Obituary of Giuseppe "Joe" Grandinetti
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Giuseppe on Saturday, September 4, 2021 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Angela (nee Cino), for 60 years. Cherished father of Gerry (Angela), Linda Christianson (Brian), and Delia (Carmine Biasucci). Adored Nonno of Kayla, Brandon, and Sierra Grandinetti, Ashley Christianson, and Emily and Matteo Biasucci. Son of the late Raffaele Grandinetti and late Maria Mazzuca. Brother of the late Antonio (late Francesca), late Nicola, late Giovanni (late Adelina), late Gaetano, late Carmine (Rosa), late Giovanna Marghella (late Arturo), Geniale (late Teresa), late Francesco (Emma), late Gennaro (late Rose), and late Teresa Colombi (Franco). Son-in-law of the late Giuseppe Cino and late Maria Guidocci. Brother-in-law of the late Nicolina Vozza (late Amadeo), Carmela Greco (late Natale), Pasqualina Veltri (Giulio), all of Italy; and, Gilda Bruni (late Domenico) and Franca Vommaro (Franco), of Sault Ste. Marie. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
Born in the town of Aiello Calabro, Italy, Giuseppe immigrated to Canada in 1956 at the age of 24, in search of job opportunities. As a young man, he worked on the construction of the Montreal River Hydroelectric Dam Project, and often shared stories of the cold and dangerous working conditions. Later, as a dedicated Cement Finisher, at Stone and Webster, he was promoted to the position of Foreman. He will be fondly remembered for the sacrifices he made, in order to provide for his family.
Family meant the world to Giuseppe. Together, with Angela, they created a loving and supportive home, centered around Italian culture and values. Italian traditions, like wine- and sausage-making, became all-out family events. Joe loved spending hours tending to his vegetable garden and enjoyed sharing the fruits of his labour with his family, especially with his grandchildren, who would always put a smile on his face.
Joe will be remembered for his gentle manner, quiet determination, and wiry strength, as well as his innate ability to construct or fix just about anything. He was the ultimate recycler, never letting anything go to waste. Above all, Giuseppe was a family man who expressed his love for us, through daily acts of care and devotion.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, a private family service will take place. Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
We are so proud of our beloved husband, Dad, and Nonno. We will miss him dearly, but know he will be forever in our hearts. We will love you always. Ti ameremo per sempre, e tu sarai sempre nei nostri cuori.
Arrangements entrusted to Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758).