Mario Canzona, born April 28, 1970, passed away at the age of 52 on January 31, 2023.
Predeceased by his parents Giuseppe in 1994 and Antonia “Antonietta” (née Di Rienzo) in 2005.
Survived by his sister Carmelina (Ivan Comeau) and niece Cristina (Matt Ribera).
Mario is a University of Ottawa alumnus. He liked travel and adventure. From white water rafting, flying lessons in Ottawa, sailing lessons in the Caribbean to camping with family. He was a talented violinist and enjoyed speaking multiple languages.
He immersed himself further into his Italian culture and language by studying at the University of Perugia along with multiple trips to visit family in Italy. As a life-long learner he always took the opportunity to explore and expand his horizons. His intelligence and curiosity will be missed by all around him.
Mario was a quiet, gentle giant who would never hurt a fly. He led by example from the loving and supportive upbringing of his immediate family, which he demonstrated every day.
There will be a private family service followed by entombment at Pinecrest Cemetery, per his wishes. A memorial mass will be held at St. Anthony's Church on March 6 at 7:00 p.m.
In memoriam donations to the charity of your choosing is appreciated.