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Nicola Diamanti

Nicola Diamanti

Tuesday, December 4th, 1923 - Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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God called Nicola peacefully on October 8th, 2020 at the age of 96. He will be forever missed by his loving wife, Maria. Cherished by his dear children, Roberto (Viviana), Miguel (Jane) and Adriana (Frank). Proud Nonno to Sophia and Noah. Nicola is now reunited in Heaven with his children, Giussepino, Giancarlo and Ana Maria and with his siblings. He will be held dear in the hearts of his family, relatives, and many friends. Visitations will take place at the Vescio Funeral Home Woodbridge Chapel (8101 Weston Rd. 905-850-3332) on Tuesday October 13, 2020 from 3-8 p.m. We will be livestreaming the visitation, to view please go to “photos & videos” on Nicola’s book of memories page, scroll down and click “watch webcast”. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday October 14, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church (100 Bainbridge Ave., at Martin Grove Rd.). Private Family Entombment to follow.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Vescio Funeral Home "Woodbridge Chapel"
    Address
    8101 Weston Rd.
    WOODBRIDGE, ON L4L1A6
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  • Service

    Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 | 9:30am
    When
    Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 9:30am
    Location
    St. Peter Roman Catholic Church "Woodbridge"
    Address
    100 Bainbridge Ave,
    Vaughan, ON L4L 3Y1
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  • Interment

    Location
    Private Entombment Service
    Address
    TORONTO, ONTARIO CANADA
    TORONTO, ON
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Roberto-Viviana

Posted at 10:19am
Papa, it is very difficult to accept not to have been there in your final days on earth. Viviana and I will always cherish the moments we had together

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Miguel Diamanti

Posted at 04:36pm
From the Diamanti Family.

NICOLA DIAMANTI
December 4, 1923 – October 8, 2020

It is said that “when we die, what remains is the essence”. There are three words that best describe our father’s essence, and in no specific order they are:

RESOURCEFUL
LOVING
HUMBLE

• How was he RESOURCEFUL?
Here’s one example. My father moved from the small town of Prossedi, Provicia Latina to Rome in 1938 at the very young age of 15, seeking a better future. It is important to note that this was the beginning of the Second World War, and Italy continued to suffer from high unemployment. But he had a plan. Like many Italians, my father desperately wanted to work for the “Ferrovie dello Stato”, (the railroad), and the logical way to go about this was to find out the name of the person responsible for hiring.
Once he had a name, he showed up at his office without an appointment. The hiring manager asked him:

Who are you here to see?
Our father replied:
“I am here to meet with you regarding the job we spoke about”. The man asked:
“Do you have an appointment?”
My dad replied:
“Yes, of course. Two weeks ago, you told me to come today and that you would have a job lined up for me”.

The next day he was working for the railroad bringing water to the workers that were laying down new tracks. Being a water boy did not pay well at all, but over the next five years, he became a “brake man” for the railroad. This was a real accomplishment considering the times and the fact that he only had grade three education. This resourcefulness and determination continued to serve him well in a life that included many challenges.

• How was he LOVING?
Our father loved his family so much that he gambled all he had, not once, but twice in his lifetime. First in 1950 when he decided to move to Uruguay. Years earlier, my nonno, (my mother’s father), had moved to Uruguay immediately after serving in the First World War hoping to leave far behind the pain and the unpleasant memories. Maria, his wife, missed her father very much. So to please our mother, he left a good paying and secure job with the railroad, uprooted his family including his young son Giancarlo and mother in law Renesta and crossed the Atlantic so that our mother could be reunited with her father. Life was not easy, and he had to overcome many obstacles, but being as RESOURCEFUL as he was, he made it work, and became a maintenance mechanic at “Firestone”, a position that he held for twenty-five years. During that time, he had four more children. Unfortunately, the early seventies was a difficult period for Uruguay. In 1973, there was a “coup d’etat”. Living in the country became dangerous especially for young people. To safeguard his family, he and my mother decided once again to make a big move - this time to Canada. At the age of fifty, with 3 children in tow, no job prospects and no command of the English language, he arranged for us to move to Canada. Again, he left behind a good, well-paying job and many friends but did so willingly so that his family could thrive in a safe country with more opportunities. We have been here for forty-six years and he always knew that it was the best decision he ever made.
This is how much he LOVED his family.

• This brings us to the last essence: HUMBLE.
It originates from the Latin word “HUMILIS”, meaning "low."
But do not misunderstand. Being humble is not thinking less of yourself, but it is instead thinking of yourself less. It is not that my father didn’t know the value of an expensive car. He just didn’t need one, nor did he desire one. It’s not that he didn’t want a better place to live, such as a house in the suburbs instead of a condominium in North York. He appreciated well- made clothes but he didn’t need them to feel special. He placed greater value in relationships… those with his family and his old and new friends (and he had many). He also understood that it was important to travel the world, having ventured to Israel, Hungary, Spain, France, Austria, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and to several key cities in the US. He also travelled throughout Canada including BC and Quebec and returned to Uruguay with my mother every year from 1986 till 2005, where he built a “HUMBLE” cottage by the sea. And of course, he visited his beloved country of Italy at least 10 times. By far though, what did make him feel exceptional was not a fancy house or car, a high status job, or fashionable clothes, it was the many wonderful times he was able to spend with his family, enjoying homemade Italian food, hearty red wine, and many, many laughs. And he was always smiling! Everyone who knew our father would always say that he greeted the world with a smile and never had an unkind word.

How lucky we were to have such a remarkable father.
Caro pappa, may you rest in peace!
L

Laura

Posted at 08:14pm
Dear Zia Maria & to our wonderful cousins,
Sadly we are unable to be there with you in person and want to send you our heartfelt condolences. We hope that happy memories with your dad will always bring you smiles and comfort as you keep him close in your hearts. We will always remember Zio's infectious smile and charismatic personality. We have such fond memories with all of you and his genuine kindness towards us will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and in the days ahead.
All our love always, Sal & Laura Grimaldi & Family xoxo
OM

Our deepest sympathy from everyone at Magickwoods

Posted at 08:03pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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claudia pierpoint

Posted at 06:59pm
Dear Maria and family.

Please accept our deepest condolences to you and the family. He will be missed terribly. A true gentleman , who loved his family and loved his countries. Sadly we could not be there in person , but know we hold him deeply in our hearts . May God bring him a restful peace . Claudia (Ortepi) Pierpoint & John Pierpoint
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