June 20, 2023
In Memoriam — Pasquale (Lino) Ammaturo
Born Feb. 26, 1940, Lino immigrated to Toronto from Italy at the age of 22 with a degree in horticulture and the dream of owning a garden centre. He married the love of his life Marie in 1964, and together they created a beautiful family, and enjoyed a good life by travelling, celebrating, and working. They also built a successful business — Woodhill Garden Centre. Located in Thornhill, Ont., Woodhill celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016. Lino’s mantra, “honesty, passion and hard work,” was clear from the beginning, and he took pride in having instilled those qualities within his family and his staff.
Beloved husband to Marie (nee Battaglia) for 59 years. Dear father to Donna (Nazzareno), Joe (Tina), Robert (Lucia) and Tina (Robert). Loving Nonno to Federico, Enrica, Julia, Felicia, Valerio, Luca, Elisa, Stefano, Anthony and Alexander. A special thank you to his many caregivers who worked together as a team and whom he loved like family. The patriarch of the family, Lino will be honoured every day as the family continues his legacy. He will be dearly missed and will always be in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson Canada.
A link to an online obituary and condolences can be found online at gfl.me/hbB3.