It is with great sadness that the family of Malcolm Fernandes announce his sudden passing. Malcolm immigrated to Canada in 1971 and became a civil engineer technician. Through the years he continued his education and obtained his RET P.L. (Eng) designations.
Malcolm valued family above all else and was a devoted husband and father. He loved the Alberta mountains, hiking, fishing and camping. His life long love of field hockey led him to play and coach at the national level and eventually to train coaches for the sport. He was warm, gentle, generous and always a loyal friend. His spirit and kindness will not be forgotten.
Malcolm is survived by his wife Cheryl (nee Sandberg), his three children, Cassidy, Samantha, and Joshua, his sister Marie Murphy (Patrick), brother Maverick Fernandes (Susanne) and his mother Gemma Fernandes. Malcolm was predeceased by his father Mike Fernandes.
Prayers will be offered Friday December 11th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 1135 Fourth Avenue, Ladysmith, B.C.
Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday December 12th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Reception in church hall.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to a junior development field hockey bursary at: https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/malcolmfernandes
Condolences maybe offered at www.telfordsladysmith.com
Telford’s of Ladysmith 1-250-245-5553