Aird joined the Bairns from Rangers last month, but has already became a permanent fixture in the team.
But he wasn’t in the squad for their Scottish Championship clash against rivals Dunfermline at the Falkirk Stadium earlier today because he was back in Canada for his dad’s funeral.
FT: FALKIRK 2-0 DUNFERMLINE!!
A terrific Derby Day victory thanks to goals from Miller and Baird! #COYB
— Falkirk FC (@falkirkbairns) February 4, 2017
It’s a tragic loss for Aird, who is only 22, but has been living in Scotland away from his parents for the last six years.
Houston spoke post-match about Aird and paid tribute to the player for what he’s going through.
The Falkirk manager, per thescottishsun.co.uk, said: “Sadly young Fraser’s father passed away and he went back to Canada for the funeral so that’s for Fraser.
“The boys are all upset for him because he is only a young man. When you lose your father at 22 years of age it’s hard.
“But Fraser actually texted me on the day of his Dad’s funeral and said ‘Keep it going gaffer, I wish you all the best’.
“What do you say to a boy when he is thinking about us?”
Aird should return to the Falkirk squad at some point over the next two weeks and that will be a welcome return given they’ve got big games against Dundee United and Morton coming up.