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Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel

492 Wellington Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

OBITUARY

Gordie Delabbio

April 30, 1935July 20, 2019
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DELABBIO, Gordon - It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Gordie at Algoma Residential Community Hospice on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband and soulmate of Carol (nee Adam) for 58 years. Loving and devoted father of Tracey Theriault (Chris) and Carolyn Whittaker (Wayne). Cherished and fun-loving grandfather of Frank (Alisha), Melissa (James) and Jenna (Ben) Theriault, Ryan and Chloe Whittaker. Proud great grandfather of Alivia and Brooklyn. Predeceased by his parents Margaret (nee Kerr) and Bert Delabbio and his brother Richard. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many cousins. Special friend of Norm Tucci and Sam Rainone. Family and friends are invited to Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. - 705-759-2522) on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Funeral service in the chapel at 1 pm. Inurnment Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Memorial donations to ARCH or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The family would like to thank the staff at ARCH and the exceptional PSW's and nurses of LHIN and ParaMed. A very special thank you to Patty Greve from the Group Health Centre for her compassionate care.

"I've lived a life that's full. I've travelled each and every highway and more, much more that this, I did it my way." Frank Sinatra

Grandpa, thank you for always making us laugh and showing us all the "shortcuts" in life, while reminding us to always stop and smell the roses. We love you so much. Your Grandkids

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Theriault, Pallbearer
  • Wayne Whittaker, Pallbearer
  • Frank Theriault, Pallbearer
  • James Delayer, Pallbearer
  • Ben Howe, Pallbearer
  • Brady Irwin, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Memories

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Jenna Theriault

August 8, 2019

"I've lived a Life that's full,
I've travelled each and every highway,
and more, much more than this,
I did it my way".

Melissa Theriault

August 8, 2019

We learned many, many, lessons from grandpa. Such as, knowing exactly how to fix up a steak, knowing how to butter a piece of bread to perfection, and learning that if you gave a dog a treat, you would always have a “friend for life”.

Grandpa, you truly shaped the life of each and every one of your grandchildren, and helped us become the people we are today.
As many of you know this, my grandpa’s favourite person, favourite name, and really just his favourite word was “Carrrrolll”. The love you two had for each other was inspiring. You showed us that for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, truly does exist.

Grandma, he was the luckiest man to have you, and these past couple years you have went above and beyond for him. I know that he is looking down on you so proud of the strength you have showed us all over the past few days, and I know that he will continue to provide you with strength and guidance from up above.

Grandpa, you will live on in the endless memories we have of you, and we will forever sing loud and proud whenever a Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra song comes on.
We love you dearly. Until we meet again Grandpa

Love your Grandkids

Grandpas Speech (Part 2)

Melissa Theriault

August 8, 2019


Hi everyone. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Melissa Theriault, granddaughter of Gordie – or as h would say his favourite mulliment

I want to first of all extend my gratitude to all the relatives, friends, and attendees who have come today to honour this great man, Gordie Delabbio. Who Frank, Jenna, Chloe, Ryan, and myself were privileged to call “Grandpa”. The man who always took us on many adventures, taught us the ultimate life lessons, and most importantly, loved us with all his heart.

Although grandpa was the strongest man we knew, he was always worried about his grandkids safety and wellbeing. For example, never allowing us to go past our knees when we went for a swim in the lake, never telling him when one of us was going on a trip– because he would lose sleep over it, or reminding us to lock the car doors while were driving cause, you know, “There’s a lot of crazy people out there”.
We were never bored at grandma and grandpas because of all the crazy adventures he took us on – Riding to Batchawana in the cap of the truck to pick rocks for his garden, going to the canal to walk rocks - with a walking stick and an exceptional lunch packed by grandma of course, or going for a hike which almost every time involved a “shortcut” back to the car that usually ended up setting us back at least 3 hours covered in mud.
Grandpas Speech Part 1.

Melissa Theriault

August 8, 2019

On July 20,2019 we said goodbye to a true legend. The man who taught me everything I knew. Grandpa, thank you for raising and shaping me into the person that I am today. We were never bored when we came to your house because you always had an adventure for us to go on. Until the end I always had a smile on my face when I was in your presence. We love you, and you will be truly missed. ❤️that’s amore❤️ keep on singing grandpa.

Jenna Theriault

August 8, 2019

Jenna Theriault

August 8, 2019

Yesterday I said goodbye to the greatest man I’ve ever come to know.
Grandpa, thank you for being a second father to me, for being my best pal, and always showing me the “shortcuts” in life, all while reminding me to always stop and smell the roses. Up until your last day on this earth, you could always make everyone around you smile. I know you are singing up there louder than ever. I will forever hold you and all the life lessons you taught me close to my heart. Thank you for helping me become the women I am today. Everything I’ll do; I’ll do for you. I love you forever.
Your pal, Jenna. ♥️

Cathy Porter

July 23, 2019

Dear Carol, Tracey and Carolyn,

May we offer our heartfelt sympathies to you and your families at this time of loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts at this time, and as a gesture of condolence we were happy to make a donation to ARCH in memory of Gordie. May you all find strength in the love of family and friends to help you with the burden of your grief.

Cathy, Richard and Ryerson Porter

Kim McConnell

July 23, 2019

So sorry to hear about Gord's passing.
He worked with my father in law Doug at the PUC who spoke often about him. May your memories carry you through this difficult time.

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Biography

DELABBIO, Gordon - It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Gordie at Algoma Residential Community Hospice on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the age of 84. Beloved husband and soulmate of Carol (nee Adam) for 58 years. Loving and devoted father of Tracey Theriault (Chris) and Carolyn Whittaker (Wayne). Cherished and fun-loving grandfather of Frank (Alisha), Melissa (James) and Jenna (Ben) Theriault, Ryan and Chloe Whittaker. Proud great grandfather of Alivia and Brooklyn. Predeceased by his parents Margaret (nee Kerr) and Bert Delabbio and his brother Richard. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many cousins. Special friend of Norm Tucci and Sam Rainone. Family and friends are invited to Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. - 705-759-2522) on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Funeral service in the chapel at 1 pm. Inurnment Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Memorial donations to ARCH or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The family would like to thank the staff at ARCH and the exceptional PSW's and nurses of LHIN and ParaMed. A very special thank you to Patty Greve from the Group Health Centre for her compassionate care.

"I've lived a life that's full. I've travelled each and every highway and more, much more that this, I did it my way." Frank Sinatra

Grandpa, thank you for always making us laugh and showing us all the "shortcuts" in life, while reminding us to always stop and smell the roses. We love you so much.
Your Grandkids