Dante Crotta

Obituary of Dante Crotta

CROTTA Dante "Dino" of Port Dover, passed away at Dover Cliffs LTC on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in his 71st year. Cherished husband of Melinda. Dearly loved step-father of Christine Rayner of Port Dover and James Krentz (Debbie Fettes) of Waterford. Loving grandfather of Joy, Jessica, Austin, Winston, Richard, and Kaelyn. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Mario, Eugenio (Daily), Giuseppe "Joe" (Shirley), Piergracomo (Angelina), Atilio (Mary), and Luciano (Dianne). Predeceased by his parents Francisco and Maria. Dante was born in Italy and moved to Costa Rica where he grew up. He  later came to Port Dover, calling it home for 53 years.  He worked for Ontario Hydro and ran a local arcade for a short time. He spoke four languages; Italian, Spanish, English, and some Chinese dialect, and translated for and made many friends with the summer workers in Norfolk. Dante was an avid fisherman and spent many hours on the Port Dover pier during the derby. He loved hockey; volunteering for Dover's local Clippers and Sailors teams and cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs. He had been a member of the Optimist Club and gave time as a Big Brother. He was a fun loving, outgoing, generous man who enjoyed parades and Friday the 13th. Dante's enthusiasm for life will be greatly missed. Friends are invited to meet with the family for visitation Friday, November 23, 2018, 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Service to Celebrate Dante's life will be held Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11 am in the funeral home Chapel, Chaplin Heather Macpherson officiating. Interment Waterford Greenwood Cemetery. For those wishing to make donations, donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca