DeLenardo, Joseph C.

DELENARDO, Joseph C.

1951 - 2021

Joseph Coleman DeLenardo, of Kirkland Lake, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2021 surrounded by family, after a lengthy illness.

Born to Joseph and Francis (nee Larocque) DeLenardo, Joe was one of six tightly knit siblings. He grew up in Kirkland Lake, and served his community on several boards, as well as being the Director of Finance with Timiskaming Child and Family Services until his retirement. 

Joe loved the outdoors, spending as much time at the cottage or the cabin as he could. He was a fabulous cook and loved to recreate many of his family's special recipes.  

Those who knew him would know that if he could choose to do anything in this world, Joe would choose to be surrounded by family and friends. Of all the roles Joe held, he cherished his role as "Poppa" to his two granddaughters most. 

Joe is lovingly remembered by his wife of 45 years Debra (nee Murphy), his brother Shawn (Anita) DeLenardo, his sister Tarsilla Deveraux, his daughters Lisa (Byron) Marrello, Kimberly (Brad) Comish, and Christina DeLenardo, his granddaughters Adriana and Layla Comish, and many nieces and nephews.

He joins his parents, his brother Albert, his sisters Corinne Jablonski and Veronica Axcell, and his godson Shawn "Shimmer" DeLenardo in Heaven.

A Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 28th, at Holy Name of Jesus Parish followed by a luncheon at the parish hall. COVID-19 restrictions will be in place. 

Private interment will follow at a later date. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to his Nurse Practitioner, Sandra Dal Pai, Shannon Carey from Home and Community Care Support Services Northeast, Kirkland Lake Fire Services, the staff in the Emergency Room and on the fourth floor at Blanche River Health - Kirkland Lake Site, the paramedics, Dr. Cano, Dr. Bowen, as well as the medical staff at Health Sciences North. Everyone went above and beyond with their compassion and care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Northern Cancer Foundation  ( https://www.ncfsudbury.com/ ) or mailed to Health Sciences North, 41 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 5J1, Holy Name of Jesus Parish (39 Kirkland Street, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 2G3) or charity of your choice. 

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Delenardo Family

My heart goes out to all of you and hope that his memory of his love and presence will be kept alive through you all. Sincerest condoleances.

Rose-Lyne D'Aoust-Messier, October 25, 2021

Delenardo Family

Please accept my condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Joe, you have earned it

Cathy Le Clerc , October 25, 2021

Debra and family

My deepest condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with at this sad time.

Cindy Girbig, October 25, 2021

Family

I was saddened to hear of Joe's passing I had some very good memories of knowing Joe when i lived on Queen St. We also had some connections in high school on some functions .
Later we served on Parish Financial council at Holy Name . he always had a different outlook on issues which was a good thing. I also did a lot of electrical work for him & Deb .
I will pray for you & Your family my friend Joe .

Robert Turcotte

Robert Turcotte , October 25, 2021

Debbie and Family

Sincere sympathy on the loss of your Husband, father, grandfather and brother. No more pain. At home in Heaven with those gone before.

Judy Mills, October 25, 2021

DeLenardo Family

Joe was a special man and will be missed by many. I was fortunate enough to begin my career under Joe’s tutelage, and I couldn’t have asked for better, as he always supported his staff and was not only supportive with constructive criticism, but also acknowledgement when someone went above and beyond. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

Aaron C., October 25, 2021

The DeLenardo family

I’m so very sorry for your loss. He was a kind man with a great smile. I just wish I had gotten that last cinnamon cake to him but I love that he called me the monkey bread lady! Christina, you have so many great memories of your Blue Jays trips that you got to share with your Dad. I’m sure he’ll be right there beside you at every one! He fought a long, hard battle, but every time I saw him he had a smile. I’m so sorry to all of you who are left, but I’m happy his pain and suffering are over.

Marjorie Harvey, October 25, 2021

Debbie and Christina,Kim and Lisa

I’m so sorry for the loss of Joe he was enjoyable to talk to and a very nice man . Thoughts and prayer are with you all at this time . Hugs

Bev Hachey , October 25, 2021

The Delenardo Family

My sincere sympathy to all Joe’s family.
He was a fine gentleman!
Joan Butt

Joan Butt, October 25, 2021

Delenardo family

Gone are the days of us all playing together in Dane but they are never forgotten RIP Joe love Barb Lingenfelter Moore xx

Barbara Moore, October 25, 2021

Deb Delenardo and family

Our deepest condolences on your loss of such a fine gentleman. Heather and Bill

Heather Bailey, October 25, 2021

Tarsy and family:

We are so sorry to hear about your brother’s passing.

Sending condolences and hugs.

