Due to the current pandemic restrictions and under direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective November 23, 2020 all funerals and visitations will be by invitation only to limit the number of people in attendance and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage those that are unable to attend in person to express their sympathy by posting a message of condolence to our website, donating to a charity of your choice in memory of your loved one or by sending flowers to the funeral home.
CAVALIERE UFFICIALE GIUSEPPE SIMONETTA
Passed away at Toronto Western Hospital on June 6, 2021 as the result of COVID-19, aged 92. Born in San Nicola da Crissa, Calabria, Italy on January 27, 1929 to Emilio and Filomena. Predeceased by his wife, Maria; sons Emilio and Salvatore ( “Sam”) and daughter, Filomena. Left to mourn him are his companion, Maria, and children Rosario (Lora), Tony (Jerran), Ralph (Domenica), Anna (Maurizio) and Lisa. He will be missed by numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren, nephews and nieces and many friends. Giuseppe was a much-respected and honoured figure in Toronto’s Italian community who worked tirelessly in many capacities on behalf of Italian newcomers to Canada. A pillar of St. Francis of Assisi Church, for almost half a century he organized the iconic Good Friday procession in Little Italy. His work with the Italian consulate serves as a lasting legacy to his dedication to both his native land and his adopted country. Figlio orgoglioso d’Italia che ha lavorato instancabilmente per migliorare la vita dei suoi compagni immigranti nel loro paese adottivo. I suoi innumerevoli contributi alla communita italo-canadese testimoniano la sua dedizione e devozione.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family.
For those who wish you can join the Zoom Invitation/Link and pay your respects on Friday, June 11, 2021 starting at 3 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting (only 100 people are able to connect through Zoom)
Meeting ID: 890 3851 9058
For those who wish you can watch the funeral mass via livestream on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10 a.m. - St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church