Antonio “Tony” Minna, passed on May 19th, 2020, at the age of 85, on the 58th wedding anniversary of his marriage to his beautiful wife Anne, who predeceased him 5 months earlier. Loving father of Loretta (Mark) Notten and Anthony (Britta Hild). Proud and ever-present grandfather/nonno of Julianna and Lydia.
Born in the small town of Pofi, Frosinone, Italy, Tony was the 6th and final child of Pasquale and Rosa Minna. Beloved brother of John (Petrina), Giuseppa (Giuseppe), Benedetto (Giuseppina), Carolina (Vincenzo), and Angela (Carlo). Wonderful uncle to many nieces and nephews who always knew that he could be counted on to give a glib response, followed by a loving hand.
Tony was 18 years old when he immigrated as a single young man to Canada. He built a life for himself through remarkable dedication and resourcefulness, and 9 years after arriving, he married his “Canadian bride” Anne. His life was characterized by hard work, sacrifice, assisting others and an ability to do just about anything. Tony worked for 35 years at Thorncrest Ford as a valued and sought-after autobody repairman, but his interests and talents were many. He never lost his passion for travel, and his legendary gardening and carpentry were amongst his many pursuits.
He was a source of strength to all he knew and everyone turned to him when they needed help. And solicited or not – he always provided it. He was an absolutely devoted husband, father, nonno, son, brother and uncle. There is a deep void and sense of loss in the immediate and extended family with Tony’s passing. Covid-19 has robbed us of his bodily presence but his spirit will live on. His was a life well lived. Tony has joined his bride as they toast their 58th wedding anniversary.
We pray for the repose of Tony’s soul. Visitation is for extended family only and by appointment (arranged with the family), and funeral arrangements will be private at this time. If and when appropriate, there will be a memorial mass.
In Tony's memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca