It is with heavy hearts, the family of Raffaele Santoro announce his passing on November 9, 2019, at the age of 70 years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Yvette, of 50 years; children, Anita, Annette, Adelina and Pasqualino (Christina); grandchildren, Donald, Riley and Brandt Kilpatrick, Jordan Myers (Santoro), Sophia Cross, David Cote, Juliana and Tiara Welch, Ayden Turner (Santoro), Raffaele, Carlietto, Christus and Pasqualino Santoro; great-grandson, Benjamin Kilpatrick; sister, Antonietta Santoro (Vincenzo Ficarola) of Italy; nieces, nephews, Stefania Santoro, Sisto Santoro, Roberto Ficarola, and Daniele Ficarola and their families; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Canada and Italy.
Raffaele was predeceased by his parents, Stella Vona and Sisto Santoro and brother, Pasqualino Santoro of Ceriara, Italy.
Special thanks to the Hemotology Team and medical out-patient team at the University of Alberta Hospital; and emergency nurse, Paula Roberts, also from University of Alberta Hospital.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Annunciation Catholic Church, 9420 – 163 Street, Edmonton, on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date.
Memorial donations in memory of Raffaele may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, 804-2 Lansing Square, Toronto, ON M2J 4P8.