elevated yL7j3 November 24, 1930 – December 24, 2020
elevated yL7j3 Forever In Our Hearts and Memories
elevated yL7j3 It is with unbearable sorrow that we share with you the passing of Lucia DePinto, peacefully at home in the morning of Christmas Eve, one month after her 90th birthday. Lucia (“Lucy”) ended her short battle with cancer and joined Jesus, her husband Nicola, infant son Michele, daughter Mary Gagne and son Michael in Heaven. She will be deeply missed and treasured forever by daughter Rochelle Wiesenfahrt and son-in-law Robert. The ultimate Matriarch, Lucy was adored and lovingly called “Grams” by Grandson Paul van der Spuy (Saskia), Granddaughter Lucia Tumber (Kent), Grandsons Jay Gagne, and Nick Hancock; and was a cherished “Big Nonna” (she was tiny) to Great-Grandchildren Kate-Lynn Avbar, Myles and Owen Tumber and Luke and Rylan van der Spuy. Lucy was born in Sannicandro, Bari, Italy on November 24, 1930 to Nicola and Maria Lagrasta (nee Valerio) and was predeceased by siblings Oronzo Lagrasta, Rosa Mastandrea, Anna Novielli, Giuseppe Lagrasta, Santina Ferrante, and is survived by Gaetano and Benito Lagrasta. She was loved deeply and will be missed but never forgotten by many friends and relatives with whom she shared her life.
elevated yL7j3 Lucy will be remembered as a caring, loving, hard-working, gorgeous, tough-as-nails woman, with a sense of humour that can never be forgotten. She had a fighting spirit; one that pulled her through all of life’s hardships. She was blessed with a full life too, enjoying many family get-togethers over the years, including road trips to New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio to visit distant cousins. She loved the sun and the ocean and holidays in Florida and Mexico. Lucy devoted her life to her family and she proudly valued her Italian heritage and embraced the Canadian way of life. Her famous last words were “we have to accept this and just carry on…carry on Lucy…carry on!”. She did exactly that; Lucy carried on with strength, humour, poise and grace and that is how she will be remembered in all our hearts forever.
elevated yL7j3 “Rest in peace dear Mother, Grams and Big Nonna, until we meet again!”
elevated yL7j3 Cremation took place on January 4, 2021 through the care of Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home (Thornhill). Entombment and a Celebration of Life will be held when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
elevated yL7j3 In Loving memory of Lucia donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
elevated yL7j3 Words of comfort for the family, shared stories are welcomed using the link below.
Rochelle, Robert and family. We are so so sorry for your loss. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know your Mom Rochelle; she was such a sweet lady. She will definitely be missed. My family and I wish to offer you our heartfelt condolences at this very difficult time. You and your family are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. With much love always, Robin & Scott Coote, Shelley & David Lang and family. ❤🙏
Dear Rochelle, Robert and family , we were deeply saddened by the loss of your beautiful mom.. the gram of many that were blessed ! Nick & I send hugs and love from us both ! God bless your precious Angel !
Your mom was the sweetest lady! She will be sadly missed by all but forever in everyone’s hearts!
Grams’ memory lives on in our hearts and those of our children, every single day. Gone, but never forgotten. RIP Big Nonna.
A long distance Mom who took me in as one of her own – who worshipped the Lord and now is with Him. A Mom who loved everything and passed it on to all who knew her. Rest in peace Mom Lucia. Love Franklin and Adri. South Africa.
Our deepest condolences, your Mom was an amazing lady who put a smile on everyone’s face that she knew. She will be greatly missed down here but is the newest member to the party in heaven. Rest in peace Zia Lucia. Love Mario and Cathy Mastandrea
To Rochelle and Family,
My sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. Even though she is no longer physically with us, your mother lives on in every memory, every smile, and every ray of sunshine you see. Gone, but definitely not forgotten.
Zia you will be deeply missed. So many wonderful memories at the nursery running and hiding in the greenhouse. You were always a woman who looked out for others before yourself. I love you Zia , you and your beautiful smile will be missed.
Cara Zia Lucia, sei stata come una seconda madre per me. Eri qualcuno a cui guardavo e che chiedevo consiglio Abbiamo passato momenti belli e momenti difficili insieme, ma ci siamo sempre assicurati di trovare il tempo per ridere. ci mancherai Chiara
My heart goes out to all family in this time of loss – keeping you all in my thoughts snd prayers and trusting that Jesus will guide your healing.
Lucy was an angel on earth and she is now one of Gods most treasured angels in heaven –
Rochelle, Robert and family,
May god guide you on your healing path during this great loss. I will remember your dear mother in my prayers.
My Dearest Mother – 2020 was a dreadful year for you and our family with Mike’s passing in April and then you being diagnosed with cancer a month later, all during a pandemic looming over the world. It was my honor and privilege and Robert’s to care for you during these past several months and I was so blessed to be your daughter. Please forgive me if I didn’t hug you enough, didn’t kiss you enough, disagreed with you at times, but I know that the bond we shared can never be broken and will be cherished forever in my heart. I pray God gives me strength and courage to “just carry on” as you did throughout the trials and tribulations of your life. I miss you terribly my beloved Mother!
One More Day
“One more day
one more time
one more sunset,
maybe I’ll be satisfied.
But then again
I know what it would do
Leave me wishing still,
for one more day with you.”
– Diamond Rio
To all my friends and family who have posted messages – Your kind thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated. It means a lot to me and my family. Thank you so much!
With deepest sympathy as we remember Zia Lucia her great sence of humor and smiling face you were always #1
You will be missed
My condolences Rochelle and Robert and family
May she rest in peace🙏