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Renzo Pillon

Renzo Angelo Pillon

Friday, April 7th, 1961 - Friday, July 24th, 2020
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Obituary

With heartbreak we announce the sudden passing of Renzo Pillon on July 24, 2020. Beloved husband to Robin and proud and devoted father of Tara (fiancé Christopher Mamone) and Nicole. Predeceased by his father, Rino (March 16, 2001), he leaves behind his adored mother, Gina and sisters Luana and Denise.

Renzo always saw the world from a perspective of love, gratitude, acceptance, and forgiveness. He was a caring and giving man who lived his life with respect, integrity, and faith. Gentle yet strong, serious yet quick witted, Renzo inspired a higher standard in family and friends alike. He saw the best in everyone and encouraged success in others. Every opinion was valid and worthy of consideration. His understated elegance and humility permeated all that he did and everyone that he touched.

Renzo pursued many passions. His love for architecture, his chosen profession, was never work to him. He took tremendous pride and care in every detail of his projects. He achieved great joy through his charitable work. Renzo had a true passion for cycling, which he shared with a special group of friends. He never wanted to be the centre of attention, yet was a beam of strength, wisdom, and love. He was a hero to his family and provided thoughtful guidance and support in their lives - late night talks, family meals, baking videos, costume design, music selection, choreography notes, business advice, and so much more.

Renzo was taken too soon but he has left a profound impact and the most cherished and beautiful memories – a kind and exceptional husband, father, son, brother, friend and mentor.

The Visitation will be held at Bernardo Funeral Home (2960 Dufferin St., south of Lawrence Ave. W.) on Tuesday July 28th, 2020 from 3:00-8:00p.m. Please note, due to COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions and social distancing requirements, the funeral home must conform to 30% occupancy capacity. Visitors may be asked to wait to enter the funeral home in order to maintain the capacity requirement. Face masks are mandatory, and contact tracing information will be collected upon entering the building.

The Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Due to the limited number of attendees permitted at the church, a live stream link has been provided by family:

https://firstmiletech.net/In_loving_memory_of_Renzo_Pillon/

A private entombment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Renzo may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Bernardo Funeral Homes (Dufferin)
    Address
    2960 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, Ontario M6B 3S9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
The Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Due to the limited number of attendees permitted at the church, a live stream link has been provided by family: https://firstmiletech.net/In_loving_memory_of_Renzo_Pillon/

Donations

Donations are being accepted for: HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION OF ONTARIO.

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Private Condolence

Devy Breda

Posted at 12:12pm
Dear Robin, Tara, Nicole and to the Pillon Family,

I read the condolences offered by many family and friends. As I reflect on his passing, my eyes well-up reading the many heartfelt messages and personal reflections by many families, friends, and colleagues. It is without a doubt that Renzo held a special relationship with many circles of friends (strong and long relationships). This is a special gift he leaves with us forever. I too am grateful to know him as a friend. Like many who knew him, I too admire his luminous persona, generosity, and accomplishments. Renzo will always remain in our memories and our hearts, To you and the extended Pillon family, please accept our sincerest and heartfelt condolences,
Kindest regards, Devy Breda and Family.
DC

Deirdre Casey

Posted at 12:25pm
Dear Pillon Family
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your tremendous loss. I was shocked and saddened to learn of Renzo’s passing. He was taken from you far too early.
Although I did not know Renzo outside the cycling studio I can feel the love, respect and admiration in all of the words expressed here. He was truly a remarkable man. I met Renzo in a spin studio in Leaside where I was leading the class. His focus and dedication to hard work were apparent to me from the first time I saw him on the bike. It was a pleasure and an honour to have Renzo ride with us.
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Stay strong for one another and know that he is watching over you.
Sincerely Deirdre Casey
DW

Dennis Warenycia

Posted at 04:42pm
My friend,
I’ll miss your humour and smile.
Thankyou for your friendship.
SB

Sabrina Belperio

Posted at 10:40pm
“A beautiful life that came to an end. He died as he lived, everyone’s friend. In our hearts a memory will always be kept, of one we loved, and will never forget.”

It is an absolute honour and privilege to have known Renzo. He left a lasting impression on everyone that was fortunate enough to meet him. Renzo was an admirable, kind, hard-working, passionate, humble and altruistic man who never waned in his support or love for his family. He always sought to help others and do what he could to make the world a better place, a true class act.

One of our most treasured memories was travelling to Malaga, Spain last summer with ACE Dance Theatre and the Pillon Family. It was an incredible adventure, shared with wonderful people and Renzo was at the centre of it all. In true Renzo style, he took great care of everyone and always kept us feeling safe and content. We toured small towns, visited beautiful churches and shared many wonderful meals together. At every meal, he would share stories and always kept us laughing. He had THE BEST sense of humour. The fondest of times were those shared at the various performances. He would snap pictures of everyone, record every dance and help in any way he could, never missing a beat. At the end of every performance, he would beam with so much pride, joy and admiration for Tara, Liana and the 8 young dancers. He was their biggest cheerleader and supporter. I will never forget how he made everyone feel, a truly special soul. This trip will always remain close in our hearts, grateful to have shared in this beautiful time and experience together.

Beloved friends, Robin, Tara and Nicole, no words can begin to capture the magnitude of your loss. Our hearts are with you in your time of sorrow. Renzo will be greatly missed by everyone he touched and inspired, but his warmth, kindness, compassion and gentle spirit will be cherished forever. We extend our deepest condolences to his beautiful mother Gina and sisters, Denise and Luana. May you all find comfort knowing that Renzo’s thoughts, hopes and dreams will live in your hearts forever.

Rest in eternal peace dearest Renzo. Looking forward to hearing the bell chime in your honour.

With much love and affection,
Sabrina, Joe, Victoriana and Gianluca Belperio


D

Danielle

Posted at 05:19pm
I admire...

Your devotion to your family.
Your love for your daughters. You were the most involved and supportive dad.
Your positive attitude. You were your family’s number 1 fan (and cheerleader).
Your ability to listen free of judgment. No matter how busy you were, you always had time to listen and give the best advice.
Your goodness. Your ability to see good in everything and everyone.
Your ability to make everyone feel welcome and special.
Your warmth.
Your ability to always know the right thing to say to ease someone’s mind.
Your subtle sense of humour.
Your love for your work, building a successful company from the ground up is an inspiration.
Your humility.
Your strong yet gentle demeanour.
Your passion for your hobbies.
Your love of travel.
Your joy for cooking (specifically but certainly not limited to your delicious pasta recipes and popcorn making skills).
Your meticulous eye (not to mention they were the most beautiful blue).
Your kindness and generosity, without ever expecting anything in return.
Your elegance.
Your charm.

With love,
Danielle
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