It is with heavy hearts that the family of Antonio Sorgiovanni announce his passing on April 25, 2021 at the age of 49 years. He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents Leopoldo and Michelina, sister Patrizia, and brother Francesco, his nieces Isabelle and Ruby, and his grandmother Carmela. He also leaves his aunts and uncles in Canada; Felice, Joseph (Anna), Franco (Lisa), Santo (Rosaria), and from Italy, Carmela (Saverio), Pino (Rosalba) and Bartolomeo (Susanna). He also leaves many cousins in Canada; Yolanda (Tom), Sandra (Raffaele), Carmela, Roberto (Lin), Daniele (Veronica), Michael, Christopher, Jonathan, Rachelle, Christine, Sarah (Tchadas), and from Italy, Francesco (Arianna), Debora (Alberto), Luca, Mirko and second cousins in Canada; Michael, Matteo, Giuliana, Valentina, Vincent, and Koah, and from Italy, Samuele, Leonardo, Aleandro, and Enea as well as many other friends and relatives around the world. A Visitation will be held for Tony on Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Trinity Funeral Home, 10530-116 Street in Edmonton. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Santa Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 9110 110 Ave NW in Edmonton https://youtu.be/fuVTSE3HZDI. If friends so wish, memorial donations may be made in Tony’s name to the charity of one’s choice.
Published in the Edmonton Journal on May 1, 2021
Remembering Tony Sorgiovanni
By Amici Italiani
With heavy hearts, we are profoundly saddened to share the news of the passing of our dear friend and founding member of our organization, Antonio Sorgiovanni.
Tony was an essential part of Edmonton’s Ital-Canadian community. He was especially integral in bringing back the Viva Italia Viva Edmonton Festival in 2010 and practically every community event and initiative was a success thanks to his selfless commitment and involvement. He was also well known for his contributions to multicultural radio, media, and journalism and his passion for anything Italian. As a program director for World FM in Edmonton, many Italians knew him for his radio show “Espresso with Tony Sorgiovanni”, through which he brought Italian music and culture into the cars, homes, and hearts of many.
Even more than that he was a great friend to everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. He made everyone around him feel like an integral part of the community and everyone he met could only love him back in return. As his brother Francesco always put it, “everybody loves Tony!”
He brought unshakeable kindness and charisma everywhere he went and he made everything better. We will ensure that Tony’s legacy lives on as we continue to promote the Ital-Canadian culture and heritage in our endeavours, always striving to keep his memory alive in all that we do. At this time, our hearts are with the Sorgiovanni family, friends and colleagues. We mourn with you.
Riposa in pace, caro Tony.