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Salvatore ‘Sal’ Reale

September 15, 1929 - January 11, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sal Reale in his 93rd year at McCormick home. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 70 years, Teresa; his cherished son Gino (Patricia) Reale; his treasured granddaughters Natalie Reale (Greg) and Marcia (Jeff) Bouwman; and biz Nonno to Avery, Irelyn and Harper Bouwman. Survived by siblings, Nicola (Angela) Reale, of London, Silvia (Quinto) Moscherini of Sanremo- Italy, Carmela Reale, and Nino Gullaci. Sal is predeceased by his daughter Marisa Reale (1955); his parents Paolo Reale and Rosa Figliomeni; by a very dear uncle, Girolamo (Maria) Figliomeni (with whom Salvatore spent most of his life until immigrated to Canada), Prof. Giuseppe (Antonietta) Reale, Giovanni Reale, Vincenzo Reale, Mariuccia (Dante) Condarcuri, Teresa “Tita” (Rodolfo) Figliomeni and Ida Gullaci. Sal was born in Italy and immigrated to Canada in 1954, where he joined brother Nicola. He was known for his infectious smile, his green thumb, his calm manner, but most of all the love for his family and his devotion to his wife, whom he took care of at home for over 10 years as her health failed. We take solace in the fact that Sal and Teresa were able to be together at McCormick home for the last three years. A private family service will be conducted at St. Peter’s Cemetery, 806 Victoria St, London, ON N5Y 4E1. The family would like to thank the staff at McCormick home who made sure that they were holding hands on his last day, as he was known to hold Teresa’s hand whenever he got the chance. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation are asked to consider a charity of choice in honour of Sal.

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Mike and I were sad to learn of the news, but are happy that he lived such a good long life! You have our sympathies and condolences for your loss. Take care of yourselves.

~ Gloria Hildebrandt

Gino, Patricia and family, Our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. God bless him. May he rest in peace.

~ Gary & Patricia Wood

Sal, we will miss your kind gentle ways. RIP 💔

~ Bill & Colleen Carlson

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