elevated abqtn Francisco Alves
elevated abqtn April 17, 1925 – August 7, 2020
elevated abqtn Francisco (Chico) passed away very peacefully surrounded by the people he loved the most in his own bed in his own home. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 58 years Maria Hortencia, daughter Maria Isabel, son-in-law Gino, and grandson Christian. He will be affectionately remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, and in laws. Predeceased by parents Felisberto Alves and Barbara de Jesus as well as all his siblings Antonio, Maria Rosa, Judite, Maria Alexandrina, Maria de Conceição, Manuel and Maria de Céu. Born in Boidobra (Covilhã) Portugal, he lived his life with a fierce independence. Immigrating to Canada with wife and daughter in 1966 he worked tirelessly to build a better life. Deeply connected to nature he tended his beloved garden and fig tree. A sharp dresser who never failed to leave the house without a suit jacket, tie and fedora for his almost daily outings to add to his huge stockpile of supplies – just in case. Those who knew him best recognized his generosity and love of life and that is how he will be remembered.