Mr. Raymond Farwagi
March 21, 1922 – January 22, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our "Papa." On the early morning of Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at age 90, we said goodbye to a brave and loving husband, father and Papa. He was an inspiring, gentle man who was curious about life and continuous learning, and cared more about others than himself. Raymond was a man of strong faith who confronted life and his illness with determination, strength and grace. Beloved husband of Mireille for 60 years, and dear father of Monique and Micheline (Peter). Greatly loved and admired by his grandchildren Chantal (Bryan), Chelsea (Marvin), Marisa and Maddison. He is survived by his sister Yole, and his nieces and nephew. Raymond was a man of integrity who impacted many, both p e r s o n a l l y and professionally. His career spanned various businesses, where most recently he i s remembered for his contributions to the optical industry. A devout Catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th degree, he will be greatly missed by many friends and family from around the world. We are all so thankful for the time we were given to love him. We are deeply grateful for the care and support given him by his long-time physician, Dr. Liang Ng, and the staff at both Margaret Fulton and West Vancouver Care Centre. Prayers will be held at St. Anthony's Parish, 2347 Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's society or Margaret Fulton Centre c/o the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 26, 2013
- Evening Prayer Service Friday, January 25, 2013
Mr. Raymond Farwagi
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February 2, 2013
He was a kind and gentle man and a dear to care for, and he was so lucky to have such a caring loving wife and family.
February 1, 2013
I have just heard - I am so very sorry for your loss - a Husband, a Father and Grandfather. What a gentleman. I hadn't seen him in years. But I remember when I grew up - we were neighbors of the Farwagi's.
My love and prayers go out to you all. You will be missed Mr. Farwagi.
My deepest and sincere sympathy goes out to all of you.
January 26, 2013
Dear Mireille and family:
With great sadness I read about Raymond's passing.
Please accept my sincere sympathy.
I enjoyed meeting you and our many discussions about Alzheimers disease at the bi- monthly meetings.
January 26, 2013
To the family of Raymond Farwagi, I was called tonight by a mutual friend in the Optical industry to let me know that Raymond had past away. My condolences go out to Mireille and his daughters. The 1st time I met Raymond was when he was the salesrep for COS. I had just started working for Dr Harvey Clarke, who has since also past. I was 19 yrs old, and so very shy. Raymond came in and introduced himself to me and told me what I should be wearing with regards to frames. I really didn't know how to take him as he was so sure of himself, he really did get in my space. As the years went by and I got to know him better, it was I who then gave him a hard time. We became life long friends.... I admired his wisdom, his compassion and his love for his family and friends. He would have taken the shirt off his back to help you. For years on my birthday (Feb 23) he would call me out of the blue and wish me very happy birthday... no one but Raymond would remember what he called a very special day, that I was gifted life from God. I have such good memories of my old friend, he met me as a teenager and I am now a grandmother. We as old friends to your wonderful husband and father wish you all the best and I know Raymond is with you and us, his friends in the best place possible. His faith was amazing. Blessings from Darlene McIntosh and his other old friend who is still a salesrep on the road - Bill Deridder. Dear Raymond, Mussi Cho to a great friend......