Aldo Joseppe DelFrari

June 29, 1939 ~ March 15, 2022 (age 82)


Aldo Joseppe DelFrari was born June 29, 1939 near Baldwinton, Saskatchewan and passed away at the Cut Knife Long-term Care Home on March 15, 2022.

As a boy, Aldo settled with his parents Nellie and Leno on a farm just south of Cut Knife where he lived until retirement. He was just 13 years old when his father was killed in a tractor accident so Aldo took on responsibility at a young age to help support his mother and baby sister Emily.

Alongside farming, Aldo had a passion for the business world. He built the Country Roads Motor Inn with partners and later ran it on his own for many years. In semi-retirement, he ventured into catering, which combined his interest in business with his joy for meeting new people. Aldo loved to challenge his mind and was always coming up with new endeavors to try.

He had a knack for designing construction projects in his head and tackled numerous building and renovation challenges, with his cabin at Atton’s Lake being a prime example. Aldo never shied away from hard work and was always there to lend a hand for family and friends.

Giving back to the community was a core value for Aldo. He volunteered for almost every committee and project there was in Cut Knife. It was fitting that he spent the final year of his life in the Cut Knife Long-term Care Home that has his name at the entrance in recognition of those who worked to get the facility built.

While he loved his small town in Saskatchewan, and especially his times stirring up trouble at coffee row, Aldo also enjoyed travelling the world, always fascinated by the way people lived in other countries. He spent several winters in Arizona forming new friendships at the retirement park.

Aldo was deeply proud of his children Rhona and Dean. He was always happy to have them home for a visit with their families – Rhona’s husband Todd and step-kids Zach and Olivia and Dean’s wife Angie and kids Asher and Hudson. One of his favorite activities was debating pretty much anything with his sister Emily. She and her late husband Gerald and their kids Bevin and Leah and their families were all very dear to Aldo. He also cherished his many life-long friendships.   

A service for Aldo will be held on May 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cut Knife Catholic Church. Donations in his memory can be made to the Long-term Care Home or the handi-van fund (cheques made to the Town of Cut Knife, Box 130, Cut Knife, SK, S0M 0N0).

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Memorial Service
May 13, 2022

10:30 AM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church
213 Dion Ave
Cut Knife, SK S0M0N0

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