It is with great sadness that the family of Francisco Rodrigues da Ponte Melo announces his sudden passing on April 19, 2021, at the age of 53. Also known by the names of Frank or Chico, he was loved by many who had the pleasure of knowing him. Frank leaves behind his loving wife Teresa of 31 years. Loving father to Jessica, Melissa, Sophia and MatthewDear son of José and Maria Meloand brother to Lucia (Eurico). He will be missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law, along with his nieces and nephews, and many friends.  Frank was born in the town of Claremont, France on November 3, 1967. His parents brought him to Canada at the age of 7. In 1989 he married his wife, Teresa. Together they lived out their dreams of travelling and jumped at every opportunity they could for a new adventure. Frank was an extremely hard-working man. He always gave back to his community and was an active member in his church Parish of St. Peters for many years, and was on various Boards for affordable housing and charitable organizations. He had such a big heart that he would give the shirt off his back to help someone in need. Frank also had a great sense of humour and loved cracking jokes and telling stories that made you laugh so hard you cried. He enjoyed adventures with his family which took them to Mexico, Portugal and various road trips across North America. As long as everyone was together that is all that mattered.  He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. This is not goodbye forever but just goodbye for now. Due to COVID-19 visitation is by invitation/booking only and the ceremony is closed to the public. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the Luso Canadian Charitable Society in Frank’s name. 

Due to the current Covid - 19 restrictions in Toronto that allow a maximum number of guests to attend a funeral, the service details will be kept private and attendance will be by invite-only.

The family thanks you for your support and understanding during this challenging time.



