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252 Regent St.
Sudbury, ON P3C 4C8
Phone: (705) 673-9591
Fax: (705) 675-2998
Donald Stortini

Donald Enzo Stortini

Tuesday, November 13th, 1928 - Monday, March 11th, 2019
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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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    Friday, March 15th, 2019 |
    Friday, March 15th, 2019
    Civic Memorial Cemetery
    365 Second Ave N.
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    Civic Memorial Cemetery
    365 Second Ave N.
    Sudbury, Ontario P3B 3M4
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David’s Restaurant Staff

Posted at 08:56pm
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LORI SUNDAY Town of Blue Mountain

Posted at 12:40am
TIM/Stortini Family: My sincerest sympathy! Tim, your dad would take me to the Manitowaning Golf Club for lunch when you headed the golf course. He patiently encouraged me to golf, only to lean on his club in laughter & say smiling "I will get Tim to teach you"! He was so proud that you were in charge that every time he spotted you on the course he would say to other golfers "He is my son"! Boston Whaler boating days were interesting on Georgian Bay. Even though he had the depth -finder for FISH dinner--nary a catch! Those experiences would lead to nautical banter with sailors on Hayw. Isl. x3hrs. only to return to Don's cottage where he cooked beautiful veal dinner served with the best of wine & amicable conversations. Thanksgiving dinner was @ my cottage on Manitoulin when my parents visited & Don attended. Conversations in economics/politics engaged but sweetened with French dessert! Many compliments followed with laughter. Friends from Manitoulin Island, boaters & cottagers who shared in BBQ's, dinners, wine hour, fireside chats will remember the man & memories of yester year b/c of Don! Sending you warm hugs & good thoughts of your DAD to sustain you........ LORI SUNDAY Town of Blue Mountain

Mike Stortini

Posted at 08:51pm
I'm so happy to see this photo of Uncle Don being used as his avatar for this memorial. I have described this exact photo to my wife Sharon, explaining to her that it captures the essence of my memories of who Uncle Don was to me. As he enjoys his wine, you can see in his eyes just a hint of his funny and sometimes mischievous soul. My brother David and I have great memories of Uncle Don, memories that get us giggling every time we reminisce about them, often decades after the fact. Some examples: Going for a car ride with Uncle Don driving and my dad in the front while we are riding in the the car stereo continually scans for the duration of the drive....and my brother and I can't stop laughing at the loud conversation that was coming from the front seat.....loud because of some sort of radio noise. Having the best BBQ stuffed pork chops in your whole life, after watching the camp BBQ almost light the cottage on fire. The time my dad, brother and I came back from a six hour fishing trip and noticed a large bon fire near the dock. When asked what was being burned, all Uncle Don said was, "Just some rubbish". Ask David. Crow control with firearms involved. His tales of taking a round the world trip on, essentially, a tramp steamer. Uncle Don wouldn't suffer fools and he would call "bs" without hesitation if the situation demanded it. Putting these thoughts down brings a smile to my face. Uncle Don, you lived life to the fullest and I'm so happy and thankful to have been part of it. Love, Micheal


Posted at 05:03pm
May the family of Donald Enzo Stortini please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in Gods words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.

Brook Shafto Posted at 08:41am

So very sorry for your loss Mark and family. Deepest condolences. Brook and Carol Shafto Simcoe Ont.

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