Jerrett Funeral Homes - St. Clair Chapel

1141 St Clair Ave West, Toronto, ON


Fernando Goncalves Branco

June 3, 1939January 17, 2020

Fernando Gonçalves Branco was born on June 3, 1939 in Lisbon, Estremadura, Portugal and passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side on January 17, 2020 in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada at the age of 80 years.

Beloved husband of Grace (Nee Santos) for 53 years. He is the loving Father of Deborah Branco (Josè Francisco Barbosa) Stephanie Branco De Francesca (Fiore De Francesca). Cherished Avô of Brittany Branco Sacco, Salvatore Branco De Fancesca, Vanessa Nicole Branco De Francesca, Fernando Branco De Francesca, and Adriano Branco De Francesca. Loving brother of Esperanca (deceased), Maria Josè (deceased), Gloria, Celeste, João, Josè. He will be loved, deeply missed and forever remembered by his wife, children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews extended family and friends.

Arrangements under the direction of Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W. (1 block east of Dufferin) 416-654-7744. There will be no visitation prior to the Funeral Mass, friends are asked to go directly to the church. Family and friends are invited to join the family for the Funeral Mass at St. Clare’s Catholic Church, 1118 St. Clair Ave., W. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 10:00am. Interment to follow at Holy Martyrs of Japan Cemetery, 2952 Ninth Line, Bradford, ON.

If lieu of flowers, donations in Memory of Fernando Branco may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Burial Wednesday, January 22, 2020


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Deborah Branco

February 2, 2020

Deborah Branco

February 2, 2020

Marcia Joao

January 26, 2020

Dear Fernando, thank you for so many wonderful memories and for being the best friend one can have. I will miss you very much and you will always have a place in my heart ❤️

Maria João João

January 22, 2020

We are so grateful to Fernando, he is the best friend that one could ever have. We are very thankfull for all the care that he took towards us. On the Summer of 2018, we had the privilege to share his company closely and remember the good old times.
His life as been lived intensily around his adored family. He put the well being of his loved ones always as a priority in his life. A very dedicated Patriarch to his family he is a role model and an inspiration for all of us. With a very altruistic behaviour, in his silence he always paid atention to the needed of care and love, sharing goods and feelings with them.
So long my dear friend Fernando, until we meet each other again.

Carlos João

January 22, 2020

Fernando is for us a great friend. As such, friends are forever. So you will stay forever in our hearts and in our minds. We love you very much and the silent life that you liked to live is an inspiration for us, in the middle of all the noise in which we are involved. As a grandfather, father, husband and for all the family that you had always as a priority and also for all the friends you are a great person and the words that conveys to you are "an adorable Human Being".
So long good friend Fernando we will see you again in Heaven.
Keep on twinkling in Heaven for us

Carlos, Marcia and Maria João

Cidalina Santos

January 21, 2020

Our heart felt condolences to all the family. We will be thinking of you in this time of despair.


Julio,Cidalina and family

Paula Pena

January 21, 2020

Our thoughts are with you since we received the news of the passing of your beloved Fernando. We know the days ahead are going to be challenging but we want you to know you are so blessed to have a beautiful family and friends that are here for support.

Hold on to all the great times and memories they will comfort your soul.

All our love to the Branco family, may you find peace in your time sorrow.

Sincerely your friends, 🌹

Paula Pena and Family, Grace, Fernando & Palmira De Oliveira

Fiore De Francesca

January 21, 2020

My father in-law someone that I called DAD very easily as he treated me like a son right from the start, he was one that truly cared more about us then himself always ensuring that we never lacked anything and most importantly he always showed his love for his family..that is a “DAD”a “Father” . He showed and taught me what it means to love your family unconditionally. I will always remember how much he cherished his "girls" Grace, Stephanie and Deborah like no other. Love you DAD and don’t worry about your “Girls” we will make you proud. Rest in Peace, till we are ALL together again.

isabel and jose santos

January 21, 2020

Dear Fernando,

We will miss you. You were one of the nicest friends we had and we loved you so much.
We will see you again at the coming of Jesus, until then, Rest in Peace Dear Friend.

Jose and Isabel

Maria joao Branco Araujo

January 21, 2020

TIO Fernando
Far in the distance but close in the heart.
You were and you will always be a very dear and present Uncle.
I will miss you but I know that you will be well with all our BRANCOS who have already left us and also my Father.
Thank you for being a part of my life ...

Love always and Rest In Peace

Maria João