On Wednesday, July 7th, Mariano De Melo, passed away unexpectedly at age 79. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Natalia (Garcia), his two daughters Carmen and Diane, Diane’s husband Tyler (Middlebrook) and their two children, Audrey and Patrick.
Mariano was born on April 23rd, 1942 to parents Manuel and Maria do Carmo in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal, where he was raised with his 5 brothers. He left Portugal in 1960 and settled in Toronto where he met his wife, Natalia, who he married on August 3, 1968. Together they raised their two daughters, Carmen and Diane.
Mariano enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. He loved an evening with family and friends and a glass of wine at hand. He adored his grandchildren and loved spending time with them and watching them grow.
Mariano was a kind and loving person who genuinely wanted to see everyone around him living their lives happily. He will be missed by all who know him.
May he rest in peace.
In Lieu of flowers, the De Melo family asks that you donate to the charity of your choice.
July 13, 2021
Cardinal Funeral Home-Bathurst Chapel
04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Beginning June 30, 2021 the Bereavement Authority of Ontario is once again permitting visitations to take place that are open to the public. We must continue to maintain physical distancing, the wearing of masks and may not allow more guests than 25% capacity at any one time. Once the maximum limit has been reached, we will ask any additional guests to kindly wait outside in a physically-distanced line until there is room to enter safely.