Dylan Giovenazzo

March 15, 1988 - December 31, 2020

Funeral Details:

 

We have all lost, in Dylan, a generous, intelligent, exuberant, and empathetic man.   He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Mira, father Carmine, and sister Samantha.  Dylan was extremely charismatic, and brought exceptional energy, fun and enthusiasm to all of his endeavours.  He will be missed by his nephews, Frankie and Charlie, who remember their Uncle D as a funny, thoughtful and loveable dude.  To his friends, Dylan was loyal, dependable, and present.  Dylan will be deeply missed, but lovingly remembered by all those who knew him, specifically for his humour, and passion for sports, music, and his love for his dog, Gaia.

In lieu of flowers, or donations, we kindly ask the Toronto Maple Leafs to win a cup in Dylan’s honour.

Dyl, we love you and will miss you forever. 

CONDOLENCES

85 Condolences
  • Janet Foran-Goneau
    Posted on: Thursday, December 31, 2020 Reply

    Mira, Carmine and Sammy,

    Our hearts are broken and we are filled with sadness over the loss of Dylan.
    Here for you every step of the way.
    We are all so very sorry for your loss.

    Love
    Janet, Bill, Jayme and Isabella

    • Kathy Butler
      Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

      My condolences to you Mira, Carmine, Samantha and all the family.🙏

      Go Leafs Go

  • Marion Crean
    Posted on: Thursday, December 31, 2020 Reply

    Carmine and Samantha, I am heartbroken for your loss. Such a beautiful young man, gone to soon. This year been one of great sorrow for our family. RIP Dylan!

  • Lukatsky family
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers from the Lukatsky family.

  • Heather Turk
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Dear Sam,

    All of our love and condolences to you and Brandon, your mom and entire family on the loss of your dear brother Dylan.

    Love
    Heather and JT xxxooo

  • Nancy Bayly
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    The world has lost a beautiful, intelligent, gifted, and loving spirit.
    My deepest heartfelt condolences to Mira, Carmine, Sammy, Frankie, Charlie and all the friends and family that had the good fortune to be touched by the sweetness and joy that was Dylan.

  • Donna Magaletta
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Carmine & Mira,

    We are so sorry to hear of Dylan’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely Nick & Donna Magaletta

  • Abigail Collinson
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Giovenazzo family, my deepest condolences on your loss. Dylan was an amazing man with a beautiful heart. He will forever be remembered as a thoughtful and loving friend, brother and son. He was quite literally the best.
    Sending love and light to all of you.

  • Victoria and Vladimir
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Our deepest condolences to Giovenazzo family. Our hearts are broken by this sad news. We will never forget the happy smiling kid with blonde hair. Dylan, may your soul rest in peace.

  • Laura Etcovitch Gazen
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Dear Mira, Samantha and family,
    My heart is breaking.
    Dylan was good and kind and is gone far too soon.
    We cannot imagine the depths of your sorrow.
    Please know that our thoughts are with you at this extremely difficult time.
    Laura & Milt

  • Rocky and Rene Pantalone
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    There are no words to ease the loss . Our love thoughts and Prayers are with you and the family .

    Love Rene Rocky and family

  • Pino Trentadue and family
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Our deepest condolences to your family as our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time . RIP Dylan.

  • Deena Pantalone
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. What a beautiful spirit to lose.
    All my love,
    Deena xo

  • Dianna Inkster
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Mira, Carmine, Sammy and Brandon: We are so sorry to hear about Dylan’s passing at this frightening time. If there is anything we can do, let us know. Dylan and I exchanged some e-mails since his Grandma’s passing a year ago. He seemed like such a kind and thoughtful young man.

    Dianna and Brian

  • Kathy Etcovitch
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    My deepest condolences on your tragic loss.
    My thoughts are with you at this unimaginably difficult time.
    Kathy

  • Jason and Julia Pantalone
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Our deepest condolences to everyone in the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I hope Dylan’s dream comes true and the Leafs win a cup for him.

  • Peter Fraser
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    I met Dylan at Mac Hall in Windsor. It was not long after meeting him that he literally gave me the shirt of his back. Over the years he would show his friendship to me by being the person that kept in touch with me when I left school. His light will glow in my memory for as long as I am alive.

