May 27, 2023
DIGIOVANNI, Romano - Suddenly as the result of a car accident on Saturday, May 27, 2023 in his 87th year. Beloved partner of Betty White. Predeceased by his partner, Joyce Sparks. Loving father of Debbie (Sue), Victor (Pamela), Audra (Peter); and step-father of Joyce’s children: Stacey (Christine), and Tracy (Francis). Cherished by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survived by his siblings: Enzo, Sue, Alfi and their families; and by Betty’s children: Rodney (Gaye), Kim, late Jeff (Lisa), and Veronica. Romano will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, especially his "automotive group” of friends. Predeceased by his sister, Mary.
Romano enjoyed customizing vehicles as well as attending flea markets and automotive events to find parts. Above all, he enjoyed working in his garden and sharing the fruits of his labour.
Visitation will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Wednesday, May 31st from 2:00-4:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Brampton Memorial Gardens, 10061 Chinguacousy Road, Brampton, on Thursday, June 1st at 1:00 p.m. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
We are so sorry to hear about Romano's passing our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
He will be missed.
May he rest in peace.
Irene and John Petrillo (new york usa)
May you RIP Ronnie,
You were a big big part of our lives from the time I was 14 and were an amazing step-father. You were right along side of mom raising Stacey and I. Then along came Kayla & Kieran and you were the best poppy to both of them. You were the love of mom’s life and am sure she was there to greet you.
You will truly be missed
My thoughts and prayers are with all the families and friends of Romano. 🙏😇
Please accept our heartfelt prayers, condolences and sympathy during this difficult time.
May he Rest in Peace. 🙏
In Love & Sympathy,
Laura, AJ & Nicholas
My apologies to Betty. I forgot to mention in my post.
I am so sorry for your loss as well. You were always kind to my family and genuinely a lovely lady. I am happy Ronnie found you to spend the last of his days with. Big (((Hugs)).
Ronnie you will be dearly missed so by many friends and family.
Your passing has brought back many memories of times I spent with you and Aunt Joyce - spending summers with you both as child and into my teenage years, BBQ’s at the farm, allowing me and friends to come swim at the pool as young adults, camping trips,
and the numerous family celebrations and holidays! Your pasta sauce was the best!
You always treated me and Aunt Joyce’s family as your own. I am grateful for you taking the role of “father” to my cousins Stacey and Tracy.
You were a gentle and kind man with an amazing laugh and outlook on life! You shined bright to all that knew you.
You are now will your “Queen!” for eternity.
I am sorry I never met your legitimate children - my sincere condolences to them all.
To your brothers and sisters - I haven’t seen in years - my deepest sympathy to you all.
“May the flight of angels sing to thy rest.”
Love Tammy Regitz (née Brake)
Sending our sincere condolences and prayers to all the families. Ronnie was a very special part of the Sparkes/Hiscock families and will be greatly missed.
Jackie and Mark Genge
You will be so missed.
Your kindness, great sense of humour and wit and spunk were always the best! My cute little Uncle forever! You will be remembered always! Mom will be so lost without you. She loved going to see you and Betty, going through your gardens with you, hanging out and cooking with you and for you and Betty.
Love you and miss you.
Denise and family Xoxo
Our sincere condolences to the family and friends💐
Rest in Peace beloved friend🙏
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.— Sarah Samms, May 30, 2023
Deepest condolences to everyone. Our Uncle Romano was a very sweet and kind man.
For some reason it wasn't mentioned in the obituary, but Romano had another sibling by whom he was predeaced; his loving and wonderful sister, Maria Pagliari (nee DiGiovanni).
May they both rest in eternal peace.
Beatrice, Rico and Ileana Gasbarro
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Romano. We are sending all that knew him our wish for peace and love during this very difficult time.— Diane Manojlovic, May 30, 2023
Dear Deb & Su;
So very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Reading the condolences, it would seem Romano was a very gifted and generous man. Our condolences on your loss. May your Dad’s memory be a blessing to you.
Jeff & Bingmay
So sorry to hear about your father; I can only imagine what you and your family are going through. Megan and I want to give you and your family our love and best wishes during this time.
Cameron & Megan Inch
Sending sincere condolences to his daughter, Deb, and all of his friends and family.— Susan and Ralph Paglia, May 30, 2023
Such a beautiful soul who lived a long wonderful life. It’s sad he’s gone but he’s in a better place now, enjoying the next stage of life, with many familiar faces to greet him.— Malik, May 30, 2023
I will always remember your smile, your jolly demeanor and your happy laugh. Talking to you always brightened me up and made me smile - it was infectious. Jokingly, I would always ask you a ridiculous question and would always get a, "Why do you want to know that?" I just wanted to hear you laugh. I will hold your smile and kind nature with me, forever. I hope you're happy up above, with all the cars you could ever want and in the shop of your dreams, Grandpa. I miss you.— Kailen, May 30, 2023
Sending condolences to the family and friends! I am so sorry for your loss!
To his daughter Debbie, I am and will always be here for you!
Dad, you were very much loved and will be missed by all of us, Me, Su, Kailen, Chanel, Malik, Jahnoi, Chace, Marcel and Malcolm. You are finally at peace and with the love of your life.— Deb DiGiovanni-Wood, May 30, 2023
Such a shock that this gregarious and gentle soul has left so many he touched. When Romano laughed it was always a good thing making it clear he brought much joy to everyday living in addition to his eagerness to produce and provide.
To all those who feel his loss, my sincerest condolences and wishes that all find peace in the memories of his shared kindness, humour and love.
Our condolences to all the family.— Bernie Hiscock, May 30, 2023
So sorry for your loss, Betty.
Ronnie, you were one of the nicest/sweetest human beings I had the privilege to know. My love and condolences go out to your family. You will not be forgotten
Ronnie is going to be deeply missed he was more than brother Inlaw he was a great friend— David and Connie, May 30, 2023
Ronnie was such a kind gentle soul. Loved and respected by everyone. Sincere condolence and deepest sympathy to all for the loss of this dear man.— Lynn Major, May 30, 2023
Sending condolences to the family and friends of Ronnie.. you will be dealt missed.. rest easy!— Marion & Jerry Carey, May 30, 2023
Our Condolences to the family, he will be missed.— Leslie Hiscock, May 30, 2023
We are so sorry to hear about Ronnie’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with the family.— Sandra and Morris Payne, May 30, 2023
Deepest condolences to all the families. Kim and Lillian Major.— Kim Major Morris, May 29, 2023
Sincere condolences to all the family so sorry to hear of your loss 🙏🙏— Irene and Todd Hiscock, May 29, 2023
Our deepest condolences to the family.— Brad and Heather Hiscock, May 29, 2023
Our sincere condolences to the families.— Tony and Kelly Hiscock, May 29, 2023
I am so very sorry for you loss. Romeo was a dear friend for many years. He will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family. He loved them all.— Dorothy McDougall, May 29, 2023
Sending our deepest condolences to the family.— Keith major, May 29, 2023