elevated WhVLr November 28, 1930 ~ May 31, 2023

elevated WhVLr Visitation
Monday, June 5, 2023 at 4- 8 pm
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road, East Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 3Z6

elevated WhVLr Funeral Mass
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 10:30 am
Chapel of St. Joseph at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 3Z6

elevated WhVLr Entombment
Blessed Virgin Mausoleum at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery

elevated WhVLr Obituary

elevated WhVLr It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Biase at the age of 92 in Toronto. Biase was born in Roccamorice, Italy. He is survived by his loving wife Anna of 69 wonderful years; devoted father to Julia (Bruno), Fiorella (Joe) and Gino (Leanne); caring grandfather to Teresa (Rick), Rita (Takeshi), David (Elisa), Paul (Julie), Daniel (Natasha) and Timothy; adored great grandfather to Enrique, Isabella, John, Sarah, Marina, Hannah and his 7 th great grandchild on the way. Biase will be missed and remembered fondly by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

elevated WhVLr Biase Menna was born in Italy, November 28, 1930, in a little town called Roccamorice. Biase and Anna met in that little town, and he fell in love, even serenading her from the bottom of her bedroom window. They married on November 11, 1953.   They were only married for 1 year when Dad left Italy and came to Canada.   Without her beloved husband in Italy, mom gave birth to their first born, Julia.  Having been separated by the Atlantic Ocean for 1 year, my mom then came to Canada with Julia, their newborn baby.  Dad had never met Julia and was thankful that they didn’t die when their boat sank.  The boat that mom and Julia were travelling from Italy to Canada on starting to sink when it crashed into another boat.  But just like the survivors of the Titanic, another boat came and by the hand of God, Anna and Julia were both saved.  When Julia met her father for the first time, she wasn’t too sure who this man was.  But her loving father, Biase, brought her a doll dressed in a bridal gown.  That sweet baby began to warm up to her father and the bond began.  About five years later, the apple of dad’s eye was born and Fiorella entered the family on Canadian soil.  Fiorella’s fondest memory of her faithful father was during a Christmas eve gathering when she was about 10 years young.  Fiorella was very sick, but her loving father walked in with a green transistor radio and gave it to her as a Christmas gift.  Only God knows where the radio is today, but the love between father and daughter remains.  Then me, Gino, was born five years after Fiorella.  My earliest memory of the kindest man I ever met, my dad, was when he was lying on the grass of our home on St. Clair.  He would bounce me on his belly, and I would laugh and laugh.  We all knew that we were loved, just as much, if not more, than how much he loved eating his food, especially his daily dose of potatoes.  In most recent, years, the entire family was blessed by his generosity and love for food.  He wouldn’t think twice about going to McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken or the Mandarin and wanted to treat all of his 25-member family to eat and eat as much as we could.  This is just a glimpse of the precious memories that we have with the man called Biase Menna.  He was a man who had his life designed by God and is now resting in peace with his Creator and Saviour Jesus.

elevated WhVLr Dad, we love you and we will miss you, until we meet again.

elevated WhVLr