Ivana Fortini (nee Ricordi)

March 2, 1934May 7, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear, sweet Mother, Ivana Gilda, surrounded by her loving family, after a brave and courageous battle with heart disease. Beloved wife of the late Vincenzo Fortini and cherished Mother to Lora (Peter), Cinzia (Michael) and Cadia (John). Loving Nonna to Emily (Mario), Natalie (A.J.), Christopher (Catherine), Rachael and Andrew (Dimitra). Proudest Nonna-Nonna to Daniela, Dario and Rocco. Ivana will be dearly missed by her sisters Mafalda and Emma, her brother Nino (Aida), many loving nephews, nieces, family and friends in Canada, Italy, France and the United States. Ivana will be welcomed with open arms by her beloved husband, parents, siblings and loved ones who passed before her.

Mom was a talented seamstress, enjoyed gardening, playing cards and loved family gatherings. A loving mother and wife, a faithful friend (Maria Catalano) and kind neighbour to many. Her joyful spirit, wisdom and love for her family and friends will live on in our hearts forever.

The family wishes to thank Dr. V. Rambihar for 38 years of exceptional cardiac care, Dr. C. Mastrogiacomo for her care and support and the attending staff at Sunnybrook Hospital and Toronto Scarborough Hospital.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough. A Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church, 2210 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough. As an expression of Sympathy, those who wish may donate to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.


  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Entombment at Forest Lawn Mausoleum Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Ivana Fortini (nee Ricordi)

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May 14, 2019

Our deepest condolences from Domenico and Franca DiDonato & family and also Giacomo Didonato may god bless your family at this trying time and keep you strong and may your dear mother rest in peace. God Bless your family
and keep you safe take care xoxoxox.

Connie Cormaggi

May 13, 2019

Our sincere condolences to you and your family. She was a lovely woman and we all were lucky to have known her.

Joe & Connie Cormaggi and Family

Nino Baggieri

May 13, 2019

We had the pleasure to know her for many years and are saddened by this news, she was one of a kind and anyone who knew her or got to meet her should consider themselves lucky.

Nonna Ivana was the sweetest with her beautiful warm smile. Our sincerest condolences. May she Rest in Peace.

Nino & Elsie Baggieri and Family

Cathy Giordano-Guido

May 13, 2019

We were so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother, Ivana. She was a wonderful, kind and gentle woman and dear friend to so many. Your beautiful parents have left behind a legacy of love. We are sorry that we were not able to express our sympathy in person. Please accept our deepest condolences. We will continue to keep your family in our prayers. Cathy (eldest daughter of the late Joe & Caterina Giordano) and Jimmy Guido and family.

Carlo & Gail Ricordi

May 11, 2019

Lora , Cinzia, Cadia & family.

So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother.
Our heartfelt & deepest condolences to you all.
Zia Ivana was such a quiet, caring loving person.
Thinking of all of you at such a difficult time.
Much love Carlo & Gail Ricordi

Daniela Baggieri

May 11, 2019

Nonna Nonna - my favourite time with you is when you would make me gnocchi or when we would make cookies together. I love and will remember you always.

Daniela Baggieri

Mario, Emily, Daniela & Rocco Baggieri

May 11, 2019

Its never easy to say good bye, but I try to find comfort in knowing you had a very fulfilled life, filled with family & friends. I find comfort in remembering the abundance of memories and moments we have together. I find comfort in knowing Daniela has a close relationship with you, and we’ll make sure Rocco remembers you through the countless videos and photos we have. I look back at our regular dinners fondly, the glimmer in your eye when you would see your great children, the smile on your face when your grandchildren would come over and the joy you had for your 3 daughters, the love you gave to your grandson in laws and your son in laws, as if they were your children, which is how you no doubt made them feel. We will always love you Nonna and remember all the happiness and joy you brought to ours lives.

We love you! Mario, Emily, Daniela & Rocco

dianne Lorefice

May 11, 2019

Dear Lora,
I am so very sorry to hear of your beautiful mothers passing. We would talk about our mothers at work with such love. Your mom was a wonderful lady. She will be sadly missed, but will live on in your precious memories forever.
Love Dianne

Jeannette Polsinelli

May 10, 2019

Nonna Ivana was such a wonderful woman; her smile would light up the room. She was always so thoughtful and caring - always asking how we were doing and sending well wishes. Such a kind soul. It was an honour to know her and we will miss her dearly. Our sincere condolences to the family. May you find solace in knowing that Nonna Ivana is at peace.
Jeannette, Vince, and Elliot

Lily Piccolo

May 9, 2019

Sending your family our sincere sympathies. Words right now cannot explain the sorrow we feel for your loss. Hopefully it’s comforting in knowing how much joy Ivana brought to all of us.
Love Lily, Nicola and Adriana