Francisco Blancarte Garcia
Francisco Blancarte García passed away at peace on July 29th 2023, at the age of 49 holding hands with the love of his life Lorena Santillan Liera, and daughters Andrea Blancarte Santillan and Samantha Blancarte along with his mother-in-law Silvia Liera Lugo at his bedside in his home. Francisco will be deeply missed by his family and passed away due to a terminal illness. He fought with dignity, bravery, and with grace against his ALS. We are eternally proud of him. Francisco was predeceased by his beloved father, Rutilio Blancarte Diaz and his beautiful sister, Maria Fernanda Blancarte and we are happy to know that they have been reunited and have each other.
Francisco was born and grew up in Culiacan, Mexico on September 23, 1973 He graduated from COBAES 01 Secondary School in Los Mochis, México. Where he met his high school sweetheart Lorena Santillan Liera, his wife, they started as friends and eventually ended up falling in love with each other.
His career with the UA Local 250 started in Gardena, California as a pipefitter. He was an honest, hardworking, and determined individual, he quickly became extremely knowledgeable in many fields of his trade, including other trades such as steamfitter, welder, pipeline worker, general foreman and union steward in his short years of life. He finally got his dream job offer in Canada and moved the whole family up to a better life. Along the way he shared his wisdom and jokes with his fellow brothers and sisters at the union. He was highly sought after and everyone wanted him to work for them because of his knowledge, determination, perseverance, and his leadership skills in his hard work. This was one of his greatest accomplishments for him and his family.
He enjoyed many things in his life, his family being the most important to him. He had multiple hobbies such as scuba diving, fishing, hunting, tennis, camping, and playing video games with his kids, friends and family. He loved a good barbecue in the summer time and in the winter months his wife's delicious cooking. He was a family man and someone you could always count on, he enjoyed being dependable and honorable to his friends and family.
He is survived by his beloved mother, Yalila Garcia Mata, his wonderful brother, Alex Blancarte García, his incredible sister, Yalila Blancarte García, his outstanding wife, Lorena Santillan Liera and his two daughters he was very proud of Samantha Blancarte Santillan, and Andrea Blancarte Santillan.