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Born: Dec 08, 1934

Date of Passing: Aug 17, 2017

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CESARE D'OTTAVIO With great sorrow we announce the passing of Cesare D'Ottavio on August 17, 2017, after a short illness. He was predeceased by his father Michele, his mother Guiseppina and sister Maria. Cesare leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Hedwig; two sons Marcello (Brigida) and Martino (Aynsley); three granddaughters whom he adored, Marina, Olivia and Caroline. He also leaves behind numerous siblings, Silvia (Rafaelle), Guerino (Maria), Victorio (Dora), Fernando (Gail), Nello (Karen), Gina "Carolina", and numerous nieces and nephews. Cesare D'Ottavio was born in Crognaleto (Terramo), Italy on December 8, 1934. He came to Canada in 1953. In 1958 after working at many jobs, Cesare was able to help bring his mother, brothers and sisters to Canada. He met Hedwig while they both worked at the Royal Alexander Hotel and in 1959 they wed. In 1963 their son Marcello was born, then 14 years later to the day their second son Martino was born. He worked for the Molson Breweries in the brew house for 22 years and retired at age 55. He enjoyed going to the cottage and gardening (many of them!). He was a very hard worker and good provider for his family he loved so much. He will be very sadly missed. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 22, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, Arnold and Osborne. Entombment will be at Holy Angel Mausoleum at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Highway #1 East and Navin Road. Cropo Funeral Chapel, 204-586-8044

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 19, 2017

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • To wife Hedwig & sons, sister Silvia, brother Vittorio & families: We are saddened to learn of Cesare's passing, our sincerest condolences to all families. So sorry we were unable to attend the funeral as we are currently out of the country. We lived in same area for 10 yrs and my father (Stefano) worked with Cesare. Thinking of all of you at this sad time, Tony / Julie Garofalo - Posted by: Tony & Julia Garofalo (Friends) on: Aug 23, 2017

  • So sorry to hear of my compare Cesare's passing. My condolences to all the family. - Posted by: Joe DiUbaldo (Godson) on: Aug 22, 2017

  • Marcello, Brie, Marina and families. Bill and I are so sorry to hear of this sad news of your dear dad's passing. Our condolences. Hugs from Jill and Bill - Posted by: bill and jill palmer (Puerto Vallarta amigos of Marcello, Brie and Marina ) on: Aug 21, 2017

  • My condolences to you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Suzy McKay (Friend) on: Aug 20, 2017

  • Many a cold frosty night spent making ice with your Dad at LRCC. He always had lots of good stories to tell. He will be missed and thought about on those cold wintery nights. I was proud to call him my friend. - Posted by: Rick Whettell (Friend ) on: Aug 19, 2017

  • To the D'Ottavio family, from the bottom of our hearts, we want to pass on our deepest condolences for your loss. Compare Cesare was always there for my dad when ever he needed help with anything, from the first day we arrived in Canada to the last day he spent on this earth, and that's something we will never forget. God bless. - Posted by: Casarin Famiglia (Compare) on: Aug 19, 2017

  • I extend my deepest sympathies to the entire family, headed by his wife and two sons. On the occasions that I met him, he was always friendly, cheerful and respectful to all around him. I will always remember his generosity as on a number of occasions I was the recipient of a few bottles of his homemade red wine. Rest in Peace Cesare. From Tom and Norma Dickens - Posted by: Tom Dickens (His daughter-in-law, Aynsley's grand father) on: Aug 19, 2017

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