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Born: Jul 15, 1934

Date of Passing: Jul 07, 2021

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It is with great sadness the family of Raffaele Carmelo Torchia announce his passing on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Poseidon Long Term Care Home.
Raffaele was predeceased by his mother Filomena, his father Angelo, and wife Italia. He is survived by his children, Nina (Larry), Angelo (Christine), Amanda, and his grandchildren, Matthew, Daniel, Kaitlyn and Thomas. He also has left to mourn his brother Giovanni, many friends and extended family.
Raffaele was born in Amato, Italy on July 15, 1934. He married Italia on June 2, 1962. Together they raised their children and loved to spend time with their grandchildren. Raffaele was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He was a kind, honest and giving man who lived a wonderful life. Dad loved spending time at Matlock Beach and going on trips with his family. He especially enjoyed gardening and making wine.
The family would like to thank the kind nurses and staff at Poseidon Long Term Care Home and Victoria General Hospital for their wonderful care.
Due to COVID restrictions, viewing prior to the funeral service will not be available. A small private family service will be held on Wednesday, July 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Parish. Those wishing to attend the service virtually please follow this link provided: at the above date and time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity of your choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 10, 2021

Condolences & Memories (17 entries)

  • We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Raffaele. Our sincere condolences to Nina, Angelo, Amanda and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Giovanna & Saverio Buoncore (Friends) on: Jul 15, 2021

  • Angelo, Nina and Amanda- We offer our sincere condolences for the loss of your Father. We have great memories of how caring your parents were. We always looked forward to meeting up with you all at the family gatherings. Your family was a great example of a strong family unit. Our thoughts are with you. Love Suzette, Jon, Deborah, Leah and Faith Vinci - Posted by: Suzette Vinci-Irwin (Cousin) on: Jul 13, 2021

  • Dear Nina, Angelo, Amanda and family - We were so saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. Raffaele was a kind man, a helpful neighbor and a good friend. He and Italia will be forever be in our hearts. Love Marisa, Brad & Family - Posted by: Marisa Aiello (Family Friend) on: Jul 13, 2021

  • Torchia Family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Rosa Giesbrecht (Aiello) (Cousins ) on: Jul 13, 2021

  • To Amanda, Nina and Angelo, My family was fortunate to not only live a few streets away in the city but to also have a cottage across the street from your family. We all grew up together. Your father will be missed. I can still see him sitting in his lawn chair in your driveway at the lake chatting to everyone going by to this day. We offer our deepest condolences and are thinking of you during this time. Cathy Aiello and family - Posted by: Caterina Aiello, Simon, Nathan and Ryan Hooper (Friends) on: Jul 13, 2021

  • My condolences to the family may he Rest In Peace - Posted by: Peter grande (Friend) on: Jul 13, 2021

  • Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Tony and Mary Anania (Friend ) on: Jul 13, 2021

  • Dear Nina, Angelo, Amanda and families, We are saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. Cherish the beautiful memories and be comforted knowing that he is home with your mom now. Love cousins Frank & Rosanna and family💛 - Posted by: Frank Guzzi (Cousin ) on: Jul 13, 2021

  • Dearest Nina & family, We are saddened that your beloved father has passed. He was a remarkable man and we hope that you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories you have. Sending you our love. Abracioni, Nancy & Manfred - Posted by: Nancy & Manfred (Family ) on: Jul 13, 2021

  • Angelo, Nina, Amanda and Families, We were saddened to hear of your father’s passing. Lots of good memories and times to look back on. May you all take comfort in knowing he is at peace. With sympathy, Deborah Loschiavo and Family - Posted by: Deborah Loschiavo (Friends ) on: Jul 13, 2021

  • Dear Nina, Angelo and Amanda, We are sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Your father has gone to be with your Mother and the Lord. This is the path we must all take some day. Our heart felt thoughts go to you. Be strong and trust in the Lord with all your hearts and He will give you strength. Love the Vinci Family. Rosina, Frank, Joe, Carmelina and Ralph and their families. - Posted by: Frank Vinci (Cousin) on: Jul 11, 2021

  • Sincerest condolences to the family. May the wonderful memories of your dad/grandfather bring you peace and strength during this difficult time. It is made more so with the pandemic. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Marina Di Nella (Friend) on: Jul 11, 2021

  • Torchia Family, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear father. Agostino & Maria Torchia - Posted by: Agostino Torchia (Friend) on: Jul 10, 2021

  • Amanda, so sorry to learn of your father’s passing. My sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Angela Goodman (Co-worker & friend ) on: Jul 10, 2021

  • We were former neighbours, on Ash Street, and have fond memories of your parents and each of you (as Youngsters). To our family Ralph was always there to help us with projects, a friend and expressed his love for Edith and each of you. A true gentleman. - Posted by: Murray & Sandy Hyman (Former Neighbour ) on: Jul 10, 2021

  • Dear Nina, Angelo and Amanda sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was a kind and gentle person which will be missed. I still recall numerous times stopping at your cabin coming back from the lake. Sincerely Rina Buccini - Posted by: Rina Buccini (Friend) on: Jul 10, 2021

  • Our sincerest sympathies in your time of sorrow, Raffaele may you rest in peace in heaven. - Posted by: Agostino & Simona Mauro (Relatives) on: Jul 10, 2021

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