elevated CHlUC Carmela Ballarino Camuti
elevated CHlUC Born: San Piero Patti, Messina, Italy
elevated CHlUC September 16, 1922- Friday May 22, 2020
elevated CHlUC It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Carmela Camuti (nee Ballarino) mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is now embraced by those who have gone before her: her beloved husband Antonino Camuti, her mother Paola Lauria Ballarino and father Giuseppe Ballarino. She also rests with her sisters Maria and Tosca and brother Francesco. Carmela leaves behind four loving children, Antonietta, Carmelo (Mary), Paolina (Michael) and Alice (Steve). She will be sorely missed by her grandchildren, Tania, Anthony (Annie), Joren and A.J. and her great grandchildren, Andrew and Ellie. Fondly remembered by her sisters Catena, Giaconda and their families, brother-in-laws Antonio, Tindaro (Antonietta) and many nieces, nephews and friends.Carmela was a force to be reckoned with: strong, determined, inspiring and breathtakingly grounded.
elevated CHlUC In 1953, Carmela arrived in Canada, through Pier 21 (Halifax), with baby daughter Antonietta, to her awaiting husband Antonino. She traveled directly to Toronto where they lived in Little Italy. Diligently, she navigated her new life by endeavoring to make sense of her new and unfamiliar environment. With the support of friends and family, they built a life for themselves and their children. Carmela’s commitment to her family was always unwavering. Driven and with uncompromising purposefulness she laboured to enhance the quality of life for her immediate and extended family; welcoming others unconditionally whenever needed. She opened her home to her brother, sister, brother-in-law (s) and their families as they immigrated to Canada. She worked hard and reminded us of our responsibilities to be the best we could be in all we did; it was her bottom line.
elevated CHlUC Carmela personified the words expressed by Amy Tenney: “The world needs strong women.Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will.” Her commitment to education made her a strong advocate and ensured that her children accessed opportunities for learning and personal growth. Through many dinner conversations, that expressed a philosophical and religious stance, she inspired others to embrace her passion for thinking. We are reminded today of the gift of life and love that she shared with us unconditionally with insight and reverence. We are grateful to have travelled with her as our mother, our mentor, guide, and life coach. “I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.” (Maya Angelou) This is the legacy she has left for all who had the privilege to know her.
elevated CHlUC So loved.
elevated CHlUC If desired, donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
So very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. May she Rest In Peace.
Our Warmest condolences to the Camuti family. May it be of some comfort to know our prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Zia Carmela was more than just a friend but instead a part of my family. I looked up to her like a dear aunt. She embraced me and my family like it were her own. Carmela always greeted us with her unconditional love and friendship. We were blessed to have shared in many special visits and beautiful conversation together .Her words of wisdom and kindness have enlighten me throughout my life. Zia Carmela’s beautiful memories will live on in my heart forever. May your mother’s warm spirit comfort you with peace and fill your hearts with love always. Sincerely, Maria, Joe and family Mancino
We would like to express our sincere condolences to the family. We will always cherish the visits we had together. Riposa in pace carissima Zia.
Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your dear mother Carmela. We remember her fondly through her presence at different functions with the Joe Camuti family throughout the years. Her legacy lives on in her children and grandchildren as testified so well in this beautiful obituary. Her wisdom, strength and love is in all of you and will certainly sustain you for the rest of your lives.
May she rest in peace.
Angela & Ugo Piscitelli
Dear Antonietta and family, sincere condolences on this profound loss. You honoured your beloved mother every day with your presence and love. May she rest in peace. Wishing you a long, healthy and positive life, living her legacy.
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear Mom. May she Rest In Peace.
Your love for her and the beautiful memories you shared will help you through this difficult time.
Paul & Maria Bertolacci
Dear Antonietta, Paolina, Alice and family, our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. Her lovely photograph typifies her beautiful spirit, dignity, wisdom and strength, which you inherited as her exceptional children. You cherished her and she knew you loved her. May your mother’s legacy and her love sustain you. Sending a warm embrace, Ilona Stanaitis and Michael Liepner
Dear Antonietta, Paolina, Carmen, Alice and families.
Our sincere condolences to all of you on the sudden passing of your beloved Mom, Nonna and Bis-Nonna.
May the cherished memories you have remain in your heart forever and may you know that you carry her legacy in all of you.
Comare Carmela, was truly an exceptional woman in her own right. We will cherish forever her visits and her conversations with us, especially with our mom. We are forever grateful for her kindness, concern and friendship and she will always hold a special place in our hearts. Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel.
You will be deeply missed and fondly remembered always.
Riposa in Pace Comare Carmela, you have earned your wings.
Sending healing prayers and hugs to all you .
With all our love, Comare Maria and Nina Scolaro and Mary, Joe and Joseph Di Roma.
May you never forget the wonderful legacy that she left the family. She will always be with you in your heart. Warmly Diana Marrello
What a wonderful tribute for our beautiful, strong, and caring Zia. She guided so many in this life, and now may she rest in eternal peace with loved ones who anxiously welcomed her with open arms. Dear Antoinette, Pauline, Carm, Alice, and family, may you find comfort in the days ahead and know that she is always with you, ever a beacon of light and love. Our hearts are heavy and wish we could have been with you during this difficult time, but we are with you in spirit and love always, Carmelina and Don.
We would like to express our sincere condolences to the family. Tindara Camuti and family