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FERNANDES, Francisco Xavier (Frankie)

March 14, 1944 – Goa, India
July 31, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Frankie Fernandes, beloved husband of Eslinda, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the age of 69 years.

Frankie is survived by his two children, Reagan and Samantha; his mother, Mariquinha; his sisters, Sophie (Darryl) and Brenda (Tony); his brother-in-law, Bosco (late Sandra); his sister-in-law, Lidwina; his uncle, George (Angelica); and nieces and nephews, Cheryl (Rob), Rachel (Kevin), Joel and Jason. Frankie was predeceased by his father, Braz Augustino; his in-laws, Bento and Effie; his aunt, Milagrina; and his uncle, Sebastian.

Frankie was born in Goa, India and lived in many countries in the Middle East before moving to Canada. Through his travels, he grew an appreciation for photography and never missed any opportunity to take his camera along for the ride. Even though he lived aboard for most of his life, he never forgot his traditions and Goan culture especially in cooking. Frankie will always be remembered for being a source of strength and compassion by his family and friends.

The family would like to thank the Emergency staff at the Peter Lougheed Centre.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (15 Templebow Road N.E.) on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Francisco Fernandes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Caetano & Mary de Menezes :

    Dear Eslinda, Reagan, Samantha and family,

    Sometimes there are many things our voices can’t find
    the words to say what our hearts can feel and understand.
    We all will miss Francisco (Frankie).

    Our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies. May he rest in the eternal peace of the faithful and God comfort all who mourn his passing.

    Caj, Mary, de Menezes and family

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  2. Myra D'Souza :

    My dear Eslinda, Reagan and Samantha,

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved husband and father. May God grant his soul eternal rest and may He comfort you in this time of loss. May the knowledge that in heaven we will all meet again with those we have loved and cherished here on earth give you consolation and peace.

    With much love and prayers from Myra, Melwin and children Sasha, David and Daniel

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  3. Dear Eslinda,

    Our heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of your husband Frankie. You may not remember me, but I was with school with you @ Canossa’s. We were 2 sisters Marie Frias and my sister Antonette Frias. Claudette is now my sister-in-law.

    Melba just sent me this obituitary this morning, and we will continue to pray for his soul.
    May his soul rest in peace.

    God bless you and your family

    With Love

    marie kumar

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  4. Rachel, Kevin, Sophia and Christian :

    Dearest Auntie Eslinda, Regan and Samantha,

    In this sudden time of loss, our hearts grieve with you and our thoughts and prayers are for you. May God comfort you and may you find solace in the loving memories you have with Uncle Frankie. May those memories live in your hearts and forever keep you close to him.

    Kevin, Rachel, Sophia and Christian

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  5. I’m deeply saddened to hear of Franks passing. It hit everyone hard at Access Labs. He was an amazing co-worker and friend. I regret the fact that I won’t be able to attend his funeral as I will be in Central America. Sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely, Ian January

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  6. Alex & Leanor Crasto :

    My parents, Alex and Leanor Crasto, residents in Perth, Australia and originally from Cansa, Tivim, Goa express their sympathies to Frankie’s family including his mother, Mariquinha Fernandes. They have long known the family both from their times in Bahrain and Goa. They heard the news through my mum’s brother in Goa. Please accept my parents’ condolences and may God grant Frankie eternal rest.

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  7. Caroline on behalf of Alex & Lea Crasto :

    Dear Eslinda, Reagan and Samantha, and Aunty Mariquinha,
    Our sincere condolences to your family on the loss of your husband, father and son. May the memories of times spent together and a life thoughtfully lived gently ease your pain.
    Thoughts from
    Alex & Lea Crasto (Perth, Australia) and their children and family (Perth/Sydney/Philadelphia)

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  8. Dear Eslinda, Samantha and Reagan
    Very sad to hear about the passing away of Frankie. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.
    Wendy & Vikrant

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  9. Sheldon Brace :

    Dear Eslinda, Reagan & Samantha,

    Please accept our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies! May the good lord grace you and the family with strength in this time of grief!

    Pray that his soul rests in peace!

    Sheldon Sharon & Kaelyn

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  10. Zephry and Brenda DSouza :

    Dear Eslinda,
    We are sorry to hear about the passing away of Franklin , your husband. We heard the news thanks to Austin (UK) and Melba.It has been a long time since we were in contact with you and I do not remember much about Franklin. But please accept our condolences on this occasion. The death of a lifelong partner is always of deep sorrow and pain . But we have this promise from the Bible that those who belong to Jesus will rise again at his Second Coming and then we will be forever with him . So we have this hope that we will meet our loved ones again .
    We are praying for you and your family during this time. Please convey our feelings to them.
    Hope we will be able to keep in contact with each other.

    Sincerely
    Zephry and Brenda DSouza

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    Jaipur Rajasthan

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  11. Marina/Tony Sequeira :

    Dear/ Eslinda/Reagan/Samantha

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on sudden demise of Frankie,
    May his soul Rest in Peace

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  12. Nap and Sandra Tavares :

    My Dear Eslinda, Reagan and Samantha,

    If words alone are enough of a consolation then I can go and on. Deep within, we feel your loss and remember that we are sharing it with you. May the days as they go continue to strengthen you to move on as only only Frankie would have loved it.

    Yours in thought and prayer; your cousin, Nap and Sandra and Jason (Sydney/Calangute Goa)

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  13. Pamela Fernandes :

    Our dear Eslinda, Reagan and Samantha,

    Did not know Frankie but I’m sure he was a gem!

    It’s the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you’ll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles.

    Love and prayers,
    Francis, Pam, Talitha and Keisha

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