Rizzo, Antonio 'Tony' Luigi

Rizzo, Antonio 'Tony' Luigi

November 19th, 2019

Passed peacefully on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, just three days shy of his 76th birthday, surrounded by his adoring family. He will be forever in the heart of his beloved wife Silvana (née Fragassi), his cherished children Paolo (Krissy Lankin), and Giuliana (Cam Graham), and loving granddaughter who he called Ella Bella. He is survived by his brothers Mario, Leonardo, Luigi and Carlo, and many nieces and nephews, including Claudia, Daniele, Emmanuel, Leonardo, Sonya, Angelo, Daniele and many more throughout Italy and Canada. He will be reunited with his dear mother and father, sister Maria, brother Francesco and nephew Gabriel. Born in Alessano, Puglia Italy in 1943, Tony moved to Canada in 1969 at the age of 26, after having served in the Italian Army in Germany and Switzerland. He settled in Timmins, Ontario, where he built a successful career as a welder, which earned him the nickname ‘Sparky’ from his co-workers. Always a prankster with a quick sense of humour, Tony was well loved by family and friends alike. His passion for cooking ran deep and he was always happiest when preparing a meal for those he loved. Handsome until the very end, he charmed everyone he met and formed fast friendships. He was a kind and generous soul, who would do anything for his family and friends, and will be remembered for his loyalty and thoughtfulness forever. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life and birthday celebration will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Tony are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex, Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario or a charity of your choice. 

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Joe, Nicole Giulia and LucaUncle Tony we will all miss you more than words. We always loved that grin and will miss your amazing cooking. RIP we know dad is waiting for you oxox
Freda FragassiDear Silvana and family: It is with a heavy heart that I send my deepest sympathies to all of you. Toni was a kind soul,who was always there to help, and yes, a great cook, we experienced many of his specialties! I know this is a very difficult time for all of you. Remember the memories you shared and know that we’re thinking of all of you. Freda and family
Lorraine GenoDear Silvana, Paolo & Giuliana. You are certainly in my thoughts and prayers. Lorraine
Denyse RochefortI am so sorry for your loss. May the memories you made as a family bring you comfort during this difficult time. My deepest sympathies, Denyse
Raffaela ScriverI am so very sorry that you are dealing with this loss. My heart is aching for your entire family. You are strong.
Carla Comand-Desmarais Dearest Silvana, Paola and Giuliana: My sincere condolences on the loss of Tony, may the memories you made as a family sustain you during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. Carla
Allan “Red” Mac DonaldSincere condolences to Silvana and family. It was always a pleasure to see Tony and have a chat with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Red.
Al & Sue TaylorOur sincerest condolences to the Rizzo family. I recall when Tony came to Timmins. He was always a friendly, nice guy. May he Rest In Peace and May the memories of him live on through his family.
Suzanne LigockiOur family sends your family our deepest condolences for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I recall many fond memories of our family times together, these times included great conversations, much laughter and good food. It is our prayer that your family will find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of Tony, he was very energetic, joyful and most of all a loving husband, father and grandfather. Hugs, Suzie, Rick, David and Matt,
Mary (Ciccone) ThomsDear Silvana and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband/ father. I left Timmins before he came there and we never crossed paths in London. He sounded like a very upbeat, special person. Wishing you strength through this very difficult time. Sincerely, Mary Thoms
Alexander PlaceOur deepest condolences to Silvana, Paolo, Giuliana, and other loved ones. Our thoughts are with you during this time. Tony will be dearly missed and we are so fortunate to have known him.
Kaileigh RussellSilvana, Giuliana, Paolo and family; Thinking of you all and sending lots of love from Timmins during this time. Uncle Tony will be missed by everyone who met him, his smile, sense of humour and ability to make people feel welcome makes him impossible to forget. Lots of love, Kaileigh and Alex
Valentina OrlandoCarissimi zia Silvana, Paolo e Giuliana, ci spiace tantissimo per scomparsa di zio Tony. Lo ricorderemo sempre come una persona cordiale, generosa, altruista e gioiosa e mai dimenticheremo la sua voce e le sue risate. Ci piace pensare che possa riunirsi con il nostro amato papà Alberto e insieme trascorrere momenti felici. Vi siamo vicini con tutto il nostro affetto e con noi Elena e Lidia. Un bacio e un abbraccio a voi tutti. Valentina, Anna e Antonello
Maria and Cono RubinoDearest Comare Silvana, Compare Paolo and Giuliana, we are so sorry to hear of compare Tony's passing. We pray that our Lord will comfort you in your sorrows and that He will ease your pain with the wonderful memories of your time together. We will always treasure our memories of him and our friendship. With deepest condolences and prayers to you all.
Marianna Venneri-HacheSilvana, Paola & Giuliana & Rizzo Family My thoughts and prayers are with you all during the recent loss of your husband, father, Nonno, brother and Uncle. Treasure the memories always.
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