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Surrounded by his loving family and with the light of angels dancing around him, Tony De Cata passed away in Sudbury on Thursday, October 17th, 2018 at the age of 70 years. His bravery, courage and strength were amazing. Beloved husband of Christine (nee Canarsi) of Lively. Loving father of Matthew De Cata and Micheal De Cata (partner Shelby), both of Sudbury. Dear brother of Nancy Boucher (late husband Joe) of Sudbury. Cherished uncle of Ellis and Jessica of Sudbury and Josh of London. Tony was born in Italy on January 6th, 1948 to parents Lucia and Matteo De Cata, both predeceased. At the age of 9, he immigrated to Canada with his family. For over 30 years, Tony worked as an engineer for CP Rail. He was a man with a huge heart and would have been there in a minute to help anyone in need. His first love was always his family but his second love was golf. Tony enjoyed many years working at Pinegrove Golf where he made many friends and had lively conversations. In his spare time, he also enjoyed fishing and watching his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs. A very special thank you to his golfing buddy Phil, nurse Terry and especially Dawn for all the compassion and support you showed our family while Tony was at home. Thank you to Dr. Tenhunen and all the staff at Maison McCulloch Hospice. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial mass, to celebrate Tony’s life, will be held at St. Anthony’s Church on Mary Street in Sudbury on Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 12 noon. A reception will follow at the Caruso Club (lower hall) where relatives and friends are invited to continue sharing good memories of Tony. Donations to the Sudbury Hospice Foundation (by cheque please) would be greatly appreciated. Cremation arrangements in care of Simple Wishes of the North. (705) 470-7070

Condolence Messages

  1. Anita Tilson

    19 October 2018 8 months ago

    Dear Christine, so sorry to hear of the loss of Tony. My heart goes out to you and your family. He will be laughing & playing golf now everyday.
    Anita & Glenn Tilson

  2. Donna Sloan Makela

    19 October 2018 8 months ago

    Dear Chris, Matthew, Michael, Nancy and family
    Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Tony. He was such a great guy and even though I haven’t seen you guys much in the last 20 years, I always smile when I think of Tony. The world was a better place having him in it.
    In sympathy
    Your friend
    Donna Sloan Makela and family

  3. Lynn Toppazzini

    19 October 2018 8 months ago

    He was one of the people I knew lived his life to the fullest. He was a great man who left an incredible legacy. May all the beautiful memories that you shared together give you comfort and peace at this difficult period. My heart goes out to you Christine, Matthew, Michael and Nancy…,and to his family and friends. He will remains in our hearts forever. Take Care of each other. I’m sorry for your loss.

  4. Trina Avery

    20 October 2018 8 months ago

    Thinking of you all and sending our love to you Christine, Matthew and Michael. Tony will be missed. We loved coming to Sudbury when the kids had hockey tourneys and Tony and Chris would always come to cheer them on! Greyson still talks about getting to sit in the Corvette!
    Xoxo Love Trina, Brent, Owen and Greyson Avery

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