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Fausto Boniferro

April 27, 1950 - February 3, 2024

Fausto Boniferro, born April 27th, 1950, passed away Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 surrounded by family and friends. Born to the late Ernesto and Gina Boniferro in Figline Vegliaturo, Italy, Fausto immigrated to Canada at the age of one and grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He completed his economics and subsequent law degree at UWO before embarking on a distinguished 40-year career as a corporate lawyer, first at Shepherd McKenzie and then Siskinds.

Fausto is foremost remembered for his gentle nature and kindness, closely followed by his avid love of sports – most notably the Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Lions and University of Michigan football team. Fausto was well-known for his dry wit and sarcastic humour, and he cherished get-togethers with friends and family. Fausto was also a voracious reader and had a passion for music. He enjoyed volunteering, including in an executive role at Orchestra London, teaching a Bar Admissions course and interviewing potential medical and dental school students at UWO for many years.

Fausto is survived by his devoted wife, Nanette; siblings: Tom (Mary), Angela (Don), Marisa (Angelo); and his treasured children: Scott, Neil, Corbin (Paige) and Emily (Ross); stepsons, Chris (Sara) and Mark (Carrie); and many nieces and nephews. Perhaps his most cherished role was as Papa to Hayden, Keira, Liam, Jacob, Kenny and Mylah. A very humble man who was rich in experience and friendships, his memory will endure in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.

A Celebration of Fausto’s Life will take place on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Sunningdale Golf Club, 465 Sunningdale Road West, London. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider donating to the following organizations that were hugely supportive during Fausto’s battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Special thanks to the staff of Mount Hope St. Mary’s 5th floor and the staff of the McCormick Home Day Program:

Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care at St. Joseph’s Hospital (https://www.sjhc.london.on.ca/ways-to-give/donate-commemorative – specify gift in memory of Fausto Boniferro)

McCormick Care Foundation (www.mccormickcarefoundation.ca/tribute-giving – specify McCormick Dementia Services)

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Dear Nan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Fausto was a true gentleman. It was a privilege to have known him. Brian.

~ Brian McCall

A donation has been made to Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care. Message from the donator: In memory of Fausto, a dear friend and colleague of many years

~ Barry and Margaret Scott

A donation has been made to Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care. Message from the donator: In memory of Fausto, a dear friend and colleague of many years,

~ Barry and Margaret Scott

Fausto and I were more than just partners. We were friends His quiet sincere manner was a treat to be with He will be missed by manyh

~ Bob Siskind

A donation has been made to Mount Hope. Message from the donator: Our sincerest condolences on the loss of a wonderful law partner and friend. Wayne and Diane Goldstein.

~ Wayne Goldstein

A donation has been made to Mount Hope. Message from the donator: Fausto being the avid reader with all the latest books, he was always so kind to pass them onto my husband who also enjoys reading. We didn’t see him often but when we did he was always a true gentleman, so gentle & kind. He will be remembered by us all ❤️

~ Gerry & Milly Casey

I had the pleasure treating and getting to know Fausto during his time at Parkwood. Many good chats when we would see each other. A gentleman to the core. My condolences to the family.

~ Bill Gold (Parkwood)

I am so sad to hear of the passing of Fausto. I worked with him as a client over the years with various companies. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family and I know he will be missed by all.

~ William K Lawson

I was so sorry to read of Fausto's death. I know it has been a long and difficult road for you and your family. Know that I am thinking of you.

~ Elizabeth Wonnacott

We were extremely lucky to have Fausto as our lawyer in both our business and personal lives. He was the consummate professional but always used his sense of humour to make every meeting just a little better! We appreciated everything he did for us and can’t overstate what a kind, gentle man he was… the definition of a true gentleman. We were privileged to have known him. We won’t be able to attend his Celebration of Life but please know our thoughts are with your family at this time. Sincerely Dave and Sheila LeClair

~ Dave and Sheila LeClair

A donation has been made to Mount Hope. Message from the donator: Kathy and I extend our deepest condolences. Fausto was a very special person. We cherish many fond memories, extending all the way back to law school and Henry's time as Fausto's roommate in Toronto during the Bar Admission course. It was a further privilege to have practiced law with Fausto during the later years of practice, as part of the Siskinds firm. We are sad that we will be away when the celebration of life is scheduled. Fausto and all of his beloved family will remain in our thoughts. Henry and Kathy Berg

~ Henry Berg

Fausto was the definition of a "true gentleman". He was nothing but kind and gentle with all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He welcomed me into his family when I dated and married his sister in-law and was the best "Uncle Fuzzy" to our two girls. He was adored by everyone and did everything and anything for his family. He loved talking sports, the Jays, the Lions and the Wolverines.. Fausto you will be truly missed by all. Love always , Darren, Catherine, Madison and Sarah Worth RIP Faust!!!!! GOOO LIONS!!!!!!

~ The Worth Family

A pure example of kindness and unfailing loyalty personified. I consider myself very lucky to have been a part of his wonderful circle of friends. Anyone who knew Fausto will always remember his dry wit, quick humour and his unselfish approach to all he met.

~ Bobbie Smith

Services for Fausto Boniferro

Celebration of Life will be held at:
Sunningdale Golf Club
465 Sunningdale Road West,
London, Ontario

March 2, 2024 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care

McCormick Care Foundation

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