elevated Q6tUw April 9, 1936 – January 13, 2022
elevated Q6tUw Obituary
elevated Q6tUw Benny was born in the city of Cervaro, Italy. He lived and worked in France for a little while and then came to Canada in 1966 to marry his beautiful wife Filomena. He fathered 3 wonderful children; Claudia, Diana and Guiliano. Benny was a very hard working, respectful and gentle man. He was a true man that took care of his family. He was, among many things, a great tile setter. He has touched the homes of most, if not all, of his friends and family. Every time you look at the tiles in your home, the memory of Benny will always come back to you. A small smile will come to your face and a warm feeling will come over your body.
elevated Q6tUw Benny is survived by his wife Filomena, his children Claudia and her husband David, Diana and her husband Marcello, Guiliano and his wife Coral, and all his grandchildren; Amadeus, Alessio, Andreas, Jessica, Marcus, Luca and Aidan. He had a tremendous love for his mother Caterina and carried her picture on his person at all times.
elevated Q6tUw Benny loved and cherished all his family members in Italy, France and around the world wholeheartedly. Benny was truly one of a kind. A beautiful man that worked tirelessly from a young age of 13 to make his dreams come true. His paradise was his family and home and he took care of them with intense devotion. His simple and common sense approach to life has rubbed off on everyone that surrounded him.
Benny, you will be greatly missed.
elevated Q6tUw Visitation
To honour Benny, Friends are invited to join the Canale family Monday January 17, 2022 from 4pm to 8pm
elevated Q6tUw 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 a walk-through visitation only to pay their respects, offer condolences and then kindly exit the building to allow for others to enter.
elevated Q6tUw Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated Q6tUw Private Funeral Mass – By Invitation Only
A Private Funeral Mass will be held in the Chapel of St. Joseph within the Funeral Home on Tuesday January 18, 2022 at 10:30am If you wish to view the Mass, Please click here to View Service
elevated Q6tUw Entombment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated Q6tUw Due to COVID 19 restrictions the Entombment will be Private
elevated Q6tUw Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Colorectal Cancer Canada in Benedetto’s honour.
Benny, I am going to miss you so much – your laugh and smile were like no other. Coming to your house to make lasagnas was so much fun. You would always help me by grating the cheese. My deepest condolences to Memena, Diana, Claudia and Guiliano. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you lots of love.
I want Thank You Sabrina, your husband, your brother Enzo and his family for visiting my father. My father always enjoyed yours and your brother’s visits and friendship in his home. He was always ready to make anything in the kitchen for you both. Ben enjoyed eating your banana bread. He loved you both like family. You and your brother will always be welcome in his home and spend time together with my mother and he will be smiling down from heaven. God bless his loving, kind and humble soul.
Sincere condolences to the whole Canale family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Bianca Pedro (Matrundola) & Family
Thank you Bianca and family for your kind thoughts and prayers. Time passes by so fast in our lives and we will always cherish times we all had together with our families. Thank you again for reaching out to our family. God bless you and your family !
We send our sincere condolences to all the family. We remember Benny as a very kind and jovial man. He always had a smile for us, and always welcomed us to his home with open arms. May his memory be a blessing. Love from Tony and Petra
Quel magnifique texte, à la hauteur de ce grand homme. Je pense très fort à vous toute sa famille pour qui le manque sera immense mais il vous a transmis ce qu’il avait de plus beau. Il y a un peu de notre Zio en chacun de vous.
