Lida De Luca

With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of Mrs. Lida De Luca, who peacefully departed on April 5, 2024, marking the conclusion of her remarkable journey at the age of 95.

Born on October 3, 1928, Lida was proudly welcomed into this world by her parents, Clotilde and Raimondo, in Rochette a Volturno, Italy. From a young age, her path was intertwined with that of her beloved husband, Giuseppe Pontarelli. Growing up together in their small town with her brothers Guglielmo, and Antonio and sister Annita, Giuseppe (peppe) and Lida met as children and were united as adults in matrimony on May 1st, 1947. They built a family, raised two cherished children, travelled to Canada to make it their home in 1960, and spent over 50 years building incredible memories together, until his passing on July 13th, 1999. Those memories live on in the hearts of their entire family.

Her joys were simple but profound; nestled in the warmth of her family, incredible meals, precious plants, and filling the contents of her cantina. She especially cherished the bonds she shared with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, affectionately known as Nonna and Bisnonna, and was always present to shower them with love and guidance (adoringly shared whether solicited or not).

As part of her legacy, she leaves behind a tapestry of affection, woven by her loving children: Dominic and his wife, Silvana; Antonietta and her late husband, Lorne, her grandchildren: Jennifer (Davide), Steven (Alicia), Angela (Michael), Joey (Cynthia), Corey, and Gillian (Gregoire), cherished great-grandchildren: Dario, Dante, Mila, Enzo, Juliette, Eva and Mika, her surviving sister, Annita and late husband Dominic, alongside her nieces and nephews, Americo (Monique), Rita (Isidore), Tilda (Franck), and Vince (Nicolina) and numerous other family members and dear friends, who mourn her loss.

In place of flowers, the family humbly requests donations to St Joseph Oratory In Memoriam Gift, an institution that held deep significance for Lida, continuing her compassionate spirit in perpetuity.

Viewing Information:

Expressions of condolences will be received at Yves Légaré Complex in Lasalle, 7200 Newman Blvd., on Sunday, April 14, 2024, from 5 - 9 pm.

Funeral Information:

The funeral service will be held at the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal Church, 110, Notre-Dame Ouest, on Monday, April 15, 2024, at 10 am (Parking available at 500 Places d’Armes), followed by her interment at 1 pm, at the Rideau Memorial Garden Cemetery, 4239 Sources Blvd, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux - reception to follow at Rideau, from 1:30 - 3:30 pm.


Complexe Angrignon
7200, boul. Newman
H8N 1X2
Sunday, April 14 2024


Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal
110, Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
Monday, April 15 2024

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Condolences to the family

Our deepest condolences for the loss of your dear mom,may you find comfort and peace at this difficult time.Alida and Salvatore.

Alida G., 16 April 2024

Condoglianze Pasquale & Roxane

Testa P., 15 April 2024

Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family. May she Rest in Peace.

Vicki and Pino A., 14 April 2024

My sincerest condolences to the entire family! May Lida live on forever in your memories of her.

Maureen L., 14 April 2024

My heart goes out to you for the loss of your mom. I hope your happy memories will help you through this difficult time. Our deepest condolences.

Silvana D., 13 April 2024

My heart goes out to you for the loss of your mom. I hope your happy memories will help you through this difficult time. Our deepest condolences.

Silvana D., 13 April 2024

We would like to offer our sincere condolences and love during this emotional time for your family. Wishing we could be closer for you to share your love and memories with us. 🥰🥰🥰

Anthony and Leigh-Ann W., 12 April 2024

Really very sorry for the loss of Zia Lida. Zia Leduccia, as was common for me to affectionately call her as she appreciatively consented it, often came to my mind. I admired her amazing wit and wisdom. It was so nice to know that she was nearby when in the past years she'd be back in Rocchetta for some months. We used to have long chats and was always very pleasing to spend time with her on those occasions. My most heartfelt, sincere condolences go to Domenic, Antonietta and Zia Annita and all Family members. Remo”

Remo P., 12 April 2024

We are so very sorry for this great loss to your whole family. We are so happy to have had the pleasure of getting to know her when you came to Windsor for our anniversary. She left a lasting impression on us and a number of our friends that enjoyed speaking to her in Italian. We will always remember her smile and how she enjoyed life.

Dot and Don W., 11 April 2024

Sending you and your family our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. May the many cherished memories bring you comfort and strength in the days ahead and forever. Lori and Ray

Lori J., 11 April 2024

The Mitchell family sends all our love to the family during this time. What a wonderful lady, I remember her to have such a calming energy about her. Lots of love ❤️ xo

Danai A., 11 April 2024

Please accept my sincere condolences for thw loss of your grandmother. She departed leaving behind her strength, sweetness, and love to be passed on to all her children. You were blessed to have had such a special Nonna! It’s time to say arrivederci❤️

Lucia G., 10 April 2024

Our sincere and deepest condolences to all the family. May the Lord receive her in his Heavenly kingdom 🙏 🙏🙏

Steve and Mary Ann B., 10 April 2024

Dear family Our prayers are with you May her soul be at peace

Carol M., 10 April 2024

May she rest in piece and be raised in glory. Our condolences to the whole clan, we feel your pain. She will join her loved ones in heaven ❤️

Teresa and Domenico D., 10 April 2024

Our sincere condolences for the passing of your wonderful Mother, grandmother & great-grandmother. May she Rest in Eternal Peace. Always remember her for the strong woman that she was and loved having conversations. She is now with her beloved husband. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Your friends & neighbors, Amy & Maurice Conti

Amy & Maurice C., 10 April 2024

My sincere condolences to all the family my thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. 🙏 Roberto Ierfino

Roberto I., 10 April 2024

My condolences to you and all the family may she R.I.P Amen 🙏 God bless

Angela I., 10 April 2024

My condolences to all the family god bless🙏♥️

Susanna B., 10 April 2024


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