Alfa St. Pierre

Alfa St. Pierre

Tuesday, January 25th, 1938 Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

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Obituary for Alfa Rosa St. Pierre

Alfa St. Pierre passed away peacefully with her loving husband, Ralph, by her side on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre.

Alfa was born January 25, 1938 to Antonietta Mucciarone and Antonio Del Monaco. She mastered the craft of sewing, tombolo and cooking. With her artistic talents, she would later make a career of it not long after arriving in Canada in 1965 where she would join her husband Ralph. Alfa was one of the hardest working women who started her own business. She was a pioneer and mentor to many. She was sharp, energetic, proud and full of class. She opened the Final Art in Draperies in the early 1970’s and operated a very successful business until the late 1980’s when they took a break to spend time in the USA. They had many travel adventures in their life together. In the late 1990’s, the famous Mama Alfa Pizzeria was created. A delight to many patrons, Ralph and Alfa devoted themselves to the business until just over a year ago. In that time, they developed many friendships whom they considered family and could always count on. Their hard work, hospitality and generosity was felt by all.

Alfa and Ralph were married for over 55 years. They were inseparable. It was truly inspiring to see this amazing couple and see how two people can bring out the best in each other. Faith, love and laughter was always a part of their lives. Opera and old movies were favorites of theirs. Though she was known to many as “Mama”, she was affectionately known to Ralph as “the mouse”. Her sister Rosetta who resides in Italy was far from Canada, yet Alfa never missed speaking to her daily.

Remembering Alfa who has touched so many lives and are left to mourn is her husband Ralph, sister Rosetta (Carlo) DeGideo and family, and numerous other family members and friends.

Special thanks to their loving niece Joyce D’Angelo, Michael Burns and family, Rob Squitti and family, Deacon Terry Platana and family for their love, compassion and support during this difficult time. We would also like to thank the paramedics, ICU doctors and nurses, as well as all who cared for Alfa over the years.

Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, Red River Rd., Thunder Bay, with Fr. Victor DeGagne presiding.

Special thanks to Greg Sargent and staff of Sargent and Sons Funeral Homes for their care and assistance.

Should friends so desire, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Northern Cancer Research Foundation, the Diabetes Association or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at

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    Thursday, October 24th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Corpus Christi R.C. Church
    664 Red River Road
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    Thursday, October 24th, 2019
    Rev. Victor DeGagne

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Mirella Trozzo Baillie, wayne hacquoil, and other have sent flowers to the family of Alfa Rosa St. Pierre.
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Wayne Hubbard

Ralph, so sad to hear of Alpha’s passing. Karen’s and my condolences go out to you. What a great lady, she will be so missed.
Comment | Posted at 09:55am via Condolence

Susan Dent

On behalf of my children Heather and Erin, my husband Steve, and myself I want to express our sadness at hearing of the passing of Alfa. You and Alfa are very special to us and you both treated our family so well. I still remember you inviting Erin into the kitchen to cook her own pizza. Every time I had the opportunity to visit Thunder Bay I would stop by the restaurant to visit. I always enjoyed our conversations and the food of course! Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Dr. Sue (As Alpha called me), Stephen, Erin and Heather Lounder
Comment | Posted at 08:35pm via Condolence

Carol Chase

Ralph, my Mother and I would like to send our condolences. We got to know Alfa and you when you were remodeling your restaurant many years ago.
Ever since then we felt like we were apart of your family. This is one of the greatest gestures one can give people who are complete strangers. As of that day we were family!
Always thought of and always remembered.
Hugs and kisses and great memories being sent your way.
Carol and Margaret Chase
Comment | Posted at 07:31am via Condolence

Kathrina Ridley

You were one of the highlights of my journeys home to Thunder Bay. It just wasn't a visit without going to see Alfa and seeing the joy in her face when she got to see first me when I was young then my children. Always greeted as family by both her and Ralph. When my mom told me I was heartbroken as I have enjoyed having her as part of my family. My she rest in peace and go with the peace of God. Ralph our heart felt condolences. Kathrina Ridley and her boys Xander and Xavier from Phoenix Arizona
Comment | Posted at 11:53pm via Condolence

Frances Kynoch

I was so saddened, Ralph, to read that Alfa had passed away.... what an absolutely heartbreaking loss for you. She was the most beautiful lady, brave and kind and loving, and so sensitive and helpful to all her friends and guests. Before he passed away, my husband Ian and I spoke often about her special kindness and empathy when he almost passed out one night when we were in the restaurant. We never forgot how she came quickly with a cool cloth for his forehead and stayed with us until he felt better. (And how, in our future visits, she always came to ask how he was, and mentioned that she prayed for him every single day.) She was a very, very special person and helped to make the world a better place for so many of the people that she came to know over the years.
With my deepest sympathy, Ralph, in your devastating loss.
Frances Kynoch
Comment | Posted at 11:21pm via Condolence

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