TREVISAN, GABRIEL JOHN STANGER –
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Gabriel Trevisan was a comet, a messenger, a magical idea just starting to emerge as his own reality.
Our infant son, who was born on this Fourth of July and died unexpectedly August 24 from a blood infection, startled us by opening his eyes shortly after his birth. He always seemed to be studying everyone and everything, taking in the world around him.
For one glowing summer, he quietly learned about the unconditional love of his mother, Andréa Stanger, his father, Matthew, and his older brother, Julian, who adored “Baby Gabe.”
He was loved by his Oma, Willemien Stanger, and his Nonni, John and Mary Trevisan. He was tickled and cuddled by his cousins Teddy and Elle Trevisan, and also adored by his Uncle Nicholas and Auntie Sydney Trevisan, Auntie Jessica Trevisan, Uncle Ian Stanger and Auntie Alex Connor.
He was also fortunate to meet and be held by great-grandparents Elscke Alkema, Ida Tortolo, Stelio Trevisan, and Bruna Trevisan. Our sweet boy did not meet his late grandpa Robert Stanger and great-grandfathers, John Alkema and Enzo Tortolo, but we hope they share bedtime stories in the time to come.
That Gabriel will never have a chance to meet all his family and friends, that he will not live the long life of love, joy, and compassion that we hoped he would, will be a loss we carry for the rest of our lives. We are, however, grateful for the time we had with him, for the awe-inspiring medical staff at Sick Kids Hospital, and for the love and support of our family, friends, and colleagues.
Gabriel’s immediate family said goodbye to him on September 3, and he will be cremated prior to visitations for family and friends. These will be held on Friday, September 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, September 7 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home in Newmarket, Ontario. His funeral will take place Saturday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Roadhouse and Rose, and he will be buried during a private family service the following week.
We will always love you, Gabe. Thank you for these two months.