Pauline Sheldon, October 25, 2021

Debbie and family

So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this time. Lucy

Lucille Dinel, October 25, 2021

Debbie and family

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in these difficult times. Joe touched so many of us with his kindness and the courage with which he fought for so long. May his memory sustain you and may he be at peace.

Pat and Ana Lake, October 25, 2021

Deb and family,

I am sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Rest In Peace Joe. xo Jan

Janice Viskovich, October 25, 2021

Tarsy and family

So sorry for the loss of your brother Joe. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. To Debra and your family my sincere condolences for the loss of your husband Joe. To his children your Dad will be with you from heaven.

Judy Kerr, October 25, 2021

DeLenardo Family

Our deepest condolences for your loss. In our thoughts and prayers - Claudette and Michael DeLenardo

C DeLenardo, October 25, 2021

The Delenardo Family

Saddened to read about Joe's passing....got to know him quite well at Gordon's, he used to come in and YAK to Ted for an hour or 2...such a gentleman .. Joe will be missed by all who knew and loved him...so sorry for your loss.

Judy (Cale) Gervais, October 25, 2021

Debbie and Family

My most sincere condolences on your loss; I know the special memories you have of him will bring you comfort now in the days to come. You will all be in may thoughts and prayers...xo

Shannon , October 25, 2021

DeLenardo family

I am so sorry to hear about this. My condolences to the Delenardo family.

Sharilee Cox-Arseneault , October 25, 2021

Debbie, Lisa, Kimberly and Christina

I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. My head is swimming with memories of Esker and Nettie and the crazy fun family times we all spent together singing, dancing, playing games, campfires and cookouts. Please know that you are all in my thoughts.

Wendy Brennan, October 25, 2021

The DeLenardo Family

We are so sorry for your loss. Joe was a great person and I am glad that he retired early so that he could spend more time with his family which meant everything to him. I felt blessed that I got to know Joe through my involvement on the Board of Directors of the Timiskaming Child and Family Services for many years. Joe was well respected in the Child Welfare sector and in his local community as evidenced by the number of boards he served on. We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sherwin and Peggy Knight

Sherwin Knight, October 25, 2021

Debbie and family

My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Pauline Armstrong , October 25, 2021

Christina

So sorry Christina. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Sue and Dave Gamble, October 25, 2021

Lisa DeLenardo

Lisa - my heart goes out to you and your family for this enormous loss. I send my deepest condolences. The obituary describes a wonderful man you were all lucky to have in your life. Cherish the memories that will live in forever.

Giulia Ahmadi, October 25, 2021

Deb and family

We are so sad to hear of Joe’s passing.
My dad always admired and respected Joe, and valued their working relationship.
Sending you love and hugs during this very difficult time.
Our deepest sympathies ❤️

Michelle and Mark Whelan and Sandra Morin, October 25, 2021

Debbie and family

Joe was my immediate supervisor when I worked as secretary at Timiskaming Child and Family Services. I always found Joe to be devoted to his job and was always fair and understanding with everyone who worked there.

My condolences to his family.

Yvette Groulx, October 25, 2021

The DeLenardo family

Our sincere condolences to the family in the loss of Joe.
May he Rest In Peace.

Sharleen Briand, October 25, 2021

Debbie and family

My heart goes out to all of you. We had so many good times together, particularly out at Esker and at the cottage. Many, many New Years together. So many games of sequence…Joe will be missed.
Love and hugs to you all.

Cathie and Dan Horne , October 25, 2021

Delenardo Family

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Rest in peace Joe.

Heber & Claudette Clarke, October 25, 2021

Debbie and family

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of great loss . To me he was always be little Joe . My condolences

Anne malette, October 25, 2021

Debbie, Lisa, Kim and Christina

I cherish the memories of growing up with your family. I find myself remembering fighting with Joe over the last of the risotto in your kitchen, him teaching me how to do loon calls around campfires at Esker or how to dive from your floating dock at Nettie… his eyes always flickering with a bit of mischief and a lot of love. I’m holding you all in my thoughts.

Erin Buchmann , October 25, 2021

Deb

So sorry to hear Joe passed away..our condolences to the whole family

Barb Dickinson, October 25, 2021

Auntie Debbie, Lisa, Kim, Christina and Family

We are so so sorry to hear about Uncle Joe. He was always so warm and welcoming to our family and to me. Always a big hug and always a great big smile. Uncle Joe you will be greatly missed. Sending prayers and thinking of you all. Always, Katie and family. Oxoxo

Katie Kleinhorsman, October 25, 2021

Deb & family

We were saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. It was a pleasure spending time with you in the outdoors and at holiday times when we came up to Kirkland Lake to visit with Dan & Cathie. We will forever remember his smiling face and our laughter together.

Barb & Ron Horne, October 26, 2021

Debbie and Family

Sincere condolences on your lost. Your many happy memories will keep him in your hearts forever.

