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Gino John Tomaso

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Gino John Tomaso

April 8, 1927 - September 5, 2023

It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Gino Tomaso on September 5, 2023. He was in his 96th year.

Beloved husband of Ruby Tomaso for over 73 years.
Loving Father of Steven (Barbara), Alan (Heather), Brian (Ying). Devoted Papa to Jennifer, Andrea, and Jay. Great Grandfather to Elliot, Oliver and Benjamin. Sadly missed by his sister Mary Thibaudeau, nieces and nephews.

Celebration of life at a later date. Body entrusted to MacCoubrey Funeral Home in Cobourg.

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Joanne Hall - September 22, 2023

I'm so sorry to hear this. My condolences to Ruby, Brian and family

Joyce Robinson - September 20, 2023

Sending my sincere condolences to Ruby, Steven, Allan, Brian and their families. Gino will be missed by everyone who knew him. I will always cherich our wonderful friendship and happy times with Ruby and Gino and memories for a lifetime. Sending love and warm thought to all. Joyce

Barbara Sutton (Robinson) - September 20, 2023

Dear Ruby and family, My sincerest condolences to you all. I remember Gino's laugh, caring nature, interest in our lives, and close friendship with our parents, Dick and Joyce Robinson. New Years eve and day was reserved for them, with cabbage rolls and red eye (tomato juice/beer) brunch drinks. Listening to them dancing and laughing year after year was priceless. He will be remembered warmly by myself and family. Rest in peace Gino.

Rick Robinson - September 19, 2023

My condolences to the Tomaso family on Gino’s passing. He, Ruby, Jack and Sue McDonald and my parents Dick and Joyce Robinson loudly celebrating New Year’s Eve downstairs while we pretended to sleep upstairs will always be a warm memory. Gino’s genuine interest in us kids, his non stop humour, his dedication to his community and the entertaining banter between him and Ruby will be how I will remember a man I was blessed to call my godfather. Rest in peace Gino Tomaso.

Christina L Zinkie-Dinner - September 18, 2023

My deepest sympathies to you Steve and Barb on the passing of Gino, I know the times that I did spend with him and Ruby were very special. I’m so sorry about his loss, hugs to all Love Christina (your home help worker)

Mary and Ivan Elder - September 15, 2023

Our sympathy to the Tomaso family. We were part of the Burnham Street people and my husband helped Gino carry his new hot tub into the house many years ago. Always such a people person.

Butch Harper - September 14, 2023

Mrs. Tomaso, Steve, Alan and Brian. So sorry to hear of your loss of Mr. Tomaso. He was a great neighbour all those years on Burnham Street. Everyone knew your parents either from sports or from their business of Denton's. My thoughts are with you all at this time.

Warren Hogg - September 13, 2023

Steve, Brian and Big Al, sorry to hear about your dad but he sure had a good run at it. There must have been an arrangement with the High Schools because myself and so many others got to do a job experience trial run at the Florist. You've been lucky fellas to have such great parents.

Sheila Alexander - September 13, 2023

On behalf of our family, sincere condolences on the loss of this incredible man. We grew up at King St W and Burnham St. and our family worked at Dentons over the years. It was great to reconnect with Gino in later years as he brought his travelling road show of floral supplies to Belleville. What a surprise to hear the bell at the store ring and I said "are you Gino Tomaso" and he said yes, and I recognize you from your family in Cobourg. What a happy reunion. Great memories of a wonderful family.

Jeanette and Jim Puddy - September 12, 2023

Ruby.Steven Alan.Brian and sorry to hear of Gino's passing..he truly was a gentleman..Gino's gave me a job driving his delivery truck when I turned 16 and I just loved it...thanks for a lot of great memories growing up as neighbors...those were the good old days..RIP my friend..

CHUCK SKITCH - September 12, 2023


Tom MacDonald - September 11, 2023

So sorry to hear of Gino's passing. He and Ruby and all of the Tomaso family were such a big part of our family for so many years. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Florence MacDonald - September 11, 2023

To Ruby, Steve, Al, Brian and families, Burnham Street south will not be the same without Gino. He and your family were a huge part of our family for decades. Endless hours playing on the street or on Turpin's farm, our parents at each others houses on Saturday night for the hockey game, Ruby leading the discussions. Our many summers shared at cottages. All so wonderfully remembered and enhanced by Gino's presence; kind, tolerant, positive and generous to everyone. He set an example for all who knew him. Thinking of you all, always, Florence

Karen Murray ( Jones) - September 11, 2023

So sorry to hear of Gino’s passing. I agree with so many others that he knew so many of us on Burnham Street south, spoke to us, smiled to us, as he tended his yard. Great neighbours for years. My condolences to Ruby and family.

