Pasquale Zita Memorial Fundraiser for COVID-19 Support & Research

On April 25th, 2020 Pasquale Zita passed due to complications related to the COVID-19 virus. Due to the infectious nature of this virus, Pasquale unfortunately passed without the presence of his family and friends. This fundraiser was created for those who loved him to show their support through donations, which in turn will hopefully provide resources to those affected by the virus.

Born in 1923 in Roseto Valfortore, Italy, Pasquale was a passionate gardener, loving husband to Domenica (nee Ruggiero), father to Phil (Christine), Lucia, and Angelo (Kimberly), and grandfather (to Adam, Matthew, Holly, Savannah and Ethan), a World War II veteran, enjoyed dancing and Italian music. In 1963, Pasquale and Domenica Zita immigrated to Canada after many difficult years - losing their daughter, Lucia, and limited employment in Italy forcing Pasquale to live in Venezuela for 11 years away from his family. Shortly after arriving at Pier 21 they made their home in Etobicoke, Toronto in a community made up of their family and friends from overseas. Like many others in the community, Pasquale and Domenica became a part of the Holy Angels Church. Pasquale worked a myriad of hard labour occupations while Domenica, alongside her sisters, opened up a bakery to keep their family afloat. They created a life full of love and compassion for themselves and their family.

After many long years of happiness, Domenica peacefully passed on February 12, 2004. Pasquale continued his passion for gardening, continuing cultural traditions, and caring for his family. Pasquale has acted as a beacon of light for his family, showing unconditional love, strength, and resilience in the face of hardship. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, and all lives that he touched. 

It has become evident that COVID-19 is a complicated virus with detrimental effects to the human body. Pasquale's passing speaks to the reasons why social distancing measures can save a life. Please stay home and protect the people who no longer have the strength to protect themselves.

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3 890 $ amassés sur 10 000 $