Judy Dolhy, October 26, 2021

Debbie and family

I am so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. Thinking of you!

Brenda Todd, October 26, 2021

DeLenardo Family

Sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. My condolences to you all.

Sheila Massi, October 26, 2021

Debbie and Family

So sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences.

Anna and Bruce Hannah , October 26, 2021

Delenardo Family

Saddened to hear of the loss of a true gentleman.Please accept our prayers during this difficult time.

Stan Skalecki & Family, October 26, 2021

Debbie and Tracy

My condolences to Debbie and Tracy with whom I worked with at CCAC and the "CAS" many moons ago and of course to the rest of the family left to mourn Joe's passing. Joe was always a gentleman, calm and efficient thus making for a positive work environment. So sorry for your loss.

Julia Menard, October 26, 2021

Debbie and girls

So sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest condolences from both jim and me.

Betty birch, October 26, 2021

Tracy and family

Deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your brother! Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time!!

Judy & Andy McKnight, October 26, 2021

Tarcy and family

Deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your brother! Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time!!

Judy & Andy McKnight, October 26, 2021

Christina

We are so very sorry to learn of your Father's passing. May fond memories help you and your family through this difficult time.
Cindy and Jim MacKinnon

Cindy MacKinnon, October 26, 2021

The DeLenardo Family

Our deepest condolences to Debra and Family.
When I remember Joe, I remember his laughter most of all.

David & Carol DeLenardo, October 26, 2021

Debbie and family

We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories of Joe.

Rob & Cathy Anderson, October 26, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the family of Joe D jr

I (Walter Hope-hukezalie) am Joe’s cousin and was born in the same year as Joe. We began school together at Holy Name School and continued until my family moved to Elliot Lake. I have fond memories of interactions with Joe and Albert and there loving home on Rand East. He was a great member of our extended family of many cousins. I am sure God will bless Joe and his family.

Walter Hope-Hukezalie, October 26, 2021

Delenardo Family

Please accept our condolences,

Matt Watorek and family, October 26, 2021

The DeLenardo family.

I was sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Debra try to think of the happy times. Do take care and you are in my prayers.

Dorothy Vertolli, October 27, 2021

The DeLenardo Family

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Joe. Please accept our sincere condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you journey through this difficult time. He was indeed a very special man. Hold on to your precious memories as I am sure there are many. May God Bless you all. RIP Joe.

Joe and Cynthia Verge, October 27, 2021

to Debra, Christina, Kim and Lisa, and to Shawn and Tarsey

I am so sorry for Joe, passing away. Little Joe was a great and gentle man. He will be truly missed.

Love from Peter DeLenardo and Pat McLean

Peter DeLenardo, October 27, 2021

Debbie and family

Our sincere sympathies on your loss. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Claude and Anne Bougie , October 27, 2021

Debbie and Family

So sorry to hear about Joe's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Vickie Demers, October 27, 2021

Debbie, Lisa, Kim, Christina and family,

My sincere condolences for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I have many, many fond memories of Joe over the years. My heart goes out to the family in this very difficult time.

Jill Gaston, October 27, 2021

Deleonardo family

I’m truly sorry for such a huge loss. My condolences to you:( thoughts, prayers and lots of love during this time

Elizabeth Dorado , October 27, 2021

Debbie Delenardo and her three Daughters.

Joe was a breath of fresh air when he came to work with us at Timiskaming Family and Children’s Services in the 1970’s. His personal integrity from his first workday endured and Timiskaming benefitted from his devotion to the community he served so well. Joe was a true Kirkland Lake son and he set an example for me of how important that is. In a word, Joe was and is the epitome of honest common sense Northern Honesty and caring. Joe cared about who you were and who he was consistently, in that order. His job was to monitor the finances on behalf of us all and he devoted himself totally to that pursuit. His focus remained outstanding and his example will endure. Personally I trusted Joe and was able to maintain my professional balance for many years of service thanks to his example. Of course when Joe asked a favour, I always paid close attention. I can see his smile at this observation. Can’t you!

Jim Wilson, October 27, 2021

Lisa and family

I’m so very sorry for your loss. My heart is with you during this difficult time. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Shane Kirby , October 27, 2021

Auntie Debbie, Christina, Kim, Lisa, and the Delenardo Family

I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Uncle Joe. My heart and prayers go out to you all. I have such fond memories of Uncle Joe as well as the whole family growing up and hope that your fond memories are kept close to your heart and help you during this very sad time. I hope you find comfort knowing that Uncle Joe is with Auntie Keenie and Shimmer and all looking down on your with love and protection.
Sending you all our condolences and love,
Spin and Brooks

Despina and Brooks and family, October 28, 2021

Family

So sorry for your loss

Jean snowdon , October 29, 2021

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