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||The Filane Family work and play together.
As diverse are the
variety of the businesses, so are the people that operate them. Learn a
little bit about Cosimo, Diana and their 8 children:
The company itself is structured around owner
who is a well known
recording artist in these parts. He has performed throughout Canada over the past thirty
years on telethons, such as the Kinsmen Cystic Fibrosis Telethon, and TV. spotlights.
Cosimo is proud to have his family participating in these businesses.
Diana, the mother of the crew, is the brains behind the operation
and does the books as well as maintaining the motels.
Filane is a 10 time Canadian Boxing Champion (1990 - 1999) in the light fly weight division. He
participated in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Domenic owns and operates
Filane Sportswear. He was married in July, 2000 to
Rennette and they have two sons, Cosimo Julian (June 2002) and Nicholas
Bennett (March 2004).
was also a member of the National Boxing Team in the light weight division.
He fought many of the world's top boxers such
as Oscar de la Hoya. Gerry worked
for the family business for over 12 years, and then accepted a position
at Spadoni's GM Car dealership in Terrace Bay. This move lets
Gerry be closer to his family. Gerry and his wife, Karen
Fournier, married in August 1996, and they have three children, Diana
(February 2001), Cosimo (June 2002) and Raoul (October
2005). Karen owns and operates Superior
Speech Services, offering speech and language therapy.
The FILANE Grandchildren
Edith is the oldest girl, and is third in the chain of Filane kids. She was involved in Figure Skating and was a former coach of the local club.
Edith married Dominic Commisso in May, 1992, and they have two boys, Cosimo
(September 1996) and Dallan (May 2000).
covers Northwestern Ontario selling
Filane's Canadian Springwater, and when at home coaches hockey in the minor divisions and
is a Director on the board for Hockey North Western Ontario.
lives in Oakville and distributes water to the greater Toronto area. He is pursuing an acting career and has appeared such commercials as Tostitos, McDonalds
and Zellers. He also starred in the movie Crimespree, staring Harvey
Kietel and Gerard Depardue. His latest endeavor was a six month acting
contract performing about the Disney Cruise Ship, and then an eight month
contract playing Franco Defortunato, in Twice Charmed, A Twist on the Cinderella
Shawn is the designated plant
manager of the Water Company in Schreiber, as well as covering the water route
east to Toronto. He is also involved in hockey
as both a coach and a player.
Deana, the second and
last girl had taken over the coaching duties of the
Schreiber Figure Skating Club for a few years. She skated competitively for years and then
passed on all her
experiences to the younger members in the club. Deana married
Figliomeni in June, 2001, and has one son, Girolamo (June 2004), and are
currently awaiting the arrival of a new Figliomeni in November.
Youngest of the Filane Boys is
Mario-Santino. Mario can be seen
filling in in a number of department from in the water plant to pumping gas at the service
station. Mario is a full time athlete. He plays for the Northern
Hawks, a Junior B hockey team in Thunder Bay. Mario is currently in his
4th year at Lakehead
University studying business, and he is hoping to become a lawyer.