Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre

1001 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, ON


Eugene "Gino" Carlos Zanatta

September 7, 1941October 29, 2019

Peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday October 29, 2019 in his 79th year.

Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Johnson) for 56 years. Dear father of Tracy Reitzel (Alan) of Wellesley, Troy Zanatta of Kitchener, and Tricia Kennedy ( Jason) of Osgoode. Loving Grandfather of Joshua, Jason, Madison, Marnie, Michael and Zan. Brother of Albino (Eleanor) of Fort Erie, Frank (Lorrain) of Copper Cliff, and Allan (Grace) of Brighton. Predeceased by his sister Dina Chomyshyn, brother Severo and parents Eugene Sr. and Amabile. Gino was a member of the Knights of Columbus for almost 50 years. He played a lot of horseshoes and won a lot of crib games. Long time member of the Waterloo Coin Society, Gino collected just about everything at one time or another but coins was a passion. Gino’s family will receive friends at the Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre, 1001 Ottawa St. S. Kitchener, ON N2E 2X5 from 7-9 p.m. on Friday November 1, 2019. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Agnes Church, 75 Bluevale St. N Waterloo at 11 am. on Saturday November 2, 2019. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.westmountfuneralchapel.com


  • Visitation Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Prayer Service Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 2, 2019


Eugene "Gino" Carlos Zanatta

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Bruna and Rich Caverson

November 3, 2019

Dear Marilyn,
Our deepest sympathy on Eugene's passing.
Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Best regards,

Bruna (Santi) and Rich Caverson

Kerry Townson

November 2, 2019

We were saddened to hear of Gino's passing. He was always a delight when he lived here at Columbia Place. My Dad especially really enjoyed his sense of humour and positive outlook.
Our sympathies to you and your family.

Kerry and Byron.

Dorothy Wilson

November 2, 2019

Marilyn & Family
Deepest Sympathy in the loss of Gino, a loving husband, father and Grandfather. Also the loss of a brother-in-law, Uncle, and Great Uncle . My thoughts are with you Love Dorothy Wilson

Sandra Spratt

October 31, 2019

My deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss.
Sandra Spratt (Solski)

mary merikle

October 31, 2019

So sorry to read in the paper today about Gino. He was a great dad and neighbour. What I remember most about him was his ready smile and his friendliness. You couldn't help but be happy when he was around.

My sincere condolences to the while family.


David Marshall

October 31, 2019

I worked with Gino 50 years ago at Arnold Brothers Wholesale - Great guy - Sorry for you loss

Peter Becker

October 30, 2019

Gene was a long time member and generous supporter of the Waterloo Coin Society for well over a decade and only recently in the past few years stopped attending meetings. Prior to this he was often accompanied by Jason and Joshua and nearly 15 years.

He was also one of our beloved 'Snowbirds' who never missed an opportunity to send a Christmas card to the club and shared his appreciation for the newsletter, various activities and to say thank you to the volunteers. He always looked forward to attending and setting up early at the same corner in the room and had many interesting collectible items on hand for sale at our meetings.

Condolences to the Zanatta and extended family on their loss during this difficult and trying time. He will certainly be missed by many of our members who will remember him fondly as being very personable, friendly and despite his health challenges in recent years, remained positive and upbeat.

Janet and Morgan Hewitson

October 30, 2019

Marilyn and family

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Many fond memories of Gino.
We will always remember him at the old Sky Dome getting a sausage on a bun off the venders out front.