Ercole Furlan, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the age of 92 on March 30, 2020 in his home. He is survived by his loving wife Vittoria of 68 years, his children Adriana, Tony, Roy (Cynthia) and his granddaughter Kayla. Always remembered by his brother Damiano (Rosetta) and his sister Edda and his many nephews and nieces.
Ercole was born in Fagnigola, Pordenone Italy on October 7, 1927 to Antonio and Genoveffa Furlan. He came from humble beginnings, when he immigrated to Canada at the age of 26, he left his family behind and began working towards building a new life for himself and his family. Within a few years, he was able to bring his family to start their new lives. Ercole had an entrepreneurial spirit and in 1957 alongside his cousin Enzo Orlando, they opened Central Carpentry. Through hard work and determination he became a respected part of Toronto’s building community gaining the respect of his peers and those that worked alongside him.
Ercole was an avid outdoorsman, community supporter and will always be remembered for his warmth, kindness and giving spirit. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and family and his legacy and passion from a wonderful life lived will live on through them.
In accordance with current provincial guidelines, a private family service will be held at Ward Funeral Home in Woodbridge followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery. A celebration mass of life for Ercole will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, and if desired, memorial donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.