Ettore D'Antonio

Ettore D'Antonio

Monday, October 30th, 1933 - Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
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D'ANTONIO, Ettore - It is with great sadness that the family of Ettore D'Antonio announces his passing on May 18, 2021. Ettore (Tony), in his 88th year passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, after a brief and unexpected battle with cancer. Ettore will be deeply missed by Giovanna, his wife of 67 years and his children Julio (JoAnn), Marisa (John) and Rita. His grandchildren will remember fondly of their Nonno; Jason, Stephen (Jennifer), Joel (Kim), Samantha, Kate, Joseph and Sebastiano. He was the son of Giuseppe and Carmela and he has five brothers; Domenico, Camillo, Alfredo, Attilio and Guerino.

Ettore loved to entertain his dear friends, thoroughly enjoying their company while sharing a meal and dancing at the many parties in their basement. His sense of humour was evident, even in his last days with his family as he still cracked a joke and made us laugh. The time that Ettore spent with his friends was the best medicine that he could have. He was a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews who will miss his sense of humour. His favourite place was Acapulco, where he and Giovanna spent over 40 winters making many memories and new friends. He loved to sit on the balcony at the Santa Catalina Hotel enjoying the peaceful view. Ettore’s greatest joy was his garden. He loved to spend time amongst his flowers and vegetables where he enjoyed the fruits of his labour. He definitely had a green thumb as was evident by his large and beautiful gardens. Ettore immigrated to Canada from Italy in 1958 and made a wonderful life here for his family. Ettore lived life to the fullest and he loved nothing more than having his family and friends around him. He will be remembered with love and held closely in our hearts. May he rest in peace in the eternal garden of our Lord.

The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Shafir and Nurse Laura and the compassionate and supportive palliative team who supported Ettore and his family during this very difficult time. Special thanks to the staff at the Guelph General Hospital who took such wonderful care of him during his stay. We are so grateful for the many prayers that have been extended from our dear friends and family during this time.

A private funeral service for Ettore will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St N, Guelph. The funeral will be available to watch live through ZOOM using the link available on the funeral home website. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences can be made online at
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  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 21st, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Friday, May 21st, 2021 1:00pm
    Dublin Chapel
    252 Dublin St. N.
    Guelph, Ontario N1H 4P3
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    Friday, May 21, 2021 at 1 p.m.

    Father Jeff Bergsma
  • Interment

    Our Lady Immaculate Mausoleum, Marymount Cemetery
    5400 Hwy 6N.
    Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2
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Michael Finoro

Posted at 10:08am
Mr. D’ Antonio was a wonderful, warm person. Just being in his presence made you feel happy
as he exuded goodness and kindness to everyone around him. Although I do not remember for certain, my brother, Andy and I may have been visiting as boys on the day the Leafs last won the Stanley Cup. I also enjoyed speaking to Mrs. D’Antonio and Julio.
The family always made us feel welcome!
May God bless!
Michael Finoro

Lynn Sorbara

Posted at 09:03am
I would also like to send my deepest sympathy to the D'Antonio family. Mr. D'Antonio was a kind and gentle man who made us feel welcome whenever we visited. He will be missed. Sincerely, Lynn (Finoro) Sorbara

Andrew Finoro

Posted at 08:53am
My deepest condolences to the family. I will always remember Mr. D'Antonio as a kind and caring man. As kids, we would visit his and his wife's place with our parents. He always had a smile on his face, always, always made us feel welcome and was generous to all who visited his home. He was a man of integrity, and was respected because of who he was, an honest, hard working family man, a gentle soul, who I know has been welcomed with open arms by Our Lord. I believe at this moment he and my dad are having a great conversation about the old times. May he rest in peace. Andrew Finoro

Anita Moretti

Posted at 02:23pm
To the D’Antonio families, so sorry to hear of Antonio’s passing. I will always remember the basement parties, the delicious meals and how Ettore was always so funny and lighthearted. He will be dearly missed. Anita Moretti-Tauriello and Family.

Erene Gertsakis-Lanna

Posted at 07:36pm
Wishing you Peace to bring comfort, Courage to face the days ahead, and Loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences Rita, Joseph and family. Erene Gertsakis-Lanna.

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