Football community mourns the loss of Stephen Faoro

by FBC

Football Canada mourns the sudden loss of Stephen “Steve” Faoro who passed away over the weekend in his hometown of Port Moody, BC.

Steve is an alumnus of both the national team as well as the Football Canada Cup, having played in the 2011 IFAF Senior World Championship, where he was voted Canada’s defensive captain by his teammates. The linebacker also represented Team BC at the 2000 Canada Cup in Manitoba.

Faoro had an outstanding university career at Acadia University, twice earning AUS defensive player of the year honours and set a school record of 200 tackles in his fourth year (since broken). He went on to spend time in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and BC Lions. He also served as an assistant coach with his alma mater in addition to Simon Fraser and had recently been coaching BC high school and minor football.

A Celebration of Life for Stephen Faoro is planned for Monday, November 24th at 3:00pm at the Italian Cultural Centre: 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver, BC.

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