Mr. Cesare Sturma

Mr. Cesare Sturma

Tuesday, September 27th, 1927 - Thursday, January 9th, 2020
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It is with great sadness that the family of Cesare “Mike” Sturma announce his passing on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the age of 92 years.

Cesare was born in Udine, Italy on September 27, 1927. He came to Canada in 1952 and made Port Arthur his home. He was a crane operator for Port Arthur Shipyards and worked for Thunder Bay Harbour Improvements until his retirement in 1994. He enjoyed making wine and sausage and was an avid gardener, growing tomatoes, zucchini, carrots and garlic to share with family and friends. He loved being outside – fishing and hunting for small game. Their family camp at Stewart Lake was a place for family and friends to gather.

Survived by his sons Joseph Sturma, Rick (Marlene) Kontunen and Kevin Kontunen and grandson, Christopher Mosher. Predeceased by his wife, Clara in 2003.

Funeral Services for the late Mr. Cesare Sturma will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 with family and friends gathering in St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church for the Funeral Mass at 10:00AM celebrated by Fr. Luigi Filippini. Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma with the Vigil Prayers offered at 7:00pm in the chapel.

If friends so desire, donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Everest of Thunder Bay - Waverley Chapel
    299 Waverley Street
    Thunder Bay, Ontario, ON P7B 5Z7
    299 Waverley Street at Algoma, one block south of Red River Road, Thunder Bay North
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    Vigil Prayers will be offered in the chapel at 7:00pm

    This event may be open-casket and the livestream may contain views of the deceased.

  • Service

    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church
    Corner of Hilldale and Dawson Road. Just west of County Fair Plaza.
  • Interment

    St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cemetery
    Oliver Road at Balmoral / Algonquin beside Riverside Cemetery


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Greg Hookham

Posted at 11:08am
Cesare....what van one saw about a man, so generous and so fun loving, so gibbing, .......our loss and a loss to the world. We met Cesare through Clara who was our son's day time baby sitter in the late 70's and early 80's and thus Joseph...we became more of a family than just a sitter relationship. Cesare taught Paul to make his spaghetti sauce which he still makes today. After Clara's passing things weren't quite the same but Cesare carried on. Although we didn't see much of Cesare these past years, he has always been in out thoughts and now in our prayers. God Bless to Joseph snd the family and remember the good times, they get you through the bad. All our love

Greg and Shirley Hookham.

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Tuesday, January 14 2020 at 06:00 pm

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