In Memory of





Obituary for Giuseppe (Joe) Valentino Magnoli

March 14, 1938 - November 22, 2022

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden, peaceful passing of Giuseppe (ponytail Joe) Valentino Magnoli. He was born on March 14th 1938, to Filippo and Francesca Magnoli in the small town of San Giorgio Morgeto, Italy. Joe lived every day his way, as if it were his last, creating and capturing fond memories along the way. Convertible cars, soccer games, wine, and flowers were a few among Joe’s many pleasures in life. He will always be remembered for his incredible sense of humor, brilliant mind, contagious smile and heart of gold. 

Joe wore many hats, he will forever be remembered as an activist, historian, artist, skilled trades man, wine maker, gardener, welcoming neighbour. However, the greatest hat he wore was being a patriarch, as a devoted husband to Nancy, proud father and father in law to Phillip (Linda), Franca (Lorenzo), Vicky (Stefano), grandfather to Chanelle, Christina, Victoria, Anthony, Cassia, Christian, brother to Gerry, Angeletta, Frank, mentor to his second son Victor, brother in law, uncle, and friend to many.

Joe always said he was the “richest man in the world”. Not because he was rich in gold and material wealth, but because he had everything he always wanted. He took great pride in all he accomplished; he had an incredible work ethic, was full of courage, he had a beautiful home, with the most amazing family, his “greatest treasure”. He was rich because he gave his family a better life than he had for himself, one with endless opportunity. He was rich because he was always surrounded by endless love and great company. He instilled this lesson in all his loved ones while he thanked them for being part of his life.

Thank you for being part of his life. Hold his memories and his many lessons near and dear to your hearts.

On Friday December 2, 2022 please join the family at St. Charles Church (811 Lawrence Ave W) at 1:30 pm for mass followed by a Celebration of Life reception in the Church basement.

We ask kindly that you not send flowers. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Operation Smile, St. Michaels Hospital- Kidney-Metabolism and Cardiovascular Programs.


For those uable to attend the mass in person, please click here to join virtually