    Rest in peace Dylan

  • Renzo and Vilma Martire
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Carmine and family, our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Charles & Annette Lee
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Our deepest condolences to the family and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Sartaj Kang
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Met Dylan at Mac Hall, University of Windsor. Always smiling, always cheerful and always a pleasure to meet him everywhere around campus. My sincerest condolences to his friends and family.

  • Stephanie Ziv
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Please accept my deepest condolences. Dylan was such a kind-hearted person and he will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Debi and Martin Sheffield
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of a bright, talented, energetic and loving individual. We had the privilege to call Dylan, family. We enjoyed his company many times over the years where he brightened up our occasions with his exuberance. We remember his big hugs and fabulous handshakes along with his animated conversation and ready jokes. He always made us feel good. He was a game changer. We will miss him. To Mira, Carmine, Samantha, Brandon, Frankie and Charlie – we grieve along with you.
    Debi, Martin and Lauren

  • Daryl and Linda
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    There are no words, only a distanced hug and our sincere condolences. Our hearts go out to the whole family. We hope one day your pain will be eased by good memories of Dylan.

  • Farhaan Thobani
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Sincere condolences to all loved ones. Dylan was my roommate at Mac Hall in Windsor. What a character and personality. Bold and charming, always lit up a room. We’ll watch some South Park again together some day… RIP Dylan… You will be missed.

  • Colin Sheffield
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    I have extremely fond memories of Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners shared with Dylan and his family. I was even more privileged to spend quality time playing pool with Dylan while we shared our views on hockey and Maple Leaf hopefuls. Dylan had a luminescent and vivacious personality that was larger than life. I offer Mira, Carmine, Samantha, Brandon, Frankie and Charlie my deepest condolences on the loss of a truly unique and wonderful man. I am forever grateful for the time I was able to share with Dylan and will always have fond memories.
    Colin

  • Holden and Chelsey Sheffield
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Dear Mira, Carmine, and Sam – we are shocked and devastated by the loss of Dylan. We always loved seeing him at family events – he lifted the mood with smiles and jokes and seemingly endless energy. He was great with the kids and his love for his nephews was very apparent and heartwarming. He was so proud of you and Brandon, always speaking with pride about his older sister. We will miss his presence deeply, but are thankful for all the great memories we have. Our thoughts are with all of you during this very difficult time.

    Holden, Chelsey, and Alistair

  • Jen Georgas (Alexander Family)
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family for a significant loss at such a young age. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. From Jerry, Michael, Chris and Jen.

  • Kristin Giovenazzo
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Saying goodbye to an older cousin is not just saying goodbye to a lifelong friend, but it is also saying goodbye to your childhood role model. I, like many others gravitated towards you. You made me feel safe, you always made me feel welcome (even though I was probably the annoying little cousin), and you always made me feel loved. Pool parties, family barbecues, hockey games, music will never be the same. I feel so fortunate that many memories with you helped shape my childhood. I will cherish these for the rest of my life.

    In high school (and afterwards) you considered yourself my “bodyguard“. I have never seen anyone jump into protection mode quicker than you. If a guy were to say “hi”, your first reaction was to ‘buff up’ and say something along the lines of “she’s my cousin, you know that right?”. Somehow , it worked every time. Everyone knew not to mess with me. I was another “Giovenazzo” at high school; somehow everyone knew what that meant. I wouldn’t change that for the world. I loved that you wanted to protect me. I loved that you cared so much about family that you weren’t scared of the consequences. I loved that you saw me as who I was and safeguarded my heart. You took care of the people you loved. You would give your left arm to see any of us smile.

    Yesterday’s news broke many of us. Dyl; you were one of a kind. Always smiling, always had a funny/witty remark & always brightened up every room that you walked into. Your memory is eternal.

    I’ll think of you in every leafs game I watch, every team Canada win and every snowboard that I ride. You were an amazing cousin and more importantly, an amazing person. I’m feeling so fortunate for the 30 years of memories with you that I have been gifted.

    I heard a song yesterday that said “But no one really dies if the love remains”. I like to believe this to be true. Not many people get to have such an amazing relationship with their older cousins. I’m one of the lucky ones.

    My condolences to all family and friends.

  • Lynn and Victor Chepurnyj
    Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2021 Reply

    Mira, Carmine and Sammy

    Dylan was always such a vibrant and positive presence with a heart of gold. We are beyond words to express how sorry we are to hear of his passing. We cannot even begin to understand what you’re going through right now, but we would like to offer our prayers and sincere condolences.