Cam Morrison - September 11, 2023

To all of the Tomaso family I will always remember your Dad. He was my first real boss and he didn’t fire me for putting a dent in the new van . He always had the nicest yard on the street .

Lisa Chatten Leckie - September 11, 2023

Ruby, Steven, Alan,Brian and families I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Tomaso, Gino in my later years. Have very fond memories of him as our neighbour on Burnham Street.

Sandy Martin Elliott - September 11, 2023

Sorry to hear of Gino's passing . He was a good man. My dad, John Martin spoke very highly of him and enjoyed many a golf game with him and their buddies. My thoughts are with you all at this time.

Connie (Reid) and Miles McGinn - September 11, 2023

No one can ever prepare us for the passing of a loved one. Ruby, Barb And Steve, Al, Brian and their families, please accept our sincere condolences in the passing of our neighbour, Gino.

Dorothy Young (Jones) - September 11, 2023

So sorry to hear of Gino’s passing. What an amazing long life he had. We lived next door to each other for many years. Ruby and mom would chat from porch to porch while Gino tended to his beautiful yard. Many memories from Burnham Street. My sincere condolences to Ruby,Steve,Alan,Brian and families.

Violet West-Roffey - September 11, 2023

So sorry to hear the news ..but what a great long life.. lots of memories to be shared 💗 Violet

Mike Thibaudeau - September 10, 2023

It was a special time when Uncle Gino, Aunt Ruby and our cousins would visit us in Belleville. He always had time to talk with us kids and make us laugh. It was great to keep in touch with him over the years and golf with him when he was well into his eighties. His devotion to Aunt Ruby and his whole family was amazing. We will miss him. Love from, Mike, Bonnie, Alana and Eric Thibaudeau

John Thibaudeau - September 10, 2023

Uncle Gino served his country and his family well and with pride. Gino would always make us laugh when he, Aunt Ruby and the boys would visit us in Belleville…. we were all impressionable kids then and Gino left us with a wonderful sense of humour. Gino was a kind and caring man that lived his life with vigour and energy from start to finish….a fine example of a good man !! We will miss you. Condolences to the entire family. Love from John, Gale & the kids. (THIBAUDEAU)

John and Sandi MacDonald - September 10, 2023

Gino, Mr. Tomaso to me, for my first 20 years or so, was my Dad's best friend. Our families, spent many decades together on weekends, holidays, vacations and all those times that mark our lives. Always kind and aware with that hundred or so kids that lived on Burnham St., South. Gino and Ruby have a great family, Gino and Art ran a successful, respected business and Gino supported and contributed to the community. As we all hope to attain, so, thank you for showing how it's suppose to be.

Sara (LaBrash) Woods - September 10, 2023

Sorry to hear of Gino's passing. I have such wonderful nemories of Ruby and Gino at Aunt Sue 's and Uncle Jack Macdonald's house. So many Xmas Eves, parties and picnics. A wonderful young hearted couple they made. My thoughts are with you Ruby and family.

MIKE AND LINDA CAINE - September 10, 2023


Jonathan Mitchell - September 10, 2023

Saddened to hear of Mr. Tomaso's passing, he was a great person who contributed to minor sports in Cobourg for many years. Sincere condolences to Mrs. Tomaso, Steve, Alan, Brian and families.

Christine (LaBrash) Thompson - September 10, 2023

Hello to all...96 fortunate you were to have had him in your lives so long. His name brings to mind such memories of our younger days. Gino always greeted you as if you were the best thing that happened that day! Such a nice man. I always picture him with Ruby. Thinking of you. Chris

Deb Mitchell Gouin - September 9, 2023

Sending my sincerest condolences to Ruby and to Gino's children and the rest of the family.We lived next door to Denton's Florist on George Street quite a few years ago.He will be very much missed.R.I.P Gino.

Judy (Bevan) Elliott - September 9, 2023

Dear Mrs. Tomaso & family I’m so sorry to read this announcement knowing the sadness you’ll being going through. I have to smile though remembering the kind gentleman he always was. The great times I had at Dentons with Uncle Art & Aunt Phyl, Gino letting me work the earth and me enjoying every minute of it. Hold on to your happy loving memories. Sending prayers and heartfelt condolences.

Cathy Mitchell tarrington - September 9, 2023

I remember him use to work at dentons florist when I lived next door. Condolences to all his family and friends