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GIROLAMO "JIMMY" RABITO With saddened hearts and a profound sense of loss we announce the passing of Girolamo "Jimmy" Rabito on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, with his family by his side, after a battle with lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Born in Pachino, Sicily, on July 11, 1938, he immigrated to Canada as a young teen in December 1954 with his parents and siblings in search of a better life. Soon after his arrival, he began a career in the sewer and watermain construction industry that would span a lifetime, first as a heavy equipment operator and beginning in 1964, until his passing, as a contractor. In 1964 he briefly returned to Italy where he met and married his wife Maria on August 29, 1964. Husband and wife returned to Canada where they spent the next 50 years of their lives working and raising their children and family. From his semi-retirement in the late 1990s and up until his recent illness, he remained healthy, active and enjoyed spending his time at his farm and with his family. He is survived by his loving wife Maria (nee Lorefice), eldest daughter Corradina "Corra" and son-in-law Domenico "Mimmo", granddaughter Maria Rosa and grandson Giuseppe "Joey" Muia. Son Salvatore "Sam" Rabito. Youngest daughter Giuseppina "Josie" and son-in-law Lewis Adam "Lew", grandsons Girolamo "Jimmy", Stephen and Michael Mayles. Older sister Giuseppina Roccasalva (nee Rabito). Younger brother Vincenzo "Vince" and sister-in-law Vincenza "Nancy" Rabito. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family, both in Toronto and in Pachino. He is predeceased by his father Salvatore and mother Corradina Rabito, his older brother Rosario "Ross" and sister-in-law Giuseppina, nephew Giussepe "Joe" Rabito and brother-in-law Carmelo Roccasalva. His kind heart, gentle demeanor, generosity, guidance and support and unwavering dedication to his two loves in life, his family and his work, will be sadly missed by all. A part of my heart you take with you But your love you leave me to keep, So we will never really be parted This bond between us is too deep. Love you "Chief". Visitation at Highland Funeral Home - Markham Chapel, 10 Cachet Woods Court, Markham, ON, 905-887-8600, on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 5-9 p.m. and Sunday, April 20, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 5633 Highway 7, Markham, ON, on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. Following the Funeral Service, entombment at Highland Memory Gardens, 33 Memory Gardens Lane, east off Don Mills Road, south of Steeles Avenue, Toronto.

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Published in the Toronto Star from Apr. 18 to Apr. 21, 2014