Avec tout notre amour. La famille Canale de France
Dear Zia,and family ..we are so very sorry.our deepest sympathy to you and your family,which Zio Benny truly loved..He will be so missed..that great smile and laugh he had..we only have memories left now..will never forget our growing up years the get together and laughs we had…our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dear Zia,and family ..we are so very sorry.our deepest sympathy to you and your family,which Zio Benny truly loved..He will be so missed..that great smile and laugh he had..we only have memories left now..will never forget our growing up years the get together and laughs we had…our thoughts and prayers are with you. love Erminia and Robert
Ciao Zio Benny che la tua anima possa riposare in pace e che tu possa guidare dal cielo tutti i tuoi cari. Un forte abbraccio da tuo nipote Massimiliano da Campobasso (Italy)
We all remember his kindness and his happyness. I liked to hear his French accent but what I liked the most about him was the love he had for my grandfather. They have all their lives suffered from this estrangement, I hope that today they have found each other for eternity and that they work together from up there. We will never forget it.
I hope my dad’s visit will ease your pain a little.
. We kiss you all very very much and especially to our Zia
Elsa, Artan, Dea and Edon
Diana my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Love Anna Ambrosino
Hi Anna… thank you for showing your love and support during our loss of our father to me and my family. It means a lot to me. My dad was one of a kind and a great mentor. Paradise has gained a great soul. He is now joined with all his family and friends in heaven.
To the Canale family, our deepest condolences on the loss of Benito. May your memories give you comfort at this time
May my condolences bring you support and encouragement.
We love you!
Caterina Canale, Leo and Riccardo.
Cara zia Memena e carissimi cugini anche se sono lontano il mio dolore è molto forte per la perdita del caro zio mi unisco a voi nel dolore io e tutta la mia famiglia e fratello Bruno e sorella Anna e preghiamo che lo Zio riposi in pace ,vi abbraccio tutti e mi unisco al vostro dolore,Antonio
We send our sincere condolences. We are heartbroken for the loss of Zio Benito. He will be greatly missed. We will remember his warm smile and laughter and we will carry him always in our hearts.
Sending all of our love,
Paola, Guido and family
Dearest Diana, Claudia and Family,
While no one and nothing can fill the hole created by the loss of your father, I know that he would want you to think of all the love and laughter that remains in the world. It may seem out of reach right now, so when you’re ready, your old friend, me, Lisa Carrino will be here with a smile, a hug, and bits of joy. I am thinking of you both and sending heartfelt sympathies and condolences.
My deepest condolences to all the family in this sad time. However, it is with love that his soul will be received with open arms and eternal life in the heaven of God.
Hi Roy, Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Benny lived a full beautiful life and he will be greatly missed by family and friends. Your support is greatly appreciated. Take good care in this crazy time.
To Zia and our lovely cousins
We are going to miss Zio Benito so much his amazing character and hilarious jokes. He will never be forgotten.
He always welcomed us with open arms when we came to stay from England. He was an indescribable hearted man .
We loved him and he will never be forgotten always be in heart’s
Much love from
Ventura, Marisa &family xxx
Non esistono parole per poter colmare un dolore e un vuoto così grande, adesso sei in cielo insieme ai tuoi genitori , fratelli e sorelle salutami tutti, in particolare il mio papà Paolo. Ciao zio ti voglio bene❤
I am so terribly sorry to learn about the loss of this true gentleman. I worked with Ben at Charles Howitt Public School for many, many years. He was a caring colleague who would do absolutely anything for you. Ben was a meticulous, well-respected worker and the school sparkled under his careful watch. We enjoyed many conversations after school. Through these talks, it was evident that Ben was so proud of each and every member of his family. I will forever hold dear the memories of this wonderful man. My heartfelt condolences to his entire family.
Dear Rose..thank you for your support and prayers for Benny and his family at this time. We have all lost a great man. It is very nice to read your message. He was a good man to everyone no matter where he was. He had great pride in everything his hard working hands touched. We will all miss him dearly. Thank you very much for reaching out to his family and we are all deeply touched. It has put a smile on our faces when we read the messages from people that appreciated him. Take good care and stay safe.
