elevated hYObh August 1, 1927 – September 30, 2021

elevated hYObh Visitation
Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM

elevated hYObh Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated hYObh Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions, friends may have to wait to pay their respects during the visitation period. We are inviting family and friends to pay their respects, offer condolences and then kindly exit the building to allow for others to enter, should capacity be reached.

elevated hYObh Private Funeral Mass
Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 1:30 PM

elevated hYObh Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the Mass will be Private and attendance will be by invitation only.

elevated hYObh Reception 
An open house will be hosted by the family, following the service.

elevated hYObh For details please contact the family directly.

elevated hYObh Kindly note, that due to Covid-19, refreshments (other than water) will not be served at the funeral home.

elevated hYObh Inurnment
Private family inurnment

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Aldo Cerlon at the age of 94.  Beloved husband of 62 years to Pierina Cerlon, loving father to Laura Cerlon and Aldo Cerlon Jr.  

elevated hYObh Aldo immigrated to Canada in 1951 from Dignano, Italy (now Croatia).  A skilled draftsman, upon settling in Toronto, he established a career in the aluminum extrusion industry.  He began as a tool and die maker until he retired as a Plant Manager at Almag Aluminum. 

elevated hYObh Aldo was introduced to Pierina, who resided in Italy at the time, in the late 1950’s.  Keeping in mind there was no internet, no dating apps, their courtship took place via beautifully written letters that had to cross oceans and took time to arrive.  After multiple attempts to help Pierina immigrate to Canada, the only way for them to be together was as husband and wife. They made the courageous decision to marry by proxy and met for the first time as husband and wife in 1959.  After 62 years of marriage, Pierina is left with priceless memories of Aldo’s sweet and very tender gestures of love. 

elevated hYObh Aldo became a father to Aldo Jr. and Laura.  An amazing father, who rarely raised his voice, he was always ready with a big hug and smile, and pearls of wisdom that are treasured to this day.

elevated hYObh Aldo was recognized by everyone he met for his kindness and gentle spirit.  He was at his happiest when surrounded by family and friends, good food and wine. Aldo made friends for life, with many friendships going back decades to his early days in Canada. The family, as they pour over photos, marvel at how many depict gatherings with friends, almost always sharing great meals. Singing Italian folk songs “ad alta voce” was not uncommon.  Poker games were known to have taken place.  Blessed with a great sense of humour, his instinct was always to appreciate the positive side of any story or situation. Small in stature, Aldo had the heart of a giant. He will be dearly missed by all.

elevated hYObh Due to COVID, a private mass and funeral will be held on October 7, 2021.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada or Alzheimer Society Canada

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