Denise was born on June 10, 1964 and left this world on June 10, 2022. Born in Haiti, she moved to Montreal, QC at the age of 9. After attending post-secondary education, she moved to Thunder Bay, ON. She brought joy and happiness with her presence, and greeted everyone she met with a warm and welcoming smile. Denise lived her life by strong humanitarian principles, with great honesty, showing deep consideration for other’s needs. Her personality was strong and loving, which her family didn’t take for granted. She was elegant and refined, and had a passion for the simpler things in this life - such as cooking, gardening, raising chickens, and also enjoyed travelling. Throughout her life, Denise took pride in raising her children, and maintained a beautiful home. She loved spending time with family and friends, and was often the life of the party.
Denise is predeceased by her grandmother, Sulisa Wacleche, and her brother, Mario Wacleche. She is survived by her mother, Marie-Therese Wacleche, her husband, Salvatore (Sam) Pasqualino, her daughter, Krystele Tomeck, her sons, Justin Tomeck, and Jacob Tomeck, her sister, Nirva Wacleche, her twin brother, Daniel Wacleche, and her niece Vanessa Wacleche. Denise leaves us with heavy hearts and will be greatly missed, but her beautiful smile, words of wisdom, and spirit will resound in our hearts forever.
Private funeral services were held at Everest Funeral Chapel on June 16, 2022. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Toronto Hospital for Sick Children or Ronald McDonald House Charities, organizations that Denise felt strongly about - or to another charity of your choosing.