"All Men Must Die But Some Never Live – I Choose to Live”
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved “superhero” Vince (Vinnie) Talotta - Father, Husband, Brother, Son, Friend, Awesome Human.
Vince, 53, passed away on February 16, 2021 at the Toronto Western Hospital due to complications from cancer.
He was a proud family man who fought hard to be with his loving son, Mikele and beloved wife, Maithily Panchalingam.
Beloved son of Maria and the late Gregorio Talotta and “Ma” Brenda Ameen. Vince will be missed by his siblings, Cathy, Enza (John), Frank (Jen) and Api Panchalingam (Michael). Vince will also be remembered as an awesome and vibrant uncle to Matthew, Nicole, Gregory, Maria, Gianpaolo. He will also be greatly missed by his “other 40+ year family” of Mark Ameen (Angie), Shireen Ochoa (Pat ), Ashlim Ameen (Tammy) and children.
Vince courageously battled an advanced cancer for five years with nothing but positivity, resolve, gratitude and faith in God. He chose to live life on his own terms and amazed everyone he met with his innate charm, joy in life, genuine kindness and will to live. He was a larger-than-life soul who lit up every room he walked in. Few could resist his energy and enthusiasm. His personality shone through in the images he made as a Toronto Star photojournalist, a job he loved.
He will be dearly missed by all of his family, friends and the Toronto Star family. A massive and grateful thank you to Dr. Aaron Hansen and team at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre for giving us precious time with Vince. As well, a big thank you to the amazing ICU team at Toronto Western.
A private funeral to be held on Feb. 20th,k 2021. A celebration of life to follow at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the GU unit at Princess Margaret would be appreciated.
As well, his Toronto Star family is establishing a memorial fund for his young son’s education.
To view the Funeral Service log in to https://youtu.be/SX8y9FLu1X8