Gino passed away peacefully at Heidehof Home in St. Catharines on November 6, 2017 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary Foresi (Hornick). Dear father of Laurie Huneault, Lana Smith and John (Frances) Foresi. Loving grandfather to Shonna, Michelle, Krystal, Patrick, Scott, Michael, Daniel, Michael and Andrew. Wonderful great grandfather to Jaden, Colton, Jaxon, Van, Josie, Zac, Cruz, Timmy and Nelson. Gino was predeceased by his parents Ludovico and Josephine, son in law Tom Smith, his brother Alfred and nephew Joseph.
Gino was born and raised in Port Colborne, where he met his wife Mary and they raised their three children. He was a devout family man who always put his family first. His proudest moments were watching his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren grow and thrive. Gino and Mary enjoyed life to the fullest, experiencing many adventures close to home and far away. Gino had an extremely positive view on life, without hesitation he was always the first to offer assistance to family and friends. He was a proud employee of Inco until his retirement.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Armstrong Funeral Home & Chapel, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Therese of Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, 379 Fares Street, Port Colborne at 10:30 am on November 17, 2017. Interment will follow at Mount St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Gino to the Parkinson Society, Alzheimers Society or Juvenile Diabetes Association.