Nicola Tantalo

4 April, 19305 April, 2021
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Nicola Tantalo, age 91, of North York, Ontario passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021. Nicola will be forever remembered by his loving wife Costanza Tantalo, his son John Tantalo, daughters Lulla (Michel) Brochu, and Anna (Lou) Fortini. Nicola was a proud grandfather to Natalie (Jeff), Tina, Stéphane, Nicolas, Jonathan, Matthew and Christopher, and great-grandfather to Luca and Bianca.

Nicola was born on April 4, 1930 in Villavallelonga, Aquila, Italy and immigrated to Canada in 1953. Nicola will be remembered as a hard-working family man who wanted to provide a better life for his children. After his retirement in 1987 from Goodyear Canada, Nicola followed his passions of gardening, bocce, reading, and working with his many tools.

His smile will be forever in our hearts.

A private family visitation for Nicola will be held Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 2:00 to 2:30 pm & 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes, 6191 Yonge Street. A private funeral mass will occur Monday, April 12, 2021 at 9:30 am at St. Paschal Baylon Church, 92 Steeles Ave West, Thornhill. A private burial service will follow at Prospect Cemetery, Toronto.

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France Bernier

15 April 2021

Chère Lulla et toute ta famille,

C’est avec empathie et amitiés que je prends part à votre chagrin et vous présente mes plus sincères condoléances! Il restera toujours dans vos cœurs et vous protègera!

France Bernier ❤️

Destito Family

11 April 2021

Dear Costantina, John, Lulla, Anna and families,
We extend our most deepest condolences to the passing of Nicola.
We will always remember him fondly and he will be missed.
Our loving thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
With heavy heart,
The Destito Family

Joanne Ratcliffe

11 April 2021

Dear Family of Nicolas,

We send our deepest condolences for your loss. Nicolas was a wonderful neighbour and friend of ours for nearly 30 years. His presence and smile will be missed by all.

With Love,

Don, Joanne and Family

Candace Lancia

11 April 2021

I am so sorry and sad to hear of Nicola’s passing. He was a kind, warm person who cared deeply for his family. I have many fond memories of him from my childhood. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. ❤️

George & Simona Sladkowski

11 April 2021

Dear Lulla & Family.

There are no words to express at how saddened we are at the passing of your beloved father.
We believe that, at the passing of time, the memories that you hold dear in your heart, will bring you peace, comfort and love.
Our thought of prayers are with you and your family and may God grant you peace, comfort and strength.

Lyne Proulx

11 April 2021

Ma chère Lulla et à toute ta famille,

Je suis navrée d'apprendre le décès de ton père. Que son ame repose en paix et qu'il demeure vivant dans vos coeurs, å jamais.

Toutes mes sympathies durant ces moments difficiles!

Lyne Proulx XXOO

Alida Pacitti Miele

10 April 2021

Dearest Anna and family,
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. A life well lived leaves a beautiful legacy. May your father rest in the peace of Our Lord.
With our love, Alida and Frank Miele

Clauser Family

9 April 2021

Our sincerest condolences to Zia, John, Lulla, Anna, Zia Francesca and Zio Pasquale. Zio Nicola was a well respected man, very intelligent, and a man who deeply cared about his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sandra Serafini

9 April 2021

Dear Comare Costantina, John, Lucy and Anna,

We were so heartbroken to hear the sad news about Compare Nicola’s passing. Larger-than-life, as smart as they come, with a love for his family that was so palpable and admired. We know his spirit will be with you every single day as you go forward because Compare Nicola and all his wonderful attributes will live on through you and your families. We will never forget all the good times... the Hepbourne get-togethers and the Marylake feasts... those hours and hours our families spent together are etched in our minds, so much so, that we cannot think of our father, Augusto, without thinking of Compare Nicola and their great friendship. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Compare Nicola will be missed.

Comare Rita, Pasqua and Sandra

Michael Triassi

9 April 2021

Nicola was someone who shared with me many memories and traditions of LaVilla. His excellent English made it easy for me to have enjoyable conversations with him. I wish I could be there as we give him our last farewell. May you Rest In Peace.

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