Burial / Entombment / Cremation


June 15, 2021
Nigel Aplin
Teresa and family, I offer my deepest heartfelt condolences. In the relatively short time that I knew him, I grew to appreciate Frank as kind and sincere with a wonderful sense of humour. He was also a highly capable and knowledgeable colleague. I am so sorry for your loss.
May 09, 2021
Jean M Stevenson
Dear Teresa and Family, Like all who knew Frank I am heartbroken that he is no longer with us. Frank did excellent renovation and repair work for us at Madison Community Services. But Frank had been a colleague and friend long before that. He was someone with a 'heart of gold' - always wanting to help. And also just fun to be around with his great sense of humour and wide range of knowledge/information. He touched all who came into contact with him. He will be sorely missed by all. But of course the most by his family! My great condolences to you all. Jean Stevenson
May 06, 2021
John and Ana Cabral
Our deepest sympathies to Chico’s family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace.
May 05, 2021
Paul Sassi
My Condolences to the Melo Family. I have not had the pleasure of meeting Francisco but I know his Son who is dating my Niece Sabrina. Matt is an amazing person and treats my niece with so much respect and love. I'm sure Matts kindness and fantastic personality has everything to do with his upbringing from both Mr. and Mrs. Melo. I wish I had the pleasure of meeting Francisco and I'm sure he will be missed by all and hope his legacy continues further with his wife and kids. God Bless Paul Sassi
May 04, 2021
Ron and Irma O’Connor
Our deepest condolences to the whole family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Frank and your whole family are in our prayers
May 04, 2021
Silvana Chiodo
My deepest condolences to you Matt and to your mom and sisters and grandparents for your loss. I pray the good Lord will be with you all through this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.
May 04, 2021
Andrew & Daniel & Paula Galle
Sr Jose, Sra Maria, Matthew & rest of the family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of grief.
May 04, 2021
Felismina e Florentino Pires e familia
Cara amiga Maria, Sr Jose e resto da familia, os nossos sinceros sentimentos. Espero que Deus vos dé força nestas situação tão difícil.
May 04, 2021
Dean Goodman, LGA architects
On behalf of myself and our entire office, Deepest condolences to you and the entire family.
May 03, 2021
Madalena Carvalho
My condolences. May you find strength in each other. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
May 03, 2021
Paul Dingley
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
May 03, 2021
Dario Macchiusi & Family
On behalf of my entire family, our deepest condolences for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with your whole family. Frank was a true friend and will be forever missed.
May 03, 2021
Barry Espin
On behalf of the property managers of social housing, who would gather for a beer and exchange stories filled with laughter and wisdom, our sincerest condolences for your loss. Frank will be remembered as a most revered and loved member of the group.
May 03, 2021
Daniel Marinho
Our condolences to the whole family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
May 03, 2021
Max Yuristy, LGA Architectural Partners
My deepest condolences to Teresa and family. Thinking of you in these difficult times.
May 03, 2021
Matthew Chan, Director, Finance & Administration, Cota
On behalf of management and staff of COTA Health, please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences to Frank's passing. In honour of Frank, a donation has been made to Luso Canadian Charitable Society. May he rest in peace.
May 03, 2021
Tino Alves
My deepest condolences to the family, may his soul rest in peace.
May 03, 2021
Cesario Bras
Chico, my Good Friend, we are all going to remember you FOREVER. Rest in Peace My Dear Friend. My deepest condolences to the family.
May 03, 2021
Rui Ramos
Os meus sentimentos para toda a familia.
May 03, 2021
Marlyn Gomes
Teresa, I am so sorry for your loss. Chico was a wonderful person and I have so many great memories. Sending you and your family healing prayers and hugs. Descansa em paz Chico.
May 02, 2021
Charlie Freitas
My condolences to the whole family. I wish you strength and peace during these difficult times. Que descanse em paz.
May 02, 2021
Raul and Ilda Cunha
Our deepest condolences to the family, may the memories you hold in your heart bring comfort, strength, healing and peace now and all the days ahead. A prayer for Mr. F. Melo may his soul rest in peace.
May 02, 2021
Rita and Tony Soares
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. Our sincere condolences to the family. May he rest in peace.
May 02, 2021
Manuel De Melo
A mais bonita lágrima é a da saudade, pois ela nasce dos risos que já foram, dos sonhos que não acabam e das lembranças que jamais se apagam. Descansa em Paz meu primo.
May 02, 2021
Alan and Sherry Boyd
So sorry for your loss, he will be missed greatly. Alan, Sherry, Philip and Shenley.
May 02, 2021
Rui and Isabel terra
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, may you Rest In Peace Chico. May God give your family lots of strength and courage during this difficult time.
May 02, 2021
Pedro & Zelia Barbosa and family
On behalf of my family, our thoughts and prayers are you and your family during this difficult time. May Chico Rest In Peace. Pedro and Zelia Barbosa and family.
May 02, 2021
Alberto & Madalena Barbosa
Os nossos mais sinceros sentimentos a toda a família. Da familia Alberto e Madalena Barbosa
May 02, 2021
Santos and Ferreira Family
We are very sorry to hear of this tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Chico rest in eternal peace and may God give you all the courage and strength to overcome this tremendous loss. With heartleft condolences, Nuno and Suse Santos and Joao and Ana Ferreira.
May 02, 2021
Gerry, Gina, Theo and Jacob De Iuliis
Dearest Matthew and family, our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beloved father. We were heartbroken to learn of this tragic news. We know that your parents and family are the center of your being.
May 02, 2021
Chico was a longtime friend and he will be dearly missed. On behalf of my family I wish to offer my sincere condolences. May he rest in peace.
May 02, 2021
Ana Ferreira
A loving brother-in-law, Godfather and uncle, Chico you will forever be missed. I can’t imagine our lives without you. We will miss you making us laugh, our great times together and your kind and loving heart. We love you so much. Until we see you again.
May 02, 2021
Laurinda Araujo
Minhas sentidas condolências para toda a família que Deus conforto os vossos corações e que sua Alma descanse em Páz 🙏🙏🙏
May 01, 2021
Lurdes Jordao
Our sincerest condolences to your family during this difficult time.
May 01, 2021
Paulo Pereira Family
com inorme pesar pela perda de um bom amigo , queremos deixar-vos nesta hora dificil os nossos cinceros sentimentos e solidariadade no vosso sofrimento Abraco a familia e RIP amigo XICO
May 01, 2021
Rita Neves
From the Neves and Pinto da Cunha family, our deepest condolences. Thoughts and prayers of comfort and acceptance to your family at this difficult time. Nossos sinceros pesames, que sua alma descanse em paz.
May 01, 2021
Fernando Rocha
May he rest in peace. Sentidas condulencias a toda a familia neste momento tao dificil. Muita forca e coragem. Abraco da familia Rocha
May 01, 2021
Victor Gomes
May he rest in peace. My condolences from the Gomes and Campisano family.