OBITUARY

Veni Christante

May 18, 1928September 26, 2021

In Loving Memory...

Veni Christante

Passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday September 26, 2021, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of his late wife Mary for 57 years. Cherished father of Daniel and Michael. Loving uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews in Canada and the USA. Son of the late Lorenzo and Maria (nee Cristofoli). Predeceased by his brother Don (Anna) and sister Evelyn (Louie).

For over 42 years, Veni enjoyed a successful career with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). From his early days as a junior lab technician in training, he progressed in the company ranks to become the Corporate Secretary. In recognition of his many years of service, when he retired he was presented with a computer. He taught himself the many skills needed to navigate the digital world to the point where he was creating detailed spreadsheets to keep track of his online trading. He loved watching sports, especially baseball and hockey. He was always hopeful that the Stanley Cup would once again find its way into the hands of the Maple Leafs. In later years, he planned his day’s events around the Blue Jays game schedule.

To say that his passing has left an emptiness in our hearts is an understatement. His talent for storytelling, his wonderful sense of humour and his wise counsel will be truly missed. A funeral service for Veni will occur at 1:30 pm, Friday, October 1, 2021 at Blessed Trinity Parish. We regret that we will not be able to accept walk-ins due to Due to COVID-19 restrictions. if you would like to attend the funeral for Veni, please register using the link below. Please be sure to include everyone that is coming as we must respect the church capacity limits.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/181028861197

If you have any problems registering simply send an email to dan.christante@gmail.com or call 647.293.3127 and he will assist you.

If all seats are taken or if you cannot attend in person, please join us on livestream. The livestream will start at approximately 1:15pm on Friday Oct 1st. Simply scroll down to “services” on this page and click on “livestream” to begin viewing.

At the conclusion of the funeral mass, a private graveside service will occur Friday, October 1, 2021 at Holy Cross Cemetery.

If you wish to send flowers, please ask the florist to deliver them to the funeral home by 5pm Thursday September 30th In lieu of flowers, donations in Veni's memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 1, 2021

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Memories

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Robert and Darlene Canton

October 6, 2021

Dear Dan
Rob and I would like to offer our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. We hope that you will treasure your many memories of him so he will live forever in your heart.
Hugs,
Robert and Darlene Canton

Teresa Tedesco

October 1, 2021

Dear Dan my sincerest condolences for your loss. From today’s service it certainly seems you had an amazing relationship with both your parents and your father played a huge role and an huge impact in the person you are. Take comfort in the fact he had a long and full life. You are in my prayers. Tt

Olivia Or

October 1, 2021

I am so sorry for all of your losses. I am sending you a virtual hug and hoping these memories will put a smile on your faces.

Veni's spirit was so youthful that I thought of him as one of MY friends - even at 15 years old! Our conversations never had awkward pauses. It was as if there was no generational gap whatsoever. We laughed about just about everything and anything. And he was just the greatest listener. How interested could someone in his 80s possibly be in a teenage girl's trials and tribulations? But he had this magical way of making you feel so heard with his kind smile and his warm voice that just encouraged you on throughout your story (I can just hear him saying "oh sure, yup. Sure." as he followed along closely).

I am so grateful for Veni for his many kindnesses over the years. It feels odd to call him only a friend - Veni also felt like a grandfather, mentor, and fun uncle all at the same time. We could laugh over a coffee like buds, but I also worried about getting his approval the first time Veni met my high school boyfriend! He could do it all...send emails, make iTunes playlists, and video call you from his laptop. He probably walked more kilometres per week than I did. He liked to keep people on their toes!! Every time we spoke he would casually mention something new he was doing on his computer. He was just so cool.

Veni is just the greatest example of what life can look like when you embrace the motto "you're never too old to try something new." I miss him dearly but I know he is resting in the arms of Christ and with all those beloved gone before him. I look forward to the day we meet again for coffee Veni!

With love to the Christante family,

Olivia

Judy Cass

October 1, 2021

I worked with Veni for many years at CSA. He was a wonderful person, admired by everyone. We were in brief contact some years after his retirement, and after his beloved wife passed away. Despite his loss, he was still an active, vibrant man, taking great joy in his his family and keeping busy with volunteer work. Condolences to the family. May your warm memories bring you comfort.

Helene and Dwayne Edwards

September 30, 2021

Dear Dan and Michael,

Your Dad, Veni left a very special impression on all our lives -- he guided us with his sense of family, his integrity, his loyalty and most of all --- his love of life. He warmed a room with his laughter and was loved and respected as a gentleman by everyone who knew him. We are blessed to have so many wonderful memories and thank him (and your Mom) for welcoming us into your family.

He will undoubtedly be missed yet --- we will hold him true in our hearts forever...

Love,
Helene and Dwayne Edwards

Fr. Landorff Garcia

September 30, 2021

Dear Dan & Family:

On behalf of the all the clergy, staff and parishioners of St. John Chrysostom Parish, I wish to express our most heartfelt condolences and prayers. Your father, Veni, will be remembered at Mass this weekend.

Sincerely,

Fr. Landorff Garcia

Marla Allan

September 30, 2021

Dan,

Your dad was an amazing man who was generous, thoughtful and always had a great story to share. I know how much he loved you and how incredibly proud of you he was. He will never be forgotten and it was an honour to have been a part of his life.
Love, Marla and Ed.




John & Amy Kalinowski

September 30, 2021

We are deeply saddened by the loss of a dear friend, a mentor and a gentle man. Our deepest sympathies to the family.
He will be missed and always remembered.

John & Amy

Maria De Ruyte

September 30, 2021

Peter and I extend our condolences on the loss of your dear father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time in your life.
Peter and Maria De Ruyte

Peter Ridout

September 30, 2021

My condolences to the family.
I worked with Veni for many years. He was always respected as a person of great integrity and was a good friend. The world could use a few more Venis.

FROM THE FAMILY