FIORINI, Gino

January 2, 1949 – February 16, 2021

It is with such sorrow that we announce the passing of Gino Fiorini at the age of 72. Survived by his best friend of nearly 50 years, Roxy Fiorini (nee Shirreffs) of Chelmsford. Cherished father of Jessie Vaillancourt (nee Fiorini; husband Tim) of Niagara Falls and Anthony (Tony) Fiorini of Chelmsford. Proud Nonno to Kaden and Trent Vaillancourt, Owen Fiorini and fur-baby Reggie Jackson. Loving son of the late Giuseppe and Amelia Fiorini (nee Promutico) of Toronto. Beloved brother to Lucy Wolverton (nee Fiorini) of Brampton, Cynthia Velocci (Wayne Daigle) of Bradford, John Fiorini (Rita) of Markham and Joe Fiorini (Nina) of Richmond Hill. Gino will hold a very special place in the hearts of many nieces and nephews he leaves behind along with some very special great-nieces/nephews that all thought the world of him. Gino was surrounded by angels in the special friendships he held with Esnor Sartor of United Kingdom, Walt Gibson, Rosie Campesi and Jim McLaughlin all of Sudbury, Jim Marancie of Windsor, Jim McQuarrie of Chelmsford and volunteer friend Nicky Brown of Val Caron. There were “no two ways about it”, these were definitely salt of the earth friendships. Gino was born in Italy in 1949 and came to Canada (Toronto) as a baby. At the age of 18, he moved to Sudbury to work in the mines. He became a Stationary Engineer and married his best friend Roxy in 1973. He moved to Kincardine to work at Bruce Nuclear Power Plant as an Engineer in 1977 and later moved to Windsor to work at Maple Leaf Monarch as a Plant Engineer in 1979. He returned to Sudbury in 1986 to work at Falconbridge (Glencore) as a First-Class Stationary Engineer where he retired in 2014. Gino was well known in the baseball community as a fantastic third baseman with an incredible glove at ‘the hot corner’. He played in many different baseball leagues across the Greater Sudbury area up until the age of 64! Gino also loved golfing, shooting pool and working in his yard. Gino was truly known as a fighter and his strong will to live gave him the nick name ‘The Miracle Man’ after surviving a five-month battle at Maison McCulloch Hospice, only to walk out on his own and enjoy another 2 years and 3 days with his family and friends – for this extra time with him, we will all be forever grateful to Maison McCulloch Hospice for their care and support. In keeping with Gino’s wishes, cremation has taken place with Ranger’s Crematorium and Burial Services. In lieu of flowers, donations to Maison McCulloch Hospice would be greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held and communicated at a later date.

3 Condolences

  1. Love transcends time and distance. Though we lived far apart as we grew older, I cherish the time we did have as children and teenagers and still have the dress my mother made me to wear to your wedding. I always loved visiting you and your family and watching the grownups dance the Tarantella in your parents’ basement. It was a house full of love. A full measure of which you always carried with you. Until we meet again.

    By: Lynda Bernardi-Wray
    February 25, 2021
  2. So very sad we lost a wonderful man who was loved by us all. Our sincerest condolences to Gino’s family. He was so fortunate to have had such a loving family.
    Love your cousins Pietro, Lucia & Sue

    By: Sue Fiorini
    February 25, 2021
  3. Gino, I don’t know if my heart will ever stop crying. I not only lost a baby brother, I lost a dear lifelong friend. I have never known life without you!!! You will never be forgotten and you will always be loved. I cry also for those you left behind as they will miss you terribly, as well! Your easy smile, you good nature, your thoughtfulness and kindness were next to nature. Jessie, Tim, Kaden, Trent, Tony, Owen and Roxy, I am so sorry for your loss.!!! Love Forever, Lucy, YOUR BIG (lol) SISTER.

    By: Lucy Wolverton (Fiorini)
    February 23, 2021

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