    Lynn and Victor Chepurnyj

  • Claudia Caccavella
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Dylan was a smart, kind, and caring person. I will always remember the way his mother spoke so warmly of him. I was fortune to have known him and saw that everything his mother said was true. May his memory be a blessing to us all.

  • Daphne and Mark Fogal
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Our deepest condolences to Dylan’s family. We had the pleasure of meeting Dylan in Panama while he was vacationing with his Mom. We just knew he was the life of a party – always very thoughtful, kind and personable. A wonderful person to be around! We hope that all of your wonderful memories will help you through this sad and difficult time, Mira. Rest in peace, Dylan.

  • Jenny Neiman
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    My deepest condolences for the loss of Dylan, there are no words but my heart goes out to you all.

    I will always remember him as the spirited boy of my childhood who couldn’t stand our dance music sleepovers but was always there to share a laugh.
    May his memory be a blessing.

  • Marc-Alexander Douris
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Words can’t even begin to describe the loss we’re all feeling today. Dylan Giovenazzo you’ll forever be my brother. This wasn’t the plan, and I hate thinking about not being able to see you anymore, or to call and talk about It finally being the Leafs year.

    Your stubbornness, passion for life, love for your family, and ability to always believe you were right are just a few of the many things I’ll miss every day.

    I love you. I miss you. I’ll see you again. Until then, who are the 5 Greatest Rappers of All Time?…

  • Brody Bursey
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    In this dark world we lose another amazing soul rest in peace Dylan Giovenazzo you will be greatly missed 😢😢

  • Brandon Heckhaus
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    This is a hard one to swallow.. There was
    none other like Dylan. He was the most passionate and energetic homie I’ve ever had, sincere and unforgettable. RIP Dylan, seriously brother. We’ll see you again with that huge smile, and undying energy ❤️😔.

  • Matty Pritchard
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    I first met Dylan Giovenazzo in 2003, when this new kid known as Shaggy from Toronto, moved to the Point. This was grade 11, and I would see him around the halls of Innisdale. We didn’t have any classes together that year, as I was in Global, but we had some mutual friends. I would see him at parties, places such as Marc-Alexander Douris’s Basement. Shags was always the life of the party.
    In grade 12, I remember he and I were in Mr. Trahn’s last period class. It was a fun class but it was filled with class clowns and shit disturbers. At the start of the year Vetter and I started on one side of the class, and Shags started on the other side. By the middle of the semester a series of pranks and class clown jokes had by both of us, had us moved together. We got along great…. 5 greatest rappers Dylon,Dylon, Dylon, Dylon and Dylon… I spit hot fire. I think that seating arrangement lasted maybe a week and we were in opposite sides of the room again. That summer I would still see Shaggy from time to time, but I left for Windsor for school in August.
    A year passes we lost touch, but I heard through the grapevine that Dylan moved to Windsor for school. Sure enough I was driving down main drag of UofW first day of school and see a familiar figure walking down the sidewalk. I pull over lay on my Oldsmobiles horn and yelled Shaggy!!! He jumped into my car, and from that moment on he never left my life. As I put my Olds into drive, I didn’t know it at the time but I now had a brother and it was one hell of a road.
    From hanging out and carpooling back and forth from Windsor to Barrie and Back, we learned we had a lot in Common. We were both two diehard Maple Leafs surrounded in a sea of Red Wing fans. Through watching games and playing poker, we found ourselves with more family. Guys that today I’m proud to call my brothers. The times we had while we were young. The wild parties including live band living room mosh pits that attracted 5 or 6 cop car after 3 songs, DH trivia nights, to concerts to playing pool at Big Dicks, these were the glory years. We watched a lot of hockey, the Leafs sucked so bad then we would just be happy to get a point from an OT loss. “OT Loss = Maple Leafs Victory”, we would yell and jump across the room. Looking back I think it was quiet days I cherish the most, the Sundays we would pick up a case of beer and go to the Italian market to get the ingredients for Sauce Day. All day we would play NHL and Dylan would cook his family’s special tomato sauce.
    From time to time trouble would come, but it passed. D was always there for the boys. Loyalty was not just a word for him, he lived for it. Tough and fearless I don’t think was every really scared of any challenge and would do what needed to be done to help a friend, regardless the cost. Back in 2014, When I needed a break away from Windsor for a few months, Dylan opened his home.
    I returned back to Windsor, but we were always in touch, either through video games, wedding road trips, get togethers, cottage trips, phone calls about The Leafs or Team Canada, or he just wanted to rub it in that he beat my team in fantasy hockey that week. I think fondly to a recent phone call we had, looking at the recent NHL draft lists, making each other laugh by finding the player with the funniest name.
    In the last month Dylan put up one hell of a fight. A fight to be proud of, but sometimes life falls out of ones control. This morning I lost a dear friend, a true brother who always had my back. Shaggy, Dylon, D, Brother thank you for jumping into my Oldsmobile that day. I’ll see you on the next road.
    We were young we flew sky high, then time aged us, but we were not old enough to say goodbye.

