At the age of 93 on March 18th, 2022, our loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, Michele Maccarone passed away surrounded by his children Isabel, Anna, Michelantonio (Tony), Leonardo and Elena.

Michele was the fourth of eight children born to Michelantonio and Isabella Maccarone in Caprino, Puglia, Italy on May 23rd, 1928.  As a young boy, Michele worked on his family farm in Orta Nova and sold vegetables and other goods to the town.

It was in the town of Orta Nova when Michele first saw Carmela Basso. Michele married Carmela on December 27th, 1952 and later had three children while living in Italy.

In 1961, with his older brother (Tomasso), Michele ventured to Toronto, Canada to find work and prepare a life for his family.  Ten months later in 1962, Carmela came with her children to join her husband, Michele.  Michele and Carmela bought their only home in 1964 and had two more children.  They lived happily in this home up until 2021.

Michele was a charismatic, hardworking man who prided himself on his work ethic and his family. Once he retired from working as a foreman at Midas, he became actively involved in a seniors’ club (Circolo dell’Anziano, Le Caravelle) and later served as President for many years. Michele always wanted to learn more about technology and could always be counted on to give a heartwarming speech at any occasion.

Michele’s favourite pastimes were his days at the senior clubs, reading the newspaper (Corriere Canadese) and watching soccer.  Michele liked to joke around and make his grandchildren laugh.

Michele is survived by his loving family.  Children: Isabel (Sam), Anna (Mario), Tony (Ilda), Leonardo (Tracy), Elena (Raffaele), Grandchildren; Robert (Susie), Diane, James (Amanda), Mark (Amrin), Amanda (David), Rachel (Elias), Alexander (Jessie), Adam, Christopher, Christian, Emma and Jeremy, Great Grandchildren; Sienna, Lorenzo, Logan, Charbel and another baby boy on the way.

Michele will be remembered for his wise words and lessons through his various speeches that he gave not only to his family, but to his friends.

We will miss him greatly but are comforted knowing he is reunited with his dearly departed wife, Carmela.

In lieu of flowers, to honour the memory of Michele Maccarone, you may wish to make a donation in his name to Kensington Health Foundation



