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Obituary for Salvatore Cinquemani

Cinquemani, Salvatore:

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Salvatore Cinquemani on January 19, 2024 at the age of 84. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Santina of 59 years and his 3 girls Marisa (Greg), Nella (Pasquale) and Lori (Jeff).

Salvatore was born in Castrofilippo, Sicily on October 1, 1939. He is lovingly remembered by his 3 siblings Rosaria Seminatore (Antonio predeceased), Domenica Cinquemani (Lilo), brother Angelo Cinquemani (Domenica) and their families. Salvatore was also the cherished Nonno of 7 grandchildren who were his pride and joy: Nicolas, Luke, Marcus, Mathew, Nathan, Ella and Anthony.

If you knew Sal, he was a vibrant, strong, committed man who was always the life of the party. He loved being around people, was passionate about family celebrations, food, and his homemade wine. To Sal, family was everything.

Salvatore's most amazing moments took place in his home, his backyard and during his many travels. His home was welcoming, his backyard and garden were impeccable and often referred to as 'the Cinquemani Villa' where family met and celebrated milestones surrounded by good company, delicious food and flowing homemade wine. The garden gave him energy and he was blessed with the gift of a green thumb. He undoubtedly holds a local record as the person who grew the longest Sicilian zucchini in his garden, measuring 7ft. True story. Salvatore had the pleasure of traveling back to Sicily 7 times, the last two included trips with his adult children and their families. During these travels, he showed them the importance of his Sicilian roots. Sal was extremely proud of where he was born and raised.

As a youngster, Salvatore helped his father on the farm. His first job was as a welder in Switzerland. He worked there before moving to Canada where he was a devoted employee at Lear Seating for 38 years.

He was a family man, putting his wife, daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and siblings first. He would give the shirt off his back for the people he loved. Salvatore was also an expert bocce ball player winning numerous trophies over the years. He was a proud member of the Italian Cortina Club, enjoyed playing cards (briscolo) and spending time with his friends at Frederick Mall. Sal was grateful for his annual travels to Acapulco where he would soak up the sun.

We will miss you and love you so much. Facciamo brindisi nel garage per te.

In celebration of Salvatore's life, visitation will be held at Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener (519-749-8467) on Wednesday, January 24 from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. Parish prayers will take place at 7:00 p.m.

The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony Daniel R.C. Church, 29 Midland Dr., Kitchener, on Thursday, January 25 at 10:30 a.m., followed by an interment at Woodland Cemetery. A reception will be held in the Parish Life Centre of the Church following the committal service at the cemetery.

Special thanks to all the caring doctors and nurses at St. Mary's, Freeport and Grand River Hospitals.

Donations on behalf of Salvatore can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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