  • Eric Smyth
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Spring 2010 my buddy Dylan Giovenazzo came to my place and hung out in front of my midi keyboard. He told me to set up a track with a piano. I did. He played. It was sick. I recorded him and used it later to make a beat. I used that beat to make a song. It came out pretty cool. He was pumped. We were living. We were having fun. Life was good. Today I found out that this morning my friend Dylan passed away. I was sad. It broke my heart. I fired up my old computer and listened to our song. Then I opened up some software and started playing with the piano. A riff wrote itself for me. I made a little beat. It was fun. I thought of Dylan. He was there. RIP my friend. Til we meet again. I’ll load the song up soon. You can see how cool he was on the keys.

  • Brooke Jackson
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    What a sad day. Dylan was so kind and funny. A good reliable guy. I’m sorry to his close friends and family.

  • Kurt VanOrden
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    I met Dylan Giovenazzo only once. In Atlanta, at a rave circa 2014. We were instant homies. Guy spoke like we’d known each other our whole lives. We knew hockey and good music, and talked all night. We went almost a decade without speaking after our night of heavy bass music and drinks. This past June, Dylan invited me to Canada to hang out, and i didn’t have the means to come. But he remembered me. After ten years. I can’t imagine what his friends and family are going through, because what i got in one night is what yall got every day from him. Rest easy, Dylan. A good soul.

  • Peter Fraser
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Dylan Giovenazzo was is a hard thing to say.

    Dylan was a bright light that made the world a happier place anywhere he went.

    His positive energy was infectious and his laugh unmistakable

    I hope he rests in peace until we can rip it up again together on the other side

  • Lindsay Vamos
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    It’s saddens me to hear the loss of an old friend Dylan Giovenazzo gone way to young. My heart goes out to the Giovenazzo family. Dylan was one of the first friends I made in Windsor at MAC Hall. Even though it’s been many years since we’ve spoken I still remember the good times and memories that will last a life time and I thank you. Rest easy my friend.

  • Isabella Goneau
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    I’m sad to say that yesterday my cousin passed away. Even though years could go by without seeing one another, he always remained such a down to earth and genuine guy. Rest in Peace Dylan, you left this world way too soon. ❤️

  • Andrew Renaud
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    It seems like just yesterday we were teeing up on 14 at Simoro. Your driving was good, but something magical happened that day. You hit the cleanest drive I’ve ever seen and the ball ended up going over 400 yards easily. For months we heard about how you drove it 500 yards and how it was the longest drive anyone had ever hit. The joke was funny every single time. You absolutely crushed it, but added that little extra over the top flare we all loved about you.

    You were the first friend I made in high school. You made Innisdale a lot less scary, and a lot more enjoyable. Our love of football brought us together, the experiences we shared over the years made us brothers. I have a lot of really fond memories of you Dylan. It’s devastating knowing we won’t ever tee it up again, hit our handshake, or just laugh for hours about nothing.

    Anyone that knew you knew you were a great guy with an amazing sense of humour. Someone that would go to war with you if you needed help. A real friend in every sense of the word. You’re someone I’m thankful to have met, and grown up with.

    We’re all hurting really bad, but we know you’re not in pain anymore. Rest In Peace Brother. Until we meet again 💔

  • Andrea Armstrong
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    The world lost a very special person yesterday. Dylan was always such a joy to be around and im sorry to have not seen him the last few years. I will always remember him being a pest to myself, Karina and his sister Samantha when we were younger and how funny he was and what a good friend he became as we all grew older.
    We worked together when we were in high-school and he was one of my favourite coworkers. I knew if he was working, it would be a good shift.
    You’ll be missed dearly, dylpickle.. it doesn’t make sense. My heart goes out to your family and all the friends you’ve held close to you. RIP bud.

