elevated JHf97 October 7, 1952 ~ April 16, 2022
elevated JHf97 Visitation
Wednesday April 20, 2022 from 4:00 – 800 pm
elevated JHf97 Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
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Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 10:30 am
elevated JHf97 St Justin Martyr Parish – 3898 Highway 7 East, Unionville
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elevated JHf97 Obituary
elevated JHf97 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ralph Nunno on April 16, 2022 at the age of 69, beloved husband of Fernanda for 44 years, devoted father to Michelle (Domenico), Daniela (Michael), and Marisa (Peter) and proud Nonno to Luca, Giuliana, Angelina, Matteo and Julian.
elevated JHf97 Ralph is loved and cherished not only by his family who will continue to honour his legacy by living their lives to the fullest, but also by friends, colleagues, and the many students whose lives he touched.
elevated JHf97 Highly respected in his school and the community, Ralph taught with passion, kindness, and humility for over 30 years.
elevated JHf97 Those who knew him feel truly blessed; his light will shine on.
Dear Fernanda and Family.
When I heard of Ralph’s passing, I was shocked and sadden at the same time.
I have many fond memories of Ralph. He was such a gentle soul who made time to talk to everyone. He was a man of true compassion and he loved all of you so much that you could see it in his eyes. Michelle, Daniela, Marisa, spouses and kids, please stay strong for your mother. She will need all the strength to go forward. Ralph will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless all of you at this sad time.
May God bless Ralph’s family during this incredibly difficult time. The St. John XXIII school community would like to say thank you for his dedication, passion and commitment to our students over his amazing career.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
And let the perpetual light shine upon them.
And may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Sending my deepest condolences to the family. I pray for peace and comfort during this difficult time. I knew him from John XXIII along with Marisa who is a dear friend. Love you all.
We lost an incredible friend. He had so many qualities, he will missed by all of us. Fernanda and family may the Lord give the peace and strength to overcome your loss. MAY HE REST IN PEACE
My deepest sympathies to the entire family !!
Wonderful gentle person I worked with at St. John XX111 so so sorry !! Great loss.
Our dear, dear friend Ralph–May God and the Angels greet you with love and light and may they embrace your family during this time.
The world has lost a beautiful soul who graced everyone who had the honour of knowing him.
We were so saddened to hear about Ralph’s passing. I was quite fortunate to have taught with Ralph at John XXIII and our 3 children were also very lucky to have him as their dedicated teacher in the junior grades. Ralph was always so interested in how you were doing and always there to offer comfort in times of sorrow. He was a gentle soul and I was privileged to know him. May his family hold on to the very special memories of Ralph as a husband, a father, a father in law and a loving Nonno. Our love and deepest sympathies to the Nunno family.❤️
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We were shocked and saddened by the news of Ralph’s passing. He will always be remembered for his laughter and joy of living. His presence will be truly missed. May God grant you strength during this difficult time.
Ralph was a wonderful person and an inspiration to those of us who worked alongside him. He was greatly respected by students, parents, and his colleagues. I will always remember his generosity, thoughtful insights, and wonderful sense of humour. This is such a tremendous loss. My deepest condolences are extended to Fernanda and the family.
Dear Mrs Nunno
I would like to express my deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family of Ralph’s passing. I worked with Ralph at St John XXlll and was always such a pleasure to speak with. He was a man of kindness, passion and compassion.
He will be sadly missed 🙏
Condoglianze a tutta la famiglia ci dispiace tanto sei stato un bravo maestro di scuola
My condolences to the Nunno family during this difficult time.
Mr. Nunno was my Grade 5 teacher, and I remember him well, he would always call me by my last name. He was also a kind Father figure in my life. I can still remember his stern, yet caring voice. I also appreciated that we shared an Italian heritage!
I am too far to be present in person, but I will be praying for all of you. May God’s great love for you carry you through this time of sorrow. May God bring to light your beautiful memories with him and allow them to bring peace to your hearts.
Mr. Nunno – my heart broke hearing of your passing. When I think of my time at John xxiii – you always popped into my head! Sending my sincerest condolences to your whole family! Thinking of all of your during this difficult time
To the nunno family
Our deepest condolences to all of yous. I will never forget the best teacher at John 23d he was my grade 6 teacher and he was so kind and gentle hearted. Rip Mr nunno this is so shocking 😢.
My most deepest condolences to Fernanda and family. Ralph was an amazing, caring, compassion teacher to my childrens and a person of great respect to others.
