elevated x9rxo January 24, 1931 ~ January 10, 2021
elevated x9rxo It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Luigi Bonicelli, beloved husband to the late Herta Bonicelli (nee Glavanits), father of Rita Bonicelli, father-in-law of Ken Chow and proud grandfather of Christopher Chow. He is survived by his sister Angela and predeceased by his sister Maria and brother Aldo.
elevated x9rxo Luigi passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday January 10, 2021 at the age of 89, just two weeks shy of his 90th birthday. Luigi fought a brave battle against spinal cancer in the last few months of his life. He will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity, strength, and great sense of humour. He leaves us with many fond memories and will be dearly missed by his family.
elevated x9rxo Luigi was born in Bordighera Italy on January 24, 1931. He and Herta met in Switzerland and then came to Toronto in 1957 where they were married later that year. After Herta’s passing in 2005, Luigi lived independently in his home on Whitmore Avenue. There was nothing more important to Luigi and Herta than their family and the many friends they made throughout the years.
elevated x9rxo The family would like to express our profound thanks to the amazing personal support workers, nurses and doctors for all their excellent care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at http://tlcpc.org/temmy-latner/donors, in honour of Luigi. Thank you all for your support and kind words during this difficult time.
Rita,Ken and Chris
Your father was so special. He was always so kind. He was like a father to me. We will miss him always. May his name be for a blessing
Dear Rita, Ken and Christopher our hearts ache to hear this sad news and we would like to send you our heartfelt condolences from Sigless.
We loved Uncle Luigi very much and he will be in our hearts forever! He was such a kind, good and fun person and he will definitely be missed.
May he rest in peace with his beloved wife, our lovely Aunt Herta, after all the pain he endured in the end.
Our hearts and thoughts are with you and your family. Stay strong and cherish your precious memories with him forever.
In deep sadness and sending lots of love,
Mitzi Tant, Gusti, Robert & Ulli, Bernd & Verena and Thomas, Tina & Tobias
Tante Mitzi, Gusti, Robert, Ulli, Verena, Bernd, Thomas, Tina and Little Tobias,
My dad held a special place in his heart for the Glavanitsch family and my mother’s birthplace, Sigless. Thank you for your comforting words. I hope that we can meet again in Austria to share memories of my parents in person together.
Thanks Rin, I miss him already. xo
Rita, Ken and Christopher, we send you our deepest condolences and have you in our thoughts. We send you strength through this very sad and difficult time.
Rita, your dad was a strong, friendly, happy person to be around, He’s probably calling the races now!! Cherish and remember all the memories. They will bring you comfort and peace. Love you my dear, special friend.
Thank you for your lovely words and your friendship. Love you too.
Rita and family, please accept our deepest sympathies. Our hearts are heavy. Luigi was an amazing human being. He’s now reunited with his beloved wife. May his soul be at peace. He’ll be greatly missed.
Thank you Maria and Luis for your kind words of support, and especially for your all the kindness that you showed to Luigi over the years and for being such wonderful neighbours to him.
Our deepest condolences to Luigi’s family.
Our family will always remember Luigi for being a kind and friendly neighbour who always greeted others with a warm smile.
May his soul Rest In Peace.
Lydia, Thania and Jorge Molina – the neighbours from across the street
Thank you Jorge to you and your family for your kind words of support. Luigi cherished his many friends and neighbours in the Whitmore area.
Dear Rita, we are deeply sorry to hear about the death of uncle Luigi. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Dear Birgit and Tante Paula, thank you for your kind words. I hope you are all keeping well.
Rita, we loved seeing your Dad at the annual new year’s eve gatherings. He was so charming and funny. Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this time. He will be greatly missed.
Thank you Alex and Deb, your words mean a lot to us. We missed seeing you on New Year’s, hopefully we can get together soon.
Rita, Ken and Christopher Richard and I would like to express our deepest condolences to you. We are very sorry for your lost. May your dad’s soul rest in Peace.
Thank you Rosemarie and Richard, your words are of great comfort to us.
May Luigi rest in peace.
We have known for 40 years. Luigi was a true gentleman – a friend that my father (Mario) truly cherished.
We are sorry for your loss. I certainly do know that Luigi, Mario, and Vincenzo have reunited yet again for many more of there daily sidewalks chats.
Thank you Marco. My dad spoke of your dad often. I phoned my dad every night at home and on the times that he didn’t answer I knew that he would be outside with Mario for their daily “meeting”. I am so sorry for your loss, I am comforted knowing that they are together with Vincenzo.
Dada are special and will always have a special place in our hearts.
Rita, I am so sorry for your loss.
Dear Rita, Ken and Christopher
My condolences on your loss. I hope the memories of the wonderful good times you spent with your dad and grandfather help you through this difficult time
Dear Rita, Ken and Christopher!
Our sympathy and thoughts are with you. May God’s embrace, and the love of family and friends comfort you during this time of sorrow.
Uncle Luigi was a kindly and good uncle for me. I will never forget my trip to Italy with you.
We send you lots of love!
Barbara, Sarah and Miriam