Marcel Nigro

Marcel Nigro

Wednesday, April 12th, 1961 - Friday, March 26th, 2021
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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Marcel Nigro, age 59, with family by his side on Friday, March 26, 2021.

Marcel was born on April 12, 1961 in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada. He graduated from Port Arthur Collegiate and continued education at Confederation College and Lakehead University, followed by a career at Children's Aids Society. He was so devoted to his vocation, providing much needed encouragement, inspiration, and compassion to outreach youth in Thunder Bay. His impact on the lives of so many children and their parents in our community will never go unnoticed.

He was adored by so many friends and coworkers for his kind and caring nature, friendly demeanor, empathy of others and incredible generosity. Everyone who knew Marcel were touched by his purity in heart, humility, charm, and incredible sense of humor. Although stricken by an aggressive cancer, Marcel displayed profound courage, for he cherished the gift of life, the company of friends and the deep love of family.

He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Lina, brother Saverio, Robert (Maria) and Frank, uncle Guido and aunt Renata Lepore, father in law Settimio Biscardi, brother in laws Lou (Sharon), Tony (Karen), as well as numerous nieces and
nephews, godchildren and loving cousins throughout Canada, USA and Italy.

Predeceased by parents Michael and Franca Nigro and mother-in-law Faustina Biscardi.

We would sincerely like to thank Dr. David Probizanski, family physician, Dr. Marcus Powlowski for understanding, friendship and advocacy, and all the numerous medical team members including Jessie and Jeff from ParaMed as well as those from the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota.

A special thank you to Dr. Joey Del Paggio for his compassion, empathy, and professional focused care for Marcel.

On behalf of the Nigro family, we also want to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts and assistance of Madison and Dr. Evan Pisick of the Cancer Treatment Centre’s of America who gave freely of their time to help in Marcel’s treatment.

Due to restrictions a visitation with social distancing will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 10:00-2:00 p.m. in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court Street. Those wishing to attend the visitation are asked to register on Marcel’s page at A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at St. Anthony’s R.C., celebrated by Fr. Luigi Filippini as well as Rev. Msgr. P.M. Stilla vg. at 2:00 pm. Those wishing to attend the mass are asked to register online. Those wishing to watch the service virtually may do so on the Sargent & Son Facebook page. At the request of Marcel, family and friends who wish to make a charitable donation are graciously encouraged to consider Thunder Bay Health Sciences Foundation – Cardiac Research Fund, St. Anthony”s R.C. or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 | 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Sargent & Son Funeral Home & Reception Centre
    21 N. Court Street
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  • Service

    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 2:00pm
    St. Anthony's R.C. Church
    123 Hilldale Road
    ThunderBay, ON P7G 1H6
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Posted at 01:03pm
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Renee Broadhurst (Beaucage)

Posted at 09:26pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rhonda Koski

Posted at 01:30pm
Dear Lena I just had to send my condolences to you-l was quite shocked to hear of Marcel's passing as we've lost touch since you broke your leg and l havent seen your smiling face at work. You must be devasted but l m glad you werent at work so you could be by your man's side-being the loving and supporting wife/friend to help him with his life s journey. And you always were-you two did much together and had such a beautiful relationship that you two could blossom also by pursuing your own interests. I ll never forget the embarrassing "full moon" while we were waiting for the bayou boogie bus lol and other joyous usually music related moments where l got to see you both together, happy and so in love. The winds were blowing ridiculously strong the the day of marcel's service because of the loss of such a big hearted soul Take good care lady Rhonda Koski

Demetri Georgiou

Posted at 10:03am
We just leaned of Marcel's passing. Way too young. Our sincere condolences to Lena and family.
Demetri & Lynn

Milissa Bryson

Posted at 08:57am
Marcel was one of the better men to ever walk this earth. He helped me so much in my youth and inspired my studies as an adult. Always remembering me and greeting with a big hug and those amazing blue eyes! Such a genuine and authentic beautiful soul! Marcel was an angel on this earth and he will be sorely missed by many. RIP❤️

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