Geraldine Hacio

Geraldine Hacio

Tuesday, October 13th, 1931 Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

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Obituary for Geraldine Dorothy "Debby" Hacio

Geraldine (Debby) Hacio

Debby Hacio, age 88 years, passed away peacefully with family by her side and at the window, on Thursday, July 2, 2020.

Born October 13, 1931 to John and Angelina Maltese. She attended P.A.C.I., and after school worked in the family store Maltese Grocery. Following her graduation of high school, Debby worked for the Department of Lands and Forests. She met and married William Hacio and were married for 66 years. Together they had five children.

Debby is survived by her husband William, four daughters: Lois Hacio, Lori (Don) Paterson, Debra (Doug) Vanderwey, Kelly (George) Badanai, and daughter-in-law Daniella Hacio. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Will Menzies, Isabella Paterson, Max Paterson, Sclater Paterson, Taylor Vanderwey, Colin Vanderwey, Ross Vanderwey, Amanda Hacio, Melissa Hacio, Andrea Hacio, Spencer Badanai, Neave Badanai, 2 great grandchildren, Sterling Mayans (New York City) and Ethan Paterson (Calgary), sister Penny Stovel and many more nephews and nieces.

Debby was predeceased by her son Christopher Hacio, her parents John and Angelina Maltese, sisters: Arlene, Dolly, Diane, Rosemarie, and Doretta, brothers: Ted, Rocky and John Maltese.

Debby volunteered for many organizations. She enjoyed volunteering at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, St. Joseph’s Auxiliary, and in the past with the MS Society as past president. She also served with the Thunder Bay Kinettes.

The family would like to express thanks to the many caregivers who assisted our mom: Dr. Ek, Dr. Skunta, Chartwell-Hilldale, Manor House Adult Day Program, Katie from Life Labs, and all the staff and caregivers at the TCU (Regional Hospital).

Our family would like to thank our sister Lois for her commitment to our mother's care during the last years of her life.

Cremation has take place and a family ceremony will be held at a later date. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Beanies 4 Brain Cancer fundraiser, established in memory of her son, Chris, at

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Danny Foresta

To the Hacio family. We are deeply sorry for your loss. God bless. Danny, Lori and Joseph Foresta
Comment | Posted at 10:24am via Condolence

Dan Burgoyne

So sorry to hear of Debby's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Willy, and all your family. Debby was a 'true lady' and was always a great hostess; she really enjoyed a good laugh and was fun to be with. We will miss her.....
Elsie & Dan Burgoyne
Comment | Posted at 12:41pm via Condolence


To lori and family, my condolences to the lose of your mother. Many fond memories from our teenage years at the Hacio home.
Denise Courchaine (Eyjolfson)
Comment | Posted at 06:47am via Condolence

Stephanir Provvisionato

Dear Bill and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
Debby was a beautiful person inside and out we shared many wonderful times together over the years we will miss her dearly.
Stehanie and Saro Provvisionato

Comment | Posted at 07:06pm via Condolence

Robert Paterson

To the Hacio family we extend our deepest sympathies on the lose of your dear mother, Geraldine.
Robert and Sharon Paterson
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