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Joseph Gatti

Joseph Raymond Gatti

Sunday, October 14th, 1928 - Sunday, May 10th, 2020
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Joseph Raymond Gatti

October 14, 1928 to May 10, 2020

With deep sadness we announce the passing of Joe Gatti in his 92nd year after a life well lived. Joseph is survived by his cherished wife Mary (nee Pisni) of 70 years. Loving Dad of Carole Ingham (Brian), Paul Gatti (Pam) and John Gatti (Daniela). Beloved Papa to Matthew, Andrea, Laura, Jill, Paula and great papa of Kamyiah, Nova, Liam, Grace and Faith. Loved brother of Vance Gatti and predeceased by sisters Rose Gatti, Carmella Dalianas and Enis Smith.

Joe was born in Transcona, Manitoba to parents Mose and Josephine Gatti both from Codogne, Italy. He left as a young man for Toronto where he met Mary his sweetheart for life. He spent 34 wonderful years with Air Canada in Toronto and retired as District Manager in North Bay. A respected member of his community he was a Rotarian, member of SKAL International, the Davedi Club and a board member for St. Joseph's Hospital. A skilled story teller Joe was known for his sense of humour, sage advice, generous spirit, endless curiosity and gratitude for his life and family. Joe is fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and many friends in Winnipeg, Toronto, North Bay and Alliston.

A celebration of Joseph’s life will be held at a future date. In Lieu of flowers please donate to the Leukemia Society of Canada, a charity of your choice or make someone smile; it's what dad would have done.

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Posted at 11:52pm

Even though I know you were not young anymore you were always young at heart so to me it feels like you are gone way too young and way too soon. It is so hard for me to believe that you are gone. That you are not in your house anymore when I come to visit.

You have been like a father to me. You have taught me to always be proud of myself and that who you are as a person and your character is more important then what you do. You've taught me the importance of family and always showing kindness and respect to each other. You have always impressed me with your yearning for knowledge. I believe you've passed this drive for life long learning down through your family.

I'll always remember hugging your joyful belly from when I was a little girl to the last days I saw you last summer. There was something about those skinny arms and legs and joyful smile that made me feel like home. I will remember you sitting in your chair in your living room watching your family grow, feeling so proud. I will always remember when you met Liam and how excited and proud you are of him and me. Most of all I will remember all the wonderful days we spent with you North Bay. You made a home there for all of us and it was such a special place. I remember as a child you attempted to keep a few things for yourself and in the end we ended up playing in your bar and you had so much fun with us, showing us all your prized possessions. I will remember seeing the smile on your face every time we had a celebration, every time you were sung happy birthday and every time you were sitting at the head of the table with your family together I knew you were most proud.

Papa, I will miss you more than words can say. Thank you for such a beautiful life you have given us all. I hope to see you again one day but I like to think that you are still watching.

I love you with all my heart,

Your little Laura.

heather pettipas

Posted at 06:27pm
Sad news for sure, and virtual hugs go out to Carole and Brian and family. Heather Pettipas (friend and member of CFUW and FFO)

Anthony Schweinberger

Posted at 12:58pm
My sincere condolences to the Gatti family. I wish I could say I knew Joe better, but he was a Gentleman who was a superb friend to my Father and Mother. The few times I met him, he showed himself to be someone who had a talent to making those he met smile. My best wishes for peace for you all during this great loss.
Tony Schweinberger Jr.

Shelagh Barrington & george Maclaren

Posted at 10:58am
We met Joe and Mary at Ingham/Gatti family affairs, weddings and wedding celebrations. He was a man with a smile who enjoyed chatting and remembering your relationship with his daughter, Carol and the family.
Our condolences to the family
Shelagh & George

Aria M. Schweinberger

Posted at 12:10pm
Dear Mary, Carole, Paul, John and grandchildren,
Mary my deepest condolences at the loss of your beloved husband Joe. I can’t express the sadness I felt when Carole told me of his passing. My heart felt prayers will be offered for Joe and for the whole family. He will be greatly missed. My memories of Joe go back to our wedding back in August 1959 when he so generously agreed to be our best man. I will always remember when Joe, Mary, Carole, Paul and John came to our wedding. Joe and Mary were a team and were great role models for me, the new bride. I will cherish the wonderful memories of Joe, and the wonderful stories he told, and the great parties that were hosted at the Gatti home. May the good Lord welcome you in His embrace and shower you with His Grace.
Aria Schweinberger

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