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Mr. Carmelo GELARDI

2 March, 196423 September, 2020

Peacefully on September 23, Carmine passed away at home.

He is survived by his wife Sandi, son Brody (Stephanie), parents Saverio and Angela Gelardi, brothers Ralph (Tabatha) Gelardi, Tony (Juli) Gelardi, Mother-in-law Margret Janzen, sister-in-law Lorna (Clarence) Buhler, brothers-in-law Rick (Colleen) Braun-Janzen, Ted (Laela) Janzen, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family, and countless friends.

As per Carmine’s wishes, there will be no funeral service and cremation has taken place.

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Aldo Albanese

26 September 2020

I can not express how deeply saddened I am of the passing of Carmelo. My sincere condolences to Sandi,Brody and brothers Ralph and Tony and his parents. I’ve known Carmelo over 45 years. I can vividly recall our first meeting. It was around the early 70”s. Carmelo looked kind of shy so I thought maybe I could make him laugh by being silly and walking in front of him and he would stick out his leg and I would pretend to trip. We both laughed and became friends ever since. Growing up we religiously played street hockey and other sports,rode our bikes and just did whatever. I witnessed his marriage and the birth of his son. Not to mention the hundreds of dinners at his place watching hockey and having a few brewski”s. Those were good bonding times. Carmelo was a loyal friend. He was a man of principal and knew his priorities. Later in life during his illness he showed strength and determination. An inspiration to all of us. Ciao my friend. One day we’ll take hockey shots together. Sincerely your friend Aldo Albanese

Aldo Albanese

26 September 2020

I can not express how deeply saddened I am of the passing of Carmelo. My sincere condolences to Sandi,Brody and brothers Ralph and Tony and his parents. I’ve known Carmelo over 45 years. I can vividly recall our first meeting. It was around the early 70”s. Carmelo seemed kind of shy so I thought maybe I can make him laugh by being silly and walking in front of him and he would stick out his leg and I would pretend to trip. We both started laughing and became friends ever since. Growing up we religiously played street hockey and other sports, rode our bikes and just did whatever. I witnessed his marriage and the birth of his son. Not to mention the hundreds of dinners at his place watching hockey and having a few brewski’s. I really enjoyed those bonding times. Carmelo was a loyal friend. He was a man of principal and knew his priorities. Later in life during his illness he showed strength and tenacity. An inspiration to all of us. Ciao my friend. One day we’ll take hockey shots together. Sincerely your friend Aldo Albanese

Ryan Nickart

25 September 2020

I got to know carmelo a little bit through his son Brody who I worked with at selkirk gm for a long time. He was always friendly towards me and always had something interesting to talk about. He even yelled at myself and brody for hooking the chains up wrong on on his trailer and leaving our mess of an ice fishing shack in his yard. The three of us had a good laugh after it was all said and done. So sorry for your loss

Barbara Greengrass

25 September 2020

I will always remember his wonderful smile and his jovial personality. You coukdnt help but smile when you were near him. RIP Carm.

Jim Willox

25 September 2020

Carmelo was a man's man.....tough in spirit.....the stories he would tell when he worked at CN, the work that many people would not do (dangerous). He spoke of his family often.....the love for his son Brody was at the highest, proudest level that could not be possibly match. Carmine spoke much of his son, it seemed to be the central light in his life next to his wife as a family unit. Always there for his elderly parents at a drop of a pin. A Father, a husband and a son no one possibly could be respected more as a family man.

Have no idea where you might be now but, I am sure if there is pizza being served the rule will be take the next available slice don't pick from anywhere else.

Teresa Lang

25 September 2020

I remember when I first met Carmelo always had a smile on his face and a great soul

Dale Leclerc

25 September 2020

I will always remember how welcoming he always was. He was the sweetest, most genuine person. He will definitely be missed, by many.

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