Livia Elena Gentile

29 December, 192910 January, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Livia announce her passing at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the age of 91.

Predeceased by her husband Matteo “Pierino”, and her parents Luigi and Adelina. Loving mother of Pia Maldonado (Arturo), Peter Gentile (Susan), and Matteo Gentile (Rosemary). Cherished Nonna of Olivia (Adrian), Phillip, Katie (Connor), Jenna (Adam), Peter (Alexandra), Alyssa, and Victoria. Proud Bisnonna of sweet Marlowe. Dear sister of Frank Filice (Rita), Guido Filice (Janice), Joanne Selvaggi (late Giuseppe), Nando Filice (Anna Maria), the late Emma Spadafora (late Emilio), and the late Fiorina Filice. Livia will be missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private family service and entombment will take place.

A livestream of the Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10 am. Please visit and click on “Join Livestream” under the Service section of Livia’s page. The family wishes to thank Dr. Wassi for her compassion and support. If desired, donations in memory of Livia may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Please copy the following link to view photo memories,



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Mary-Kaye Taylor Doucette

17 January 2021

Mary-Kaye Doucette

16 January 2021

I have very fond memories of Nona that I will hold close in my heart. Nona thank you for sharing your stories and your wisdom.
Thank you for the numerous moments of laughter we shared with you. Our many talks in Booth 1 that I will cherish forever. I love you Nona and will miss you so much.
My deepest condolences to all of the Gentile family.
Sending love and huge hugs to you all.
Rest In Peace beautiful Nona.❤️


Pat Cino (nee Moroz)

15 January 2021

Pia, I’m so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. My condolences to you and your family. May God give you strength to get through the difficult days ahead.

Olivia Maldonado Barrett

12 January 2021

I miss you Nonna. You were always so strong and you supported me through so much. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you. It breaks my heart knowing I’ll never be able to have your warm hugs, to laugh at your quick wit and your no filter personality, and to talk about endless things during our visits. You were the rock of our family, the matriarch who we looked up to. Life feels empty without you. I hope you know we will never forget you and we love you so much. I’m honoured to bear your name and I will carry your values with me throughout my life.

Until we meet again Nonna. I know you’ll be welcoming us on the other side with open arms ❤️

Cindy Bradt

12 January 2021

My sympathy Mateo and family. When I worked at Acetis your mom, Nono always had a good word for me which meant don't stand around clean something and you bet I did.👍
In my thoughts 🙏

Rosemary Gentile

12 January 2021

Adrian Barrett

11 January 2021

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to all of the family. I had the pleasure of seeing and visiting 'Nonna' with Olivia on occasion - and she was always so kind with me. A few hours would pass by, and after being quizzed about life and sharing a few laughs, she would ask me if I was still hungry, even though I couldn't eat another bite.

I remember asking her about her yoga mats on the floor and we joked about she was in perfect shape. Then we would proceed to tour the garden. I would always ask her what the magic secret was - because the plants and items growing appeared to be huge and everywhere. She would laugh and smirk.

She always made me feel so welcome and a part of her life, even though we only know each other near the closing chapter of her earthly life. She always could simply talk without pretense about how she felt or who she appeared to be. She was 100% genuine and that is a rarity these days.

It was very apparent that she loved her children and her grand children and she always had a yearning to make sure everything was in order. I will miss seeing her and I am truly sorry for everyone's loss. This has been a very hard year. She and you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Bless you 'Nonna' and your family.

Alyssa Gentile

11 January 2021

Victoria Gentile

11 January 2021

Jenna Gentile

11 January 2021