In Memory of



Obituary for Michelina Forno

It is with profound sadness we are announcing the passing of Michelina on December 15, 2023. She is now reunited in heaven with her beloved husband Beniamino and her daughter Maria Pia. Cherished by her children Carmela (Antonio Ferri), son-in-law Fernando Falcone, Martha (Nick Petrolekas), and George (Karen). Loving Nonna of Christina (Dominic), Marco (Alexandra), Anthony, Francesca, Luke, Andrea, Christopher (Sarah), Rachel (Phil), and Amber. Proud Bisnonna of Dex, Lincoln, Clark, Luca, Sullivan, and Matteo. Dear sister of Raffaele (Antonietta †), Antonio † (Antonietta †), Vincenzo (Luisa), Rosina † (Pellegrino †), Carmine † (Gina †), Carina, Pierina (Gaetano †), and Mario (Sharon †).

Michelina was a gentle and reserved woman with a deep and abiding love for her family and a genuine faith that sustained her during life’s challenges. With a quiet pride, she celebrated her children and grandchildren’s accomplishments and special milestones. With grateful hearts, we appreciated her steadfast support and encouragement as we pursued our individual careers and interests. We are blessed to have been gifted with her serene good nature, positive outlook and resolute spirit.

A special thank you to caregivers: Maria, Aurora, Margie and Susan for the comfort and loving care they provided these last few years.

Relatives and friends are welcomed to attend Bernardo Funeral Home (2960 Dufferin Street, south of Lawrence Avenue W.) on Friday December 22, 2023 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church (640 Glenholme Ave., at Eglinton Ave. W.) on Saturday December 23, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery (7241 Jane St., north of Steeles Ave. W.).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Michelina’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation.

For those not able to join the Funeral Mass in person, can join via livestream;