Mr. Nunno was a giver.
As a teacher he not only teach theory and concepts, he had the ability to see the potential in each child encouraging them to believe in their self’s.
How lucky we were to cross roads with you.
He greet friends always with a big smile, and that’s the way he will live in our hearts.
I will always remember Ralph’s sense of humor and the jokes he would tell. I especially remember his “Italian” conversations with my parents when we would be together at a lunch or dinner.
I have many good memories of skiing at Dagmar with Ralph, his 3 daughters and my 3 kids. I will miss his company.
My condolences to Fernanda, Michelle, Daniela, Marisa and their families.
Dearest Nunno Family,
My deepest condolences to the Nunno Family and friends. Mr. Nunno was a big part of my fondest memories at St. John XXIII. May he continue to live on in all the beautiful stories you share with one another. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Our thoughts are with you and the family as you grieve the loss of your beloved husband, father and Nonno. We will forever remember Ralph for his gentle soul, his unique sense of humour and the twinkle in his eyes and the big smile on his face as he enjoyed the company of family and friends. May the pain you feel today be diminished by the happy memories you made with Ralph. We will always cherish our memories of times spent together.
I was so fortunate to have worked with Ralph for so many years at Saint John XIII. Not only was he a wonderful teacher but an amazing colleague. I never heard him say a critical thing about anyone…he was a joy to work with. Soccer and hockey were a passion for so many students at our school and even after retiring…Ralph came back. A true teacher. He was taken too soon.
My deepest condolences to you and your family(Michelle, Daniela and Marisa). He will always be remembered in our hearts when telling us his family stories, jokes and laughter. Our friendly gatherings, you never wanted the night to end. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. May God give you the strength.
Our deepest condolences to the Nunno family. My family was blessed to have known him on so many levels. He taught my husband Italian during international language classes, he taught my niece, and my nephew went to school with Marisa. I was a student at John XX111 but never had the pleasure to have him as a teacher, years later, I became a teacher and had the pleasure to supply at John XX111 and work with Ralph. Then, years later, my children had the pleasure to have him as a supply teacher at St.Patrick’s School. He filled in quite frequently. They always came home with a beautiful story that Mr.Nunno told them, a story that made them understand the true meaning of life. His family meant the world to him, and he always cared about the students he taught…treating them like his own. We are deeply sadden to hear of his passing, a beautiful soul, an educator who truly had a passion for his work….a beautiful life that has been taken to soon.
Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest condolences. May he Rest In Peace
Our hearts were broken with the sad passing of our dear friend Ralph. He was such a beautiful soul and had a great sense of humour. It seems like only yesterday we were all dating , socializing after soccer games and then entering the next phase of our lives as we raised our families. We were surprised to learn of his passing. He will be missed. May you find comfort in the many years of memories you both made as you learn to live with out him. He leaves his love of family and life with you all.
To the entire Nunno family, my sincerest condolences on the passing of Mr. Nunno.
I was fortunate to have Mr. Nunno as my Grade 6 teacher and to this day I always look back and remember those educators that had a profound impact on my life and taught me some of the important lessons that I teach my own children. Mr. Nunno is one of those educators who I have the utmost respect for.
I hope the entire family finds comfort in celebrating his life and knowing that he had such a positive impact on so many students.
To the Nunno family, the Hughes-Butler family from Blessed John xxiii absolutely adores Mr. Nunno. As parents of two of his former students we are so grateful he was a part of their lives! He challenged them, he deeply respected them, and he fed their love of sport. He taught them true sportsmanship! He taught them resilience and the power of kindness and empathy. When they remember Mr. Nunno, Cosom hockey is always at the heart of the conversation. He will always be part of our cherished memories of their elementary school years. Our thoughts are with all of you!!!! The Hughes-Butler Family
Dear Nunno Family,
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was a wonderful man with the gentlest soul. In all our interactions with Ralph…as a neighbour, teaching colleague and daughter’s teacher, he always exuded joy and kindness. May our newly risen Lord keep him in His loving embrace and grant him eternal rest.
The Martin Family
To The Nunno Family
Our three children were blessed to have Mr. Nunno as their teacher in Grade 4.
Mr Nunno taught them to write in cursive, to play hockey, ski and most importantly to always be ‘good citizens”.
Our children are grown now and Mr. Nunno is that teacher that they always talk about with fondness. He has etched their minds and souls forever and they continue to strive to be that “good citizen” .
Thank you Mr. Nunno.
