elevated y8pFt November 22, 1926 – December 4, 2021

elevated y8pFt Obituary

elevated y8pFt KOBZAR, Elisa Maria Antonietta (nee Guatieri),  passed away December 4, 2021 in her 95th year surrounded by family. Born November 22, 1926 in Flavetto, frazione di Rovito, Provincia di Cosenza, Italy. Devoted wife of Alexander (deceased 2015), dearest mother of Elaine and Dino Gaudio, Michael and Gail Kobzar, and Peter Kobzar. Beloved nonna of Stephanie and Jeremy Gogan, Nicholas and Brittnei Gaudio, Christina Kobzar and Morgan Moffatt, Christian Kobzar, Amelia Kobzar and Paige Kobzar.  Bisnonna to Olivia Gogan, Hudson Gaudio and Elori Elisa Gaudio.  

elevated y8pFt Elisa emigrated to Canada in 1949 with her mother and siblings as part of the post-war migration via Ellis Island to a new life in Welland, Ontario. She met Alex through a mutual friend and married on October 19th, 1959, moving to Alex’s home on Bristol Avenue in Toronto. Elisa quickly became a valued member of the community, raising her children, volunteering at their school, participating in events at the neighbourhood parish, and welcoming everyone and anyone into her home. An intelligent woman who like many others was a stay at home mom; she kept her mind sharp by becoming an adventurous cook and an avid gardener.  There was many a morning when the children would come down for breakfast and the kitchen table was laden with fresh vegetables and fruit picked in the early hours. The kitchen was her domain and many Sundays were spent entertaining family and friends. 

elevated y8pFt Mom lived a long and comfortable life until dementia began to steal away the sparkle in her eye and her inquisitive mind. She quietly slipped away peacefully secure in the knowledge that she was greatly loved by her family and that her legacy lives on in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

Rest in Peace Mom, you have done your part.  

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elevated y8pFt Visitation
Tuesday December 7, 2021 from 9:30am to 10:30am

elevated y8pFt 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 y8pFt Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated y8pFt Private Funeral Mass
A Private Funeral Mass will be held in the Chapel of St. Joseph within the Funeral Home on Tuesday December 7, 2021 at 10:30am. If you wish to view the Mass, please Click here to View Service

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elevated y8pFt In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s society in Elisa’s honour. 

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Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed Notice

Due to the lightning and thunderstorms that were in the forecast for the time of our Mass and for your safety, this evening the Mass will be held indoors. The time needed to complete the setup of the Mass site, including chairs and audio equipment, requires us to use forecasts from the early afternoon. We appreciate your support and patience.

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