LEONI, Leontina (nee Bunkiewicz) - (March 23, 1946 - February 10, 2018) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She will be missed by her husband Leo and her daughters Monica (Chris Lambeck) and Sabrina (Lou Celli). She will always remain in the hearts of her adored grandsons, Nico and Lucas Lambeck. They were her source of sunshine and joy.
She is survived by her mother Solidea Bunkiewicz, her brother Romano Bunkiewicz, her sister Simonetta Leduc (Pierre) and her sister-in-law Clodette Perri (Tony).
She will be remembered with love by extended family and friends. Leontina was born in Italy, spent time in Argentina as a child, and eventually returned to Italy, where she loved to take in the beauty of Rome. She and Leo later settled in Canada and started their family
Leontina was happiest when surrounded by her loved ones and always put their needs ahead of her own. Saturday brunches and “Pasta Tuesdays” became treasured traditions. She was proud to be a “Hockey Nonna”, cheering in the stands at Nico’s and Lucas’ games, and marvelled at how she had mastered the art of tying up skates and doing up goalie pads.
We will hold so many memories of her in our hearts, and are grateful for the love she gave us.
The family would like to thank Dr. Khera, Dr. Russell and Dr. Major, and their respective teams, for wonderful care over the years, as well as the staff at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice for making her final days comfortable.
Family and friends will be received for visitation at Bay Gardens funeral home "William J. Markey Chapel" 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton on Monday February 12th from 5 to 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday February 13th at 11:00 am. Private cremation and entombment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Care Foundation, JDRF or the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice would be appreciated.