elevated QY3dN April 15, 1941 ~ March 22, 2022
elevated QY3dN Visitation
Friday, April 1, 2022 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
elevated QY3dN Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated QY3dN Funeral Mass
Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 9:00 am
elevated QY3dN Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
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elevated QY3dN Obituary
elevated QY3dN Surrounded by family, Favio Vasquez peacefully passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of 49 years to the late Nelly (nee Zevallos). Loving father of Patricia (David) and Elvis (Sherri-Lynn). Son of the late Felix Vasquez Zuniga (Papa Yate) and Julia Saturnina Infante Vargas (Mama Julia). Dear brother of Antonio, Wilfredo, Eduardo, Felix, Leonor, and Diana from New York City. Survived by many nieces and nephews in Canada, Peru, and the United States (remaining close to his Vasquez and Infante lineage). Predeceased by his sister Victoria and brothers George, Hermes, and Roberto.
elevated QY3dN Born in Shupluy, Yungay, Peru, Favio was a good-natured boy. He was close to his Abuelita Cira (his nana) and loved to walk with her for hours to the top of the mountain to count the stars and help her with her chores. Once grown, he studied with the intention of becoming a priest. Before taking his vows, he looked within himself and prayed for guidance and help to see how he could be of good service to his family and community. After much soul searching, he decided to pursue another path where he could also put his good nature to good use. Favio then joined the police force and settled into a career in law enforcement. Shortly afterward he met Nelly, an elementary school teacher, he fell in love, and they married in 1965; a year later they welcomed their first child, a daughter. Looking for an opportunity to expand their horizons and learn about new cultures, he and Nelly made the decision to move their young family to New York City. Favio found work in many jobs and then found himself working in the hospitality industry, working his way up to assistant manager of housekeeping. During the early 1970s Favio and Nelly decided to move to Canada, settling in Toronto; initially in the east end, then in Etobicoke. Favio once again found work in the hospitality industry; a vocation in which he would stay for a few more years while studying to be an Electronics Engineer. After completing his post-graduate at Ryerson, he was immediately hired by Litton Systems Canada Ltd. and embarked on a long and happy career. A couple of years later Favio and Nelly had a second child, a son. Sometime later they moved out to the City of Brampton, west of Toronto, where they bought a house and called it home. His giving nature saw him helping his neighbours and volunteering at his local Food Bank. He enjoyed a good career for many years and took early retirement with plans to return to Peru with his wife. Tragically, he lost his beloved wife to a heart attack in 2014. Wanting to be closer to family, he sold his home and dedicated his time to being with his daughter in Ottawa, his son in Toronto, and his family in Peru. He enjoyed his life and helped counsel and mentor many in his family. He remained devoted to his Catholic faith and joined the annual October procession of “El Señor de Los Milagros”. Sadly, at the beginning of 2021, Favio learned that he had Cancer. He was a humble man, who lived a modest clean lifestyle and did all that he could to overcome his condition because he truly believed that he could. He engrossed himself in his children, his family, and his community; and expressed how rewarded he felt knowing he had counseled and guided many to live and appreciate the love of family.
elevated QY3dN Favio was a devout Catholic; his faith in God was at the core of his being and central to any decision he made. Favio will be remembered for his good nature, laid-back outlook, his sense of humour, his smile, his laughter, his kindness, and his seemingly boundless energy. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.
elevated QY3dN The family would like to thank the Odette Cancer Centre and the doctors and staff at Sunnybrook Hospital who took thoughtful care of him.
elevated QY3dN For those wishing to make a donation in his name, please consider giving to your local food bank and your local parish to help those in need; and if you see someone in your neighbourhood that needs help, please remember to give to them too.