CONTINO, Connie
August 19, 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our loving mother and wife, Connie Contino, on August 19, 2020. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Fernando, her daughters Melissa and Meghan, her mother Anna, her siblings Rosario (Ginette), Pina (Frank), Rino (Anna), Nick, and brother-in-law Angelo. She is now united with her late father Vito, and later sister Giovanna.

Connie inspired everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. She had a smile that lit up every room she walked into; even those who met her for even a brief moment knew how special she was. Her legacy will live on through her husband and daughters and her kindness and compassion will be remembered by all of the hearts she has touched.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 1:30-7:00 p.m., at Voluntas, 4695 St-Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc H9H 2A7. Please consider adding a touch of colour to your outfit as she wanted all of us to celebrate her life.

We are forever grateful to the Lung Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) for giving such special care and attention to Connie. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory to the JGH Peter Brojde Lung Cancer Centre Fund would be appreciated.

Celebration of life

Voluntas commemoration

4695 Boul. St-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc H9H 2A7

Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 1:30-7:00 p.m.

30 responses

  1. Anna Maria Noto

    August 23, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    As Leo Buscaglia quotes, “I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.”
    Connie, you have left me, your cousin, with exactly that, an indelible imprint in my memory that goes back to when when we were young. You will be missed. Rest In Peace.

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  2. Pina contino

    August 24, 2020 at 9:21 am

    My beautiful sister, it will never be the same without your presence. The past year has been difficult for you and your family. How grateful it is knowing you are in no more pain. Connie, your presence will always be with us. Now, you have joined Daddy and our sister Giovanna. I love you all, ALWAYS ❤️

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  3. Ernesto Giove

    August 24, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    To my dear Connie and her loving family. Even my deepest condolences and sympathies is not deep enough to express the amount of sadness I am feeling after hearing this news. As if this year hasn’t already taken a toll on our lives, I now have to look at this life knowing I’ll never see you again. Never have I met someone who was just so pure, always full of life and joy. Always smiling, you made my every day – a better day. I know Heaven has gained an angel – and I know you would ask me to smile right now. So I will – for you Connie. Rest in Peace.

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  4. Donna Savage

    August 25, 2020 at 8:52 am

    I had the pleasure of working with Connie a few years ago – she had the most beautiful smile- I am so sad to hear of her passing- my deepest sympathies to all of her family

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  5. Carmen Carbajal

    August 25, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Dear Connie, we worked together for so many years and our small team became a family and you were an important part of that family. I’m deeply sad we will not see you brightening our days with your nice smile and your caring personality. We will miss you so much and we will keep you always in our hearts and we will remember the nice times sharing with you.
    All my prayers and condolences are with your family.

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  6. Tony Bertone

    August 25, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    I am so saddened by this terrible news. My sincere condolences to Fernando, the kids and the rest of the family.

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  7. Sebastian Pelligra

    August 26, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Connie and I didn’t cross paths often, but her kindness and encouragement during my first few months at RBC in 2013 helped me hang on to the job, and I’m forever thankful for that.
    I enjoyed my conversations with Connie, and I especially enjoyed her visits to Toronto. I feel privileged to have been but a small part of her life.

    My heart goes out to her family and friends.

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  8. Jean DeGroot

    August 26, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Connie was a dedicated RBC employee who will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to Fernando, her children and family. Rest in peace Connie ❤️

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  9. Lyne Demontigny

    August 26, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with Connie many years ago. I’ll always remember her smile and the way she greeted everyone when she walked in the office. My sincere condolences to her family

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  10. john palladino

    August 26, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Words seem so feeble in moments like this. Life is so precious, and death is such a thief. The pain you feel i cannot comprehend. My prayers and condolences to you and your family.

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  11. Tony and Aniela Cappelletti

    August 27, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  12. Tony and Aniela Cappelletti

    August 27, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  13. George D. Page (RBC)

    August 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    I was really sad hearing the news of Connie,. She was always smiling, I will truly miss her. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. She will be missed.

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  14. Mark, Monique, John Hroch & Family

    August 28, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    We are so sad to hear of Connie’s passing. We can only imagine what you and your family are going through at this time. Our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy.

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  15. Brenda Lafontaine

    August 29, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Connie my dear friend and colleague, we worked together for about 20 years and I will always cherish the memories and fun times we had together. You were always smiling and cared so much for everyone even when fighting the battle of your life. The memories I share with you will be with me forever. My heart goes out to Fernando, Melissa and Meghan at this difficult time. Love you to the moon and back my dear, dear friend.

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    • Albert & Coco Battista

      August 29, 2020 at 11:42 am

      Sincere sympathies to Fernie, Melissa, Meghan Anna and the family. Such sad news….Connie was like a member of our family to us all. Best friend with Brigitte from childhoom. I used to drive Connie to school every morning with Brigitte etc… Such a lovable and charming person, always with a SMILE and ready to help. Very devoted at all times. CONNIE AND BRIGITTE were like sisters…so close…always there for each other.

      Unfortunatly we cannot attend Connie’s funeral due to Covid-19 and our advanced aged…Doctor’s orders…

      We will make a donation to the JGH Lung Cancer Clinic..

      May Connie rest in peace . Coco and Albert

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  16. joanne iarusso

    August 29, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Sweet sweet Connie, always a smile on her face, always willing to help someone in need. We worked together for many years in several different roles. Never complained. You will be sorely missed, rest in peace.

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  17. Albert & Coco Battista

    August 29, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Sincere sympathies to Fernie, Melissa, Meghan Anna and the family. Such sad news….Connie was like a member of our family to us all. Best friend with Brigitte from childhoom. I used to drive Connie to school every morning with Brigitte etc… Such a lovable and charming person, always with a SMILE and ready to help. Very devoted at all times. CONNIE AND BRIGITTE were like sisters…so close…always there for each other.

    Unfortunatly we cannot attend Connie’s funeral due to Covid-19 and our advanced aged…Doctor’s orders…

    We will make a donation to the JGH Lung Cancer Clinic..

    May Connie rest in peace and watch over us all. Will be sadly missed . ……May God welcome her into her Kingdom …..Connie was an Angel on earth…..

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  18. Albert & Coco Battista

    August 29, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Sincere sympathies to Fernie, Melissa, Meghan Anna and the family. Such sad news….Connie was like a member of our family to us all. Best friend with Brigitte from childhoom. I used to drive Connie to school every morning with Brigitte etc… Such a lovable and charming person, always with a SMILE and ready to help. Very devoted at all times. CONNIE AND BRIGITTE were like sisters…so close…always there for each other.

    Unfortunatly we cannot attend Connie’s funeral due to Covid-19 and our advanced aged…Doctor’s orders…

    We will make a donation to the JGH Lung Cancer Clinic..

    May Connie rest in peace and watch over us all. Coco and Albert

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  19. Albert & Coco Battista

    August 29, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Sincere sympathies to Fernie, Melissa, Meghan Anna and the family. Such sad news….Connie was like a member of our family to us all. Best friend with Brigitte from childhoom. I used to drive Connie to school every morning with Brigitte etc… Such a lovable and charming person, always with a SMILE and ready to help. Very devoted at all times. CONNIE AND BRIGITTE were like sisters…so close…always there for each other.

    Unfortunatly we cannot attend Connie’s funeral due to Covid-19 and our advanced aged…Doctor’s orders…

    We will make a donation to the JGH Lung Cancer Clinic..

    May Connie rest in peace . Coco and Albert

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  20. Albert & Coco Battista

    August 29, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Sincere sympathies to Fernie, Melissa, Meghan Anna and the family. Such sad news….Connie was like a member of our family to us all. Best friend with Brigitte from childhoom. I used to drive Connie to school every morning with Brigitte etc… Such a lovable and charming person, always with a SMILE and ready to help. Very devoted at all times. CONNIE AND BRIGITTE were like sisters…so close…always there for each other.

    Unfortunatly we cannot attend Connie’s funeral due to Covid-19 and our advanced aged…Doctor’s orders…

    We will make a donation to the JGH Lung Cancer Clinic..

    May Connie rest in peace .

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  21. Maxine Lybert

    August 29, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    We were privileged to care for Connie and will always remember her beautiful smile and gentle nature. Our deepest sympathy to her loving family. Maxine, Julie and all the nurses at Nova West Island.

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  22. Louise Carle

    August 29, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    I am very sad to learn the passing of Connie. I’ve worked with her and can say that she was a caring person appreciated by everyone she had to deal with . My thoughts and prayers are with you all who have to grieve the loss of Connie. She will watch over her loved ones and keep on living in the hearts of people she touched.

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  23. Louise Carle

    August 29, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    I am very sad to learn the passing of Connie. I’ve worked with her and can say that she was a caring person appreciated by everyone she had to deal with . My thoughts and prayers are with you all who have to grieve the loss of Connie. She will watch over her loved ones and keep on living in the hearts of people she touched.

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  24. John et Johanne Di Pierro

    August 29, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    C’est avec tristesse que John, Jessica et moi-même avons appris le départ, beaucoup trop tôt, de Connie. Elle restera dans nos souvenirs cette attachante jolie dame au chaleureux sourire.
    Nous transmettons nos sincères condoléances à son époux et ses filles, ainsi qu’aux membres de leur famille. Connie aura été et restera une source d’inspiration pour ses proches et pour nous tous. RIP…Pretty lady.

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  25. Luigi and Julie Marra

    August 29, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    We would like to express our deepest sympathies to Fernie , the daughters and the family. Our prayers will be with you. Over the years we had the privilege to met Connie, who always greeted you with acceptance and friendship.
    May she Rest In Peace and her memory be a blessing.

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  26. Don Miasek

    August 29, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Connie was a wonderful human being and I will miss her dearly. I remember how excited all her Toronto colleagues would get whenever we found out she was coming to visit us. It was always a time of celebration. She was caring, thoughtful, and a dream to work with. She was respected and admired, a determined soul, and an absolute joy in all things.

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  27. Carole Le Bourdais

    August 31, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    My deepest condoléances to Fernie and all the family. What a sad news, so sorry for your lost!
    Sorry wasn’t able to come to the funeral

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  28. Athena vatistas

    September 13, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the family
    We worked together for a few years and it was an honour and privilege to have known her I am very sad to hear this news

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  29. Maria Paz Aberin

    September 21, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    It’s always been a pleasant time talking and working with you Connie. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to know you and meet you in person. This news saddens me.

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