Dear Fernanda and the Nunno Family
I was so saddened to hear about Ralph and I send my deepest sympathies to you all. So much of my time at John X111 was teaching alongside Ralph in the junior division and what an amazing colleague and friend he was. Ralph inspired us all with his passion for teaching and kept us entertained with his stories and infectious laugh.
His legacy will live on in you, his beautiful family.May your many memories bring you comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Nunno – a wonderful soul and great teacher. I still remember some of his lessons and values he imparted to us students 20+ years ago. He truly wanted us to be the best version of ourselves – and for that, I am forever grateful. My condolences to the entire family.
My condolences to the family. Met Ralph’ at John XXIII . So sad to hear about his passing. He will be missed.
Saddened and shocked to hear of Ralph’s passing. Sincere condolences to his wife and three daughters, the love and joy of his life. I spent 20+ years teaching with Ralph at JohnXX111.He was an exceptional teacher.Kind, calm, patient he established a perfect learning environment for every student.He was a friend.
My deepest condolences to the Nunno family. I was fortunate to have Mr. Nunno as a teacher 10 years ago for grades 4 & 5. He is to this day, one of the most caring and dedicated educators I’ve ever encountered. He made sure we were academically challenged while still having fun – laughing Fridays with Mr. Nunno is a memory I still cherish 10 years later. His kindness and passion for teaching made the entire St. John XXIII community a brighter place. Mr. Nunno’s impact on the lives of his students will never be forgotten. He will be greatly missed.
One of my all time favorite teachers, we lived on the same street for a while, and I was lucky enough to have him twice! Still quote him to this day. “If you don’t do it right the first time, I’m gonna make you do it again!” “Hey Michael, What a guy!” and the way “Corner!” would roll off his tongue when he was calling a soccer game.
My condolences to the family, he will be missed.
To the entire Nunno family, my deepest heartfelt condolences.
The first time I met Ralph was at Pat and Bruno Bucci’s Christmas party approx 24 years ago. He and I hit it off right away (it was like we had known each other for years). Ralph always had a fantastic smile and had a great sense of humour. He would always tell his jokes “barzellette” in Italian and I enjoyed that very much. He was a warm, compassionate, fun loving man.
We did a couple of bike tours just recently, one in Quebec and the other in Simcoe County with 2 Buccis and we have fond memories of our time together.
Ralph, you will be dearly missed. Rest in Peace, my friend.
Heartfelt condolences and our prayers are with the Nunno family. Ralph will be missed. Rest In Peace .
My deepest condolences to the Nunno family. As a young boy in Italy I got to know Ralph. We were neighbours in Monteleone and got into some adventures together. One time I recall Ralph making arrows for his home made bow out of the metal ribs of an old umbrella. We shot them into a wooden barn door for hours.
I regret not maintaining our friendship in Canada.
My prayers and thoughts are with your family and may God’s comfort and peace sustain each of you in the days ahead.
Nanda, we were shocked and saddened by the news. We could not attend the visitation in person, but want to pass on our sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.
May Ralph rest in peace.
My deepest condolences to the Nunno Family. I am shocked and saddened by the news of his passing. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Nunno was so blessed. He truly was an incredible person.
My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. I am so very sorry!
My sympathy goes out to Ralph’s dear family.
Ralph was a wonderful teacher at John XX111
where I was also a teacher. Ralph’s smile and
sense of humour brought light to every day
at school. His students and all of the teachers
enjoyed being around him. So very sad to
hear of his passing.
Sincerely, Stephanie Fleury
Dear Nanda and family, we are saddened of the news of Ralph’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and the girls. May he rest in eternal peace.
~Gabriella LaPianta and family
I am very sad to read about Ralph’s passing. I had the pleasure to get to know Ralph while I taught French at Saint John 23rd. He was a class act and always calm, cool and collected. I will remember him as a good guy who I was lucky to have crossed paths with even if it was briefly. R.I.P Ralph.
We are heart broken….. our hearts have sunk. Mr. Nunno was a “CLASS ACT”, an HONOUR to have known. He taught both my kids Daniela and Joseph and was one of the most influential individual for both. We enjoyed running into him during our walks many years later always enjoying wonderful stories. A GREAT GIVER and HUMAN being. . I’m so sorry to have found out months later. To this day I use his famous words “Keep doing what your doing and you’ll keep getting what your getting” ….. GOD BLESS … RIP..Our sincerest condolences to the entire Nunno Family.