  • Chris Tiffin
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    My Condolences to his family. I remember Dylan from high school he was such a great guy always had a smile on his face, very sad news…

  • Raj Srawn
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Rest in peace brother. It was a pleasure knowing you.

  • Samm Courtis
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Thank you for introducing me to Mitch Hedburg. Tonight I will watch him in your honour and imagine you laughing hysterically to every single joke ❤️

  • Surry Kang
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Rip Dylan, you were the life of Mac Hall..

  • Severna Jacklin
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Wtf 😢 Dylan Giovenazzo Rest In Peace man, we had some crazy fun times back in the day. 😔 you were always so fun to be around, I can’t believe this

  • Cassie Jacklin
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    This guy I can’t speak words about Made me laugh every second I’ve been with him. This doesn’t make sense and doesn’t deserve it at all he deserves the laughter he gives ! He’s an amazing person and always will be ! Dylan Giovenazzo

  • Caitlin Elizabeth
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    You always took such care of us ‘444 girls’. Until we meet again RIP Dylan Giovenazzo

  • Kay Tay
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Dylan Giovenazzo… so many thoughts- no words. Shock and sadness Miss you, my friend Rest in Paradise, Shaggy 🖤

  • Dana McManus
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    It’s been 2 days and I still can’t process that you are gone. These memories highlight how loved you were by those you surrounded yourself with.

    An infectious smile, fierce loyalty, and an all round fun guy to be around….the world is a darker place without you in it.

    May you rest easy and know that you live on in all of the hearts you touched.

    You were my family Dyl. Keep smiling that huge smile down upon us, until we meet again.

  • Marc Douris
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Brother

    You have no one a last farewell, Nor ever said good-bye.
    You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.
    A million times we will miss you, and a million times we will cry.
    If love alone could have saved you,
    You never would have died.
    In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still.
    In our hearts you hold a place, no one else can fill.
    It broke out hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God took you home.
    We will meet again someday, I know in a better place.
    I thank God he made you our brother while you were here in Earth.

  • Matt Pritchard
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Mira, Carmine, Sam and Brandon (and kids).
    Saying I am so sorry, does not express the deep level of sadness and grief my heart feels for you. You lost a great son, the world lost an amazing human being. Be proud to know how you raised a loyal, caring, funny, smart and hard working person. Know that he loved you deeply. He was so proud his mom was a teacher, he idolized his dad and bragged about his sister and later on Brandon and their Children. He loved and felt love. When it hit the fan, I couldn’t of asked for a better friend. If someone was down he would make sure they were picked back up. He did things that could never be repaid back to him, but even if they could his big heart wouldn’t accept. His laugh filled the room, but his ideas could fill a universe.
    May he be at Peace. I’m sorry we lost him at the end.

  • Abigail Bimman & Ari Gandsman
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Sending so much love and deepest condolences to your whole family. This is such a deep and heartbreaking loss. I have so many wonderful memories of Dyl across two decades. I think of him as such a friendly, fun and warm person. I am grateful to have spent some special occasions, holiday dinners, and sunny pool parties in his company. I hope you’re able to hold so many good times close right now. May his memory be a blessing.

  • Dino Longo
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Carmine and family, I am so sorry for this tragic loss. My heartfelt prayers and condolences are with you all at this time.

  • Samantha Sheffield
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Many of us remember Dyl as a remarkable little kid, full of energy, and never without a witty remark. He was funny, smart, generous, and kind. Dylan was a supportive and loyal brother, I will miss him every single day for the rest of my life. He was so proud of his friends and family, the first to celebrate any and all accomplishments with vigour. He was always the most fun person in the room, the person everyone naturally gravitated towards. He was passionate and wore his heart on his sleeve. Family events will never be the same, I will miss his bone-crushing high fives, bear hugs, jokes I didn’t quite get, intense pool competitions, and above all else, his infectious laugh. My kids will miss out on a top-tier uncle who put their happiness above all else. That was Dyl, he put everyone else ahead of himself. Miss you, little bro. Keep watching down on us, we need you.

  • Doreen and Mark Fishman and family
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Dear Mira, Carmine, Sam and Brandon – Our very deepest condolences to the family on your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this unimaginably difficult time. Although we were not fortunate to have met Dylan on too many occasions, the comments in this obituary speak volumes of the bigger than life personality and the love that he displayed to his family and friends. We hope, in time, his memories will warm your heart.

