lord on July 12th, 2017. Born on November the 8th, 1946 in Portugal, Frank immigrated to Canada in 1971 and settled in Vancouver. Frank is survived by his wife of 44 years Maria de Lourdes and his two daughters Cristina (Alan) and Marlene (Chris), grandsons Matisse and Ryder as well a large extended family of brothers, a sister, in laws and nieces and nephews. Frank was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all. Always the first person to help out a friend and be there when called; he will be remembered for his kind and loving nature. He was active in his church, the local Portuguese community as well as the Knights of Columbus Council Number 4615. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In memory of Francisco we ask that you go out into your community and do something to help others as he would have done. The family would like to thank all the Doctors and Nurses at VGH, The Cancer Clinic, Vancouver Coastal Health and Burnaby General that were a part of this journey with him and his family. The Catholic Funeral mass will be on Saturday, July 22nd at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church at 1423 East 13th Ave. Vancouver with a burial at Ocean View Burial Park at 4000 Imperial Street Burnaby.