The Lord called him home in a peaceful manner at the Carpenter Hospice, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in his 92nd year.
This gentle, loving, caring and wonderful man has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts and will be supremely missed by his wife and best friend of 67 years Gertrude (Bessette) and his children Bob (Marie), Alan (Carla), Michael (Gail) and Louise (Mario).
Family was the pivotal essence of Louis' life. He was proud and honoured to be the patriarch, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to our large family.
He has been a major presence in the lives of his children and grandchildren. He is a proud grandfather to Bryan (Christy), Laura, Jayke, Cassandra (Scott), Karyn (Mike), Carly, Kate (Mike), Emily (Mike), Scott, Brooke (Luca), Brett (Rachel), Brittney, Andrew, Sarah and Olivia. He cherished his role of great-grandfather to Nicholas, Anthony, Lilianna, Chelsea, Ava and James.
Born in Italy and immigrating to Canada in 1938, Louis spent his life as a hardworking, dedicated, faithful and loving man. He had a long-standing relationship with God and was very blessed with his faith to his dying breath.
He was predeceased by his parents Rafael and Filomena, his brother Maurice, brothers-in-law Mario and Richard and sisters-in-law, Rosetta, Rena, Claudette and Rayjeanne. He is survived by his loving brother Eddie, brothers-in-law Larry and Danny and sisters-in-law Monique, Michele and Jacqueline. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family would like to thank all the health care professionals from the LHIN and CCAC for their great care in the last couple of months of his life and are sincerely grateful to the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Carpenter Hospice who comforted and cared for him in his last days.
Louis will be forever remembered for his beautiful smile, gentle eyes, caring heart, loving embrace and unconditional love. Although our hearts are heavy, we will celebrate his life and find comfort that he is in heaven watching over us.
All are welcome for visitation to take place at Smith's Funeral Home, Guelph Line chapel, Burlington, on Friday, July 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 2265 Headon Rd., Burlington, ON Saturday, July 14th, at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, Ontario.