"To Die Will Be an Awfully Big Adventure"
It is with significant sorrow that we announce the passing of our very dear friend and family member Anthony John Fracalanza, 31, of Sarnia, Ontario. Anthony passed peacefully in the care of Bluewater Health, with his Mom, and sisters Jenn and Melissa by his side on Tuesday May 5, 2020. He was born June 17th, 1988, here in Sarnia. He was very close to all of his large family including his mother (Vicky), two sisters (Jenn and Melissa), nieces/nephews (Austin, Brooke, Nate, Freya, and Declan), and extending to his many uncles, aunts and cousins. He is predeceased by his father (Carl).
Anthony was a graduate of the Social Worker program at Lambton College, which helped him choose a career that fit well with his outlook on life. He was a passionate and dedicated employee of the Inn of the Good Shepherd, where he was in charge of Client Services Reception. He had an amazing heart that made him perfect for this role. He gave endless hours to the Inn’s “Canstruction” fundraiser and the Children’s Christmas event.
For the past fifteen years, he was also very active in our local community theatre, Theatre Sarnia, where he poured his heart and soul into so many projects, especially the Senior Youth Group. He was beloved for his ability to give his all, wherever he was needed. His passing will leave the group with a very large hole to fill.
Anthony lived his life with passion and dedication, often considering the needs of others before himself. He was the rock that held everything up, and glue that held it together. Perhaps the most unfortunate thing was that he most likely did not fully realize the support and appreciation that everyone had for him. He will be incredibly missed by all who knew and loved him.
At this time, when gathering together presents some challenges, his family and friends ask that in honour of Anthony you may send donations to the organizations that he cared for most, Theatre Sarnia, and/or The Inn of the Good Shepherd.
Arrangements entrusted to The McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com
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