elevated HDIfr Ammirato, Corrado 1926-2021
elevated HDIfr It is with great sadness that the Ammirato Family announce the passing of Corrado Ammirato. Corrado died peacefully at the age of 94, on April 28, 2021 with his beloved wife, Antonella, with whom he spent 50 wonderful years of marriage, by his side. Corrado is survived by his three children Josie (Ali Mahdavi), Adriana (Geof Jardine), and Sal (Mary Bruno). He will always be loved and greatly missed by all and especially his seven adoring grandchildren, Julian & Sebastian, Claudia & Vanessa, and Arianna, Corrado, & Gia. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, and uncle, always being a pillar of unconditional love and support to everyone around him. He cherished his grandchildren to the utmost degree and embraced every moment that he spent with them.
elevated HDIfr Corrado, immigrated from Italy to Canada in 1950 to continue his education and paved the path for his family to provide them with a wonderful life. As a proud Canadian citizen, Italy always remained a big part of him, and he always continued to be emotionally moved every time he heard the Italian national anthem. Education was always paramount to Corrado. He went to great lengths to graduate with Honors from the New England College of Pharmacy in Boston, Massachusetts after completing his under-graduate studies at the University of Toronto. Upon completion of his Pharmacology degree, Corrado started his career at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, where he later operated successfully, pharmacies throughout the GTA with his brother-like friend, Mike Di Tommaso.
elevated HDIfr His passions included music, soccer, reading, and documentaries on the first and second World Wars. Corrado’s core values of honesty, loyalty, generosity, kindness, tenacity, and perseverance touched the many people that were fortunate enough to cross paths with him. His sense of humor and laughter filled the room. We are extremely thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Sunnybrook Hospital. Finally, our sincere thanks to the VHA Home Healthcare and CCAC in particular, Ruth, who was instrumental in the final years of his care.
elevated HDIfr Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral mass and entombment will be held on Monday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home and Cemetery, 211 Langstaff Rd E, Thornhill.
elevated HDIfr In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the The Hospital for Sick Children
My heartfelt condolences to the Ammirato Family. Uncle Corrado was a wonderful and caring Uncle. It is a sad time for all of us. The obituary says it all. Well written and spot on. You will be missed. You will always be in my heart.
My Deepest condolences to the Ammirato family. 🙏
I met Corrado in 1972 while I was still a pharmacy student. An immediate friendship was sparked which developed and endured until the present. We became colleagues and business partners. Corrado’s wit, good humour, graciousness, determination and love of family was obvious to those that knew him. When I referred to him as “brother”, it was meant as more than just a word. Yes, Corrado will be missed, but even though God has him in his arms, we still have him in our hearts.
We offer our sincerest and deepest condolences to the Ammirato family. May God bless you all in this difficult time.
Mike & Patricia
Dear Mary, Sal and Ammirato family,
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father, grandfather and father-in law. May God grant you peace and strength to bear this great pain.
Eternal rest grant unto Corrado, O’ Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
My deepest condolences to
the Ammirato family.
Corrado was a wonderful man and will truly be missed.
Adriana so sorry tonhear this news about your Dad.
Carlo and I send out condolences to you and your family.
My heartfelt condolences to Antonietta, Sal, Josie, Adriana, the grandchildren and all the extended family for your sad loss.Corrado was a lovely person, will be sorely missed.May God give you the strength and peace to get through this hard time.
We are deeply saddened by the loss your family has encountered . It is never easy to lose a loved one; especially a husband or a parent . Corrado will be deeply and sorely missed .. his legacy will live on through his wife, his children and grandchildren . Everyone that knew him respected him and thought quite highly of him. Pls be comforted that he was a wonderful man that was one of a kind and loved by all. This loss hits close to home and we are so so sorry and praying for all of you to have comfort in your hearts … much love from your family Diego ,Paulette ,Marc and Rick Roccasalva and in loving memory of our parents who will now greet him in a much better place.
Sending my deepest condolences and all my love to the entire Ammirato family at this time. xo
Dear Josie, We’re sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ammirato family. We count ourselves lucky to have known Corrado and have spent time with him celebrating many happy occasions. May his memory live on through all of you and may it bring you peace during this difficult time.
Our deepest condolences to the Ammirato Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless you all.
Sending our sincere condolences and prayers during this difficult time.
