Master Fred Garcia Funeral/Memorial Bulletin
Alfredo “Fred” Garcia
November 15, 1958 – September 12, 2009
Precious in the sight of Lord is the death of His Saints.
Celebrating his life and Legacy
Brother Fred Garcia joins his creator on September 12, 2009 at age 51. He was born on November 15, 1958 in his home country, Philippines. He is the 10th of 12 children and was a role model to his family and relatives. He is survived by his loving wife, Edna L. Garcia and two lovely children: Bradley (age 17) and Alison (age 14).
As the Bible says in
“Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow”;
a man’s life can be so short and it was so for Brother Fred Garcia. But his genuineness, goodness, generosity, his gentle and humble ways, and most of all, his presence will surely be missed.
His Legacy would be engraved in the hearts of those who are dear and near to him. And his positive impact will always be remembered and make a lasting effect.
In the Philippines, Brother Fred attended UE High School and University of Santo Tamas (UST) with a BS degree in Architecture. He passed the PRC Board and became a licensed architect. He started with martial arts at age 14 and became an undefeated champion during his younger years. He had for years subscribed to a clean and healthy living
In 1980 began to teach MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). Then, worked for Hyundai Co. in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 1988 to 1991 migrated to Canada in 1993 and worked for Viceroy Home until 2008. In 2005, he founded Universal MMA and established a gym at Shepherd Avenue and Consumer Rd., North York, Ontario Canada.
He was intense seeker man at the age of 25, he began studying the Bible and at ten various trench did not finish and familiar as he was just read the Bible to his family but never really committed or went to church regularly until you have to make join ROLIM. In 2006, he was so thankful to the Lord for revealing God’s truths to him here in Canada and for having ROLIM as his church. With these, he and his wife had a Christian church wedding in 2007 and he was able to lead his family to the Lord. Yes, not only was he a loving husband and a father but also became the spiritual leader of his family
His Mission and Vision
His MMA students addressed him as “Master Fred”. He was a very good teacher and through the gym, he provided not only in place for young people to go and practice martial arts but also an opportunity to make a difference in their lives. Many of them would testify that he has magnified Jesus through his lie and example. He was not only an instructor but he was life a father to them as well. He love, energy and passion for teaching and for all his students were very evident. He intensely trained and affirmed them; and showed care and encouragement for each of t hem. It was his personal mission and vision to reach out, value and train more people for Christ through this gym. He saw himself serving God in the ministry. And if only he was given much time in this world, he could have been a pastor/preacher of a missionary. He had his heart for the mission. He went to Mindoro, Philippines in 2008 and supported ROLIM’s mission ministry there.