TAVERNA, Egidio Basilio- passed away peacefully on Friday July 14, 2017 at Markham Stouffville Hospital at age 91. Egidio, beloved husband of the late Anna Leone. Loving Pa of Corinna (Mitchell), Roberto (Kathy) and Franco (Marcia).
Cherished brother of Ada Caligiuri (the late Francesco).
Cherished Nonno of Marco, Jan-Michael, Steven, James, Delaney, Melanie, Corey-Anne, Anick, Michael, Anna, Riley, Chloe, John and Bisnonno of Matteo. He will be fondly remembered by his dear friend, Valeria Gorenc and family, all of his nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends both here and abroad. Born in Soveria Italy, Dr. Taverna worked as a Chemist at Falconbridge after arriving in Canada in the mid-1950’s. He served the Italian community in Northern Ontario (Sudbury) as the Italian Vice Consul, was a life member of the Caruso Club and the owner of Astra Travel Agency.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences & directions may be found at www.catholic-cemeteries.com