Rivando, Rocco Anthony (Rocky) Passed away where his heart was, at home, on Saturday June 30th, 2018, in his 88th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Beverly (2002) much loved Dad to Dean (Barb), Tammie (Brad) and Maria.  Special and cherished Grandpa to Logan.  His playful spirit will be missed by his beloved pups Daisy and Sage.  Predeceased by his brothers Valentine, Rocco, Domenic, Frank, Adam, and sisters Frorina, Yolanda, Marie, Florence, and Eva. Rocky grew up in Port Colborne, the 10th of 11 children then laid down roots in Dundas after meeting the love of his life Beverly. Together they opened their own business Rivando’s House of Gold Beauty Salon on King Street in Dundas, where they made a charismatic team, working side by side for many years. Rocky was a long time member of Flamborough Hills Golf course and was an integral part of the men’s leagues and match play.  He loved golf and he loved teaching other people to be better at golf.  People had a way of gravitating towards him and he was happiest in the middle of the crowd socializing, sharing a good laugh, telling stories with people and as a result made many friends along the path of his life. He lived his life with spirit, a man of many talents, a perfectionist taking pride in all he did and was good at pretty much everything he turned his hand to and never gave up on anything he started. His life ended as he had lived it, lending his hospitality, humor, kindness, wisdom and a patient ear to all that he came across. His determination and will to go forward every day against the obstacles in front of him, were nothing less than inspiring.  Friends will be received by the family on Wednesday afternoon and evening from 2-4 & 7-9 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Funeral Mass Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at CANADIAN MARTYRS CHURCH, 38 Emerson Street, Hamilton. Interment Mt. Zion Cemetery.

25 Messages to Rivando, Rocco Anthony “Rocky”

  • DOLORES RIVAIT

    Tammy so sorry to hear about your Dad, I will keep him in my prayers

  • Donna And Mark Smith

    Condolences to you and your family at this time of profound loss.

  • Joy & Bill Rutherford

    Our deepest condolences. I so enjoyed playing golf with Rocky at Flamborough Hills. Rest in Peace Rocky. You will be sorely missed by all.

  • Jessica Thomson

    To Maria and family,

    Rocco’s presence will definitely be missed around Goldie’s. Sending my thoughts and prayers.

  • Peter Hutton

    a message to Dean I didn’t\know your dad but , my partner Shirley Staples remembers him as someone who also worked in hairdressing like him back before either of us knee each other. She has great things to say about him. I know what it is like to lose a dad and this is not an easy time. Hope you and your family are well. My best to you

  • Tom tullock

    So sorry for your loss Dean. Tom and Gwen.

  • Alicia Naylor

    I remember reminiscing over places we had travelled and life experiences he treasured. Rocco lived life to the fullest and was an inspiration for everyone on how to live a good life.

  • Karen and John Balch

    Our sincere condolences to your entire family. I will cherish the memories I have of Rocky. His warmth, kindness, smile, humour and no-nonsense approach will be deeply missed. And who can forget the charm that man exuded! Our thoughts and hearts are with you all.

  • Vicky Presta and Kevin Ramey

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Cherish your memories, his beautiful gardens and the bonds you have with one another. Your mom and dad would be very proud. And now take comfort in their being reunited once again.

  • Jim Nardi

    I have known Rocky for over 30 years and likely played over 1000 rounds of golf together. We looked forward to playing golf through the week and the men’s league on the weekend! He loved his family deeply. Condolences to the entire family and those that knew him. Jim

  • Carolyn Groeger

    Dear Maria:
    I so enjoyed the one occasion I had the privilege of meeting and getting to know your dear dad. He was kind hearted and left a lasting impression on me. He was truly blessed to have such a loyal daughter as you.
    Thinking of you at this time

  • Barbra R Shibish

    I will always remember the first pasta dish he made for me, in their first apartment on King Street in Dundas, a small home with a big heart.

  • Kay Cardinal

    Beautiful words to describe a wonderful man. I know you will all miss him terribly but take comfort in knowing he has been reunited with your Mother. Know that no matter where we are our thoughts are with your family. We send our condolences Dean, Tammie, Maria and Logan and your families.
    Love your Cousin Kay and Family

  • Ralph Capocci

    My deepest condolences to the Rivando family for your loss. May he rest in peace.

  • Sloka, Gene, Mary-Anne, Scott and Adam

    As neighbours for forty-six years our family was the recipient of a humorous, compassionate and devoted family man. His love for people, dogs and gardening were a tribute to living his life on his own terms and has been passed on to his three children Dean, Tammy and kudos to Maria who co-existed her life with her Dad for many years.
    Please accept our deepest condolences.

    The Sloka Family

  • Linda Brox

    I am sorry for your loss.
    I always enjoyed visiting with Rocky especially in front of the garage where we could enjoy all the flowers in his gardens. I will miss his friendly smile.

  • Ron Mulholland

    It was always a pleasure to visit with Rocky. My condolences to Maria, Tammy, and Dean.

  • Dionne Grant

    Blessings to and your family. I will keep all of you in my prayers. May the Holy Spirit be with you to give you comfort.

  • Dana DiLabbio

    heart felt love and condolences to everyone.. Uncle Rocky and Aunt Bev are back together again ❤❤❤

  • Marilyn

    Kissy , maria and family, I didn’t really know your Dad however I feel his humour , his kindness and his generous spirit resides in all of you ..I sincerely hope that your happy memories will comfort you during your time of immediate grief and in the months and years to come .my love and prayers xo Marilyn Meagher

  • Ernie Jones

    Tammy,so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Losing a loved one, especially a parent is difficult. I don’t know if I ever met him but his obituary sounds like he was a wonderful man, the kind of guy I would have love to meet.
    Take Care

  • Vittorio Presta and family

    To the Rivando family.
    We send you our heartfelt condolences – our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May he rest in peace.

  • Marlene Clark

    So sorry for your loss. I shall miss his company at my dinner table. Always a pleasure to host him. Sadly missed. I loved sitting and talking about the old days and places he grew up.

  • Heidi Lorincz

    My deepest condolences! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace!

  • Elizabeth Buschemeyer

    To the family of Rocco Rivando I express my heartfelt condolences on his passing. Take solace in knowing that he had a life well lived and he was well loved. God Bless.

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