DAVID AZZOPARDI November 15, 1944 - December 14, 2012 Born in Sliema, Malta, David was the fourth and youngest son of Mary and Emmanuel "Dude" Azzopardi. Predeceased by his parents and dear brother, Vincent, he is survived by his wife, Linda (Thatcher) of 46 years, his daughter, Tara, his son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Sandra (Rabadzievski), his adoring grandson, Ellis Wyndham and his beloved older brothers and their families, Fred and Margaret and Joseph and Pauline and, of course, his lovely sister-in-law, Linda. David worked as a systems analyst for the Ministry of Transportation for 35 grueling years. Despite that, he had the uncanny ability to make and maintain close friendships that lasted his whole life. Included in that special circle are Karl Mendez, cousin Alex and childhood buddies of 55 years, Joe Luceno, Rosario Ferrari and the dearly departed Frank Tassone. He was a very kind and very loving uncle to his nieces and nephews, their partners and all their children. Lover of anything nautical and rock n' roll, at least until "the Beatles came along and ruined it", David took immense pleasure in hosting dinner parties for friends and family, poking fun at his sister-in-law, Gail and had a special place in his heart for antique cars and extremely dumb canines, particularly those he adopted as pets. Later in life, he enjoyed travelling around the world, experimenting in the kitchen and the great outdoors, especially the ones surrounding the place he was happiest in the world - the family cottage on Turtle Lake. Though this horrible illness cut short his duties of Nanu to baby Ellis far too early and it devastates his family that he will never meet his second grandchild, David will remain in the hearts and minds of all those his life has touched over the last 68 years. Friends may cal at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 11 o'clock. Interment Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, it would be greatly appreciated by the family if memorial donations were made to the ALS Society of Canada, or to the Toronto Humane Society in memory of his best buddies, Trapper and Shane. Online condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca

Funeral Home

Turner & Porter Funeral Directors - Yorke Chapel
2357 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON M6S 1P4
(416) 767-3153

Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 17, 2012