Bruno Cortese

September 5, 1941October 16, 2020
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Bruno Cortese was born on September 5, 1941 in Chiaravalle Centrale, Calabria, Italy. He passed away at the age of 79 years on October 16, 2020 in Toronto, Canada.

He passed away peacefully while he was surrounded by the love of his wife, Antonietta Cortese and his immediate family.

He is the beloved father of Cathy (Tony), Silvia (Marcus) and Fausto (Patrizia). Bruno is the cherished Grandfather of Luca, Sofia, Giulia, Siena, Matteo, and Alessia.

Bruno was a quiet man of strong convictions, with undying belief in the value of family, education, hard work, and the overall social good. He continuously aimed to help others and always had kind words and stories to share. He will be deeply missed, but forever loved and remembered by all of his family and friends.

Family and friends may visit at Jerrett Funeral Homes, 1141 St. Clair Avenue West (1 block east of Dufferin St.) on Monday October 19, 2020 from 2-4 pm and 6-9 pm. The Funeral mass will be on Tuesday October 20, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 72 Mansfield Avenue, Toronto. Entombment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 7300 Highway 27, Woodbridge.

If desired, donation in Memory of Bruno may be made to Princess Margaret Hospital.

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS The Bereavement Authority of Ontario has mandated: • Permitted gathering sizes inside a building for funeral visitation and chapel services, will be up to 30% of the maximum room capacities (excluding funeral staff) while maintaining the six foot physical distancing rule. • Registrar’s Directive sets new restrictions for gatherings at cemeteries, effective Monday, Sept. 21: Cemeteries attendance is a maximum of 25 people (not counting funeral staff) at all funerals, visitations, funeral receptions, and graveside services on cemetery property. • Further to the Registrar’s Guidance issued on June 15, 2020, wearing masks or face coverings is mandatory for all persons (funeral staff and attendees) inside all funeral establishments or any other indoor setting where a funeral or visitation is held


  • Visitation

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020


  • Entombment

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020


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Maceirinha Family

October 19, 2020

As close neighbours for 43 years we shared many wonderful memories together.
Not only was Bruno our neighbour he was also a close friend.
He will be missed, may he Rest In Peace.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this difficult time.

Emily Cortese

October 19, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family, you are all in my prayers.
Bruno was one of the nicest people I have ever met. When I was 6 years old my grandmother moved into 100 Cavell Ave, Bruno was the super at that time and for many years thereafter. He knew I was a hyper little girl and sitting around the building wasn't fun for me. So, he would let play in the lobby, give me money to get treats at the store and was always keeping me busy. I loved coming to visit my grandmother but I also loved visiting Bruno! He would joke that somehow we were actually related because of our last names and as a child I believed him. My grandmother and I often still talk about Bruno. He definitely left a lasting impression on us, he will be missed by many.

Emily Cortese, granddaughter of Helen Wade.

Helen Wade

October 19, 2020

Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers to the family.
Resident at 100 Cavell Ave.

Caley Ash

October 19, 2020

So sorry for your loss. We will be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Michael & Caley

Vincenza Cortese

October 19, 2020

Caro cognato sarai sempre nei nostri cuori. 🙏🙏

Alice Pallesi

October 19, 2020

Che la terra ti sia lieve...tu non morirai mai e vivrai per sempre nei nostri cuori!

Domenico, Gaia, Viola e Alice

Maria Cugliari

October 18, 2020

I have so many fond memories of my Zio! These memories I will cherish forever.
I remeber as a little girl, I would at times spend my summer vacations at my Zio Bruno's house and I would sit and watch baseball games with him.
The drive to New York for a family wedding.
My Zio Bruno's advice to me about being a city employee and his funny stories.
My Zio's wonderful stories about my Nonna and Nonno and the funny stories of himself and my mom as children.
My Zio playing cars with Andrew when he was small.
My Zio's love of playing cards with his siblings and friends.
A very kind, witty, funny, and loving Zio!

Love you Zio 💙 Zio, you will be missed but will always remain close to my heart. 🙏

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