elevated k5poh September 23, 1939 – December 19, 2021
elevated k5poh 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 k5poh 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 k5poh 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 k5poh 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 k5poh 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 k5poh 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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My sincere condolences to the entire family.
Dear Enza, I was so sad to hear about the passing of your father. He was such a loving friendly, true Gentleman. He will be missed. We can find comfort in knowing that he is finally together with his beautiful wife Tania, and Daughter Cettina. Love to you all.
Dear Enza and George,
Zio John will be missed but he will be fondly remembered. His smile always lit up a room and he was always so warm and loving to all of us. He is at peace now with zia Tonia and Cettina. Our heartfelt condolences to you all. Rest in Peace zio. You will forever be in our hearts. Love, Enza, Peter, Stefanie and Claudia Trombatore.
My condolences to John’s family. May God give you strength during this difficult time. May he continue to RIP.
Sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. He was a fine man and I know you will miss him.
Dear Enza and George and families,
Our deepest condolences and prayers on the loss of your dear father. He will be fondly remembered and missed by all of us.
Enza and George
Sending you our deepest condolences from afar. Your dad was truly a family man who loved his like no other!! May you find comfort knowing that he is finally with your mom and sister.
My deepest condolences to you and your family. May your dad Rest in Peace.
Prayers and hugs
Sending our deepest condolences. Zio Nunzio will be deeply missed. Our hearts and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Dear Enza, George and family,
Wishing you comfort and peace at this time.
Linda & Benny Pede
Beautiful and touching service. May he rest in peace
Wishing you a special kind of strength to endure this difficult time together. George,Enza, I was at the airport the day your father arrived in Canada. Those early years were filled with joy and promise and wonderful fun. Remember that.RIP Nunzio. you will be missed.
Our condolences to all the family from the Fragale family. John was a wonderful person, very kind and caring. We got to know him during his engagement to Tonia, who lived along with her family on the second floor of my parents home. He helped me get my first job at Federal Savings and Loan when I was only 15. I will never forget that. May he rest in peace 🙏🏻
Hugs to all, the Fragale family