PACIOCCO Giovanni (John)

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Peacefully surrounded by the love of his family, after a courageous battle, at the F. J. Davey Home on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the age of 84.

Beloved and devoted husband of the late Mary Rose (nee Stortini) for 52 years. Loving father of Carla Buffone (Lou), Brenda Paciocco and John Paul Paciocco (Cathy). Cherished and proud Grandpa of Adam, Jessica and Lucas Buffone, Andrew and Mikaela Chorney, Stefan and Paul Paciocco.

Predeceased by his parents Giacomo and Giulia Paciocco. Brother of the late Florina Martinicchio (late Cesare), late Antonio (Ginetta), late Genia Ferrara (late Casimiro) and Manturino Paciocco (Finesia), Elda Bucciarelli (late Tony) and Mario Paciocco (Olga). Dear brother-in-law of the Honourable Ray Stortini (Mary Kay), late John Stortini (late Stella) and the late Leonard Stortini (late Gloria). Special uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Dad, the devotion and love you showered your family with over the years is an inspiration for all. You showed incredible courage, strength and determination through all of your medical battles. We are forever indebted and grateful to dad’s guardian angel, a generous and selfless heart donor, who extended dad’s amazing life journey by 17 years.

A private family service will be held at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation & Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Road 705-945-7758). Monsignor Victor Amadio will officiate. Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum.

Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

A very special thank you to the compassionate and caring staff of the 2nd floor of Driftwood Beach at the F. J. Davey Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered at www.northwoodfuneral.com

If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.