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Dr. Vic Mizzi: 1930-2012

Tuesday, October 09, 2012   by: SooToday.com Staff

SooToday.com has received the following notice regarding a well-known member of the community from the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre:

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MIZZI, Dr. Victor Anthony – December 4, 1930 – October 6, 2012 – It is with deep sadness that we announce Vic’s untimely death after a brief illness.

He passed away peacefully in the warm embrace of his beloved wife and soul mate Linda (Naddaf) and his proud son and best friend Mark.

The youngest of 6 special children he was predeceased by his parents Dominic and Concetta, brother Freddie, sister Emily Lippus (late Bill) MI, mother and father in law, Abraham and Anna Naddaf, N.S., brother in law Paul Naddaf, N.S., Brita Mizzi (Jorgenson) former wife and mother of Mark, and step son Peter Mizzi.

He is survived by and will be forever loved and cherished in the hearts of his sisters Margaret Briel (late Albert), Nancy Rossi (late Peter), brother Mel Mizzi (late Marion), sisters in law, Carole Meating (Blair), N.S., Maureen Serroul (late Cyril) N.S., Paula Walsh (late Ralph and partner Ken White), Quebec, Nancy Naddaf, Toronto, brothers in law Kurt Jorgenson (Joan Preston), Dr. Gerard Naddaf, Alliston, Kevin Naddaf (partner Hugh Wakeham) Toronto, aunts, uncles, cousins and 3 generations of nieces and nephews.

Vic graduated from Collegiate in 1949, the University of Toronto School of Dentistry in 1954, and completed one-year postgraduate studies in dental anesthesia in 1956.

He was an inspiration to his friends and family, a highly skilled and respected Sault Ste. Marie Dentist for 42 years, an accomplished glider pilot instructor, licensed pilot, skier, musician, artist, poet, writer, golfer, avid reader, and Bridge Life Master.

Vic was a humble man who loved and respected life unconditionally.

In his words, “I had a good run - a great life. I have no regrets and I am not afraid to leave this world for a new and greater journey.”

Vic asked that I acknowledge and thank Canada’s finest physicians for their professionalism and clinical expertise, Dr. Doug Bignell, Dr. Sam Fratesi, Dr. Sharon Buehner and Dr. Silvana Spadafora.

Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 1:30 – 4 p.m. and from 6 – 9 p.m.

Funeral service will follow on Saturday, October 20, 2012 in the chapel at 11 a.m., Monsignor Victor Amadio officiating.

Vic appreciated the generosity of his friends and family.

Out of respect for his wish, please direct expenses for food and flowers to a better use by contributing to the Sault Area Hospital Foundation or St. Jerome’s Church.

With their last breath those we have greatly loved do not say good-bye for love is timeless.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered here.

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