In Celebration of

Nicolò Tocchi

November 6, 1923 -  April 15, 2018

Nick passed away Sunday April 15, 2018 – beloved husband of Monika (née Dietler), proud father of Silvano (Catherine Lambert), adored NonnoNick of grandchildren Marco and Mia, dear brother of Attilia and the late Maria, and cherished by his Swiss in-laws. We will sorely miss his steadfast devotion to his immediate family; his gentleness with a keen sense of humour; and the hospitality he extended to friends and relatives.

Nick was born on an island in the Adriatic Sea where his love of sailing and wide-open spaces took shape. Forced to flee to Venice in 1944, he made his way to Canada in 1951, working on Northern Ontario railroads and even in the Yukon. His unassuming manner belied his adventurous past. He married Monika in 1966, raised his family, and managed the office of a construction firm in Ottawa. Nothing made him happier than spending time at the cottage, teasing the neighbourhood children, or discussing sports and politics.

We are very grateful for the compassionate care he received at the Montfort and Bruyère Hospitals.

A memorial service celebrating his life will take place in the chapel at Beechwood Cemetery (280 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa) Thursday April 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM. The service will be preceded by a visitation beginning at 1:00 PM and followed by a reception.

In memoriam donations to St. David and St. Martin Presbyterian Church ( or Easter Seals Ontario ( would be appreciated.


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Erin Mostovac (Colleague)

Entered April 19, 2018 from Ottawa, Ontario

Silvano and family,

Very sorry to hear of your loss, a father always holds a special place in our hearts and your Dad sounded like a very special man. My sympathies to all of you at this time.

Pauline Tittley (Friend)

Entered April 21, 2018 from Ottawa

Monika, Silvano and family... Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bon courage. Sincere sympathies.

Susi Peler-Landolt (Friends)

Entered April 21, 2018 from CH 8704 Herrliberg, Switzerland

Moni is Susi's best friend since they went together to College in the "Grossmünster" between 1955 and 1958. there they had a wonderful time together and this connection never broke down over all this years.
On different occasions we had the pleasure to meet Nick, a gentlemen of the old school. We stayed ot their house, Apple Tree Lane, during a trip to Canada and were invited in their lovely cottage too. Eveb Susi's sister Ruth was guest in her house.

Dear Moni (es geht auf Deutsch einfacher).
Wir werden am 26. April in Gedanken bei Dir und Deiner Familie sein.
Auch ohne Nick wünschen wir Dir Geborgenheit in Dener Familie, eine robuste Gesundheit, Mut , gute Freunde, viel Sonne und Glück, und viel Musse für Dich .

Von uns Allen
Susi, Franz, Stefan und Christof.

Hoffentlich bald wieder einmal in good old Switzerland.

Wir freuen uns aud diesen besuch.


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