elevated oPSkN November 1, 1935 ~ January 3, 2022

elevated oPSkN After a year long battle with mesothelioma, our dear mother and nonna Maria Malta (nee Castano) has been reunited with the love of her life, our late father and nonno, Vito Giuseppe (Joe) Malta.  She will be sadly missed by  her sons Greg (Anne) and Frank (Kathy) and daughter Connie Malta-Vit (Dennis), her grandchildren Dr. Mikaela Malta (Daniel Berniker), Brady, Daniel (Katryna), Alycia (George) in London, England, Jessica (Brandon), Christian Vit (Carina), Julia Vit, her great grandsons Miles and Samuel Berniker , her sisters Nina Pirruccio and Rose Luciani (Gabriele) in Toronto, her sister Giuseppina Iemmello and her brother Joe Castano (Marietta) and sister-in-law Pina Macrina (Peppino) in Calabria, Italy, and her many nieces and nephews here in Toronto, in Italy and the United States.  Our mother taught us many things but, above all, embraced us with her love while she was here with us.  She was a woman deeply devoted to her faith and family.  Her work ethic inspired us all. Our family’s immigration was re-routed from Switzerland to Toronto from Calabria Italy in 1966.  She began working at McGregor Socks, where she was quickly promoted to supervisor status.  In 1968 she started her career in the food preparation industry with Cara, Scarborough General Hospital and, for the past 35 years, she has been with Longo’s where she made many life-long friends and was admired by her many customers. Many thanks to her doctors and staff during this difficult journey, especially Doctors Anthony Lott and Madelaine Batez-Dougan at Sunnybrook, Doctors Penelope Bradbury and Bernard Cummings at Princess Margaret, CHC Team Dr. Peter Simkovitch and Nurses Ioulia (Julia), Olivia and PSW Lorraine and Nurse Jackie at Mackenzie Health Richmond Hill Palliative Care Unit.  Due to the pandemic, a private family funeral will be held at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Parish in Richmond Hill following which she will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery ( Holy Family Mausoleum in Thornhill).  

elevated oPSkN This is the link for the Livestream Funeral Mass on Friday, January 7,2022 at 10:30 am

elevated oPSkN https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJkYr0TN9rO8_sTKOVMb09w/videos?view=57

elevated oPSkN In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre https://sunnybrook.ca/foundation/ , Princess Margaret Foundation https://thepmcf.ca/ and Mackenzie Health Foundation https://www.mackenziehealth.ca/.

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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