It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Roberto Laciste Alcon. We are mourning but we draw our strength and comfort knowing that he is now resting in the presence of our God and Saviour.
Robbie's battle started on December 3rd, 2021 when he went to the Toronto General Hospital for back pain. After conducting X-rays, CT Scans, and MRIs numerous tumours were found in his spine and lungs. This was the reason he lost his voice. A spinal specialist was called and he was transferred to Toronto Western Hospital on December 8th. Surgery was conducted that evening, the doctors were pleased with the results, and suggested radiation therapy to treat the aggressive tumours. Last week, from December 29th to the 31st, Robbie began undergoing radiation therapy. This week would have been his fourth treatment, but his journey ended last night at about 11:30 PM, when he passed away peacefully in his sleep.
This sudden death is a shock to all of us, and is especially painful because our family did not get a chance to see him or speak with him due to current hospital restrictions. At the same time, we are profoundly grateful for his life and that Jesus has ended his pain. He is now reunited with our parents, brother and sister, and all our loved ones who have gone before him.
Thank you for all of your prayers for Robbie during his fight. We ask that you continue to pray for our family as we grieve the death of one who was so full of life. Please know that your calls, presence and comforting words of encouragement have been deeply appreciated.
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.