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Paolina Pecchia

January 25, 1922 — February 13, 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Paolina Pecchia, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a dear friend to many. She left this world peacefully on February 13th, 2024, in North York, Ontario, Canada. She was surrounded by her loving family as she transitioned to her eternal rest. Born on January 25th, 1922, in the picturesque town of Campodimele, Latina, Italy, her life was made by love and warmth. From her earliest days, she embraced the values of family and friendship that would guide her throughout her life. Her journey led her far from her birthplace as she embarked on a new adventure to Brazil and then to Canada. She settled in Toronto and built a beautiful life for herself and her loved ones.

The family was always at the center of Paolina’s heart, now reunited in heaven with her beloved husband of 77 years Onofrio. Daughter of her loving parents Nicodemo and Maria Civita Zannella. She is survived by her four daughters who she had the immense pleasure in raising and showering them with affection, guidance, and unwavering support: Natalina (Milton), Elvira (Michele), Maria Silvanna, Gina (Tom). As a grandmother, her love knew no bounds, and her presence brought warmth and joy to the lives of Adrienne (John-Paul), Jacqueline (Joe), Francesco (Nicole), Kristian (Maddison).  Paolina relished in their laughter, celebrated their accomplishments, and never tired of the stories they shared. The bond she formed with each grandchild was a testament of her enduring love. Paolina embraced each new generation with open arms and created lasting memories that will forever be etched in the hearts of her great-grandchildren Nicholas, Victoria, Tea, Gabriel, Sebastian, Nolan, and Alexander. Beyond her immediate family circle, her love extended to countless extended family members and friends who were touched by her warm spirit. In the past seven years she was cared for by many loving caregivers: Jonamyrh, Kaharina, Mary-Rose, Ruth, Rosalinda, Delia, Glenda, Marjorie, and many others.

Paolina was a remarkable woman who lived a life filled with love and passion. She embraced the simple pleasures in life and found fulfillment in everyday activities. Her hobbies included cooking and baking her famous lemon cake, which brought smiles to all of us, on even the gloomiest of days. The aroma of fresh herbs from her bountiful garden would fill her home with an enchanting fragrance. Paolina’s green thumb was truly magical as she nurtured vibrant flowers and lush plants throughout the seasons. She also enjoyed knitting beautiful garments and lovingly shared them with her family. Her skill as a dressmaker allowed her to create unique pieces that displayed her talent and mindfulness. 

Paolina Pecchia’s passing leaves behind a void that can never truly be filled. While we mourn the loss of such a remarkable woman, many will find solace in the memories we have shared with her. She has left an indelible mark on our hearts and will be remembered fondly for generations to come.

In Loving Memory,

The Family of Paolina Pecchia.

If desired, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or North York General Hospital Foundation

Visitation will be held at Westminster Funeral & Reception Centre (5826 Bathurst St. between Finch and Steeles on the west side), located on the grounds of Westminster Cemetery, it is the first building on your left. The family will receive guests on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The Funeral Service will be held in the Trillium Chapel of Westminster on Thursday February 22, 2024 at 10:30am with entombment to follow at Westminster Cemetery & Mausoleum.

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First Visitation

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Westminster Funeral & Reception Centre

5826 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M2R 1Y6

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Second Visitation

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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5826 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M2R 1Y6

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Westminster Funeral & Reception Centre

5826 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M2R 1Y6

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Entombment

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Westminster Cemetery & Mausoleum

5830 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M2R 1Y6

Light of Christ Mausoleum Main Floor, Aisle F

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