The family is saddened to announce the passing of Angelo Di Nardo on Thursday Jan 4 2024 at the age of 76, at Humber River Hospital.
Born June 15, 1947 to Ermanno and Elisabetta Di Nardo in Roccamorice Italy, Angelo moved to Canada at a 6 years of age with his family to start a new life. Growing up on St. Clair provided the background of many of his stories, from staying out all night, losing his shoes in a game of craps to skydiving just because he was dared. He met Patricia and pursued her until she said yes, celebrating 50 years married together in 2023. They welcomed their son Daniel and daughter Lisa, giving Angelo the role that gave him the most joy, Father. He opened his electronic business, moving the family to Montreal for a few years before moving back to Toronto to expand the business and be closer to family. He enjoyed going to the casino and race track, eventually finding beginners luck with his horse, Northern Harmony. He spent his time golfing, smoking cigars, debating with whoever would be brave enough to engage him and travelling to Cuba to escape the winter.
Angelo is survived by his siblings Louise (late Dale) Dufour, Grace (late Felix) Di Pronio and John (Nancy) Di Nardo as well as his brother-in-law John (Irene) Paterson. He was a proud godfather to Sean Storozuk and Tara (Nilton) Paterson Gaspar as well as a loving uncle to Justin (Michelle), Dustin, Adrienne (Tom), Barret, Amanda (Ryan), Diana (Jeff), Steven & Lauren. He enjoyed being a great uncle to Chelsea, Adelynn, Shawn, Lincoln, Sienna and Mateo. He will be deeply missed by his many cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Alberico and sister Linda, as well as his brother-in-law Donald Paterson and mother-in-law Vera Paterson.
He always entertained everyone with his a big personality, retelling jokes and stories and asking for royalties if anyone else used them. He had strong opinions and loved to offer advice (even if it was not always solicited) but it was because he had the biggest heart. He loved and cared for everyone so deeply. He would randomly drop in to visit people because he was checking up on them no matter how far away they lived. He frequently went to Amherstburg to stay with Santi so he could enjoy his extended family. He was admired, respected and most importantly deeply loved.
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