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2960 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON M6B 3S9
Phone: 416-789-7661
Fax: 416-789-9805
Franco Bugada

Dr. Franco Bugada

Sunday, June 9th, 1918 - Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
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On October 1, 2019, peacefully and surrounded by his family, Franco Bugada passed quietly from this life to the next. A man of many accomplishments, he prided himself most about his family. He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife ANNA, with whom he built a lifetime of memories in their 64 years of marriage. Forever admired and adored by his children: ELEONORA (BAHER), DANIELE (FRANCINE), NADIA (RORY), and TULLIO (DANA). He was blessed to have enjoyed many laughs and family gatherings with his ten grandchildren: TAMER, AMANDA and SABRINA; LUKE, MARK, MATTHEW and JOHN-PAUL; LIANNE (BRAD) and AVERY; DELIA; and great grandson ARTHUR.
Franco was born in the centuries old family home in Valsecca, Italy. He studied at the Collegio San Alessandro in Bergamo. Franco then became a Sergeant Major in the Italian Army and participated in WW2 in France and Greece where he was captured by the German Army and placed in a prisoner of war camp. He managed to escape the camp and made his way to his paternal house only to arrive just hours after the death of his mother.
During his first emigration, he studied at the University of Exeter in England and worked in Switzerland. Franco then went on to complete his first Doctorate in Foreign Languages at the Bocconi University in Milan.
He held the position of Councillor at Dalmine City Hall while he worked as translator at Tubi Dalmine.
In 1967 he decided to move to Canada with his family and accepted the position of Professor of Italian Studies at Laurentian University. He made many contributions to the Italian community. He was founder of the Club Dante Alighieri and Circolo Culturale and later started the Toronto Chapter of the Club Bergamaschi nel Mondo.
Franco has written many books about literature and autobiographies about his adventures and accomplishments throughout his life. Before retiring he received his second Doctorate in Pedagogy from the University Cattolica di Milano.
More than a century of life; a life full of pain, sacrifice but much satisfaction and happy moments.
Franco was a family man who left a legacy of his origins, values and traditions to his children, grandchildren and great grandchild. He will always be remembered as an extraordinary man for his intelligence, energy, courage, adventurous spirit and his strong devotion to his faith. He will be tremendously missed. Relatives and friends are welcomed at THE BERNARDO FUNERAL HOMES 2960 Dufferin St., Toronto on Friday October 4, 2019 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 9 pm. Mass of Christian burial in All Saints Church (LaRose Ave at Royal York), on Saturday October 5, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Park Lawn Mausoleum, 2845 Bloor St. W. Toronto. If desired a donation to Dorothy Ley Hospice or The Hospital for Sick Children would be greatly appreciated.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 4th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday, October 4th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Bernardo Funeral Homes (Dufferin)
    2960 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, Ontario M6B 3S9
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, October 4th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, October 4th, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Bernardo Funeral Homes (Dufferin)
    2960 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, Ontario M6B 3S9
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  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 9:30am
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 9:30am
    All Saints Church
    1415 Royal York Road
    Toronto, Ontario M9P 3A7
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  • Interment

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 |
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019
    Park Lawn Cemetery
    2845 Bloor Street West
    Toronto, Ontario M8X 1A6
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Angela Hall

Posted at 02:17pm
I was saddened to hear that Dr. Bugada passed away in early October. I had the privilege to study under his guidance while I was attending Laurentian University in Sudbury Ontario in the early 1970’s. I have kept in close contact with two classmates and fellow Sudburians and over the years we have often remembered with great affection our time studying with Dr. Bugada.
Our sincerest condolences go out to his entire family.

Angela (Palladino) Hall, Anne Marie (Cardelli) Pinelli and Fernanda (Bacciaglia) Battocchio D. Bugada’s students 1970-1973

Jeri Demetriou

Posted at 06:55pm
Dear Nadia, our condolences to you and family.
Your father was an amazing man. Memories of him will stay for ever in generations to come.


Posted at 02:38am
Vi siamo vicini, noi fratelli e sorelle Bugada, Rina, Giuseppe, Maria, Lina, Giovanni, Martina, Giuliana, Luciana... la numerosa famiglia che viene da Valsecca come il caro Franco. E certo don Franco e Luigi sono nel mistero con Lui ora. Un abbraccio speciale ad Anna e a tutte e tutti voi e lo sguardo attento e affettuoso di Papà Franco con cui vi ha accompagnato continua ad custodirvi in modo inedito. Un abbraccio da noi tutte e tutti

Bruna Malcisi Bugada

Posted at 01:33pm
Pensiamo alla cara zia Anna e a tutti voi, figli e figlie con le loro famiglie, nipoti e pronipoti, con infinito affetto nel ricordo dello zio Franco, tanto caro anche al nostro Gianbattista, con il quale ora si trova.
Un abbraccio
Bruna, Riccardo con Giorgia, Elena con Giulio ed Ennio, Leo con Laura

Cinzia Dossena

Posted at 01:07pm
Con profonda tristezza partecipiamo al dolore della famiglia Bugada per la perdita del caro prof. Franco, amico di arguta e profonda intelligenza che ci ha accolto sempre con grande affetto ed allegria. Mancherà tantissimo a tutti noi.
Cinzia e Lucio con Andrea, Ilaria, Elena ed Emanuela.

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