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Pedulla Domenico



It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Domenic on January 06, 2016 with his loving wife and family by his side.

Domenic was born January 01, 1928 in Siderno Italy. He arrived to Canada in April of 1950 to find a better life and opportunity for his family.

He was proud as an Italian and blessed to be a Canadian. In Canada he was lucky to find work, he worked very hard but like many others who were coming to a new beginning in a new land he worked at many jobs in many places in Fort William and throughout Ontario until opening Roma Bakery with his wife Maria in November of 1962.

Domenic was a kind man who respected all. For Domenic family was everything, and taking care of them was his only priority. Instilling good values was very important to him and one of many lessons taught was “to receive respect you must give respect”. Above all else he insisted the importance of staying close to each other.

He enjoyed visiting with his family, gardening, making wine, playing cards and traveling to Mexico.

He also found great pleasure fishing and hunting with the boys at 7 Bear Lodge. Many know that there was always room at his table to break bread and share a glass of wine with him and his growing family. Domenic was a generous man who never expected anything in return and truly believed that everyone deserved a chance. Domenic is survived by his wife of 66 years Maria. 

Children, Teresa (Domenic) Commisso, Lina (Joe) Commisso, Joe, Frank (Maria Teresa), Julie (Ralph) DiBiagio, Domenic (Shannon) and Mirella (Salvatore) Lizzi. Grandchildren, Nick (Genevieve), Rosemarie, Mimmo, Joe (Jennifer), Luisa, Vincenzo, Micheal, Domenic P, Annamaria, Amanda, Sasha, Domenic L, Salvatore, Daniel, Josephine, Leia and first great grandchild Lianna. Brother Cosimo (Rosetta) Pedulla, Brothers in-law Domenic (Pina) Lizzi, Cosimo (Maggie) Lizzi, sister’s in-law Ida (Carmen) Staltari, Pina (Cosimo) Commisso, Lina (Carmen) Commisso and Teresina Lizzi. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews here in Canada, Italy and Argentina. Special people that stayed close to Domenic included nephew Francesco Pedulla, close friends Don Perrier, Tim Tennant and Rod Vass.

Pre-deceased by his parents Girolomo & Teresa, son Salvatore, father and mother-in law Salvatore & Emilia Lizzi, brothers Francesco and wife Lidia, Giovanni and wife Lina, sister Maria, brother in-law Antonio Lizzi, nieces Teresa Pedulla and Rosie Rupolo.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Intensive Care Unit for the care, compassion and understanding in treating Domenic.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Domenic’s name be made to the TBRHSF Intensive Care Unit.

Visitation will be held Sunday January 10, 2016 at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church beginning at 3PM with prayers to follow at 6PM.

Funeral services for Domenic will be held on Monday January 11, 2016 at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church at 11:00 AM with entombment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Dominic Pedulla will be remembered in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove.  Annual dedication service Sunday, June 11, 2017.


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