  • Andrey and Steve Blitzer
    Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Reply

    Dear Sam and Brandon,

    We send all our love and condolences to you and your entire family on the loss of your dear brother Dylan. Our thoughts and love are with you at this difficult and challenging time and we hope that Dylan’s memory brings you courage and comfort,

    Andrey and Steve Blitzer

  • Frank and Joyce Longo
    Posted on: Sunday, January 3, 2021 Reply

    Carmine, Mira and Samantha, we are so, so sorry for your loss of Dylan. We are praying for him and for you all.
    Love Frank and Joyce Longo.

  • Earl and Lorraine
    Posted on: Sunday, January 3, 2021 Reply

    Dear Sam and Brandon,
    Our hearts are heavy knowing how difficult this loss is for you. We are sending you and your entire family our heartfelt condolences and love.
    Go Leafs Go!
    XO Earl & Lorraine

  • Karina Chepurnyj
    Posted on: Sunday, January 3, 2021 Reply

    I am still in so much shock since hearing the news of Dylan’s passing. My heart hurts so much for his family. I remember the day I walked outside and saw some tiny random kid with his shirt off playing Basketball in our back yard with Adam. I’m like wtf Adam who is this? He’s like I don’t know he just came out of the bushes! I’m like what!! He’s like yea from “over there” and pointed to the left through the neighbours yards. Dylan then turns and is like “hey, you playing with us.” I’m like wtf DUH, this is my house. We then all take a couple shots and Dylan’s like yea, you can be friends with my sister so then we can all be friends! I’m like WHAT you have a sister? Ok! So then we all sneak through the neighbours yard and go to his house to meet Sammy. From there, we created sooooo many childhood memories that people would be jealous of. From riding bikes, holding our breath “there and back” in his pool, playing Marco Polo, jumping over the pool chairs into the pool – Dylan won every time I’m pretty sure, jumping off the top of the slide, dirt biking on the 50cc, playing baseball, boating, wakeboarding, tubing, him finding a rabid fox thinking it was a dog and trying to pet it (Sam and I heard the story when him and Adam got home)…Then Mira called 911 about the fox, clearly he herded more foxes over because then one ate Sam’s duck that she found…Sam then lost her crap at Dylan as if it was actually his fault lol, playing golf at the country club, all of us riding bikes to the BBP store, biking off the dock, sneaking over and eating the neighbours berries.. I could seriously go on and on… these memories are so imbedded into my head which I’m extremely grateful for. It makes me sad we can’t debate anymore in my basement as we became adults. You are someone that clearly made an impact on many individuals’ lives and I’m truly blessed I was one of them. You are extremely missed and I hope you are having yourself a glass of AADFCM up there! Love you Dyl!! ❤️
    My deepest condolences go out to Sam, Mira, Carmen and all of his family during this time.

  • Bonnie Relph
    Posted on: Sunday, January 3, 2021 Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Although I didn’t know him, he seemed like a wonderful guy,
    taken much too young. May your memories give you strength during this most difficult time. From an East coast relative on Miras side.

  • Bella Ziering Lando
    Posted on: Sunday, January 3, 2021 Reply

    I remember Dylan’s beautiful smiles and loving hugs. He had gifted social skills and an uncanny ability to make all feel welcome and at home. I loved seeing him so happy when working outdoors with his favorite music playing in the background. The flowers that he planted in my backyard will be an eternal memory of Dylan’s love, creativity and talent.
    May your loving and kind soul no longer know pain and may it rest in peace forever.
    Will miss you, Dylan,
    Bella, Shani & Ariel.

  • Barbara McCallum
    Posted on: Sunday, January 3, 2021 Reply

    I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences to the Giovenazzo family.

  • Larry and Rita Longo
    Posted on: Sunday, January 3, 2021 Reply

    We are deeply saddened to learn of your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your loss is shared by us all.

  • Larry and Rita Longo
    Posted on: Sunday, January 3, 2021 Reply

    We are deeply saddened to learn of your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your loss is shared by us all.

  • Lawrence, Alana, Lia and Natalie Longo
    Posted on: Sunday, January 3, 2021 Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We remember Dylan’s outgoing spirit during our summers at the cottage.

    Sending you all our love.

    Lawrence, Alana, Lia and Natalie Longo

  • Matty Pritchard
    Posted on: Sunday, January 3, 2021 Reply

    In everyone’s life story, there are hundreds maybe thousands of people one meets over their lifespan. Each person has a different impact on ones life. Some people leave no impact, some people are footnotes, some get a sentence, others a paragraph or two. The more they impacted someone the more they become part of that persons life. The more important people get a chapter. In my life story, Dylan Giovenazzo gets a whole damn book.

