(August 17, 1939 - January 21, 2021)
It is with profound sadness and heartache that the family of Francesco DeLuca, announce his peaceful passing at his home, with loved ones by his side.
Left to forever mourn his loss is his wife of 60 years, Leokadia (Lillian), his daughters, Rose (Rob), Mary (George), Sylvia (Claudio) and Franca (Brian). He had a special bond with each of his sons-in-law who will truly miss him. His endless love will always be felt by his grandchildren, Christina (Chris), Nicole (Dan), Julie, Nicholas, Lucas, Brianna, his little buddy Nathan, and his great-grandchildren, Jaydon, Logan, Kiah, and Cyler.
Frank was born to Domenico and Rosa DeLuca of Catanzaro Italy, and was brother to the late Vito (late Lisa) DeLuca, late Francesca DeLuca, late Marco (survived by Rosetta) DeLuca. He also leaves behind his much loved and adored sister Maria Polito (Rocco), who he was so grateful to visit with, often. He was the loved son-in-law of the late Anton and late Marie Prosser, and brother-in-law of the late Edward and late Elizabeth Prosser. He is also survived and loved by his many nieces and nephews, near and far, and their families who will deeply miss him.
Frank celebrated his 80th birthday (2019) and was surrounded by his family near and far with the special presence of his niece Maria Grazia DeLuca of Italy. Born in Simbario Catanzaro, Italy, Frank at the age of 16 left his home to build a life in Canada where he settled in Sault Ste. Marie and met the love of his life Leokadia “Leo”, together, side by side, raising their family of four daughters. Anyone who knew him would say he was a selfless man with strong morals, endless courage and conviction, a man, who loved his family unconditionally and never disappointed. He was never idle and always took pride through the years growing the finest vegetables in his garden, and making wine and sausage. He enjoyed picking blueberries, hunting, and fishing, but most of all spending valuable family time having bonfires.
Rest in Peace dear Dad and Nonno, your memory will live on forever in our hearts. In every aspect of our lives, we will forever feel your presence.
The family would like to express our sincere appreciation to Dr. Booth, and special gratitude to the caring and compassionate nurses of Bayshore (Marnie and Lisa) who made this past while so bearable and comforting for us and for our father.
A private family and burial service will be held on Monday, January 25, 2021. Arrangements have been entrusted to the O’Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 215 St. James St, 705-759-8456. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the charity of your choice.
Vola also esii libero, il tuo dolore e andato. Vive Per sempre nei nostri cuori.
Soar high and be free, your pain is gone. You live forever in our hearts.