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Date of Passing: May 18, 2020

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It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Raffalele Tomassetti on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the age of 59 years.
Due to COVID-19 and current restrictions with public gatherings, a private family mass will be held. A public memorial service will be held at a later date when public gathering numbers increase.
Friends and family are welcome to share stories and sign the online book of condolences at

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 23, 2020

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • To the family,my heart felt condolences on the passing of Ralph. I spent many a day with him growing up at Pembina Crest School and so forth! He made me laugh as much as any human being I’ve ever met,and he always had a huge ❤️! I will keep all those great memories of him forever. RIP ‘Stuk!’❤️ - Posted by: Daryl Currie (Friend) on: May 27, 2020

  • Ralf was an employee of mine, on and off over the last 25 years. He was hardworking, reliable, smart and a leader. His peers truly respected and liked him as did I. It was a tough bumpy journey for Ralf , fighting those demons, trying so hard to gain control of his life. It is so sad he was never able to conquer them and flourish with a different life. RIP Raffalele ... Rick Watts - Posted by: Rick Watts (Friend) on: May 26, 2020

  • Grew up a few doors down back when kids played in the streets. Lots of great memories. Ralph looked out for me in junior high, made sure no one picked on me. Never forget that ! Condolences to the family. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Gary Anderson (Childhood friend and Neighbor) on: May 25, 2020

  • We lived together for a bit on Furby, and went on adventures together. I met part of his family, he was so caring and loving, he would give his last dollar just to help someone else, I am saddened by his passing, given his lifestyle, he always wanted to do and try anything, so fearless, until he met me. - Posted by: Edna Richard (Friend) on: May 25, 2020

  • Our sincerest heartfelt condolences to the Tomassetti family. Maria, Armando Ferlaino and family - Posted by: Maria,Armando Ferlaino and family (Friends of family) on: May 24, 2020

  • My extra deep sympathies to Raff's family. I will always treasure my history of him & his sweet familys. Big affectionate bear hugs. Thank u for being what was a memorable part of my life💖 God Bless always - Posted by: Mary Madlene Roulette (Friend) on: May 24, 2020

  • Prayers and condolences to the family. - Posted by: Michael Mikolajczyk (Friend ) on: May 24, 2020

  • I coached Raff in hockey. I think I was 18 and he was 17. I went on to a career in ministry, eventually as a chaplain in Corrections where I worked both the provincial and federal systems before retirement. We had many visits and I always enjoyed him. I stuck my neck out for him once, and he lived up to his promise for me and I will always appreciate that. I think my last visit with him was when I took him to the Bar I for a morning coffee and he introduced me to all sorts of guys there. It was like he was showing me off. I remember being very touched. All to say I will miss my buddy and wondering where we'd see each other next. - Posted by: Glenn David Macdonald Morison (Friend) on: May 23, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Isabel and family. Sorry for your loss. Raffalele was a good friend. I will miss our conversations we would have about family and life in general. May you Rest In Peace my friend. - Posted by: David Wesley (Friend ) on: May 23, 2020

  • Our prayers and thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. Dominic, Vivian Cantafio and children. And Gregorio Cantafio - Posted by: Dominic and Vivian Cantafio (Friend of family ) on: May 23, 2020

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