Francisco  DA SILVA

Obituary of Francisco Eleuterio DA SILVA

December 5, 1955 - Lajes Terceira

June 26 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

Francisco Da Silva,  beloved husband of  Rita Maria  Da Silva (nee  Machado )  of Calgary, AB,  passed away on Friday  June 26, 2020  at the age of  64  years.

Frank was born in Lajes Terceira, Acores, Portugal on December 5, 1955.  He is the second of three children of Francisco and Maria Silva. He grew up in Terceira until the age of seventeen.

Frank immigrated to Canada in 1973 and on July 2, 1977 he married Rita.

Frank was a fun and loving husband and dad and will always be remembered with love by his wife Rita and son Michael Paul (Karen).  He will also be remembered and celebrated by his father Francisco Silva, his sister Lucia McIntyre (Allan), his brother Jose Lourenco Silva (Patricia); nieces, nephews and a very large extended family. Frank was predeceased by his mother Maria Silva.

Frank accomplished much through his life and was particularly proud of his life’s work as a Superintendent in the construction industry.  However his proudest accomplishment was the time and love he devoted to being a dad.  He loved spending time on the ice with Mike and dreamt of beating him in golf.  After retiring in 2016, Frank loved spending his winters in Arizona and his summers at the lake, where he built a legacy for his family.

Frank and Rita lived a beautiful life and had a passion for travel and adventure.  Their most memorable vacation was in 2018 when they travelled through Europe for the summer and wrapped their holiday with family at a wedding.

Frank’s favourite saying was “Rita Rita Rita!”.

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The family would like to thank the staff on Unit 47 at the Foothills Hospital, and Dr. Faul, and Dr. Tang and her team, the SAGE team, his palliative care Doctors; and his palliative care nurse Susan Buye for all of their support and compassionate care for Frank.

If friends so desire, donations can be made to Pancreatic Cancer Canada, by phone at 1-888-726-2269, or by the weblink:

In living memory of Frank Da Silva, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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