Surrounded at home by the love of his family, Alfredo (Freddy) Carniel, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2021, at the age of 73.
Beloved husband of 51 years to Joyce (Cookie) Carniel (nee May). Son of the late Giovanni Carniel and the late Rita Bassegio. Adored brother of Franca Carniel (predeceased by Ugo Longato of Italy). Dear father of Maddalena (Lorne), Giovanni (Christina), Franca (Paul) and Ellena (Darren). Cherished Nonno of Emerson, Emma, Lily (Walter), Gianfranco, Matthew, Nolan, Megan, Lucas, Ethan and Jack. Freddy had a very special passion for each one of his 10 grandchildren. Whether it was touring them in Italy, Arizona, Thunder Bay or Six Flags; quality time was cherished, and memories were made. Beloved brother-in-law of James (Sandy), Shirley (Lino), Olive (Rodger), George (Cathy) and Steve. Special Zio to Romanella and Paolo of Italy. Loved uncle to many nieces and nephews of the May family. Dearest friend to Debye and Bruce (Elliot Lake) and Sally and Iggy (Sudbury).
Freddy was born on November 30, 1947, in Volpago del Montello, Italy. He journeyed to Canada at the age of 18 looking for a better life. He met the love of his life, Joyce, in the summer of 69’ at a teen dance in Azilda. They went on to raise four amazing children. His drive and ambition led him to lay the foundation for his company, C & A Steel in 1971. The business continues to move forward with his son & daughter, Giovanni and Ellena at the helm. Freddy loved and cherished all the C & A Steel employees and made them all part of his family. Freddy was an amazing businessman and entrepreneur and made his mark in the structural steel industry and recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. His keen eye and attention to detail made his company successful across north America and the Caribbean. Freddy enjoyed travelling and loved spending the winters in Mesa, Arizona and summers on Manitoulin Island at Batman’s Campground with family and many friends. Freddy was a dedicated friend of Bill W.
A sincere and heartfelt thank you to those who helped Freddy at various points along his journey, especially Dr. G (Cancer Centre), Dr. Walton (Sudbury Hospice), Dr. Crichton, Dr. Clarke (his angel), his special nurse Dana (Bayshore), James and Sandy May, Sean (Thompson’s Pharmacy) and Linda Emms and her team from CCAC.
The Carniel Family will receive family and friends at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury on Thursday, September 30th, 2021, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm with parish prayers at 3pm. Face masks are required. Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Hope Church, 591 Brennan Road, Sudbury on Friday, October 1st, 2021 at 10:30am. Due to Covid restrictions, we are limited to 90 guests at the service. We will live stream the service at www.ourladyofhope.ca. Cremation with entombment at the Civic Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Maison McCulloch Hospice and Rockhaven via www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Provided by: Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home