In Memory of




Obituary for Louis Leo Romanelli


Louis Leo Romanelli

July 31, 1931~April 15, 2023

Beloved and devoted husband and soulmate of Doreen; dear son of the late Giovanni and Moriah Romanelli; dearly loved father of Jim (Maura) and the late Peter; and step father of Derek, Kevin and Joe O’Gorman.  Forever loved and dearly missed papa of Connor O’Gorman; and loving grandpa of Sean, Nicole (Jeremy) and Eric Romanelli.  Loving brother of late siblings, Dorothy (Art), Kate (Ross), Jack (Erma) and Marie; and adored nephew of the late orchestra leader, Luigi Romanelli.

Lou will be fondly remembered by family, his many friends, and by those who worked alongside him during his 38 years with
the Toronto Fire Department from July 1957 to February 1995, when he retired as Captain. He displayed a wonderful sense of humour and a smile that would light up a room.  Lou always had a kind word for everyone.  He will be dearly missed by all.

Over the years, Lou and Doreen shared their love for each other with their beloved pets, and their dogs and cats reaped
the benefits.  Dickens, Duke, Perry, Hope and grand-cat, Tigger, are all joyfully greeting “Daddy” now on the rainbow
bridge. Lou’s grand-dog, Domino, will miss his company while relaxing with him on the front deck at the cottage; as will
grand-cat, Twinkle. 

Lou and Doreen also enjoyed a mutual love of travel and shared so many wonderful memories, including, Britain, Euro Rail , European adventures, Greece, numerous cruises, bus trip tours, winters in Florida and summers at the cottage; a full and happy life well lived. 

We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Joel Broomfield, whom due to his skill and knowledge was able to give
Lou an extended, precious quality living time.  We thank him for his sincere caring and compassion he showed to Lou and our family. 

The family of Lou Romanelli will receive friends at Jardine Funeral Home, Cremation and Tribute Centre,
8 Princes’ St. W., Fenelon Falls, on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,
followed by a graveside service in Fenelon Falls Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, and due to his love of animals, a donation in Lou’s memory to one of his favourite charities, the Ontario SPCA  or Durham Humane Society, or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. To leave an online condolence or make a donation please visit: