TORONTO – The patriarch of a family-run bread shop in Toronto’s west end is dead after a progressing fight with COVID-19.
In a post to SanRemo Bakery and Café’s Instagram page Thursday, the Bozzo family affirmed that Natale Bozzo had kicked the bucket following a month and a half in emergency clinic.
“He contended energetically, he was healthy before this, and we learned of his chronic infirmity through extremely troublesome calls from the medical clinic and fortunately we had the option to bid farewell,” the post peruses.
Brought into the world in 1945, Bozzo moved to Canada from Italy at 15 years old.
He began working in Toronto’s Little Italy neighborhood at Sicilia Bakery on College Street prior to opening SanRemo Bakery with his siblings in Etobicoke in 1969.Bozzo would turn into the sole proprietor of the pastry kitchen situated at Royal York Boulevard and Simpson Avenue during the 90s with his three children.
He would later resign, yet the family said Bozzo would regularly “help out around the pastry shop as it was his obsession.”
“He was a unimaginable dough puncher, and most dedicated man we know. He was versatile and clever. He was caring and a companion to all,” the family said in the post.
Notable for its Italian-propelled dishes and over-the-top pastries, the Etobicoke staple had to close its entryways on Jan. 22 after a few representatives tried positive for COVID-19. They resumed for business on Feb. 6.
The pastry kitchen said at the time that it was working with Toronto Public Health and following their recommendation on the most proficient method to push ahead.
The family said that Bozzo’s demise will be trailed by what they depict as an “odd season of lamenting.”
“He said the mystery of heating was to placed a touch of affection into everything, and we’ll be feeling the loss of that squeeze in manners we can’t depict.”
On Thursday night, Premier Doug Ford communicated his sympathies.
“My sympathies go out to Rob, Nick, Ed, and the whole group of Natale Bozzo, a genuine neighborhood champion who followed his interests,” Ford composed. “A family-possessed business, the SanRemo Bakery and Café has been a staple in Etobicoke for a long time.God bless the Bozzo family.”Bozzo was 75.
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News source: CTV News.