ANNOSANTINI, Sante - We are sad to announce that our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Sante Annosantini, passed away on Thursday April 6, 2017.
Sante was born April 1, 1933 in Mirano, Venice, Italy. He emigrated to Switzerland and then to Canada when he was eighteen.
He has proudly called Carlisle, Ontario, Canada his home for the last 57 years. This is where he built a beautiful home and raised his family with his wife, Maria Annosantini (nee Manzan). They were inseparable since their marriage… in 1961 in Postioma, Treviso.
Sante’s life was characterized by his tireless work ethic. He was an exceptional role model for his children and grandchildren. He also led a very healthy life. Sante lived having never been seriously ill and never had to be in hospital other than to be part of a McMaster University study on healthy octogenarians.
Sante and Maria had four children and nine grandchildren. Nella, her husband Valdemar Bulovas and their children William, Julia, and Ethan; Lidia and her husband Steve Taylor and their children Erica and Claudia; Silvio and his wife Leeanne Smart and their children Adam and Alexander; Stefano and his wife Anne Wood and their children Evan and Noah - we are all saddened by the sudden loss of our wonderfully strong father and grandfather.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, April 10th at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Freelton, ON at 11:00am. Reception to follow at St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Waterdown at 12:30pm.