GATTO, Guido - It is with profound sadness that the Gatto family announces the sudden passing of Guido Gatto, on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in this, his 80th year.
Beloved husband of Luciana (nee Visentin) for 56 years.
Loving father of Oscar, Paolo (Francis Hartman), Paola (Bill Malyk), Lora (Bruce Everitt) and Lisa. Cherished Nonno of Nicholas, Adele, Marcus, Sarah, Adam, Sean, Ryan, Jake, Thomas Julia and Nathan.
Guido is survived by his sister Antonietta Visentin and his brother Luigi Gatto. Predeceased by his brothers Udisio, Severino and Angelo and sisters Daria and Zita. Guido will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews, especially Virginio Finora.
Guido was born on June 16, 1937 in Caselle d’Alitvole, Italy and came to Canada in 1958. He started a successful homebuilding business 47 years ago, which continues today, through his sons. Guido was great a many things and to many people, but his biggest accomplishment was his family. He took exceptional pride in his workmanship and instilled a strong work ethic in all his children. Up until his last days, he loved going to the job site to work with his sons. He continues to live on through his children and in all of us.
Family and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son funeral home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil for Guido will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place at Holy Rosary Church, 175 Emma St., Guelph, on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., followed by cremation.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Guido Gatto Memorial Scholarship Fund (cheques payable to Conestoga College) or to the Holy Rosary Church Building Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family.