Obituary

February 15, 1931 (Aragona, Sicily) – September 2, 2021 (Toronto, Canada)

 

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Dorotea Saieva (nee Papia), who died peacefully in her home at the age of 90, on Thursday, September 2, 2021.

Devoted wife of 57 years to Domenico and cherished mother of Rosaria, Carmelo (Heather), and Florence (Spyros). Adored grandmother of Christopher (Pauliina), Alissa (Blake), Matthew, Michael, and Nicholas; and, great-grandmother to be.

Precious daughter of the late Giuseppe and the late Alfonsa. Treasured sister of the late Rosa (the late Giuseppe), the late Giovanni (Dorotea), Carmela (the late Francesco), Maria (the late Giuseppe), Raimondo (Antonietta), Angelo (Rosa), and Stella (the late Vincenzo). Dearest aunt to many nieces and nephews.

She will be sadly missed by us all, but her spirit will continue to live on in our hearts and the miracles we will encounter in our lifetimes.

COVID restrictions limit the number of attendees at the cemetery to 50. In order to ensure compliance with this number, those attending at the cemetery will be by invitation only. The family further regrets that in the interest of keeping everyone as safe as possible there will be no after funeral gathering scheduled. There will be opportunities to offer final condolences to the family at the cemetery for those attending the entombment.

   

Visitation

Date
September 08, 2021
Location
366 Bathurst Street
Time
04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Memo

Provincial Covid-19 precautions limit a maximum of 50 people in the funeral home at a time. This may require visitors to wait in their vehicles for access to the building.

Service

Date
September 09, 2021
Location
St. Francis of Assisi Church
Time
09:30 AM
Memo

Covid-19 restrictions limit the number of people allowed in the church to 50 guests

Entombment

Date
September 09, 2021
Location
Prospect Cemetery
Time
11:00 AM
Memo

Covid-19 restrictions limit the number of people allowed in the cemetery to 50 guests

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September 08, 2021
Gina Terrazzino
Our heartfelt condolences to the Saieva family for the loss of your loved one Dorotea and our valued dear friend. May you find some comfort during this difficult time knowing she will be fondly remembered. With our love, Gina Terrazzino and Family
September 07, 2021
Cathy
Florence, Spyros, Michael & Nicholas & Saieva family: May your memories of “Nona” be eternal. She lives on through each of you & May god rest her soul. Love, Cathy Karellas Rachel & Alexandra McColgan
September 06, 2021
Raimondo, Angelo, and Filippa Papia
To Zia Dorotea, a sweet & beautiful lady. May you Rest In Peace. Our hearts go out to the family, and our deepest condolences.
September 06, 2021
Dorotea Papia & Famiglia
Tua cugnata Dorotea Papia & Famiglia, che sempre ti pensa e non ti dimentica mai riposa in pace
September 06, 2021
Giuseppe, Deborah, William & Sophie Papia
Our deepest sympathies to Domenico, Rosaria, Carmelo, Florence and Family. We remember Dora as a kind, generous and a loving soul. Her sparkling eyes and beautiful smile warmed our hearts. She always reached out to us with her two hands to hold ours, a lasting memory for us. How fortunate we are to have Dora as an angel in heaven.