Francisco Rodrigues

Francisco Rodrigues

Francisco “Frank” Gaspar Rodrigues

Sadly the family of, Francisco “Frank” Gaspar Rodrigues of Castlegar, wishes to announce his passing at Talarico Place Care Centre on Saturday, March 2, 2013, blessed with 80 years of life.

Frank was born in Sao Joao, Pico, Azores, Portugal on August 4, 1932 to parents Maria and Francisco Rodrigues. On September 12, 1964, he married Maria Conceicao

Da Rosa and they raised one son. He worked at the Celgar sawmill for about 35 years before he retired.

Frank liked gardening, fishing, hunting, playing cards and watching all levels of hockey, especially his favourite team,

the Montreal Canadiens.

He was predeceased by his parents and his sisters Luisa

and Maria.

Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 48 years Maria; son Luis; brother Manuel; sister Matilde; many cousins and many nieces and nephews.

Vigil Prayers were at St. Rita’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 and Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Rita’s Catholic Church by Father David John on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 followed by interment at

Park Memorial Cemetery.

Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.



The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to staff and nurses at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and at Talarico Place Care Centre. They would also like to thank Dr. Merritt, Dr. Sithembu, Dr. Van Vliet, Dr. Trenholme and Bill Strilaeff of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

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