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Dr. Antonio Lucio Canadas, 89, of Falls Church, VA passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014. He came to the Washington Metropolitan area in the early 1950's from Quito, Ecuador. He graduated from the Central University Medical School in Quito, Ecuador and later continued his surgical training at the Doctors Hospital in Washington, DC. In the early 1960's he started his private practice as a General Surgeon, became the consultant for the FAA and was the Medical Surgical Director of Washington National Airport. Among his many honors and awards he was a recipient of the Doctor Gordon Memorial Award for excellent services (Doctors Hospital), Chief of the Medical Staff Commonwealth Doctors Hospital, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Commonwealth Doctors Hospital, and Elected Trustee to INOVA Fairfax Hospital Association. He was a member of many organizations within the medical field. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; one sister; and a daughter. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Cecilia Miranda Walker de Cañadas; five daughters; Mary Bea Bouchet (Frederic); Lisa Gibson (Donny); Sandra Barrick (Matthew); Ingrid Teasdale (Eric); and Melissa Cañadas. He was also survived by many grandchildren, brothers, sisters, and loving friends. A visitation will be held at Everly Community Funeral Care, 6161 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held the following afternoon at Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 3305 Glen Carlyn Rd, Falls Church, VA at 1 p.m. Interment will follow immediately at Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

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Everly Community Funeral Care
6161 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22044
(703) 532-5161
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Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 14, 2014
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