Colavecchia, Angelo ‘Ange’

Colavecchia, Angelo ‘Ange’

September 3rd, 2020

With profound sadness, I announce that Ange passed away on September 3.

Ange was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things but he was no ordinary man to me.

Ange was Laura’s cherished husband for almost 31 years and Paul’s devoted father.

Brother of Tony (Joanne) of Thorold, brother-in-law of Megan, Michael (Jan), Cheryl (the late Terry), John and Joanne.

Ange will be missed by many nieces and nephews and their children. Ange will always be fondly remembered by his many dear friends.

Ange lived his life with passion and faced his death with courage, strength, wisdom and determination.

As we grieve that Ange has left us, we cherish what he has taught us.

Thank you to McCormick Home for their care and compassion. Shout out to Megan for her relentless support during Ange’s lengthy illness.

To honour Ange’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral. Due to Covid 19, the visitation has been cancelled.

Donations may be made to: McCormick Care Foundation or the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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James EslingerLaura I think of the many times that you , Ange ,Dottie and I had together @ River Strand. Also the help that you both gave me during Dotties cancer. I have truly missed you guys since you had to move away. Laura my love goes out to you. I will be calling you in the near future. Jim E
Glen Rutherford Laura, I am saddened to hear of Ange’s passing. Just last week I thought of you both. How Kathy, you, Ange and I would play in the couples events. I miss those happy days. Ange will always be in my memories.
Tom SavoieLaura, what a sad time for you. There are only happy memories, golfing, biking and dancing the night away at River Strand. We missed you when you both left and still do. Gisèle & Tom
Pearl & MauriceHi Laura So sad to hear of Ange passing. We have many fond memories of being together for just about everything. From the super bowl to golf and sharing a party of friends and good food. Those sure were the days. How fortunate we all were to find each other. There certainly was a void when you and Ange left River Strand. You have never been forgotten. Our prayers are with you at this time of sadness. 🙏🏻❤️
Michele and Chuck GlasserLaura, we were so saddened to hear about Ange’s passing. We had Some great times with the two of you when you were at River Strand and will always remember Ange for his zest for life, his funny stories, and his kindness. Hopefully Ange is now at peace. Our hearts go out to you Laura and your family at this difficult time. Love, Michele and Chuck Glasser
Rich and Nancy falcoLaura - Nancy and I send our deepest condolences. We always enjoyed golfing with you. We miss the gang at River Strand and remember the happy times. God bless. Love Rich and Nancy
Warren and Sue MeddLaura Please accept our condolences on Ange’s passing. Sending you warm hugs from afar. Warren and Sue
LynnLaura I feel so blessed that I was invited into your lives at Mccormick,. Through your stories, I quickly came to know how special Ange was to you and many others. I will always remember his thumbs up when he liked the song I played. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time Hugs Lynn
Brian. Tammy, James, Cheryl NeilWe are sorry for your loss. Ang, was such a great person, he will live on in our memories forever. Our heartfelt condolences. Just know that we are here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.
Bill and MaggieSo sad to hear the news. We have such fond memories of our dear friend and all the good times we have all had together. We are always here for you Laura...
Mike and Lori baileyhis sense of humor and zest for life will always be remembered. Rest in peace my friend
Judy RobertsDear Laura, This is Norma's daughter Judy. My mother Norma is a resident at McCormick Home. I was sorry to hear of Angelo's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May the many memories that you have of Angelo give you comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely, Judy Roberts
Michael PapsdorfDearest Laura. I’m so sorry to hear of Ange’s passing. You two were like my second parents, and the world is darker for his passing. What an extraordinary man he was, even as illness overwhelmed him. Christina and I are sending you so much love and keeping you and the whole family in our thoughts and prayers. Please reach out if you need anything. Love always, Mike
Andrew DochertyDear Laura and Paul My thoughts and prayers are with both of you at this time. You know and so do countless people what a great person Ange was. This world is for sure a better place because he was among us. His death was too soon but who lived life larger than Ange. I am a better person and a better thinker from knowing and working with Ange Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. Andrew Docherty
