SCOLARO, Giovanni - (January 23, 1930 - September 22, 2020)
Our dear father, he endured many challenges in life and persevered; becoming an orphan at the age of 9. Experiencing the hardships of the Second World War famine, working on many farms for food and eventually enlisting in the Alpini Italian army in 1951.
His journey continued, arriving in Canada in 1954 to build a new life, again faced with the many challenges of not speaking the language, not having any money and wondering if his life is getting worse.
Things started to change; he met our mother and got married in 1958, then his family expanded with me a year later and my sister 7 years later. I can honestly say our father without any formal education, adapted to the life challenges in front of him.
He achieved the ultimate legacy of creating a safe loving home, maintaining a family that now has expanded with 5 grandchildren and basically created memories for all of us to treasure. Not all was always perfect as my father endured his personal challenges but we as a family stayed united to ensure harmony and more importantly love and respect within our family.
In addition, his love of birds provided him a sense of peace. Canaries and pigeons were his passion, identifying his
birds at times with specific names. And of course, what Italian father didn’t have a passion for their garden, making wine and grappa. Dad attended to these hobbies passionately.
This year my father was able to achieve a major milestone turning 90 and we are for ever grateful and proud to be able to share this achievement.
In closing, our father was a great man, his legacy and memories will remain in our hearts. We will miss you dearly, riposa in pace poppy.
Arrangements with Ward Funeral Homes, Woodbridge chapel.