In Celebration of

Dr. Armando Antoniazzi

February 1, 1956 -  April 14, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Armando on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at the Dorothy Ley Hospice. Armando was born February 1st, 1956 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Elsa (nee Mazzucchin) and the late Armando Antoniazzi. Immigrating to Canada with his parents and sister Ana in 1964, Armando loved being Canadian, right from his first snowfall.

Armando’s fascination of science took him to University of Toronto where he graduated with a Doctorate of Engineering Physics, Aerospace in 1988. Upon graduation he began his career at Kinectrics where he spent over 30 years as a scientist and project manager. Armando was dedicated to his work—he looked forward to every day, from the challenge, to the people, to understanding the universe.

Armando met Paula in 1976 and immediately knew he had found the love of his life. They dated for five years and were married in Toronto on October 24th, 1981. Paula introduced him to traveling the world, which they enjoyed together and later with their children. They visited numerous countries during their 38 years of marriage.

The greatest joy of Armando’s life was being a dad to his children. He and Paula are proud parents to four wonderful children: Megan, Lorna, Lucas and the late Kyle. Building a close relationship with all his kids was always a priority for Armando. Between playing games, hanging out on the beach and sharing a fascinating article, spending time together with them brought him endless happiness.

A big part of Armando’s life with family and friends was camping. Every summer he would take multiple trips to Ontario’s provincial parks to enjoy nature, hiking, campfires, cooking pie irons and swimming. But it was hard to beat the Pinery—for the past 20 years, Armando and his family and friends have gone to Pinery Provincial Park and taken more pictures than they know what to do with. They took a family sunset picture every year. They will continue to do so in his memory.

Armando will be lovingly remembered by many of this friends and extended family. Friends and family may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (East of Jane subway station) on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be celebrated on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church at 10 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in Armando’s name, please consider The Dorothy Ley Hospice who treated Armando and his family with love and respect at the end of his life.


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Susan Vlasich (Friend)

Entered April 15, 2019 from Vancouver

Dear Paula, Megan, Lorna and Lucas.
I was so sorry to hear about Armando's passing. There are no words I can write that will ease your pain. All I can tell you is that your dear husband and father was one of the best individuals I have ever known. His warmth, his smile, his love for you his family, his caring nature and compassion for all people. Armando was one of a kind. I will carry with me always fond memories of times we all spent together. May the memories that you have of your husband and father keep you close as a family and give you comfort in the knowledge that his love will carry on.
Love Susan

John, Gloria, Joanna and Maria Castellarin (Relative)

Entered April 15, 2019 from Brampton, Ontario

Dear Paula, Megan, Lucas and Lorna: We have so many wonderful memories to hold onto and to continue to share with you all. Armando’s wit, compassion and determination are held dear to us. He will be missed in our dinners and gatherings and know that we will always include him in our get togethers. To our dear cousin, friend (Nephew to Maria), we love you and miss you immensely....”speaking words of wisdom...Let it Be”. Rest In Peace. God Bless!

Grant Nixon (Colleague at Kinectrics)

Entered April 15, 2019 from Guelph, ON.

Meeting-up with Armando was always a welcome encounter. He would almost always be smiling and have positive things to say as he loved his job, he loved his family, and he loved life in general.

Besides the occasional office banter, which was always enjoyable in of itself, Armando also shared a few personal discussions on the trials of life, the dealing with close relatives afflicted with Alzheimer's, etc.

I also had the great pleasure of working with Armando professionally, we prepared a few proposals together, and I also executed an environmental tritium study for OPG that Armando reviewed and approved. He was always a highly sought-after scientists at Kinectrics and was so highly respected.

I will greatly miss his beaming smile, his seemingly unbridled enthusiasm, and his great zeal for life.

I wish to extend my heartfelt sympathies to all his friends and to his family who he cherished above anything.

Adam Antczak and Mary Beth Wallace (Friends)

Entered April 15, 2019 from Etobicoke

Our deepest condolences to Paula, Megan, Lorna and Lucas on this great loss. We have so many wonderful memories of Armando over the years: camping, swimming, hiking, making "spiders" over the campfire, playing pool with the guys and hanging out in the backyard with the kids. We will never forget his constant smile, his incredible warmth, his love of nature and the enormous joy and pride he took in his family. Rest in peace Armando. You left the world a brighter place. You will be greatly missed.

Adam, Mary Beth and Elizabeth

Shelley White (Family friend)

Entered April 15, 2019 from Toronto

Dear Paula and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts. I am here for you. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to support you.

Shelley xo


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