Delphine “Del” Cartagenise
May 2, 1934 – November 27, 2023
Our precious mother, Delphine “Del” Cartagenise, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Monday, November 27, 2023 in her 89th year. Del lived a life dedicated to selflessness and compassion that touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Del is reunited with the love of her life, Raymond, with whom she spent 53 wonderful years. She is also reunited with her brother, Johnny, as well as her parents Joe and Pauline.
She leaves behind her cherished children, Linda (Peter) and Neil (Catherine), who find solace in countless memories shared with their devoted mother. Del also leaves behind her beloved granddaughter Sydney, whose life will forever be shaped by the love of her doting grandmother. Additionally, she is survived by her sister Patricia.
Del’s memory will forever be cherished by those who remember her as the most loving and giving person imaginable. Her unwavering generosity knew no bounds – Del would give everything she had to anyone who asked without hesitation. Never once did anger consume her, instead, she radiated warmth and understanding in every interaction.
In her free time, Del delighted in playing cards, bingo, and had a fondness for going to horse races. She also enjoyed gardening, which allowed her to be outside whenever she wanted. During her younger years, loved to go dancing alongside her beloved husband Raymond. She had a deep appreciation for music, with a particular fondness for old country tunes and Elvis Presley. Del also went on many exciting journeys to Las Vegas with both Raymond and her dear friends Camille and Doug (predeceased).
The Cartagenise Family would like to extend their utmost gratitude to the personal support workers, and nurses at Bayshore, and the Credit Valley palliative home care team. A special thank you to the nurses, doctors, personal support workers, and volunteers at Hospice Vaughan for the wonderful care Del received and the comfort provided to her and her family in her last days.
A private family gathering will take place at a later date.
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