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Nicola Di Santo

Nicola Di Santo

Friday, May 27th, 1932 - Thursday, January 31st, 2019
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Nicola (Nick) Di Santo
May 27, 1932 – January 31, 2019
At home, with his wife by his side, Nicola Di Santo aged 86, passed in the early hours of January 31, 2019.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of almost 60 years, Clelia Di Santo, his children, Mariella Di Santo (Rick Mayhew), Manuela Di Santo (John Currie), and Marcello Di Santo, his grandchildren, Micaela Mayhew (Wesley Giesbrecht), Braidan Mayhew, Quentin Mayhew (Tao Mayhew), Dario Di Santo, and Danica Di Santo (Mitchell Hansen), and his great grandsons Maddox & Hendrix Giesbrecht.
Nicola is also survived by numerous extended families both in Canada & Italy.
Nicola was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been predeceased by his parents, Giuseppe Di Santo and Maria Pomponio, and his six siblings, Valentino, Domenico, Teresa, Anna, Antonio, & Michele.
Born in Liscia, Chieti, Italy, Nicola left home, on his own, at a very young age in search of a better life.
Boxer, motorcycle stuntman, tailor, the army, and the mines of Belgium were all part of his journey prior to finding his way to Canada in May of 1957.
It was in Winnipeg that Nick met his wife to be, Clelia, and they started to build their life together, raising their three children, and making Winnipeg their home.
Always a visionary, Nick went from tailor to hairdresser, to salon owner and ultimately to successful businessman, purchasing Frost Beauty Supply Co. and building a legacy for his family for years to come. He invested in real estate, built and designed buildings, and one has to marvel how the humble little boy from a small town in Italy came to own property and homes in Canada, the US, and his self-professed piece of paradise in the Turks and Caicos.
Above all this however, the most important thing to Nick was his family. Everything he did, he did for his wife, his children, his grandchildren, and his great grandchildren. Hardly a day went by that he didn’t profess to one of his children “all this is for you”.
We will always remember you for that fierce love of family and this will guide us, give us strength, and comfort us as we continue to journey without you.
Cremation has taken place.
The family will receive condolences Tuesday, February 26th, at 10:00 a.m. and Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Parish, 510 River Ave. with Rev. Father Sam Argenziano presiding.
Over the years Nick fought several health battles, overcoming each and every one of them, but it was his respiratory illnesses he found most trying. As such, the family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Nicola’s memory to the Manitoba Lung Association.
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    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church
    510 River Ave.
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    Rev. Father Sam Argenziano


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Shelli Paquette

Posted at 12:41pm
My Condolences to the DiSanto family.
Christine Stelfox

Shelli Paquette

Posted at 12:38pm
My deepest sympathy to the DiSanto family.

Shelli Paquette

Posted at 12:37pm
Our condolences to the entire family for your loss. I have so many fond memories from years past.
A special note to Manuela...please know you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time.
Shelli Jay Ty & Cody Paquette

Jackie Bannatyne

Posted at 10:43am
My deepest condolences to Clelia and family on the passing of your husband and father, Nic.
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Doris Pacitto

Posted at 01:50pm
Doris and I are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to the family.
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