Felipe, one of our fellow travelers and supporters died suddenly May 17 2013.
Canete was born with a heart condition and had surgery as a teen. He kept information about his health private, only divulging his ailment to a select group of friends and confidants.
Quick with a hug, smile and warm greeting, Canete was a well loved and respected artist in the community. Felipe followed his dream to become a musician and added an authentic Latin flavor to Luc and The Lovingtons’ eclectic blend for folk, rock and world music. His passing leaves a significant void in the band and community at large.
Canate’s heart condition, did not impede is ability to perform and put smiles on people’s faces through his art. His talent was only eclipsed by his positive energy and indomitable spirit.
Not only was Canete a talented artist, he was a passionate teacher as well. He founded Singwith Senior while he was teaching Spanish to middle school students in Seattle.
All his friends at EAB will miss him.