elevated VvdBC August 11th, 1966- January 19th, 2024

elevated VvdBC Gone too soon, Christopher John Ferrao passed away unexpectedly on January 19, 2024, at home in Mississauga, Ontario.

elevated VvdBC Christopher was born on August 11, 1966, in Nairobi, Kenya, to Clive and Alba Ferrao. He graduated from Michael Power – St. Joseph’s High School in 1985 and went on to complete his degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Engineering in 1990.

elevated VvdBC Chris started his career at the Ministry of Health but went on to hold positions at several institutions, including, but not limited to, the Ministry of Health, William Osler Health System, CAMH and most recently, as Director, Performance Accountability and Funding Allocation, Ontario Health. Christopher was known for his kindness and willingness to help others. His teams enjoyed working for him and respected his passion for his work.

elevated VvdBC Chris married Karen DeMello on June 6, 1992, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Mississauga. They took great pride and joy in raising two wonderful sons, Dylan and Jaden. Chris enjoyed taking them to swimming and tennis lessons, robotics competitions, hockey games and practices. He relished the opportunity to coach Jaden’s hockey team. Christopher hoped that he was a positive influence in the lives of his nephews Joseph and Matthew Dias.

elevated VvdBC Christopher was a man of faith. He was an altar server for 11 years. He firmly believed that his strength came from Christ. He was grateful to be welcomed as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Christo Rei Church. Christopher was proud to have had the opportunity to be the only great grandson/grandson to know his maternal great grandmother, grandmother, both his maternal and paternal grandfathers and his paternal great great grandmother!

elevated VvdBC Chris enjoyed watching sports. He was an optimistic Maple Leafs fan whose cheering could raise the roof.

elevated VvdBC Christopher will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Alba and Clive Ferrao and sister, Kathleen Ferrao and very deeply missed by Dylan and Jaden, his sons with Karen. They will all forever cherish memories of celebrations, vacations, camping trips, picnics, and meals shared together. He leaves an indelible impression on those who called him husband, father, son, brother, son-in-law, brother-in-law, Godson, Godfather, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend, and mentor. His gentle spirit, compassionate heart, kindness, and willingness to serve others will forever be appreciated by those whose lives he touched.

elevated VvdBC Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your Master. (Mathew 25:21)

To Dad, from Dylan and Jaden

He is Gone – David Harkins

You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he lived. You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all he’s left. Your heart can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember him only that he is gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back. Or you can do what he’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

elevated VvdBC Visitation
Wednesday January 31st, 2024 from 4:00pm-8:00pm
Assumption Funeral Home Chapel
6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T1N4 

elevated VvdBC Funeral Mass
Saturday February  3rd, 2024 at 11:00 am. 
Nativity of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church
480 Rathburn Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9C 3S8

elevated VvdBC For those unable to attend the funeral mass for Christopher, you may view the service using the following link: Livestream Link for Christopher Ferrao

elevated VvdBC Cremation followed by a private family interment

elevated VvdBC In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks donations to be made to Mississauga Food Bank or The Heart and Stroke Foundation