BERRUTI, Dino – Obituary – Guelph

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dino Berruti at the Guelph General Hospital on February 1st, 2022 after a brief illness, in his 81st year. He will be greatly missed by his adoring wife Bianca, sons Alex (Nadia) and Steve (Allison), and daughter Diane Hagarty (Jason). His guidance and encouragement will be truly missed by his treasured grandchildren: Mason, Matthew, Ava, Benjamin, Brianna, Cole, Noah and Adele. He is survived by his sister Adelina (late Luciano) Angiono, and his brother and sister in law Gino and Elaine Toso. He was predeceased by his parents Giuseppe and Luigina, and brother Mario (Carla), and sister Elia. He was loved as a Zio, nephew and cousin to many family members, in both Canada and Italy.

Dino came to Canada in 1967 to marry his one and and only love, Bianca, and to start a new life together. In 1970, Dino opened Dino’s Auto Body and his iconic sign is still seen outside the shop today. He grew the business from a humble beginning to flourish and become one of the best collision centers in Guelph. Dino was proud of his accomplishments in starting a business in a country where he did not know the language, or customs, and with only a few dollars to his name.

Dino had many passions starting with his love of fishing with family and friends at their favorite spots. He also filled his time following his favorite soccer team, Juventus. His heart was full when spending time with his Guelph Alpini Group. He was president of the Guelph chapter for over 20 years. He enjoyed organizing and executing events for the group but really thrived when mingling at social gatherings and events. But his most fun was simply being around the dinner table with his family. With chairs and plates full, Dino filled his glass with his homemade Dino’s Vino and enjoyed the love around him. His grandkids gave him all he ever needed.

Resting at Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, friends and family are welcome to attend visitation on Friday, February 4, 2022 from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 12:00pm-2:00pm at Gilbert MacIntyre & Son, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph. The Funeral Service will be in the Hart Chapel on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 2:00pm. Due to COVID restrictions, guests must RSVP their attendance using the link below his obituary at for both the visitation and/or Funeral Service. All are welcome to live stream the service on the internet via ZOOM, link to follow below his obituary on his memorial page.

A big thank you to all the staff on the step down unit at the Guelph General Hospital for their kindness and compassion towards Dino.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Guelph General Hospital Foundation or The Guelph Food Bank would be appreciated by the family. Donations can be made in person at the funeral home by cash or cheque or online following the link below his obituary on the funeral home website.

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