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Born: Aug 27, 1968

Date of Passing: Oct 06, 2022

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August 27, 1968 - October 6, 2022

It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Roberto Tummillo, our dear son, husband, father, brother, Zio, after he courageously ended his battle with cancer on October 6, 2022 at the age of 54.
Roberto was predeceased by his father, Antonio Tummillo.
Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 20 years, Michelle Tummillo (nee Thorne); and his sons, Massimo and Milano. Including his treasured mother Antonietta Tummillo (nee Di Girolamo); his devoted brothers and sisters, Gerardo (Sharon), Sabino, Angelina, Maria, and numerous nieces and nephews. It is with grace and dignity that he left us in his own way.
Roberto was born in Muro Lucano, Potenza, Italy in 1968. In 1976 he immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with his siblings and was reunited with the rest of his family. Roberto was a man whose work ethic was beyond compare. He started working at a very young age in the family business where he acquired all his knowledge of the hospitality industry. Desiring to venture out on his own he succeeded in a lifelong dream of owning his own hotel. He was an entrepreneur and a successful businessman. Roberto had a magnetic personality that drew people to him. He always found the time for everyone, family, friends, patrons…everyone was welcome and greeted with an amazing smile and a big "Hello"! He was a dedicated, loving father to his two sons. He enjoyed driving his boys to numerous hockey and soccer games and cheering them on as their biggest fan. He was a plant and animal lover, especially his beloved "Duke". Roberto was an avid traveler, he loved experiencing new places and different cultures, but Mexico held a special place in his heart.
Many thanks to the doctors and nurses who provided Roberto with excellent care at St. Boniface Hospital, the Grace Hospital and Riverview Health Centre.
The funeral will be held at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 510 River Avenue, on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Condolences will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by the Mass of Resurrection at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Fr. Sam Argenziano Celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society of Manitoba or the Winnipeg Humane Society.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 14, 2022, Oct 15, 2022

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • I had the fortunate opportunity to know Rob. He was a tremendously affable, funny, and generous person. Those who had the opportuity to know 'Rob' were truly blessed. God speed buddy. When I get there we'll flip some pies....and have a laugh. BTW...'could ya put in a good word with St. Peter for me....I'd appreciate it.' RayJ - Posted by: Real M. Joynt (Ray) (Friend) on: May 17, 2023

  • My deepest condolences to Rob's wife Michelle and sons. Sending prayers and condolences also to the Tumillo family. Rob was a great person. In the years I knew him I never saw him without a smile. Rest in paradise Rob. 💔 - Posted by: Candida (Aquatince ) on: Oct 21, 2022

  • My heart and prayers are with you Rob and all the Tummillo family . - Posted by: David Bevilacqua and Bevilacqua family . (Friend ) on: Oct 19, 2022

  • Our most sincerest condolences to all the Tummillo family. Joe, Toni Donvito & family🙏❤️ - Posted by: Toni & Joe Donvito (Friends) on: Oct 18, 2022

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Roberts family and friends. Robert was a customer of mine. He was always very kind and respectful to me. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace Robert. - Posted by: Sandy Milne (He was a customer of mine) on: Oct 16, 2022

  • My condolences to the Tummillo Family. Such a tragic loss. Robert had the best smile, just like his dad Tony. God Speed my friend. You will be missed. - Posted by: Robert D Rindahl (friend) on: Oct 16, 2022

  • My deepest condolences to the entire family. - Posted by: mike Guzzardi and family (friend ) on: Oct 16, 2022

  • My condolences to the Tummillo family. Please know that others are thinking of you at this difficult time. Cherish all the wonderful memories.. they last a lifetime. - Posted by: Cam Moskal (Acquaintance ) on: Oct 15, 2022

  • Our condolences go out to Jerry & Sharon and the rest of the Tummillo family at this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. I met Robert at get togethers. He was always nice, polite & smiling Very nice person. Sincerely Shannon & Jonathan Ternovetsky 💐💐 - Posted by: Shannon (Family acquaintance) on: Oct 15, 2022

  • With great sadness and condolences🙏 My heart❤and prayers go to each and everyone on this day. MAY THE LORD GIVE ANGEL WINGS FOR YOUR GREAT NEW JOURNEY TO PARADISE. MUCH LOVE AND HUGS per tutti.❤ 🙏🏻🙏🏻 - Posted by: Gloria Cascegna (family friend of 30+ years) on: Oct 15, 2022

  • I would Like To Extend My Condolences to the Tummillo Family. Jerry, Sharon and Sabino, I'm very Sorry in the Passing of Your Wonderful Brother Roberto. May Roberto Rest in Peace in the Name of Our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen! - Posted by: Tony Guzzi (Carlo ) (Aquaintance ) on: Oct 15, 2022

  • To all of the Tummillo family from the Murgolo family our deepest condolences and sorry for your loss. It couldn’t have happen to such a respectful hard working and good family I have known the Tummillo brothers and sisters since they came to Canada. It’s sad he’s gone too soon. God bless him. - Posted by: Frank murgolo (Friend) on: Oct 14, 2022

  • Terrible heart breaking news. Gods speed to all of Roberts family. RIP Rob and may you now follow your beautiful family from the heavens above. God bless you Rob and God bless all of Roberts family. Pasquale & Sherri Urciuoli - Posted by: Pasquale Urciuoli (Acquaintance ) on: Oct 14, 2022

  • To Michelle and sons and all the Tummillo family, our most sincere condolences. May Roberto Rest In Peace and may his memory remain with all who knew him. Condoglianze, Nevieri Carlo, Ana Maria and family - Posted by: Ana Maria Nevieri (Acquaintance ) on: Oct 14, 2022

  • We are so heartbroken over the passing of our dear friend Rob. Our condolences to Michelle,Massimo,Milano and the entire Tummillo family. Rest In Peace Rob🙏🏻❤️ - Posted by: Marcello and Angela Urciuoli (Friends ) on: Oct 14, 2022

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