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Caroline Falsetti
B: 1928-06-09
D: 2018-07-17
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Falsetti, Caroline
Betty Meyer
B: 1935-03-11
D: 2018-07-17
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Meyer, Betty
Ralph Tanfield
B: 1939-07-13
D: 2018-07-17
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Tanfield, Ralph
Maryann Quattrociocchi
B: 1948-08-10
D: 2018-07-16
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Quattrociocchi, Maryann
Betty Irene Ingebertson
B: 1933-11-17
D: 2018-07-16
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Ingebertson, Betty Irene
Giovanna Basile
B: 1942-06-24
D: 2018-07-16
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Basile, Giovanna
Peter Swalwell
B: 1941-09-11
D: 2018-07-16
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Swalwell, Peter
Antonino Aguanno
B: 1918-01-28
D: 2018-07-15
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Aguanno, Antonino
Germana Pontes
B: 1920-12-23
D: 2018-07-15
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Pontes, Germana
Stella Farella
B: 1935-09-30
D: 2018-07-14
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Farella, Stella
Michael MacNeil
B: 1960-09-18
D: 2018-07-14
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MacNeil, Michael
Maria Sinagoga
B: 1937-08-04
D: 2018-07-13
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Sinagoga, Maria
Jeanne Eeles
B: 1920-06-05
D: 2018-07-13
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Eeles, Jeanne
Christine Tomlinson
B: 1960-10-27
D: 2018-07-13
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Tomlinson, Christine
Leonilda Iannone
B: 1935-05-09
D: 2018-07-12
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Iannone, Leonilda
Tatiana Babikova
B: 1953-06-14
D: 2018-07-11
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Babikova, Tatiana
Cody Chaplin
B: 1995-02-21
D: 2018-07-11
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Chaplin, Cody
Mary Bacakos
B: 1961-09-08
D: 2018-07-10
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Bacakos, Mary
Father MacDonald OFM Cap.
B: 1933-06-01
D: 2018-07-10
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MacDonald OFM Cap., Father
Sybil Grant
B: 1949-08-03
D: 2018-07-09
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Grant, Sybil
Mavis McDonald
B: 1949-12-01
D: 2018-07-09
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McDonald, Mavis

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Condolence From: Bruce Baker
Condolence: Joseph was a candle in the window when I arrived in Toronto from the prairies. After a breakdown I met this crazy OFM Cap who asked me to come stay with him at St Francis House on at 186 Mutual Street in Toronto. I can remember waking up in the mornings and after morning Mass the laughter we would all share through out the day. Because of him I met my life long partner and wife Karen at Our Place. Because of him I am a far better more well rounded man and father. He now rests in the fathers hands but if I know Joseph he is sitting at a table with Jim Kelly and his favourite sweetheart Sister Margret Quinn and others who have passed that he allowed to share the bounties of his table.

His contributions for a better Toronto especially those whom suffered from mental illness, and his efforts on finding them affordable housing through St Judes homes will not be forgotten. He will always remain the Saint of Yonge and elm street for as long as we live until we join him at the table again.

Unfortunately I can not be there to help send you off Joe but your family and friends can rest assure heaven has gained a new saint. Gods Speed And Gods Peace be with you my friend!

Bruce and Karen Baker and family
Monday July 16, 2018
Condolence From: Barry McCormick
Condolence: I had the pleasure of attending the ordination of Fathers Joe, John and Ron in 1965. Three great men, three terrific priests of the Capuchin Order. What wonderful work Fr. Joe did for some of the poorer of our communities...May you be welcomed into heaven with open arms...God Bless you!
Monday July 16, 2018
Condolence From: Bernadette Morishita-Miki
Condolence: I first met Fr. Joe at Shoppers Drop In where I volunteered for a few years. Later I reconnected with him when he was on the board of directors for St. Mary of Egypt Refuge.

A wonderful humble man of God who shared his love and faith to all who knew him.

Rest in peace dear Fr. Joe. Please pray for us.
Saturday July 14, 2018
Condolence From: Donna MacDonald
Condolence: My condolences to Lorraine, Frank , Heather and to Father Joseph’s entire family. I have fond memories of attending early morning Mass downtown at Fr. Joe’s House celebrated by Fr. Joe daily with his companions. During Mass, it felt like we were all “standing on Holy Ground,”and I can still remember all of us vibrantly singing that beautiful hymn, in particular. He loved people and naturally extended an invitation to join him there for breakfast after Mass. On one occasion, my friend Mary Marentic and I stayed for breakfast and we had a wonderful chat with Fr. Joseph, as he was interested in many subjects. He was an intelligent, humble man devoted to prayer who lived out his heart for the poor and marginalized; as one among them. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed. His reward will be great in Heaven.
Saturday July 14, 2018
Condolence From: Michael Macdonald
Condolence: Father Joe always walked the talk.
And they were giant steps.
I am honored to have known such a great man and to have had the opportunity to learn and be guided by him.
I would be a much better man if I could but walk in his shoes.
My Mother Joan Macdonald and my Aunt Florance Ross says we are related
I hope so
Thursday July 12, 2018
Condolence From: Mary Shaw And Hilliard Francis
Condolence: Our condolences to the Mac Donald family: It is very sad to hear of the passing of such a Great and Noble soul as father Alastair Mac Donald. As I grew up my mom Erin always told me of all the amazing things that Fr. Alastair did for the poor, homeless, and those who needed comforting words in hard times. I can only hope to achieve some of the the great things that he has accomplished in his life time. May he rest in peace and watch over all of us.
Thursday July 12, 2018
Condolence From: Geralyn Krowles
Condolence: We will miss our dearest Uncle Alastair so so much. You left us so suddenly. You married us and baptized us and we enjoyed so many joyous family celebrations with you. We are so proud of you.

You were the most amazing example to us of authentic humble Christian service and of giving care to our fellow people whoever and wherever they are , above all else. Your life’s work and ministry took so many forms and your thinking so enterpreuneurial, allowing the Spirit to guide you, often to new or unchartered paths. Your welcome to people on sea vessels visiting the Toronto harbour decades ago, your welcome to people on the Yonge Street strip in the 70s, your support of the poor through the Brother’s stores, your literal feeding of street people on Saturday nights in Toronto’s inner city and your support of ex-psychiatric community through Poverello Charities - all responded to the needs of every day people at those particular times.

You will continue to inspire us and we will miss you and your sense of humour in our lives. We have always been happy to share you with your Franciscan Capuchin brothers and your Poverello family.

Fr. Joseph’s biological family wish to convey our condollences to everyone in the Poverello Community.
Thursday July 12, 2018
Condolence From: Erin Francis
Condolence: Dear Cousins: My thoughts and prayers are with you, at this time of loss. You have lost a loving sibling and a true humble community leader. He has left a legacy to be truly honored. I was very proud myself to bring a son into the world 21 years ago, whom I also named "ALASTAIR" after him. They have spoke many times on the phone and wished they could have met. But now I know he will be looking down on him as an angel from above.
Thursday July 12, 2018
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