Dearest Zia Memmena, Claudia, Diana, Giuliano and your wonderful families. Words cannot express how devastated we are by the news and offer our deepest condolences to you all. Zio Benito has a special place in our hearts. I will never forget him sitting on the sofa chatting and joking with my dad while watching the football. A great sense of humour and a warm smile. A lovely, lovely man, and a great uncle. With all our love Filomena and Amedeo xxx
I’m truly saddened. I have the most fond memories of Ben. I was a young teacher at Charles Howitt Public School for seven years from 1991-1997. I too appreciated Ben’s common sense approach to life and always felt safe knowing that there was a level-headed father figure in the building. Some other dedicated teachers, who worked late, and I, shared many after-hours’ celebrations with Ben and Ron Sharkey. Their hard work and dedication to the school never went unnoticed and was always appreciated. Ben took great pride in all he did. Additionally, I kept in touch with Ben for many years after working at the school, and my previous home also benefitted from Ben’s tile-laying talents. I still think of him often. Sending my deepest condolences to the entire Canale family.
With great respect,
Bari Budd Nefsky
Dear Bari…the Canale family would like to express how grateful we are receiving kind thoughts and prayers for the loss of our Benny. Your words has described him to be exactly the man that he was. He was a simple man and a lot of common sense. There was no drama or confusion when he talks, just to the point. He worked with great confidence with his hands and mined. We will all remember him in the same image. We learn more from the old school world pioneers than the leaders of today. He will be greatly missed by everyone. Thank you again for sharing your connection with our Benny. May his soul be blessed and look over all of us with his guidance. Stay Safe and Thank you again.
Our deepest condolences to the entire family.
from Joe & Agata Como
Nick & Lisa Pileggi
So sorry to hear about the sudden loss of Benedetto. I’m sure he is watching from heaven sending you love to give you strength when you need it.
Love Annie, Jason, Micah, Elex and Ayla Diceman
Sincerest condolences dear Memmena and family,
We are so sad to hear of Benedetto’s passing,
We will miss him, Hoping you all support each other at this time.
Sam and Stella DeMelis
Thank you Sam and Stella for reaching out to my family with your kind words , support and your prayers. He had worked for so many family and friends. He lived a humble life and cherished everything he had. God bless his soul. Thank you again for reaching out to us.
Dear Diana and family.
Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May the many fond memories make this time easier on the family.
Know he will be with you always in spirit.
Wishing that each time you look back at time with your dad, warm memories will put a smile on your face.
Sandie and Scott Casselden
Thank you Scott and Sandie for reaching out to me and my family. You are so kind with your support and wisdom. My dad was a good man to everyone and a loving husband and father. He will be truly missed by family and friends. God bless his soul. Hopefully one day we can see each other again when everything is more calm. Take good care and stay safe.
My deepest condolences. He will truly be missed. A great man that will always be loved and never forgotten. Fab Leonardi and family
Our deepest condolences to the Canale family, your in our thoughts and prayers
From the Dougherty Family
Le nostre piu’ sentite condogianze da parte della Famiglia Ennio e Maria Fusco. Che Benedetto riposi in pace,
Our deepest heartfelt Sympathy to the Canale family. Benedetto was a good man and respected by many.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.
Vivian Risi & Family
Dear Vivian and Family, Thank you very much for your loving support and prayers during this time of losing our father Benny. As you know, he was an amazing man and he was there for everyone. We will truly miss him. May he Rest In Peace. Hugs and kisses to you all.
Dear Zia Memena, we are so sorry to hear that uncle Benny passed away…I remember him as a funny man who loved speaking French with us when we came for a visit that usually ended with a great amount of homemade food and laughter.
Our deepest condolences to the whole Canale family, Memena, Diana, Claudia, Guiliano and their families, thinking of our second cousins too who loved their Nonno very much. I hope Nonno Vincenzo and uncle Benny are cracking jokes the way they used to in heaven now and enjoying their reunion as a large ‘Santa Lucia/Cervaro’ family…
Take good care of yourselves, sending love and prayers from Europe.
Kathy, Bobby, Matteo, Chris, Sandra and Günter (ps mom is sending a letter)