Dearest Ammirato Family. It is with great sadness we learned of the passing of the Patriarch of the family. During these uncertain times we can only image that the grieving process can be that much more difficult. We pray that your father will find peace and that he can reflect on the wonderful legacy he created. With all our love, support, and blessings. Joseph, Connie, Brigid, and Gradyn.
Our heartfelt condolences to you Antonella, Josie,Adriana, Sal and your families. So sad to hear of Corrado’s passing.
I know he meant the world to you all. Cherish the beautiful memories of your dear husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at such a difficult time.
My deepest condolences to the Ammirato family
Dear: Zia Antonella and to my dear cousins,
Wishing you peace to bring you comfort to face the days ahead and loving memories of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather to forever hold in your hearts.
May each of your memories give you strength and may you feel the love that surrounds you.
May you have comfort in knowing that Zio Corrado will always be with you.
My sincerest condolences to you all.
Our deepest condolences to all of you at this difficult time. Leaving you all with the wonderful memories will always remain in your hearts. xo
Maria,Alesha and Mitchel Russo
Our sincere condolences to Adriana, Josie, Sal and family.
No matter how old we are, I know from experience it’s never easy to lose a parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve.
To the entire Ammirato family – what beautiful words to capture Mr. Ammirato. Our deepest and heartfelt condolences for your loss. We wish you strength and peace.
May his love for you all bring you peace and comfort at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. How blessed you all are to have each other. Hold each other tight as he would want.
My condolences Sal, to you and your family. I’m very sorry for your loss.
My condolences to you Adriana and your family. May your memories of your dad’s unconditional love comfort you at this time.
Love lives on forever, it will never fade away
For in our hearts our loved ones are with us every day.
We’re so very sorry for your loss and our deepest condolences.
You have always been a second family to me and I will forever be grateful for your generosity and warmth since the day Sal and I first met some 30+ years ago. I have so many fond memories growing up with all of you and the many conversations with Mr Ammirato at your dinner table. They left an impression to this day.
You are all in our thoughts and wishing you peace.
Andrew (Andy), Lindsay, Crawford
Condividiamo con Antonietta, Josie, Adriana e Salvatore il profondo dispiacere per la perdita di un uomo affettuoso, disponibile, gentile e generoso. Siamo loro vicini con tutto il nostro affetto.
Enzo, Lugia e Pasquale
To the entire Ammirato family- my deepest condolences to you all.
In these tough times I hope all the memories will give you some comfort. I know it is never easy to lose someone, especially one who is so close to your heart.
Corrado will always be with you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and your families.
Sending our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the entire Ammirato and Mohdavi family. Mr. Ammirato was truly a great man, husband, father, and grandfather.
We want to express our sincere condolences to the Ammirato family on the death of Corrado. May he rest in peace.
Our sincere condolences to the
Ammirato family on the death of Corrado. May he rest in peace.
Dear Josie, Adrianna and Sal, our sincerest condolences to you and your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom!! Please send her my love! The greatest testament to his successful life is the beautiful legacy he leaves behind in you and his beautiful grandchildren. I am sure you made him proud. May he Rest In Peace and be with you always!!! Sending you lots of love!! Antonietta, Pete and Marta
I was saddened to hear of Mr. Ammirato’s passing. Deepest condolences to Mrs. Ammirato & family. If there is anything I can do please do not hesitate to contact concierge: 416-221-9970.
Barbara Woo & the Security Staff at Atrium II.
Sending our condolences and prayers to the Ammirato family during this difficult time.
Antonella, Adriana, Josie ,and Sal. It is with our deepest sympathy and condolences for your loss. Corrado has been husband and father to your wonderful family and will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. RiP Corrado
Our Sincerest condolences to the Ammirato family
We are so saddened to hear about the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and your family and we want to offer my sincere condolences. We hope the good memories you have of him will comfort you in the days ahead.
My condolences to Ammirato Family.
Send to your family lots of love, just save all the good memories of your Dad Josie .
To your sister and Brother a Big Hug.
Antonella I know you took good care of your husband always beside him, a BIG warm Hug to You.
To all the NURSES a big Thank you, they made the difference as well.
Mr. Corrado Will be always with all of you.
Janine Cunha with LOVE.
Our deepest Condolences to Josie, Ali, the grand children, your Mom, and all the Ammirato Family.
With our sympathy and best regards,
Cindy, Miguel, Michael and David Cysneiros