In Celebration of

Julian Robert Zanetti

February 21, 1990 -  August 4, 2018

OCTOBER 10, 2018 – UPDATE:

Many have asked what they could do, how they could contribute as we share the grief of Julian's passing. Although nothing will undo the tragedy, we have created a fund in an attempt to provide an ongoing means to encourage and support youth in music, as a worthy and generous way to follow through on the desire to contribute.

Those who had the pleasure of having known Julian and shared some mind or physical space with him, know how generosity of spirit, appetite for discovery, passion, kindness and supporting the pursuance of success and well-being of his friends, were prevalent in him. Together, let us perpetuate these important characteristics in a symbolic, lasting manner.

Details about the initiative and platform for contributions can be found at:

We thank you infinitely for your outreach, kind thoughts, support, concern and generosity.

Julian Robert Zanetti passed away on August 4, 2018.

Beloved son of Marco and Lesli Zanetti (Polowin), brother to Robyn and Lucas, grandson to Romeo and Bettina Zanetti and Gerald and Helen Polowin.

Julian lived with an insatiable intellectual appetite accompanied by an unbending sense of justice and set of values, loyalty, kindness and exceptional sensitivity, at times shielded by appearances and images, in order to manage his view of a complex and frightening world.

His life will be remembered and honoured for his touching love, diverse talents, accomplishments and perhaps most of all for the great courage he summoned continuously.

A celebration of life gathering will be held in due course.


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Kim Posluns 

Entered August 15, 2018 from Barrie ON

Lesli, Lucas and Robyn. I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. No words can easy your pain but know that you are in our thoughts and hearts every day.

Réginald and Andrée Thériault (Family friends)

Entered August 18, 2018 from Ottawa

Dear Marco, Lesli, Robyn and Lucas

We are deeply sadenned to learn of Julian's passing. We offer you our deepest sympathies. Please know that you are surrounded by supportive friends who are grieving with you. Have courage and faith.

Reg and Andrée

Mandy and Rob Hanlon 

Entered August 18, 2018 from Ottawa

Dearest Lesli and Marco, we were gutted to hear about your tragic loss... there are no words sufficient but please accept our deepest condolences on Julian’s passing.

Wendy Armstrong (formerly Hauraney) (Friend)

Entered August 18, 2018 from Ottawa

Dear Marco & Lesli, Robyn & Lucas,
I could not believe my eyes reading the obituary. I cannot even image the unfathomable grief and loss you may be feeling. Bless you all.
There are no words to express the sorrow I feel for you. Please accept my sincere and deepest condolences to all of you.
Wendy Armstrong

Wendy Klein 

Entered August 18, 2018 from Ottawa

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you at this very difficult time.

Jack and Wendy Klein


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