Obituary of Rosaria Pedatella
Our Mom, Nanny and "Great Nonna" was so very blessed to have a family she wholeheartedly loved, lifelong friends and neighbours she sincerely valued, and an outstanding team of healthcare providers she held in the highest regard.
In our eyes, Rosaria lived her life as everyone should: with an open and generous heart, a selfless spirit, and an unwavering faith in God. An Italian immigrant who bravely uprooted to the other side of the world, she became a proud Canadian while maintaining the cherished traditions of her homeland. For decades, the west-end house she shared with her late husband, Emilio, was a hub of activity. Everyone was welcome—and no one left hungry.
A grandmother of six, and a "Great Nonna" of two, Mom had a special yet unique relationship with all of us. We could always depend on her full support, her honest (and sometimes tough) advice, and her unconditional love. When alone with one of her grandchildren, she would always tell them: "You are my favourite!" She wasn't lying; her heart was big enough to fit many favourites. We are devastated she is gone, but grateful for a lifetime of memories. Her influence will live on in those of us left behind.
To honour our beloved mother and grandmother, and in lieu of thank-you cards, our family has made donations to two organizations close to Rosaria's heart: Breaking Away, and St. Veronica's Parish. In lieu of expressions of sympathy, we would be honoured if you made a donation in Mom’s name to one of the same organizations.
To quote Rosaria, “pace e bene" (peace and love) to all.
Franca, Pat, Mirinda, Michael, Louis, Veronica, Jon, Pina, Italo, Maria, Olivia, Jim, Nancy, Isaiah, David & Mary.
Friends and family are invited to attend the Graveside Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Mausoleum on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 12:00 noon. Masks and social distancing are required.
Arrangements entrusted to Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758).