It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother Ida. She was welcomed into the house of the Lord on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. She is now reunited with open arms by her beloved husband, Francesco, who passed away on May 10, 1993. Cherished and devoted mother of Marino (Anna), Sam (late Silvana), Mary Ann, Marcello (Adora), Nancy and Lori Sicoli (Dean). Precious and adored Nanna of Tina Montgomery (Marty) and Frank. Treasured Bisnonna of Grayson and Beckham Montgomery. Predeceased by her parents Maria and Geniale Gatto and her in-laws Salvatore and Antonietta DeGregorio. Special sister of Emma Gatto and predeceased by her siblings Antonio Gatto (Adelina), Caterina Guzzo (Gino), Teresa Buffone (Michele), Settimio Gatto (Gilda), Giuseppe Gatto, Rosario Gatto (Rosaria), Ortenzia Guzzo (Francesco), Enrico Gatto (Antonia) and Lucia Guzzo (Giovanni). Predeceased by her brother-in-law Antonio DeGregorio (Maria) and sisters-in-law Antonia Cuglietta (Battista) and Palmina Gabriele (Francesco). Fondly remembered and dearly missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends in Ontario, Edmonton, British Columbia, Italy, France and Argentina.
Our mother was born in Aiello, Calabria, Italy and made the long voyage with her husband, immigrating to Canada with four young children in April 1962. She always worked endlessly for her family and raised six children. Mom had a kind and generous nature and loved to feed everybody. She made the best lasagna and loved watching the Toronto Maple Leafs. We will always remember her wonderful sense of humour. The last two years, our mom loved spending time with her fur grandbaby, Zoe.
Friends and family are invited to visit at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758) on Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The family has requested that masks be worn. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Veronica’s Catholic Church on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Ron Ambeault officiating. Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial donations to St. Veronica’s Church would be greatly appreciated by the family. We would like to thank Dr. Pauline Bragaglia and Dr. Patricia Bouchard for the wonderful care Mom received over the years. A special thank you to Doctors Ayuen, Jim, Dawson and all the nurses, PSWs and the health care workers at the SAH Emergency Department and 3B Ward.
Cara Mama, Grazie mille per tutto il duro lavoro che hai fatto per noi Rimarrai nella nostri cuori per sempre.