We’re here today to celebrate the legacy of our King, our Patriarch, Giuseppe Buongiorno.  Born in 1928, in Locri, Reggio Calabria, he moved to Toronto with his Queen, Francesca and their 6 kids to start a new life full of promise and security.  They went on to have another 2 kids, having a total of 8 children.  That family then continued to blossom, and by age (almost) 92, he had not only 8 kids, but 14 grandkids and had the privilege of knowing his 4 great grandkids. Giuseppe was a man of honour.  His words and his love for his family was proven day in day out, by his actions.  A man of consistency and a true example of what keeping your promise as a family man means, he was forever by the side of his (and our) Queen, Francesca.  He was forever a pillar of support for his children, pushing them to be the best versions of themselves.  And he was successful…because look at us.  We are a family of deep roots, true bonds, pure love and a protection over our loved ones no matter what. He showed us that. Together with Francesca, they kept the heartbeat of the family alive.  We will not lose that in his passing.  We will keep those bonds going strong and going forward.  We owe him that much after all he’s given us. In the midst of all this craziness going on in the world, we were robbed of the one thing we all want in death – to be with those we love so no one passes alone. However, he passed in the room right next door to where his Queen once was…and they even had the same nurse!  So really, he wasn’t alone.  Our King had his Queen by his side the whole time– turns out she never left.  Now they’re reunited and will continue to watch over all of us, until the day we are all together again: eating obscene amounts of food, kissing each other relentlessly…and probably being told to keep it down by the neighbouring angels.   We love you Giuseppe: Dad, Brother, Nonno, King Buongiorno.   *Due to the current restrictions imposed on all funeral homes by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, visitations and funeral services will be limited to no more than 10 people and unfortunately will not be open to the public. In order to show your support to the family, you may wish to express your sympathy by writing a message of condolence on our website, making a donation to a charity of your choice or sending a floral arrangement to be displayed at the funeral home. On behalf of the family, we thank you for your understanding and the changes in place to keep everyone safe during this global pandemic.*




June 06, 2020
Westminster Cemetery & Mausoleum

Private Committal Service


June 06, 2020
John and Michele Wray
Our deepest condolences to you. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May your father RIP
June 06, 2020
Sandro Ruffa
Deepest condolences to all of the Buongiorno family! Un saluto speciale a te, Zio Peppe! Ora potrai riunirti tranquillamente con Zia Tina , i tuoi genitori ed il resto della truppa! Mi raccomando saluta tutti...e per una volta tu dico Forza Milan! Ciao..sempre nei nostri cuori!
June 06, 2020
Nikki Taddeo
Our sincere consoldences to the Buongiorno family whom we have known for many,many years. Mr. Buorngiorno was a wonderful man, and we had the privilege and honour to get to know him when Julian, our son, was born as Nunzio is his Godfather and we often went to the Buongiorno home for visits. Truly a beautiful man who is now reunited with his Queen, and other family. May you Rest in Eternal Peace. Jason, Nikki, Julian.
June 05, 2020
Nonno Joe was like a father to me and a mentor in so many ways as well. He will no doubt be greatly missed but i am also here to celebrate his life and also grateful to have had them in our lives for so long and that my wife and kids were also able to spend so much time with all of you. Our memories we have are a blessing in itself and you can be sure that we will share them all and will always keep your spirits alive. End of an era! End of a generation that will never be replaced nor forgotten. Thank you for all the wonderul memories, thank you for everything in general. None of us would exisit if it weren't for you and Nonnas love that planted this massive family tree. Say hello to Nonna, Ricky and Rosie for me. Im sure you all have alot of catching up to do. till we meet again Nonno Joe!
June 05, 2020
Mary and Carlo Rita
Our deepest and heartfelt condolences. He is now with your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Sent with love always
June 05, 2020
Mary DiBono
In all of you, I see the love your dad and mom believed in. Our sincere condolences to all the family. May he Rest In Peace
June 05, 2020
Connie Luciano
I am saddened by your loss. May he rest in eternal peace.
June 05, 2020
Steve & Luciana Persechini
Josie and family, we wish to express our deepest condolences and we are thinking of you during this time of sorrow.
June 05, 2020
Lucy Rogato
Josie and family our deepest condolences to you and your family. May your father Rest In Peace and you cherish all the beautiful memories. He will always be with you.
June 05, 2020
Elisa Oliveira
My deepest condolences to Josie and all the Buongiorno family for the loss of your father. Hope you take comfort in the knowledge that your father is in peace now, one more angel in heaven looking after you. With all our love Elisa and family
June 04, 2020
Gregorio Silvaggio
My sincere condolenses to the Buongiorno family at this sad time.
June 04, 2020
Americo, Ludovina and Margaret De Jesus
Fab we are so sorry for your loss. We send our heartfelt condolences to you and all of your family. Your father may be gone but he will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
June 04, 2020
Oksana Lejbiuk
Fab I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
June 04, 2020
Michelle and Ken Chapman
Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
June 04, 2020
Heidi Browne
Fab I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family. May the wonderful memories of your father bring you comfort. Prayers to the Buongiorno family
June 03, 2020
Elizabeth Cordeiro
Marisa and Family, Condulances to you and the entire family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during these difficut times.
June 03, 2020
Tommaso & Anna Malfara
Condoglianze Buongiorno family - Our prayers are with you and you family, during this difficult time. Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship.... Tommaso & Anna & Teresa Malfara
June 02, 2020
Frank Malfara
To the Buongiorno Family: Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. In sympathy, Frank and Karyn Malfara and family
June 02, 2020
Linda Berardinelli
Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your father. May his spirit embrace you and give you comfort during this difficult and sad time.
June 02, 2020
jim pieters
Our sincere condolences to all of your family at this time of need, may you draw comfort in the knowledge that your father is reunited with your mother, together they are looking over your entire family as guardian angels. May the both now Rest in Peace. Prayers from Jim and Cristina Pieters
June 01, 2020
Pina Falcone
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your father rest in peace. Condolences from Pina and Joe Falcone
June 01, 2020
Dominic and Rosaria Iozzo
Our sincere condolences to all of your family, he is now with your mom in heaven, may he rest in peace.