Obituary

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.

Visitation

Date
July 13, 2021
Location
Cardinal Funeral Home-Bathurst Chapel
Time
04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Memo

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.

Service

Burial / Entombment / Cremation

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July 13, 2021
Sandi Desousa
Vizinho, you will be greatly missed. I can still hear your giggle. Vizinha, Carmen, Diane and family, I send you my sincerest condolences, my love and hugs of comfort. See you one day vizinho xox Sandi, Nelson, Eric, Justin and Isabella Desousa
July 13, 2021
Lucia, Maria, Angelo Rizzo and Family
Carmen, Diane, Natalia and the De Melo Family. We are so very sadden and sorry to hear about your dad. Our heart goes out to all of you. ❤️🙏. May God give you all the strength during this difficult time. May the memories of your dad give you the courage and know he was a very kind, gentle man always so pleasant.Please accept our heartfelt condolences our prayers and thoughts are with you all. ❤️🙏. May he Rest In Peace 🙏
July 13, 2021
Larry, Jo-Ann and Family
My Tio always came across to me as quietly dignified; someone who's actions spoke to his thoughtfulness and care. I will miss our conversations. I will miss him.Our thoughts are with my Tia, Carmen, Diane and family during this sad time. We are praying that you may find a way to heal.
July 12, 2021
Sandra Carreiro
Tio Mariano will be in our hearts forever. Gone but never forgotten. Will miss his smile and Our conversations in English at family functions. Hope your reunited with all your brothers who went before you and please give my dad a big hug from all of us who miss him dearly.
July 12, 2021
Aires, Maria and Marcia Rodrigues
Our deepest of deepest condolences in the loss of such a wonderful human being who will never be forgotten but deeply missed, God Bless each of you and may he provide all of you with the strength required to get through this difficult time. Rest in peace Mariano.
July 12, 2021
Carlos & Ana Travassos
Os nossos sentimentos para toda a família que a sua alma descanse em paz amém ❤️
July 12, 2021
Marisa & Dean Bauman
Our sympathies to the De Melo’s. Diane, Carmen and Senhora Natalia my heart goes out to you all. I’m so sorry for your loss
July 11, 2021
Eduardo & Fatinha Moniz
My deepest sympathy to Natalia and family. May his memory be a blessing and may God give you strength to get through this very difficult time. May his soul Rest In Peace 🙏🏻
July 11, 2021
Ildegal & Rose DeMelo
Dear De Melo Family, our hearts and prayers for strength and love. Your dad, husband was a kind soul and always smiling. Our memories of Ti Mariano will forever be in our hearts. May he rest in peace.
July 11, 2021
John & Eduarda Mendonça
Natália, Carmen, Diane and family. We are so deeply sorry for your loss. May God give you all strength and courage through this very difficult time in your lives. May Mariano’s soul Rest In Peace 🙏❤️
July 11, 2021
John & Eduarda Mendonça
Natália, Carmen, Diane and family. Wr are so deeply sorry for your loss. May God give you all strength and courage through this very difficult time in your lives. May Mariano’s soul Rest In Peace 🙏❤️