  • Karina Lynn
    Posted on: Sunday, January 3, 2021 Reply

    I am still in so much shock since hearing the news of your passing. I am sorry to you and your family that it has taken me a while to say something on here because words can’t exactly explain what I want to say. I am sooo sorry I hadn’t reached out to you lately. We tend to get so caught up in our own daily lives and forget those lives that have been of importance to us throughout our life. We seem to think everyone is ok and will be ok until life shows us differently. I remember the day I walked outside and saw some tiny random kid with his shirt off playing Basketball in our back yard with Adam. I’m like wtf Adam who is this? He’s like I don’t know he just came out of the bushes! I’m like what!! He’s like yea from “over there” and pointed to the left through the neighbours yards. Dylan Giovenazzo then turns and is like “hey, you playing with us.” I’m like wtf DUH, this is my house. We then all take a couple shots and Dylan’s like yea, you can be friends with my sister so then we can all be friends! I’m like WHAT you have a sister? Ok! So then we all sneak through the neighbours yard and go to his house to meet Samantha Sheffield. From there we created sooooo many childhood memories that people would be jealous of. From riding bikes, holding our breath “there and back” in your pool, playing Marco Polo, jumping over the pool chairs into your pool – you won every time I’m pretty sure, jumping off the top of the slide, dirt biking on the 50cc, playing baseball, boating, wakeboarding, tubing, you finding a rabid fox thinking it was a dog and trying to pet it (Sam and I heard the story when you and Adam got home)…your mom then called 911 and got it shot, then clearly you herded more foxes over because then one ate Sam’s duck that she found…Sam then lost her shit at you as if it was actually your fault lol, playing golf at the country club, all of us riding bikes to the BBP store, biking off the dock, sneaking over and eating your neighbours berries.. I could seriously go on and on… these memories are so imbedded into my head which I’m extremely grateful for. It makes me sad we can’t debate anymore in my basement as we became adults. You are someone that clearly made an impact on many individuals’ lives and I’m truly blessed I was one of them. You are extremely missed and I hope you are having yourself a glass of AADFCM up there! Love you Dyl!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Wanda Goneau
    Posted on: Monday, January 4, 2021 Reply

    Mira, Carmine, Sam & Brandon
    We offer our deepest condolences at this terrible time. Such a tragic loss.
    Wanda & Richard

  • Beth and Sheldon Crystal
    Posted on: Monday, January 4, 2021 Reply

    Dear Sam and Brandon, Frankie and Charlie, please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your Dylan. Just reading these messages have made us aware of what a larger than life person he was. We are sending you all of our love and comfort and strength and hope that in time your wonderful memories of Dylan will be a blessing. Love you guys!

  • Kelly Gates
    Posted on: Monday, January 4, 2021 Reply

    the world was not supposed to go on without you, and i’m so sorry that i have to too 😪💔 i love you bro Dylan Giovenazzo

  • The Sutton Family, Rosie, Peter, Brianna & Sean
    Posted on: Monday, January 4, 2021 Reply

    Mira, Carmine, Sammy, Brandon, Frankie & Charlie
    We are beyond heartbroken to learn of your devastating loss. We fondly remember many afternoon playdates, fun by the pool & sleepovers at the cottage in “younger” days. Dyl was such a sweet, warm, sensitive caring & giving soul. In more recent days, Dyl’s beaming smile & accompanying effervescent personality lit up every room he entered. What a bold, charming & enthusiastic spirit …. Dyl certainly left indelible imprints on our lives … & so sadly has left us all much too soon.
    Our heartfelt condolences go out to each of you & know that our love & support are here for you ALWAYS>

  • Gord Dawe
    Posted on: Monday, January 4, 2021 Reply

    Hey Mira, Carmine, and Sammy: I just happened to notice of your tragic loss. I had not seen Dylan in years. Just by happenstance I found out about Dylan”s passing. My heart goes out to all of you.

  • Adam Chepurnyj
    Posted on: Monday, January 4, 2021 Reply

    Carmine, Mira & Sam,

    I was deeply shocked to hear of Dylan’s passing and I am so sorry for your loss. He was a big ball of energy, and smarter than we could ever imagine. We’ll see you in The Matrix Dylan!

