elevated Zr5Nm September 23, 1939 – December 19, 2021

elevated Zr5Nm John Nunzio Di Falco passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, December 19, 2021, after a long-fought battle with congestive heart failure. He was 82. John was a loving, devoted father to Enza (Phil) Savatti and George (Julie) Di Falco. He was an intensely proud nonno to Jack, Cett, Annika and Zoey. Upon his passing, John was reunited with his late wife, Tonia Di Falco; eldest daughter, Cettina Di Falco-Antonacci  and older brother, Emmanuel Di Falco.

elevated Zr5Nm Born in Ragusa, Sicily in 1939, John was always a proud Italian citizen who came to Canada in 1964 to seek a new, prosperous life. He married the love of his life, Tonia, in 1965, and built his family and accounting career in the Greater Toronto Area right away.

elevated Zr5Nm Hard work, perseverance and loyalty were tenets John lived by every day. He became a Certified Management Accountant and spent 30 years as an Auditor in GST for the Canada Revenue Agency. Rather than slowing down and relaxing after retirement, John got his Ontario Real Estate Association license and began a new career in his 60s and 70s, and was quite successful.

elevated Zr5Nm John suffered greatly following the losses of his beloved daughter, Cett, and wife, Tonia, but he remained strong and resilient until the very end of his life. He found meaning and joy in his grandchildren, whom he loved to play with and buy gifts for, every chance he got. He was a great dad and always provided his kids with advice and support whenever they needed it. John enjoyed sipping espresso, vacationing and going to shows with the many different friends he made throughout his life. Even through his 80th birthday, he stayed active and looked forward to long walks, bike rides and gardening on warm, sunny days.

elevated Zr5Nm The family will hold visitations at the Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, 211 Langstaff Road East (west of Bayview Ave.), from 2:00-4:00 pm & 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday December 22, 2021. A Private Mass of Christian burial will take place within the funeral home in the Chapel of St. Joseph on Thursday December 23, 2021 at 9:00 am. The final rite of committal and entombment will take place privately at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (8361 Yonge Street Thornhill). Online condolences & directions may be found at www.catholic-cemeteries.com. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

elevated Zr5Nm Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, 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. Friends may have to wait to pay their respects during the visitation period in order to accommodate the number restrictions.

Family and Friends are invited to view the Funeral Mass on Thursday December 23, 2021 at 9:00 am.

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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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