ORTALI, Ferdinando “Fred”, of St. Thomas, age 89, passed away peacefully at Country Terrace, Komoka on Friday, March 24, 2017.  Beloved husband of Franca (nee Buttazzoni) Ortali.  Dearly loved father of Robert Ortali (late Meri) of Toronto, Dario Ortali (Filomena) of Maple, and Claudia Ortali (Donald Allen) of Scottsdale, AZ.  Cherished grandfather of Marc Ortali, Vanessa Ortali, both of Toronto, and Vasili Ortali of Maple.  Also survived by several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.  He was the brother of the late Ranieri and late Carlo Ortali.  Born in Maiano, Province of Udine, Italy, March 2, 1928, he was the son of the late Alfonso and Isolina (nee Pecile) Ortali.  Fred immigrated to Canada in September of 1965.  He was a retired employee of Ford Motor Company of Canada’s St. Thomas Assembly Plant.  Fred was a member of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington Street, St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Sunday afternoon, April 2nd from 2:00-5:00 p.m. (Prayers at 4:30 p.m.) The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas on Monday, April 3rd at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to Country Terrace, Komoka re: Residents Council Fund or the STEGH Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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