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elevated 6EKAu January 1, 1929~June 29, 2020

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elevated 6EKAu Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID 19, a private family visitation and mass will take place on Thursday July 2, 2020.  To view the funeral mass via webcast, please click on this link

elevated 6EKAu Memorial donations in Gennaro’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation

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elevated 6EKAu It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Gennaro Panacci on June 29, 2020 at the age of 91 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Gennaro was a devoted and loving husband to Stella (nee Perruzza) for 68 years. He was a loving and supportive father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his 5 children, 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Antonia (Francesco); Grandchildren: Julie, Dominic (Wendy), Michael (Laura)  Great Grandchildren:  Emilio, Holly, Maria, Mateo, Alyssa , Joseph Panacci; Grandchildren:  Peter, James (Michele), April, Lucy (predeceased by Konstantinos ) Karakostas Grandchildren:  Debbie, Christina (Wesley), Jena (Alexandro) Great Grandchildren:  Sofia, Caitlyn, Milena, Daniel, Michael, Logan, Nicholas, and Aiden Rita (Wilfred) Kolodzey; Grandchildren:  Alexander, Dana, Adam Carlo Panacci (Carrie) Grandchildren:   Leighann, Laura, Mary Beth, Gianncarlo; Great-grandchildren: Nicholas, Korinna, Luca. He is survived by his sister Loreta and predeceased by his parents Domenico and Cristina, sister Giovanna and brother Angelo. Gennaro will be missed by many extended family and friends.   He will forever be remembered for his gentle and cheerful nature, sweet smile and unconditional love and respect for all. He leaves behind a legacy of strength, wisdom and love to his beloved wife Stella, to his family and to all who knew him.

elevated 6EKAu Appreciation and gratitude to Sunnybrook Hospital and staff for the wonderful expert care provided to our dear Gennaro. 

elevated 6EKAu A message to a wonderful grandfather by Peter Panacci

elevated 6EKAu There is never going to be another one like him

elevated 6EKAu You never get time back. It only ever slips away. 

elevated 6EKAu We have a finite amount of breaths, a limited amount of heartbeats, and only so many chances to meet people in our lives. Before you know it, they’re gone, and you never get that chance again.

elevated 6EKAu We can never get time back. 

elevated 6EKAu But, … I don’t need to. 

elevated 6EKAu You gave us a lifetime of love and support. 

elevated 6EKAu You accepted us all unconditionally. You fed us, housed us, took care of us, nurtured us, and most importantly, sacrificed so much for us. No matter what was happening, your door was always open, we always had a place we could stay, and someone we could rely on. How you lived, how you loved, how you smiled and laughed and danced, are lessons I’ll never forget.

elevated 6EKAu You created a family that grew from such humble beginnings, and with all its quirks and problems, continues to grow with love in your honour. From your children who respect and cherish you, to your grandchildren who think the world of you, even to your great grandchildren who run around your house full of joy, you’ve touched so many lives. 

elevated 6EKAu We don’t need to get back the time we’ve had. We simply need to cherish it, to remember it, and let it continue to grow in our hearts.

elevated 6EKAu I’m so grateful I got to say I love you one last time.

elevated 6EKAu I love you Dadono, and I’m so grateful for everything you gave me.

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