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May 24, 1930 - December 21, 2012
Our Pai (father) and loving husband to our mother Ondina passed away peacefully in Calgary on December 21, 2012. He is now in God's welcoming arms. Born and raised in Graciosa, Acores, Portugal, Dad met and married his loving and caring wife Ondina on February 12, 1961. They were married for 51 years. Dad moved our family to Canada in 1973 and spent his life working in construction and in his garden. Dad is survived by his wife Ondina, children Durval, Frank (Cindy), Rita, Delia, grandchildren: Vanessa, Kelsey and Jessica. He is also survived by his sister Evelina (Manual) Bettencourt. A special thank you to the staff at the Foothills and the Rockyview General Hospitals as well to the staff at Sarcee Carewest Health Care for your tremendous support. Funeral Services will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church (4747 - 30 Street S.E., Calgary, AB) today, December 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Francisco Lobao, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald on Dec. 28, 2012