With the heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of Luigi Stocco on Thursday, February 8 at the age of 82 years old.
A cherished uncle to Francesca (Andrea, Graziella & Antonio) and Antonio (Ilenia, Bianca & Albertino), brother in-law to Franco, granduncle to Elia and Pietro, cousin to Nino, Flora, Roberta and Renzo.
Dearest friend and family to Giovanni and Raffaella, Robert (Caroline) and Karen.
“Nonno” to Duncan and Richard, grandfather to many and grandest of friends to all.
Born in Castelfranco, Italy, Luigi moved to Canada with his friend Giovanni in 1966 not speaking a word of English. With only a luggage and a bag full of ambition, he put himself through university at UofT earning degrees in Engineering and became one of the top in his field across Canada.
Luigi was intelligent, always had kind words, humble and very cultured.
Loved opera, the arts, Italy and everything Italian.
Loved his daily breakfasts at his favourite coffee shop, his weekly lunches with his close friends, street festivals and discovering new parts of the city he loved; Toronto.
Children were the centre of his heart which is why children adored him.
He loved people and people loved him.
Luigi’s kind nature, sparkly eyes, soft voice and smile will be in our hearts forever.
Rest, our loving Luigi.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Centres