Fransisco Marcelina Rosa passed away peacefully after a short illness at the age of 89.
Fransisco was born the youngest of five to Inacia and Manuel in the Portuguese village of Sao Cristavao on October 1st, 1931. After completing elemtary school, he became an appretice shoemaker at the age of 16. Growing up, Fransisco enjoyed fishing, soccer (especially CF Belenenses), singing, and acting. After a short courtship, he married Cidalia in 1956. One year later, their daughter Maria Joanna was born. Moving to Lisbon in the early 1960s, he continued as a shoemaker before finding work as a bus conductor. In 1972, the family immigrated to Canada to join Cidalia's sister's family in Toronto. Francisco found work as a cabinet maker where he worked for the next 24 years. His grandson, Matthew, was born in 1981. Traciaglly, his daughter Joanna died in 1996. Retirement allowed him to visit his numerous friends and enjoy socialing at the Toronto Portuguese Club. Fransisco also made time to go fishing with his family.
Fransisco is survived by his wife Cidalia, his grandson Matthew, his grandaughter in-law Deirdre, and his great grand childern; Lilliana and Bennett. He will be missed by friends and family in both Canada and Portugal.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Francisco to Sunnybrook Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.