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Donald Enzo Stortini

STORTINI, Donald Enzo - It is with tremendous sadness that the Stortini Family announce the passing of their father Donald Enzo Stortini, born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. A B.Sc. Graduate of the University of Western Ontario, London and a Graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Toronto with a D.D.S. degree, Donald set his practice up in the city of Sudbury having been recruited by the late Dr. Mowat M.D of Inco. Don practiced dentistry for 41 years in Sudbury with his lengthiest office location on Larch Street; where the elevator would work from time to time, in the heart of the city. Don was the son of the late and great Fred Stortini who was born in Ancona, Italy and his mother Emma Gioventh who was born in Sault Ste. Marie. These two had the great fortune to celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary together in the Sault, Fred having been a fixture of downtown Sault Ste. Marie at his Queen Street shoe store. In 1959 Don became one of the founding members of the Club Montessori of Sudbury and served on many boards over the years. He also enjoyed being a charter member of the Opimian Wine Society of Canada from its first years of being founded in London, Ontario. Two of his key interests were Fishing and the Culinary arts. Over decades he amassed a significant library of recipes and prided himself in his culinary skills for groups both small and large. His love of fishing he inherited from his father who also was known to love the waters of Lake Huron and certainly caught way more fish than Don ever did. His greatest love was that of Manitoulin Island and the waters around it. His family and friends would often hear him describe it as God’s Gift to the World and being there for over 35 years of his life, having started with a simple summer cottage and turning it into a year round home for guests, helped produce his fondest memories of his children, relatives and friends who were forever present in his mind, heart and soul. As he stated … “It was the best place in the world”. Don is survived by his three children and families, Tim and spouse Ruth, Denise, and Mark and spouse Heather, as well as his grandchildren, Zachary, Samantha, Matthew, Camille, Imogene, and Sydney. Survived as well by his brother Robert Stortini, Robert’s wife Giselle and their children Michael, spouse Sharon of Trenton and David of Guelph. Having pre-deceased older brother Raymond of Sault Ste. Marie. Also, many cousins residing in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Novato, San Francisco and Huntington Beach, California. As per his request there will be no visitation however in lieu in flowers it is asked that a donation be provided to the Canadian Cancer Society. Interment will be at the City of Sudbury Civic Memorial Cemetery Niche Wall on Friday, March 15, 2019. Arrangements entrusted to the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME . For donations an messages of condolence,
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Posted by Don Fasan (friend) On Thursday, March 21, 2019
very sorry to hear...mark i will attempt to reach you.
Posted by John L Fraser (Aquaintenance) On Sunday, March 17, 2019
My condolences to the family. I had the good fortune of knowing and working with Don on the Silver Stick Organization committee and through our involvement with the Sudbury Cycling Club and other hockey involvement. Know that I hold you in thought and prayer as you journey in this time.

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Our sincere condolences
Posted by Ken and Hely Keen (Friends) On Friday, March 15, 2019
Tim, we are so sad to hear of the passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Posted by Tarja Ristolainen (Friend, cooworker) On Friday, March 15, 2019
I had the great opportunity to work for him back in 1988–1991 as his dental assistant before moving abroad. My memories of him are that he was a loving man and a great boss. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Lori Sunday Town of Blue Mountain (Friend) On Thursday, March 14, 2019
Boston Whaler boating on Georgian Bay searching with depth finder for Fish dinner-nary a catch! Nautical banter with sailors @Hayw.Isl.x3hrs.only to return to Don's cottage & he cooked a fantastic veal dinner! Thanksgiving dinner @ my cottage on Manitoulin with my parents, Don visited &intense economic/political conversations engaged-sweetened with French dessert! Friends miss his gregarious personality & interesting gatherings but are left with many happy memories of yester year! Hugs LORI

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