elevated TCdAe December 14, 1932 ~ December 24, 2021
elevated TCdAe Visitation
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated TCdAe Monday, January 3, 2022 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
elevated TCdAe Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions, friends may have to wait to pay their respects during the visitation period. We are inviting friends for the visitation only to pay their respects, offer condolences and then kindly exit the building to allow for others to enter.*
elevated TCdAe * At the family’s request in light of current Covid circumstances and for the safety of everyone – only people who are vaccinated are invited to attend for the visitation. Thank you.*
elevated TCdAe Private Funeral Mass – By Invitation Only
Chapel of St. Joseph
elevated TCdAe Monday, January 3, 2022 at 1:30 pm
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elevated TCdAe Obituary
elevated TCdAe DALL’OSTO, Lidio passed away December 24, 2021 in his 90th year surrounded by family.
elevated TCdAe Born December 14, 1932 in Mosson di Caltrano, Provincia di Vicenza, Italy, Lidio was the youngest of 11 children of Angelo and Bortola.
elevated TCdAe Devoted husband of Letizia Frigo, beloved father of Paula Dall’Osto (Renzo Dalla Via) and Angela Dall’Osto (Tom Ryan). Cherised nonno to Alexandra, Olivia, Liam and Colin.
elevated TCdAe Lidio emigrated to Canada in 1954 by aircraft (a rarity in those days) with a few strong young guys from Mosson who were coming to work initially on the railway. They spent a few cold winters in Saskatoon, moved to Niagara Falls, Ontario and then eventually settled in Toronto. In 1959 Lidio went back to Mosson to marry Letizia and together they travelled by boat to New York where they disembarked and continued on to Toronto by train. Lidio resumed his job as a carpenter setting the concrete forms for sections of the Gardiner Expressway or as foreman raising skyscrapers into the Toronto sky. Every morning pre dawn he would hoist up his heavy wooden tool case on his shoulder and head out on the streetcar to the jobsite. In the meantime, Letizia set up house in their rented top flat for her new husband and 3 other ‘paesani’ who moved in with them.
elevated TCdAe With their 2 daughters they moved a few times from Toronto, to “Cooksville”, “Bramalea” and Brampton. Lidio even ventured into the pizza business for a few years. Lidio worked hard and provided well for his family. He preferred to be understated and lived modestly, consciously saving for their future needs. Family values were paramount. He was a man of faith. He never forgot his roots. When the opportunity arose, he purchased his paternal house in Mosson and to this day his family and their friends continue to enjoy vacationing and visiting “Da I Nonni Dall’Osto”
elevated TCdAe We nearly lost him in 1989 to major health issue but thankfully, it wasn’t his time as he still had a lot more things to do and places to see. He loved gardening. Vegetables, fruit trees…well more like an orchard, and flowers and blooms planted strategically using string and a ruler! Although he wasn’t a drinker he enjoyed making wine….with real grapes. He proudly adorned his Bar with hundreds of specialty bottles collected and gifted to him….much to the chagrin of his friends; his collection was to be looked at and not to be consumed!
elevated TCdAe Lidio had an infectious smile, a gentle demeanor and liked to hear of and see new things and places. With a grade 5 education, typical for his era, he was humbled and enthralled by technology, space travel, supersonic jets, massive construction projects and science and medicine.
elevated TCdAe In his later years, Lidio was very devoted to caring for his wife Letizia, until dementia began to steal away the sparkle in his eye and his inquisitive mind. He slipped away secure in the knowledge that he was greatly loved by his family and his legacy lives on in his children and grandchildren.
elevated TCdAe Rest in peace dad, you have done your part !
elevated TCdAe If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. https://alzheimer.ca/en/take-action/donate
Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to all your family.
May God give you the strength to find peace in your hearts knowing he is at peace & now watching over all of you.
What a lovely tribute to a wonderful life and obviously a great husband, father and nonno. Wishing you all peace in the coming days, weeks and years knowing he is now watching over you as your guardian angel.
Dear Letizia, Paula, Angela and families, please accept our deepest condolences. We have fond memories of Lidio. An early memory of both our families (8 of us) squeezing into his VW Bug, my mom said we went to Honest Ed’s downtown.
May all the wonderful memories of him comfort you during this sad time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bianca, Manuela, Christine & Alfred
Carissime Letizia, Paola e Angela,
Le nostre piu sentite condoglianze a voi e ai vostri famiglia ti.
Ricordiamo Lidio come un brav’uomo e sara’ sempre nei nostri cuore.
Dear Letizia, Paula, Angela, and families, our deepest condolences.
Lidio enriched our lives with wonderful stories and kindness,celebrating with us so many special occasions.He was truly a wonderful gentleman with a heart of gold.We will cherish and hold dear the laughter and memories.
Our heats and prayers are with all of you.
Love Tony Brenda and family
Dear Letizia,Paula,Angela and families
Our deepest condolences know that your in our hearts and prayers.We have so many wonderful memories of Lidio. He enriched our lives with wonderful stories and kindness an amazing gentleman with a heart of gold .We will cherish the laughter memories of the special occasions we shared.Rest in Peace
Dear Paula, Alex, Olivia, and Renzo,
I am very sorry for your loss. I remember Lidio as a gentle and humorous man whom I am proud to have known. He will be missed.
Vi abbraccio forte,
Lisanna, Emanuele and the cugini from Arsiero
I primi cugini di Mosson Olindo, Giampietro, Teresiano, Clitta, Narina con le loro famiglie sono vicini alla cugina Letizia, alle figlie Paola e Angela, ai generi ed ai nipoti per il vuoto che ha lasciato Lidio. Ci uniamo al vostro dolore. Sincere e sentite condoglianze.
Dear Letizia, Paula, Angela and Family,
Our deepest condolences to you and the family. We have beautiful memories of the special occasions we all spent together sharing many stories and life experiences from the home country and the early years in Canada. Of course, this was all done while enjoying amazing homemade meals and wine! Lidio was always a joy to be with. Always a very kind, wonderful man. May he Rest In Peace. Love, Sante & Franca Fabbri, Josie, Steve, Amanda, & Stephanie Jaksich.
We have lost a true and loving Friend.
We will always remember his smile and his kindness.
Our heartfelt love and sympathy go out to Latizia and their Family.