Aldo Angelo Anzil, loving husband, proud father and Papa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov 4th at the age of 83 in Toronto, Ontario.
Aldo leaves behind a loving wife of 58 years Phyllis Anzil (nee Giordano) together with his children Jeff (Christine), Dina (Aldo), and Danny (Deborah). He was a loving Papa to Peter, Matthew, Luc, and Kate. He was predeceased by his parents (Frank Anzil and Zaira De Luca) and his sister Florence. His brother-in-law Tony Di Tomaso, niece Diana, and nephew Michael will all mourn his loss, together with many other loving family members and friends. He cherished and served the Clarkson community in Mississauga where he owned and operated Courtesy Drug Mart for over 40 years.
Aldo was born in Timmins, Ontario and grew up in Toronto, attending St. Matthew Elementary School, St. Michael’s College, and later the University of Toronto where he graduated in Pharmacology.
He opened Courtesy Drug Mart in the Clarkson neighborhood in 1979 and was proud to serve that community, until his retirement in 2015. He also founded and established the Peel Pharmacist Association to promote a professional learning network. When he was not working, he was an avid tennis player and enjoyed skiing, golfing, and long bike trips to Thornbury from his retreat in Collingwood.
Aldo always enjoyed an ‘intelligent conversation’, great food prepared by Phyllis Ann, or fine dining shared with countless friends and family. Together with his wife, friends, and his children, he had many adventures all over Europe and North America. He was a lifelong learner and was never happier than when he was making his way through a museum or researching volcanic wines for his Probus Wine Club. His legacy will live on through the relationships he has made both at work and with family and friends, always making his home a hub for people to gather and create lasting memories.
In honour of Mr. Anzil and in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society or SickKids Foundation.
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