VENNERI, Sebastiano - Passed away peacefully at Brampton Civic Hospital on Friday, November 23, 2012 in his 88th year. Predeceased by his cherished wife of 54 years, Maria (Leopizzi). Loving father of Louie, Robert and his wife Catarina. Proud grandfather of Vanessa, Tonia, Martin, Brenden and Melissa. Born in Racale, Lecce, Italy in 1924, Sebastiano immigrated to Canada in 1950 and built a fulfilling and successful life for his family. We will all miss his warm smile and unique sense of humour. The Venneri family wishes to give special thanks and appreciation to Dr. William Russell for his extraordinary and compassionate care. Visitation will be held at Bernardo Funeral Home, 855 Albion Rd. (Etobicoke), on Sunday evening from 6-9 p.m., Monday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. and Monday evening from 6-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday morning, November 27th at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 2547 Kipling Ave. in Etobicoke (for exact time, please call Bernardo Funeral Home at 416-747-7231). Entombment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 7300 Hwy. 27 (at Hwy. 407) in Woodbridge, followed by a reception to honour Sebastiano's life, to be held at Julius Banquet Centre, 2201 Finch Ave. West (416-746-9500). Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through bernardofuneralhomes.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 26, 2012