Mike Di Palo

Michele Di Palo (December 18, 1974 – Nov 1, 2021)


Today our hearts are heavy as we say goodbye to the peace-maker of our family, Mike Di Palo. Mike’s purpose in this life was to create a solid family built on the values he held close to his heart. To take care of each other, always have each other’s back, stay true through thick and thin. He was so proud of the family empire he helped build, and the legacy he left behind. There are no words to express the love and loss we are all feeling as we pay tribute to the life of this great man. We will always remember the many gifts that he unselfishly gave to each of us in his own special way.

A loving and devoted husband to his forever and always soulmate and best friend, Maria.  Remembered always as quick-witted and cheeky, Mike was predeceased by his loving father Emanuele, and leaves behind his mother, Rosa, and in-laws Sam and Rita Risorto. Brother of Emidio (Isa) and Chiara (Mariusz), brother-in-law to, Gino (Sheila), John, Frank (Nadine), and Anna (Enzo).  He was a loving and proud uncle whom will be missed by his adoring nieces and nephews.  Mike was cherished by his many aunts, uncles and cousins in both Canada and Italy.

Mike was a devoted friend to countless people. He never missed an opportunity to lend a helping hand, hang out, have fun, and share his words of wisdom.

Visitation will be held at the DeStefano Funeral Home, 1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa (south side of Taunton Road, east of Thornton Road by the Oshawa Airport), (905) 440 3595 on Monday, November 8th  from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A Funeral Mass wil be held at St. Therese Catholic Church, 3800 Courtice Road, Courtice on Tuesday, November 9th at 11:00 a.m.  Entombment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Whitby.

If you wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or The Heart and Stroke Foundation.


For those unable to attend the Mass on Tuesday, please CLICK HERE to view the Livestream from St. Therese beginning at 11:00am Tuesday.