OBITUARY

Giuseppe Donato

April 8, 1926February 4, 2019
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Giuseppe (Joseph) DONATO, loving husband for almost 65 years to Teresa; devoted father to Rosetta, Joseph (Anna), Bruno (Ann), Vincenzo (Diane) and James; doting grandfather to Tanya (Alan), Marc, Joey, Teresa, Angelo, Tristan and Ethan; great-grandfather to Mila and Luca. Predeceased by father, Giuseppe; mother, Rosa; and siblings Vincenzo, Salvatore (Elisabetta), Bruno (Rosaria), Elisabetta, Maria (Bruno), Carmela (Franco) and Domenico (Franca). He was a respected brother-in-law, caring uncle to hundreds, beloved cousin, and loyal friend to many. Joseph’s top priorities were his family, his home and his garden. He spent the majority of his working life as a carpenter; first in building construction, working on towers and hotels, and then in entertainment construction, working on Hollywood productions. Joseph was generous, giving of his time, skills and whatever he could offer. Joseph was a humble man, always respectful of his fellow workmates and friends, but no pushover because he was not afraid to stand up for his rights and the rights of others. His sense of dignity and sense of humour stayed with him until the end. No words can ever express the gaping hole the loss of this truly special family man has left. We love you and we miss you. Rest in peace with God, all the angels and saints.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Entombment Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Giuseppe Donato

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Maryrose Villella

February 11, 2019

We would like to send our deepest condolences. He was such a sweet man and will be missed. Keeping your family in our thought and prayers. 🙏

Bonnie Lyles

February 9, 2019

Dear Theresa and family
Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Joe. We know he has gone to a better place. He will be missed as a great neighbour. Always a smile on his face and a chearful word. Kevin and Bonnie

Barbara Dowdye

February 8, 2019

Dear Rose,

I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are in my prayers during this difficult time and I'm hoping that my prayers will help to ease the pain of this loss. May your father rest in peace.

Marie Zanin

February 8, 2019

Dear Rose,
We are saddened to hear the passing of your beloved father. Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in the special memories that you shared with your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Our Deepest Condolences.

Lillian, Helen and Marie

Joaney Cole-Abdul

February 7, 2019

Dear Rose,
My sincere condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time. May you find strength and comfort from the love of family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs,
Joaney

Anne Grady

February 6, 2019

Rose,
Sending to you love and warm wishes at this very difficult time.
Best wishes,
Anne and Ian

Philip Giglio

February 6, 2019

this is a cut and tie buisness, he showed us some tricks une momentito pour favour, Adios Maestro. Vince was always kind to me.

james halpenny

February 6, 2019

My condolences to the Donato family from the Halpenny family. I worked with Joe on many
projects and remember him as always being a gentleman and bringing a smile to the job.

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