Dad, we mark a year of your passing with the same feelings as every other day - sadness that you're gone and wishing we could tell you one last time how much we love you! Love from Mom, Susan, Sandra, Ed, Mark, Lauren, Claire, Elisabeth, Gia and Nate.
After a long and brave fight, it is with great sadness that the family of Dario Dodich announce his peaceful passing at home on July 23, 2020 at the age of 80. Dario will be greatly missed by his wife Anita (Bembich) of 58 years.
Loving father to Susan (Mark) Wollenzin, Sandra Dodich, and Ed (Lauren) Dodich. Proud Nonno to Claire, Elisabeth, Gia and Nate. Dear brother to Norma (Biaggio) Viller of Sydney Australia, Arnold (Cathy) Dodich of Windsor and Lidia (Ermidio) Maraspin of Trieste, Italy. Sadly missed by nieces Emily and Julia Dodich and nephews Michael Dodich, Boris, Frank, Robert and Dennis Viller. Dear brother in law to Deborah Bembick and husband (predeceased) Larry Asselstine of Kingston. Also missed by extended family members and friends Vicky King, Peter and Sandra King, as well as Livia Roiac, Mirka and Edi Kavrecic and their families in Slovenia.
Dario was born in 1940 to Rosa and Francesco Dodich in Gazon, Slovenia. They emigrated to Canada in 1957. Dario worked for the King family in Pain Court for several years, then later for King Grain, British Leaf Tobacco, and Motor Wheel for 20 years. He had many fond memories of Motor Wheel and his coworkers. Dario was also a proud member of the Knights of Columbus. Dario lent his baritone singing voice to the St. Ursula Church choir every Sunday.
Much love and thanks to Alice and Fran and all choir members for their encouragement and friendship. Dario was always ready to help others. He loved the outdoors; his vegetable and flower gardens were admired by many. He looked forward to hunting and fishing with his lifelong friend Mario.
Most of all, he cherished being with his four grandchildren. A very special thank you to Deacon Jerry Lozon, Dr. D. Miller, Dr. F. Manji, VONs Stacey, Mary Beth and Palliative Care staff for their compassion, care and understanding.
A Private family visitation will be held and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at a later date. Cremation to take place.
The Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home Ltd. (519-352-5120) is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses or the London Cancer Care Center.
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