Tony passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 8th, 2021 and is survived by his loving wife Briana, two children, Hannah and Emmanuel (Manny), his mother Maria, brother Ray, sisters Ana, Rosalia, Lisa and many extended family and friends. Family was the most important priority in his life, and he leaves a void in our hearts that can never be replaced.
Tony was a larger-than-life character who people naturally gravitated to and followed. He was easy to like and befriend, loyal and supportive to all in his life. He had a sharp wit and self-deprecating humour that lit up a room with smiles and laughter.
Tony worked at The Sports Network for over 20 years where he was the control room producer for the station’s coveted CFL on TSN property and also traveled to various sporting events including the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
He was a natural leader who wanted excellence from those he worked with, but always focused on the needs of his team and their goals over individual accomplishment.
Tony left the broadcasting industry in 2015 and chartered a new career path in communications which recently culminated in a role with the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.
It was a privilege to know and love him.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. A celebration of Tony’s life will be planned for later this year.