Brian Michael Cerutti, of Hanover, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, November 12, 2023. He was 73.
Born on April 11, 1950 in Sault Ste. Marie to the late Attilio and Adeline (nee Fera) Cerutti. Brian will be fondly remembered by his past students and colleagues during his time as a teacher at Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton. He had a passion for teaching and enjoyed a very lengthy career. Once retired, he enjoyed spending time with his family and animals. He would be the one to say no more but then his heart opened at the thought of an animal being left behind and so he opened his heart and doors.
Survived by son Michael Cerutti of Hanover and daughter Anne Marie Cerutti (Pat Whitehead) of Ottawa. Brian was estatic to find out he would be upgraded to the title of Grandpa with his first baby girl on her way. Loved brother of Lou (Fern) Cerutti and their children James and Kelly (Greg) of Sault Ste. Marie as well as his sister in law Diane (Lane) Bishop and their children Jeff, Pam, Laura and their families. Predeceased by his parents and beloved wife Virginia.
To honour his wishes a private family graveside service was held with inurnment in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover.
A heartfelt thank you to the EMS, Hanover Police and the Hanover Fire Department. To Jeff Dentinger, Doug Graham, Andrew Lomis, Mitchell Crispin, Don Crispin and Andrew Smart for the kindness and dignity shown to Dad.
Memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
A remembered teacher,hugs to the family
The Conroy girls
My sincere condolences to Brian's family. I was fortunate to have Brian as a teacher for various classes at Sacred Heart in the 70's. He had a wonderful way about him that actually made his accounting courses both interesting and fun. In the summers, Brian and several other teachers were on a fun slo-pitch team, The Gophers, that I really enjoyed being a part of. I also recall Brian being a fun part (and our unofficial host/tour guide) of a Christmas break trip to the Soo for our Senior Boys basketball team...even though we lost all 6 games we played. RIP Brian.- Peter Stojanov
Brian and Anne Marie I 'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I taught beside Brian for many, many years and he always had a morning smile (and usually a wise crack)*....it was never the same after he retired.
You might not know it but your Dad always followed along with your progress in my class...he loved you both very much. So sorry for your loss.
Thoughts and prayers for you folks. Brian was a wonderful colleague and very supportive…
My condolences to the family. I taught with Brian at Sacred Heart High School…so sorry to hear of his passing!- Jacqueline Mayer
Michael, Anne Marie so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man.- Michelle Walker
We extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad, Brian. I had the pleasure of teaching at SHHS with him in the latter part of the 70s when a lot of the staff was single. Many good times shared in the school staff room, on Friday nights at the Queen's, and at Brian's special Italian dinners in his apartment. I learned how to test for pasta doneness by throwing the noodles on the wall. Lots of evidence of dried pasta on the wall in his apartment! Many of us lived in the Hallman Apartments so there was always someone to hang out with. Those were the days! Then Brian met his one true love, your mom, and that was one of the best things that happened to him along with the births of his kids. He was so proud of you and loved to share the latest happenings. You will miss him dearly but he will always be in your hearts and on your minds. We will keep all of you in our prayers.- Marion Leifso (and Dean)