John Mattiazzi

MATTIAZZI, John of Port Dover. John passed away in the early morning of February 1, 2021, peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. Predeceased by his wife Betty Anne (Long) Mattiazzi, the love of his life, loving father and father-in-law of Lee Anne Ventoso, husband Joe Ventoso and Tyler Mattiazzi, wife Amy Spragg Mattiazzi. Beloved Papa of Claire Ventoso, Matteo Mattiazzi and Remi Mattiazzi. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Domenic and Debbie Mattiazzi & Luigino and Mary Lou Mattiazzi. Uncle John will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Carlos and Maria Mattiazzi. Gianangelo (John) was born in Paese, Italy, in 1946 before moving to Sudbury, Ontario, with his family when he was three. As a young man, he was enlisted in the Navy and met the love of his life Betty Anne on a spontaneous trip to Dover with a local crewmate. The young couple were wed in 1970 and resided in Toronto, where John worked for the TTC and Betty Anne for Bell Canada. In the 80's they made the move to Betty Anne's hometown, Port Dover, to raise their children. John was a loving father who lived for his children and grandchildren and was happiest spending time with them and their friends. He loved his job as a bus driver, reading, cooking and telling stories of his adventures in life. John was the undisputed champion of Trivial Pursuit and the original Google. I don't imagine there is anyone who ever stopped in for a visit that he didn't cook up a storm for! He was the best Dad and Papa a kid could ask for; he might have the record for driving kids to Canada's Wonderland and other adventures! He never ran out of hugs and "I love you" even up to the very end. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, all services are private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Port Dover Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca