Celani, Marco

Family and friends are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Marco Celani on August 30th, 2020.

He was the much-loved husband of Irene (Jakymyc) and devoted father to Michael and Leah. He is pre-deased by his father Nello and leaves behind a family in mourning; mother Elsa, sisters Luciana (Rocco) Elia, Roberta (Aldo) Bracaglia, Maria Assunta ( Mario) Morgillo and his brothers Angelo Celani and Maurizio (Diane) Celani. He was a caring uncle to Rita (Kennet) Elia- Andersson, Domenic (Ana) Elia, Grace Catinella, Stefano (Diane) Catinella, Elsa Morgillo, Vince (Eleonora) Morgillo and Alec Celani. The Celani and Jakymyc families were neighbours and their lives were intertwined for decades which is why he is also deeply mourned by his Jakymyc in-laws. John (Liz), Dave (Karen), Orest (Rochelle), Mike (Bernice), and Anna (James) Carter. Also uncle to Mandy (Rob), Julia (Dan), Matthew, Jillian, Jessica (Mitch), Joshua (Alyseia), Quinn and Marlee. 

We are all grieving his unexpected passing but are left with some wonderful memories. Memories of this Jack-of-All-Trades, who would drop everything to lend a hand. Marco always had a project or two (or three…) on the go. Being a creative and resourceful person, he was forever dreaming about how to develop and execute a plan. Sometimes that may have meant he had to invent some little part or manipulate some piece to solve the problem. But he was relentless and would not give up until the problem was solved. That was the essence of Mark.

His interest varied from the fast pace of the Formula One circuit to the joy of stamp collecting. He was an avid movie lover and had a wealth of knowledge in movies old and new. More recently he developed a love of cooking and gardening. Every kind of hot pepper was planted, leaving us on fire! 

Mark was born in Frosinone, Italy but spent most of his formative years on Prescott Avenue which is where he met his future wife. Irene and Mark were neigbourhood kids who grew up together. It took them dating for 16 years before they realized wedding bells were inevitable. Their family was completed with the arrival of Michael and Leah. September 16th would have been their 25th wedding anniversary.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday September 8 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at St. John’s Dixie Cemetery & Crematorium,737 Dundas St. E., Mississauga, ON.  A private funeral and burial will be held for the family.

A life cut too short. Mark you will be missed. 

A limb has fallen from the family tree

That says grieve not for me.

Remember the best times,

The laughter, the song

The good life I lived 

While I was strong

17 replies
  1. M
    M says:

    My deepest Condolences to the Celani family and friends. Heartbroken to hear of your sudden passing. Gone way too soon. Marco, you were filled with laughter, love, patience and kindness. Thank you for showing me the best in life. You are deeply missed. Rest In Peace My Friend. Until we meet again.

  2. Kimberly Gagnon
    Kimberly Gagnon says:

    Our deepest condolences to you, your children, extended family and friends.
    Praying for you during this extremely difficult time.
    Sending you love ❤️ and strength my friend.

  3. Lindsay MacDonald
    Lindsay MacDonald says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing Irene. My thoughts and condolences go out to you and to your family.

  4. Grant Main
    Grant Main says:

    So sad to see a good friend gone too soon.
    My deepest condolences to the family and friends of this well loved man,husband and father.

  5. Frank Mazzocchi
    Frank Mazzocchi says:

    I will never forget you, you will always be in my heart I only have memories of things we did together and the fun we had is all I have to hold on to , you will always be my best friend and brother love you Marco.

  6. Paul Dimou
    Paul Dimou says:

    To the Celani Family, my wife Jackie and I are saddened by the news. We extend our deepest sympathy And condolences to your family. May he Rest In Peace and will never be forgotten.

  7. Judy Sutherland
    Judy Sutherland says:

    My deepest condolences to you Irene and all of your family. I only knew Marco briefly but often talk of when we all went to Florida on that conference, what a memorable time we had. He was such fun to be around.

  8. John Gois
    John Gois says:

    It is with great sadness to hear my dear childhood friend ,Marco Celani, leaving us way too early. All of my fond memories of Marco are equally matched by the weight of his lost. Love you brother rest in peace….

  9. Tria Gois
    Tria Gois says:

    We are very saddened about Marco’s passing. He was a childhood friend with a beautiful smile, twinkling eyes and a kind heart. God rest his soul. Sending lots of love to Irene, Michael and Leah.

    John, Terri and Laura Gois.

  10. Filomena Aulicino
    Filomena Aulicino says:

    Sentite condoglianze a tutta la famiglia un abbraccio affettuoso da tutti noi ♥️ vi siamo vicini in questo momento particolarmente doloroso ,. Maria Bragaglia Carlo Aulicino &Paola D’aguanno Giancarlo Morrone & Aulicino Filomena Scarchilli Massimiliano & Aulicinol Luisa

  11. Lillian Henry
    Lillian Henry says:

    Irene, I don’t know if you will remember me. We used to work together a long time ago. I am so sorry for loss dear. I will pray for you and your children to have peace in this very difficult time. Lillian


    Our deepest condolences to you and your loved ones may God provide you and your family with comfort and peace trough this very sad time .
    May you RIP in peace our dearest friend

  13. Nadine Thurston-Prior
    Nadine Thurston-Prior says:


    I am so very sorry for your loss.

    Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Sending you love and light.



  14. Rosaria Celani
    Rosaria Celani says:

    My dear cousin, you will be missed immensely. Life has not been fair to you and you have been taken from your beautiful family way too soon. Keep smiling upon them, and protect them. Love your cousin Rosaria Celani


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