elevated HYp7f June 2, 1928 – October 13, 2018
elevated HYp7f Visitation
Monday, October 15, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
elevated HYp7f Tuesday October 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m.
elevated HYp7f Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated HYp7f Funeral Mass
Tuesday October 16, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
elevated HYp7f Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated HYp7f Entombment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated HYp7f Arimini, Gaetano
elevated HYp7f Peacefully passed away on Saturday October 13, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 90. Gaetano was born June 2, 1928 in Pacentro, L’Aquila in Italy and he was the only son of Antonio Arimini and Chiara Tollis. Loving husband of 69 years to Iolanda Tollis; they were married in Pacentro, Italy and immigrated to Canada in 1959 with their two eldest children.
elevated HYp7f He was a caring and devoted father to Tony (Doris), Rina (Salvatore), the late Rosaria, Lucy (George) and Enzo. Proud Nonno to Lori (Kevin), Cher (Paul), Carmine, Christina, Julia, Dante and Elizabeth.
elevated HYp7f Gaetano was a devout Catholic who was a member of St. Paschal Baylon Church, where he dedicated his time in helping the parish as an Usher, as a Eucharistic Minister, bringing communion to the sick and homebound, as a member of the Hour of Adoration and also a handyman for the church. He was a well-respected man, not only for the priests, but also for all the parishioners.
elevated HYp7f Gaetano proudly worked in construction with tiles and terrazzo; yet his greatest joy was spending time with his family and his garden. He was especially proud of his Italian heritage, often speaking Italian to his children and grandchildren and telling stories of his hometown.
elevated HYp7f He will be lovingly missed by his family and friends.
elevated HYp7f The family would like to thank the staff at Sunrise of Unionville Senior Living and Markham Stouffville Hospital for all their care and his friends for their thoughts and prayers.
elevated HYp7f Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.