Ilio COLETTA
1963 - 2021
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February 3, 1963 - March 26, 2021 It is with heavy hearts and a profound sense of loss we announce the passing of Ilio Coletta on March 26, 2021 at age 58. Loving son to Clanta Coletta (Simone) and late father Renato Coletta. He leaves behind his loving wife, Barbara; stepdaughter Wanda; children Olivia and Vincenzo; six siblings (Lina, Paolo, Enzo, Angela, Sandra and Gabriella) brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws. He was a caring and loving zio to many nieces and nephews and will also be greatly missed by extended family and friends. During his lifetime he was able to create two successful businesses (I.C. Auto Collision and Taste of Elio's Catering). His true passion was cooking, and his catering company specialized in barbecue and exotic meats. He was adventurous and fearless while living life to the fullest. He travelled yearly to different places around the world where he stayed with the local people as he was fascinated to learn about different cultures. During his travels he would cook for the local people and make time to attend international cooking schools to learn new cooking techniques to bring back home. He was involved with catering volunteer functions including Hamilton's Children's Aid, Rotary Club, City Kids and Knights of Columbus. He also catered fundraisers for Christianson Syndrome families, McMaster Cancer Clinic, Hamilton Good Sheppard and battered women's shelter with all proceeds and profit donated to the events. He was happiest during family gatherings while cooking and telling his stories. He was known to strike up conversations with everyone. Ilio was hardworking, giving, compassionate and kind-hearted. His spirit, enthusiasm and energy were infectious and affected all who were fortunate enough to have known him. A funeral service with cremation was held in Indonesia on April 1st. Due to COVID-19 a celebration of life will be held at a later date. We know Ilio would have loved for family and friends to raise a glass of their favourite drink in his memory. We will treasure the time we shared with him and will miss him immensely.

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Published in Niagara This Week on Apr. 6, 2021.
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April 17, 2021
What a sad day it was when I heard of the passing of a dear old friend from Elementary School (Saint Francis Xavier) . We did touch base from time to time in our lives and this came as a pure shock. Sincere nd heartfelt condolences to his wonderful family.

Cheryl Blackett
Cheryl Blackett
Friend
April 8, 2021
My Deepest Condolences
Lindy Rshlick
Friend
April 7, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
A great hug from Italian relatives.
Iolanda Coletta, Benedetto Coletta, Rosa Anna and Paolo
Family
April 7, 2021
Paul Coughlin GK 5860 Knights of Columbus
sorry for your loss Ilio was a wonderful person that will be missed
Paul Coughlin
Friend
April 7, 2021
RIP my friend
Brian Hart
Friend
April 7, 2021
Met Ilio a few times with his good friend Tozzi great guy great cook may he cook for the angels
Linda Smith
Friend
April 7, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Francesca Rankin
April 7, 2021
Ciao Ilio, anche se le nostre vite viaggiavano su percorsi paralleli, ho sempre pensato che ci saremmo rivisti e avremmo bevuto insieme un buon bicchiere di vino italiano. Ora tutto questo non sarà più possibile ma, anche se ricordarti mette tristezza, preparerò due sedie, due bicchieri di vino e berremo ugualmente insieme ancora.
Ciao Ilio
Vincenzo Simone
Family
April 6, 2021
My sincerest condolences.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Norma Zavarella
Acquaintance
April 6, 2021
Such sad news to hear of Ilio’s passing. Always a great laugh in his presence. My sincere condolences to Ilio’s family. May he rest in peace. Pete DiMatteo and family.
Pete DiMatteo
Friend
April 6, 2021
My Condolences, to the entire family. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Lina Tinebra- Di Mambro
Friend
April 6, 2021
Ilio was the caterer for the fundraising golf tournaments and good friend and brother of my great friend and neighbour Enzo... never a bad thing he would say... great guy! Sadly missed RIP.. cheers to u!
Harold Waselynchuk
Friend
April 6, 2021
My heart goes out to all of family. Ilio will be greatly missed.
Carolyne Rossi & family
Carolyne
April 6, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Tracey Slade
Friend
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