Paolo FARRIS

FABRIS, Paolo (Paul). September 25, 1925 – June 29, 2014. Paul was born in Arzene, Italy on September 25th 1925 to Lucia Maniago and Basilio Fabris. Following a long courageous fight with pancreatic cancer, he passed away in Hospice June 29th 2014, surrounded by his loving family. As a young man, Paul played soccer in Italy and France, before immigrating to Canada in 1949. He was a member of the Westminster Royals soccer club, participating in four Canadian Championships and winning Gold Medals in 1953 and 1955. In Vancouver he met his wife Clara, to whom he was married to for over 61 years. Sadly she predeceased him in August 2013. Survived by children, Ramo Fabris, Mira Evens (Greg), Rosemarie Fabris (Jamie) & Maxine White. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Diana (Jaap), Michele, Sara, Michael (Andrea), Carla and Stephanie as well as great grandson, Emil & twin boys expected in August. Paul is also survived by his sister Teresa, sister-in-law Louisa & many nieces and cousins in Italy and Canada. Also survived by his friend and dancing partner, Evelyn Schober. Predeceased by his brother Angelo, son-in-law, James White and infant grandson Matthew Evens. Paul was an avid fisherman, loved gardening and dancing, but his greatest love was his family. Celebration of life will be held on Friday July 18th 11:00 AM at the Roma Hall 940 Ewen Ave, Queensborough. Special thanks to Dr. P. Methven, Dr. R. Winston, Dr. M. Adamson, Dr. A. Joshi & the nursing staff at Peace Arch Hospice for their care. Donations may be made to the Terry Fox Foundation. Forever fishing in the day, dancing at night…


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