It is with heavy hearts that the Maggio family announces the passing of our loving father and beloved husband Gabriele Maggio. Born December 13, 1937, Palermo, Sicily. He immigrated to Canada in 1966. Our dad passed away peacefully at home on April 24, 2018. Gabriele Maggio, husband of Tita (nee Palazzolo) for 57 years. He was the son of Saverio and Giovanna (nee Lopes). Father of Giovanna Kyrtsakas (Christos), Saverpierre Maggio (Marisa), Antoinette Maggio, and Gabriel Maggio Jr.(Nancy). Brother of Paulo (d), Aurelio, Pino (d), Salvatore, Franco (d) and Italia (d). Beloved Nonno of George, Tita, Maggie, Zoe, Chloe, Titamarie, Gabriepascal, Emmanuel, Dante, Noah, Cole and Beau. He was an artist. He had graceful style of art ahead of its time. His mind moved as freely and fluid as his hand. A lover of conversation, language, music, and philosophy. Never forgetting his humble beginnings, everyday he would thank our Lord God for everything and everybody. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered in our hearts. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 2-5pm & 7-9pm. Parish prayers at 4:30pm. Family & friends are asked to gather directly at St. Angela Merici Church (980 Louis Ave) on Saturday, April 28, 2018 for the Funeral Mass beginning at 9:30am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gabriele may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to Artcite. Condolences and cherished memories may be shared with his family at www.windsorchapel.com

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