    Adam

  • Samantha Sheffield
    Posted on: Monday, January 4, 2021 Reply

    Many of us remember Dyl as a remarkable little kid, full of energy, and never without a witty remark. He was funny, smart, generous, and kind.

    Dylan was a supportive and loyal brother, I will miss him every single day for the rest of my life. He was so proud of his friends and family, the first to celebrate any and all accomplishments with vigour. He was always the most fun person in the room, the person everyone naturally gravitated towards. He was passionate and wore his heart on his sleeve. Family events will never be the same, I will miss his bone-crushing high fives, bear hugs, jokes I didn’t quite get, intense pool competitions, and above all else, his infectious laugh.

    My kids will miss out on a top-tier uncle who put their happiness above all else. That was Dyl, he put everyone else ahead of himself.

    Every time we spoke, he told me he loves me.

    Love you, little bro. Keep watching down on us, we need you.

  • Bill Johnstone
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Reply

    Carmine, extending my sincere condolences to you and your family.
    My thoughts are with you.

  • Mira Giovenazzo
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Reply

    Thanks Bonnie—-Dylan made everything special! XXX Mira

  • Joseph Fooks
    Posted on: Thursday, January 7, 2021 Reply

    I was lucky to know Dylan from a very young age. I remember carpooling with Dylan, Samantha and my brother. Spent probably over 5,000 km in the car with him. We had a lot of amazing memories. I remember the parties at Mira’s house for Christmas and one year I had convinced Dylan that his mom made “nasty ass” turkey. Once Dylan heard that it was sealed that every Christmas we were eating “nasty ass” turkey. Dyl had a kind heart and was a very generous person. We will miss you very much big guy.

  • Mira Giovenazzo
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Reply

    Thank you to everyone for sharing your special memories, precious anecdotes, and sincere condolences on the loss of this unique and beloved individual, that was my son, Dylan. Throughout his young life I always respected and admired him for his strong sense of justice and his insatiable curiosity. He was always welcomed by me with open arms. I am devastated and heartbroken for my loss, for the loss by everyone privileged to have known and loved him, and also for all those who will not get to meet Dylan in the future.
    At this point, the thought of going on in life is pretty unimaginable, but let’s all be inspired by his love, joie de vivre, and kindness to move forward. Dylan has always been a blessing to me and I hope he will prove to be a guiding force from the other side. Dylan did not live long enough to realize, nor celebrate his amazing potential, nor his greatness.
    Rest in Peace my darling, beautiful boy. You will always be remembered with so, so, so many emotions. But most of all, LOVE!
    Love always, MOM

  • Mary & Steve Donovan
    Posted on: Friday, January 15, 2021 Reply

    Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. I met Dylan once when he was a little boy, he was very sweet. Anyone with children can understand the sorrow you are experiencing. Good memories can be a solace, Treasure them forever.

    Love
    Mary & Steve Donovan

  • Marc-Alexander Douris
    Posted on: Monday, January 18, 2021 Reply

    Anyone who knows me, should know that I’ve been a huge fan of Pat Robitaille for years now. When I first discovered his music, shaggy was one of the first people I showed it too. Shaggy had a massive range of musical taste, and we didn’t always agree on what was considered “good” or “great” music. I can still hear him chirping me for liking Drake, and me chirping him for liking some unknown 90’s underground rapper – I know, his unknown 90’s rapper is probably way better than Drake.

    With Pat’s music, Shaggy was all in. He appreciated it; maybe not as much as I did, but he knew I was really into it, and he embraced it. Cuz that’s who Shaggy was. Wow. Even writing WAS doesn’t seem real. Shaggy was a Brother. Any support or encouragement, and definitely any Ego-checking – Shaggy was there for you. He embodied the meaning of supporting his friends and family.

    He and I were, and will always be brothers. His loss doesn’t make sense to me, but I know he’s in Paradise. He’s not here, which is dumbfounding. I want to drive to his house and blast Drake as loud as I can until he comes out ready to swing at me!

    I Love you brother. I miss you so much. I almost wanted to tag you in a Drake video. But I’ll just let Pat play for us again, and I promise, We Will Meet Again.

  • Joan Relph
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Reply

    Mira and Samantha. So sorry to hear about Dylan. He looks like a fun loving wonderful young man. A great friend, brother and son. He will be dearly missed by all.Take care and be safe during this awful time. Joan

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