Burial / Entombment / Cremation


March 30, 2022
Vito Fossella
My condolences to you and your family may God bless his soul and may he rest in peace 🙏
March 28, 2022
To the Maccarone Family: We just learned about the passing of your Father/Grandfather. My parents always spoke highly of your parents. Both couples married in the same year and celebrated their 50th wedding Anniversary in the same year. The connection was special. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength. We are blessed to have received their wisdom and for teaching us the importance of values. With heartfelt condolences, The Fusillo Family (Michele & Concetta)
March 27, 2022
Rosemary Didiano
Condolences Dino and too the entire Maccarone family .. your in our thoughts and prayers . Sean Irvine and Rosemary Didiano
March 27, 2022
Theresa didiano
Condolences to the entire Maccarone family , he will be dearly missed .
March 26, 2022
James & Amanda Di Martino
Heaven gained another angel 🕊 Nonno Mike 1928-2022💙 We have so many memories together from our walks to 7-Eleven to the “Witches house” to playing Briscola & Scopa to the “beast” lol the list goes on. You’ve been like a second father to me and i’ll never forget you. Thank you for everything you’ve taught me the past 38 years. Riposare in pace, Hoooriya!! Ti Amo😘 “La Famiglia e Tutto”🙏🏼💙🇮🇹
March 25, 2022
Susan Dello
To Len, Tracy ,Christian and Jeremey. Our condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father , father - in law and grandfather. He was surrounded by such a loving family . May your fond and happy memories help you through this difficult time Sending our love Susan and Peter
March 23, 2022
Rocco Maccarone and family
To the entire family of Michele Maccarone, we are all so sorry for your loss. Uncle Mike was a wonderful man who always made time to say hello. Always kind and respectful. He will be truly missed. Hope you can all be strong during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 23, 2022
Lorenzo and Vita Lamanna and family
Our deepest condolences to Sister in law Amanda, Dave, Lorenzo and Logan. I know you were very close to your Nonno and you will miss him dearly. Condolences to Rob, Susie, Sienna, James and Amanda. our prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Finally our Condolances to Isabel and Sam, losing a parent especially someone who made such an impact on your family is truely difficult, but take solace that you have all the great memories and he is now resting with his spouse in heaven.🙏🏻
March 23, 2022
Frank J. Merigliano
To: Michele Maccarone family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I would like to offer you and your family my deepest and most sincere condolences and may his soul rest in peace. My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. May our prayers ease you through this difficult time. ❤ Frank J. Merigliano and My Mother, Valentina (Faiella) Merigliano. ~Niagara Falls, Ontario”
March 23, 2022
Costa-Majithia Family
Our deepest condolences to Rachel, Christopher,Tony, Ilda, Elias and the Maccarone family. 🌹
March 23, 2022
Isabel and Doug Doel
Our deepest condolences for your loss. The thing we remember most is how your dad/grandfather's constant smile lit up the room and how there was a gentleness about him that was difficult to explain. A great loss but he's now in a happy place with your mom, looking down on all of you.
March 23, 2022
Maria leite & the staff at 4E
Anna and Isabel our deepest condolences to you both and your family may he rest in paradise with his beloved wife (nonna)
March 22, 2022
Peter and Rosa Lamanna
cara isabel, sam e famiglia, vorremmo porgere le nostre più sentite condoglianze in questo momento difficile. abbiamo avuto il piacere di trascorrere del tempo con Michele e Carmela numerose volte e abbiamo imparato ad amarli come la nostra famiglia. Michele avrà un ricordo indelebile delle vite che ha toccato. Che Dio vi benedica
March 22, 2022
Carmen and Valdemar Meneses
Our heartfelt condolences to Tony, Ilda, Rachel, Christopher, Elias and the entire Maccarone family. Sending prayers and comforting hugs to you all. 🙏🙏
March 22, 2022
Amanda, David, Lorenzo and Logan Lamanna
Dearest Nonno, I am so grateful for the privilege of knowing you and so proud to call myself your granddaughter. You have brought so much strength to our family, offering guidance and support and a passion for life that inspired so many of us to strive to become better versions of ourselves. you have touched the lives of so many people over the years with your kindness, generosity and welcoming heart. You have always been a positive role model for our family. Your words of wisdom were always the highlight of every time we got together and will forever be ingrained in our hearts. I have so many fond memories of our time together From family gatherings to our trips to Florida that I will always cherish. I am also blessed to have been able to have you spend time with both of my boys Lorenzo and Logan. Lorenzo’s middle name is Michael as a tribute to his bisnonno and he is becoming as charming as you have always been. We will continue to share your stories with our boys so they will always remember where we came from. I’m Grateful for our time together and wish we still had more. However I know that you and Nonna are together again watching down on the incredible legacy you have left behind. I love you Nonno and until we meet again. Amanda, David, Lorenzo, Logan
March 22, 2022
Ana Maria, Bruno, Anthony, & Mathew Sinopoli
Our sincerest condolences to Tony, Ilda, Rachel, Christopher, Elias, and entire Maccarone family. Warm, positive, approachable, and confident are the few of many traits that come to mind when in the presence of Michele. How fortunate his loved ones were to have the time with this wonderful soul... Now he is reunited with his heavenly wife.... Sending much love and comfort hugs to you all. 🙏🙏🙏♥️
March 22, 2022
Peter Didiano
Dino, my deepest condolences to you, Tracy and to your whole family on the passing of your dad.
March 22, 2022
Rachel Maccarone
My Nonno was such a positive, loving soul and had very strong work ethic. What made him happy was to spend time with his family and see us smile. He appreciated the simple things in life and that taught me to really live in the moment and have fun. Memories that I will never forget are my surprise vists to the club when I was younger and how happy and proud he would be to see me. The countless times he took to explain to me how to play card games, and then playing with me for fun. The love he had for his family and for everything he did. The strength he had, and the persistance to continue to be optomisitic and joyful. As well as the focus he had on his health and wellbeing in his older years. I am forever grateful that he had the chance to meet my baby Charbel. I will treasure these memories, and all of my memories with him forever. With so much love always. Forever in my heart. Love you Nonno. I know your with Nonna looking down on us all.
March 22, 2022
Lina and Tullio Buccilli
Isabel, Anna, Tony, Leonardo and Elena my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Uncle Mike was such a wonderful and respectable person. May he rest in peace.
March 22, 2022
Francesco and Isabella Maccarone
We are sad to hear of Uncle Mike's passing. He was a caring and well spoken man. Our heartfelt condolences to his children and extended families. May the memories you shared bring you comfort at this difficult time.
March 22, 2022
Robert, Susie, Sienna Di Martino
We will miss you dearly but we know that you are in a better place now. Now you will be reunited with Nonna and for this we are happy. Thank you for all the love and memories over the years. We were so grateful and blessed that you were able to be apart of our wedding and being able to come and see our home and the birth of your first great grandchild. All these memories we will cherish and keep close to our hearts forever. You will never be forgotten. We know you will always be watching from above. We love you. R.I.P. Nonno Michele.
March 22, 2022
Connie & Eddie Arruda
Our deepest condolences to the Maccarone family may he Rest In Peace.
March 22, 2022
Angie and Joe Costa
Our deepest condolences to Tony, Ilda, Rachel, Christopher, Elias, and the entire Maccarone family. Michele was always a cheerful man who shared laughter and love with everyone that was lucky enough to know him. Wishing you all comfort and peace in the days ahead.
March 22, 2022
Mancini Family
Our deepest and sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 21, 2022
Bruna Ricco
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the entire Maccarone family. I remember fondly the many stories Isabel would share about her precious father. It was evident he was an amazing man. Michele is now reunited with his beloved wife and I’m sure they are smiling and holding hands together again. Isabel my dear friend hold on to the many beautiful memories you have and I pray they give you peace and strength.
March 21, 2022
Decio Cozzi
Our heartfelt condolences to the all members of the Maccarone family. He was a respected president of our club and will be missed by the members of the Circolo dell'Anziano, Le Caravelle. It was an honour to serve under him.
March 21, 2022
Diane Tomassi
March 18, 2022 we lost the head of the Maccarone family…Nonno Mikey. Nonno showed us all what life was about. Life’s about taking risks. Nonno did that when he left Nonna Carmela in Italy to start a life here in Canada to which Nonna came a year after. Almost always serious, when he spoke, you listened. When he gave advice, you listened. When he gave his long speeches, we listened. Nonno was extremely charismatic and social. The countless days I spent with him and my Nonna are forever engraved in my mind, heart and spirit. I will never forget the trips to 7-Eleven giving his grandchildren all a choice to pick out 1 to 2 things that we wanted to buy or the walks back when he would try to scare us as a joke (ha-ha not!). He would always make sure his grandchildren were happy and laughing. What I’m going to miss most of all is our banter back-and-forth. He taught all of us about hard-work and taking chances. I will take this with me through my life. I am grateful to have spent 39 years knowing and loving him. I will miss you Nonno but I know Nonna was waiting on you. 💙
March 21, 2022
Joey and Maria napoli
My condolences to your whole family
March 21, 2022
Alessandro fossella & Sarah Futia
Our deepest condolences