elevated bGv4z May 28, 1947 ~ July 27, 2020

elevated bGv4z Funeral Mass
Private – Friday July 31, 2020

elevated bGv4z Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home

elevated bGv4z Cremation

elevated bGv4z Assumption Catholic Cemetery

elevated bGv4z Obituary

elevated bGv4z It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father on July 27, 2020 at the Hospice Simcoe in Barrie. Roberto passed away peacefully after enduring a long struggle with cancer and will be terribly missed but forever in our hearts and minds.

elevated bGv4z Roberto was born on May 28, 1947 in Mestre, Veneto, Italy and emigrated to Canada when he was only 7 years old. He is the son of Ignazio and Saveria Passafiume, brother to Salvatore Passafiume, (sister-in-law Angela) and predeceased by his sister Maria Antolini. He is the adored husband of Diane Passafiume and father to Lisa Marrelli (son-in-law Jim Marrelli) and Tina Lombardo (son-in-law Philip Lombardo). He has been blessed with five grandchildren: Felicia, Carmen, Isabella, Victoria and Angelina and a niece Savina, whom he felt like his own.

elevated bGv4z We know that there are many people who would want to pay tribute to Roberto and support the family during this time but are not able to due to the limited number of guests allowed within the current COVID environment. Know that we have you in our hearts and minds and are extremely grateful. The funeral mass will be shared on a live-stream broadcast at 12:00 noon on Friday, July 31, 2020 via Holy Cross Chapel in Thornhill. 

elevated bGv4z Please click on the link provided to join the live-stream mass 


elevated bGv4z If you would like to donate something in Roberto’s memory we respectfully request to direct your donations to the following charitable organizations:

elevated bGv4z 1.Hospice Simcoe – www.hospicesimcoe.ca
336 Penetanguishene Road
Barrie, Ontario L4M 7C2

elevated bGv4z 2.Childhood Cancer Canada – www.childhoodcancer.ca
20 Queen Street W.
Unit 702
Toronto, ON M5H 3R3

elevated bGv4z As family and genuine friendships mattered most and transcended all his pain, Roberto often shared that ‘without love there is nothing’.   Robert/Papa we will miss your loving and kind heart, warm embrace and jovial spirit. We know you are in a better place because God saw you and called you home to fly. Rest in peace and God bless you forever.

elevated bGv4z God Saw You:
God saw you getting tired,
When a cure was not to be,
So He closed His arms around you,
And whispered “Come to Me”.

elevated bGv4z A golden heart stopped beating,
Your gentle hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.

elevated bGv4z In tears we say you sinking,
We watched you fade away,
Our hearts were almost broken,
You fought so hard to stay.
But when we saw you sleeping,
Peacefully and free from pain,
We could not wish you back,
To suffer that again.

elevated bGv4z So keep your arms him Lord,
And give him special care,
Make up for all he suffered,
That seemed to us unfair.

elevated bGv4z So many times we’ve needed you,
So many times we’ve cried,
If love could have saved you,
You never would have died.

elevated bGv4z You are loved and forever in our hearts.

elevated bGv4z  

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