Nunzio Nick Discepola

November 27, 1949November 21, 2012

Former Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil- Soulanges and former Mayor of the Town of Kirkland, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Nick devoted his life to his family and friends and treated none as a stranger. He leaves behind his wife and love of over 43 years, Mary Alice (Chambers), his four children, Lisa (Marc Price) of Toronto, Laura (Daniele Vassallo) of Toronto, Michele (Andrea Webb) of Singapore and Marco of Montreal. His adoring grandchildren, Chiara, Gianluca and Natalya, will forever have a guardian angel watching over them. He is also survived by his mother Immacolata Discepola (Stoppiello) and brother Marino (Josie). He was predeceased by his father Domenico. He will always remain "Zio" to his many nieces and nephews. His family thanks all those who were involved with his care, especially Dr. Malcolm Moore, Laura Lancaster, Dr. Julia Ridley, Ariana Lopez, Dr. Subrata Banarjee and all the nurse-angels who cared for him while in palliative care. He was elected Mayor of Kirkland in 1989 and served until 1993 when he was first elected as a Member of Parliament. He was re-elected twice and served until 2004. He was deeply committed to his beloved country and was determined for Canada to remain the envy of many nations. Visitation will take place at Centre funéraire Côte-Des-Neiges, 4525 Côte-des- Neiges, Montreal, Saturday and Sunday, November 24-25, from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass to be held on Monday, November 26, at 11 a.m. at St. Brendan Church, 3542 Rosemont Boulevard, Montreal. Burial to follow at the Notre-Dame- des-Neiges Cemetery. The family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Nunzio (Nick) Discepola Palliative Care Program Fund (Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation) 416-946-6560;


  • VISITATION Saturday, November 24, 2012
  • VISITATION Sunday, November 25, 2012
  • FUNERAL Monday, November 26, 2012

Nunzio Nick Discepola

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Emilia Percio

April 19, 2013

Mary Alice and you all,
Nick is going to be remembered forever.His smile touched so many persons and his memory will do the same.
Accept my sincere condolences.
Emilia Natalina Percio-Masucci

Anna Terrana

April 14, 2013

Dear Mary Alice:

I was very saddened to recently hear of Nick's passing. Nick and I were in the House of Commons together during our first time in office. I had the pleasure of being on a parliamentary trip to Japan with you and Nick and enjoyed both your company and his. He was a very kind honest parliamentarian and will be a loss for his family, friends and for Canadian politics. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences to be extended to your entire family.


Anna Terrana, M.P. Vancouver East (1993-1997)

Dennis Moldovan

December 7, 2012

Sorry, to hear about Nick's passing, I just chanced upon his passing in the Hudson Gazette. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I will always remember him as a happy, and charming person. Dennis and Amparo Moldovan

Nick and Heather Di Stefano

December 1, 2012

Mary Alice and family please accept our sincerest condolences. We are saddened and disturbed at Nunzio's passing. We were out of the country and unable to pay our respects in person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nick and Diane Ceravolo

November 29, 2012

Mary Alice and family please accept our deep heart felt condolences on Nunzio`s passing.We are very sorry we were not able to be there to offer our seympathies in person but rest assured that we have not forgotten for one moment what we feel for you and your family at this sad time .We have fond memories of our times together which will be with us forever .He went too soon and we will miss him.
Our best regards to you and your family,hoping to see you after our return to Beaconsfield .
Nick and Diane Ceravolo and family.

Michael Furlotte

November 29, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Nick. My condolences to the family in these tough times.
Mike and Teresa Furlotte

George Stachovskis

November 28, 2012

George, Renee, Heather & Holly Stachovskis fondly remember Nunzio (Nick) Discepola during the time we lived in Kirkland, from 1983 to 1996, where he proudly represented us as Mayor. We were honoured to call Nick a Friend.

I was proud of the small part I played working with Nick and his election committee to help him win his first campaign as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil.

I also recall the enjoyment of competing against Nick in the Kirkland Men's Slo-Pitch League.

We regret losing contact with Nick & his family when my work took our family to Arizona for 12 years until 2008.

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Nick's wife, Mary Alice, to all of their children and to all of the extended family.

You were a great competitor in everything you did, Nick! It goes without saying that you will be sorely missed!

May God grant you Peace.

Wayne Harris

November 27, 2012

My condolences to the Discepola family. I dedicated my Movember Mo' to Mr. Discepola.

John and Joanne Longo

November 27, 2012

We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Nunzio.
What a wonderful, generous, kindly gentleman - a great Mayor, and extraordinary family man.
Our prayers and thoughts are with him and his beloved family.
Love from the Longo family

gerardo di cristofano

November 27, 2012

condolences to the family