Husband, father, Nonno, son, brother. Elio L. Marcon passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013 after a brave battle against heart disease and cancer. Cherished husband of Clarine (Berard), adored father of Michael Elio (Windsor), Carol Anne and Ron Biddle (Grand Rapids, MI), Mark Anthony and Velma (LaSalle). Loving Nonno to Corey Alexander Biddle and Catherine Grace Biddle. Dear son of Oreste (1940) and Angela (1995) Marcon. Step-son to Angelo Agnolin (1980). Dear brother to Mary and Peter (deceased) Santarossa, Loretta and John Todesco, Eleanor and Giancarlo Cocchetto and Lida and Frank Naccarato. Dear brother-in-law to Darlene and Daniel (deceased) Shynkar, Oran and Anne Berard. Son-in-law of the late Verna and Henry Berard. Survived by many nieces and nephews.
Elio worked for Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. for 40 years during which time he was Advertising Sales Promotional Assistant (Hiram Walker Inc.), Supervisor of Advertising Services, Assistant to Vice President-Director of Advertising, Marketing Manager (Hiram Walker Int.), Vice President-Director of Marketing (Montreux, Switzerland), Vice President Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd., Vice President Hiram Walker & Sons Inc.-Manager of Corporate Marketing, Vice President Hiram Walker-Gooderham & Worts Ltd.-Assistant to the President of Marketing, Vice President Hiram Walker-Gooderham & Worts Ltd-President Hiram Walker Wine & Specialties Group (U.S.A.)-Member of the Management Board, Vice President-Director of Corporate Purchasing North America, and Vice President-Director of Administrative Services North America.
Elio was involved in many charities, notably Junior Achievement, The United Way, University of Windsor Building Fund, Art Gallery of Windsor Building Fund, President of the Canadian Red Cross-Windsor Chapter, Windsor Police Services Board Member and Windsor Regional Hospital Board (Chair for the Mental Health & Long Term Care at Malden Centre).
Elio travelled the world over many times during his career. His personal interests were hockey, reading, gardening and travelling with his wife, children and grandchildren. Elio loved life and people. To know him was to love him. He was a kind, generous and loving man. He will be remembered by us all for his sweet nature and great sense of humour. Rest well, Dear One. Donations to It’s In Your Jeans would be appreciated by the family.
Visiting Wednesday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Thursday 11:30 a.m. from Families First Funeral Home 3260 Dougall South Windsor 519 969 5841 to Corpus Christi (1400 Cabana Road) for Mass at 12 noon. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery with cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca