Tom Bartello — obituary




It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Thomas Bartello at the age of 79, after a valiant battle with lung cancer at the Almonte General Hospital with his family by his side. Tom was at peace throughout his illness and faced every challenge with deep faith. He trusted in his Lord and Saviour’s love, fully accepting that this path was God’s will for him. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas Sr. and Anastasia (Sophie) Olenick and his sister, Anne Williams. Devoted and cherished husband of Cecilia Hull (Ouellette). Beloved father of Susan (Monte Foxwell) and Lisa (Ian Wadleigh). Dearly loved and respected step-father of Richard (Renee Rouault) and Joanne. Proud grandfather of Benoit, Sebastien, Cole, Jack, Sophie, Sebastian and Chloe. Loved brother-in-law of Kathryn Nickerson (Wally Sambirsky).Tom leaves nieces, nephews and cousins with whom he shared a special affection. Tom’s career for the most part was with the Federal Civil Service until his retirement from the Department of Supply & Services in 1993. He was an avid amateur radio operator, obtaining his Transport Canada radio licence at the age of 18 under the mentorship of his beloved uncle George Olenick, VA3GO, and was active in the hobby for 60 years. At the time of his death, Tom was a member of the Almonte Amateur Radio Club (AARC), Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC), the VE3STP Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) and the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA). He will be sorely missed by his many friends in the hobby. In recent years Tom joined the Knights of Columbus, Dr. J. F, Dunn Council #5153, enjoying the fellowship and participation in the good work of the KofC. Tom also volunteered at the Almonte General Hospital and Fairview Manor. Sincere thanks to Dr. Marisa Rossi and to the Nurses & staff of the Almonte General Hospital for their compassionate, loving care given to Tom during his illness.

Friends may call at the


127 Church Street, Almonte, Ontario. (613)256-3313

for visiting on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM. Funeral Monday to Holy Name of Mary Church, Almonte for Celebration of the Eucharist at 11 AM. Interment, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Corkery.

The Rosary will be prayed at the funeral home on Sunday, Oct. 30th. at 1:40 PM.

For those who may choose to honour Tom with a memorial gift, please consider the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation.

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