With his family by his side, Lou passed peacefully on Sunday January 22, 2023.
He was loved and adored by his family, and cherished loved ones; Jenny, Laurene, Aidan, Zoe, Martin (Linda), Alexandra, Melissa (Mike).
He was one of the 6 children and joins his deceased parents, Carmen Rocco and Maria Lucia and siblings, Joseph, Rose and Anthony “Butch”.
He will be sadly missed by his siblings Angie and Frank (Irene) and in-laws, Jim, Joan and Jean-Ann.
He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews as well as friends, team mates and the colleagues he journeyed with along the way.
His very essence was defined by a profound respect for life, deep love for his family, continuous hard work and the game of hockey. His many years of participation in the sport grounded him and gave him a sense of joy and community connection.
It is through his passions and values that he established long standing friendships and ties with people from all walks of life.
He was fiercely loyal to his family and friends and preferred the simple things life had to offer. With a hockey game always playing in the background, he also enjoyed a competitive card game, family gatherings, fishing and renovation projects. Above all, Lou was extremely close and devoted to his children and grandchildren. He had a unique and individual relationship with them all. It is within this kinship that he expressed and received a love that was genuine, unconditional and eternal.
Family and friends are welcome to call at Turner & Porter, Peel chapel on Thursday February 9th, 2023 from 1-3pm. A Memorial service will follow at 3 pm in the adjoining chapel.
A private burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests considering a donation to the “MHL play-more assistance program” (mhlplaymore.com) or a charity of your choice.