Sam and Judy Heindel"Buddy" Laura and Paul: Sorry to hear of Ange's passing. You can be so proud of your care and attention during his illness. We have such fond memories of our great times at River Strand and visiting at each other's homes. Wish we could be there in person for hugs and condolences. You are in our prayers and thoughts. (Sam remembers hearing Ange run by our house "real early" in the morning, our many bike rides, dinner/dances, Music on Main, and he still uses the putter Ange gave him.) Love, Judy and Sam
Tony & Joanne ColavecchiaHi Laura. So sad to hear the news of Ange passing. We are sorry that we can not be there with you at this sad time. We know that it's hard to let go. Hopefully he is now at peace. He will always be in our hearts and never forgotten. Our prayers are with you Laura, remember the good times. We are always here for you. Tony and Joanne.
Lynne SwindlerLaura, this is sad news but I was aware of the struggles in recent years. Ange was such a wonderful guy and we were fortunate as early owners in River Strand to have met you. I fondly remember our golf outings followed by delicious food. You and Ange made a terrific Baklava for our eating pleasure! You have been missed here at RS. My sympathies go out to you and hope you can lean on some wonderful memories you both shared. You were a constant amazement to me as to what your next adventure would be! A life well lived, enjoy the memories. Fondly, Lynne & Gerry
Lani FellnerLaura and family my heart aches for your loss. Ange was such an incredible man and friend and I’m so blessed to have spent time with him at Mccormick home during my volunteer days. I always enjoyed it when he played any kind of trivia and loved having him on our outings and walks. A special man has left us but he will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace sweet Ange without any pain or suffering now, you will be sadly missed .
Sandy & Barb Watson Laura & Paul we were so sadden to hear of Ange's passing. We have spent many wonderful times together through the years. He will be deeply missed.
Fern and ChristineLaura, Paul and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sad to hear of Ange passing, way too early. He will forever be in our memories.
Virginia ReidI’m so sorry to hear this, Laura & Paul. Ange was a great friend to my parents, Tom & Susan. I have many fond memories of our families’ get-togethers when we were young. Ange was always such a gracious host—so warm, kind, intelligent and fun. My sincere condolences to you both and to all of Ange’s family and friends.
Barb MonaghanPaul and Laura My most sincere sympathy on the passing of Ange. It has been many years since I have seen Ange but I have many fine memories of our times together. May your good memories help you through these hard times Barb Monaghan
Vincent BenvenutiLaura and Paul On behalf of myself and Mickie I want to express our sadness at Anges passing. Though not unexpected I know you are hurting now. Ang has been my good friend for 60 plus years. When we were teens he was known as Sonny by the Thorold gang. Ang always worked harder than the rest of us. He was an academic award winning student in high school while always holding down after school jobs. We maintained our close friendship throughout our adult lives. Enjoyed our golf games in Florida and enjoyed our talks about whatever Ange had recently read in The Economist.Although I had to fight with him to have a chance to say anything. One of my best friends ever. We will miss him a lot.
Doug PhilpottLaura and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ange's passing. Laura, his will to live is a testimony to the wonderful day-to-day strength of support you and your family provided him. Do not dwell on his bad days, but think only of the good times that you two shared together. They will be sure to continually bring warmth to your heart and a smile to your face. God bless you both.
Denise and Bill SmithDear Laura, Ange will be remembered with fond memories. Golfing, dining, cruising hiking and partying. He added so much fun to our activities with his being positive and encouraging. Bill and I are here for you if you need us. Lots of love❤️❤️
Bill and Mary SavageDear Laura. We have so many wonderful memories from all the good times we had in Florida with you and Ange. We will keep you in our prayers, Laura. Cherish the wonderful times you both shared. Fondly, Mary and Bill
RandeeLaura, I am so heartbroken to hear this. My condolences to both you and Paul. You’re in my thoughts ❤️❤️ I’m sending you a great big hug
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