3 mois, 1 semaine restants
La collecte de fonds se termine 25 avril 2021
Date de fin Nom du donateur Nom de l'organisme de bienfaisance Montant
16 décembre 2020 10:54 Arlene Grierson CANADIAN RED CROSS 1 000,00 $
It was an honour to know Pasquale, who was such a fine man whose abundant love and never ending support of his family was a joy to behold!
13 décembre 2020 09:27 Hammad Aqeel CANADIAN RED CROSS 20,00 $
28 mai 2020 21:50 Nelson Rodrigues CANADIAN RED CROSS 50,00 $
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Lauren Rodrigues and family.
28 mai 2020 21:50 Nelson Rodrigues CANADIAN RED CROSS 50,00 $
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Lauren Rodrigues and Family
21 mai 2020 17:04 Deidre Bourke CANADIAN RED CROSS 100,00 $
Rest In eternal peace with Domenica, Pasquale. My most sincere condolences to Angelo/Kim, Phil/Chris and the entire Zita family. P & Mrs B
10 mai 2020 00:57 Christina Burditt CANADIAN RED CROSS 20,00 $
8 mai 2020 20:17 Connor McKean CANADIAN RED CROSS 50,00 $
Condolences to the entire family, much Love from the McKean's.
8 mai 2020 20:10 Mike Crews CANADIAN RED CROSS 100,00 $
Condolences to the entire fam, hope everyone is doing okay
8 mai 2020 15:03 Anonyme CANADIAN RED CROSS 30,00 $
So much love for you all!
8 mai 2020 13:20 Holly Zita CANADIAN RED CROSS 25,00 $
To the man who will always mean the world to me, I will miss you terribly for the rest of my days but know that one day we’ll meet again <3
8 mai 2020 13:13 Keegan Cloutier CANADIAN RED CROSS 5,00 $
2 mai 2020 19:22 Stephanie Christopher-McCague CANADIAN RED CROSS 50,00 $
May Papanon Rest in Peace Sending our deepest condolences at this time. Much love, Stephanie, Chris & Maeghan
1 mai 2020 10:32 Savannah Zita CANADIAN RED CROSS 25,00 $
For Papanon xoxo
1 mai 2020 07:12 Angelo Zita CANADIAN RED CROSS 200,00 $
30 avril 2020 17:33 Kathleen Turner CANADIAN RED CROSS 100,00 $
30 avril 2020 16:44 Guy Hart CANADIAN RED CROSS 50,00 $
The Hart family sends our condolences and prayers for peace and comfort.
30 avril 2020 09:32 Brett Taylor CANADIAN RED CROSS 100,00 $
29 avril 2020 20:28 Ronald Lowe CANADIAN RED CROSS 100,00 $
Karen's and my condolences to you and your entire family.
28 avril 2020 16:16 Mary Zita CANADIAN RED CROSS 35,00 $
In Memory of Zio Pasquale, Love Mary Zita(Danny, Mike and Tony)
28 avril 2020 15:21 Josie Witteveen CANADIAN RED CROSS 50,00 $
28 avril 2020 15:12 Domenica Romano CANADIAN RED CROSS 30,00 $
28 avril 2020 14:56 Bill and Connie Lester CANADIAN RED CROSS 50,00 $
Our condolences to the Zita family. Remember your dad's love and good memories to get through this difficult time. Love Connie & Bill
28 avril 2020 10:04 Diane Donati CANADIAN RED CROSS 50,00 $
Sending lots of love to Angelo and Kim. Such a devastating loss. With Sympathy Diane Donati
27 avril 2020 18:51 Pattu Sobala CANADIAN RED CROSS 100,00 $
RIP Pappanonn xo. Our condolences to all of the Zita's and extended family. Find comfort in the beautiful memories ?? Sobala Family
27 avril 2020 18:09 June Hewett CANADIAN RED CROSS 100,00 $
27 avril 2020 16:17 Willow Dental Associates CANADIAN RED CROSS 150,00 $
Our sincerest condolences to you all. Lisa, Neil and the Willow Team
27 avril 2020 12:37 Dede Huang CANADIAN RED CROSS 25,00 $
Sending my condolences and love to the Zita family ??
27 avril 2020 10:37 Hanna Beydoun CANADIAN RED CROSS 50,00 $
Thinking of the Zita family during this difficult time. Thank you for sharing this & reminding us all why we need to stay home xo Hanna
27 avril 2020 10:09 Judy CamilleriJones CANADIAN RED CROSS 25,00 $
To the Zita Family Sorry for your Loss!!!Italians love people and we in turn love our Italian community and friends!!
27 avril 2020 10:03 Juliana Pandurevic CANADIAN RED CROSS 25,00 $
All of my love to you Savannah, and your whole family. May your nonno Rest In Peace.
27 avril 2020 00:07 Christine Zita CANADIAN RED CROSS 200,00 $
Papanon you have been so loved and so special to us for many years. You are now in your happy place. Watch over us until we meet again. ????
26 avril 2020 22:04 Nicole Rodrigues CANADIAN RED CROSS 25,00 $
Pasquale would be so proud of this fundraiser! Sending all my love and prayers. Love always, Nicole
26 avril 2020 21:44 Bruce Ford CANADIAN RED CROSS 100,00 $
For Pasquale Zita, Angelo, Kim and family with love
26 avril 2020 21:16 Jan Davis CANADIAN RED CROSS 150,00 $
Thinking of you?? Sending our love to the Zita families! Much love from Jan and Jim. xox
26 avril 2020 21:08 Michelle Gluck CANADIAN RED CROSS 20,00 $
26 avril 2020 20:58 Kerin Sparks CANADIAN RED CROSS 100,00 $
Our hearts, prayers & support to the Zita clan! PapaZ is always in your hearts. The Sparks Family
26 avril 2020 20:34 Shay Papke CANADIAN RED CROSS 50,00 $
Thank you for creating this and reminding us all how important it is to stay home. So sorry for your loss; sending all my love <3
26 avril 2020 20:06 Anonyme CANADIAN RED CROSS 40,00 $
26 avril 2020 20:06 Janet Wright CANADIAN RED CROSS 50,00 $
May his memory be a blessing.
26 avril 2020 20:05 Dolly Pollock CANADIAN RED CROSS 50,00 $
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our love and virtual hugs and kisses to the whole family. We love you all so much ??
26 avril 2020 19:58 Caileigh Gleason CANADIAN RED CROSS 100,00 $
We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you always! Love from the Gleason family
26 avril 2020 19:52 Zoe Clifton CANADIAN RED CROSS 50,00 $
Sending you all love during this tragic time!
26 avril 2020 19:40 Michael Lamont CANADIAN RED CROSS 100,00 $
We loved Pasquale. Sending virtual hugs to the Zita family from the Lamont family.
26 avril 2020 19:21 Anthony Di Bella CANADIAN RED CROSS 40,00 $
Sending love and prayers to the entire Zita family!
26 avril 2020 19:11 Alannah Wride CANADIAN RED CROSS 50,00 $
Love you guys!