Angelo Michael Seccaspina
May 8, 1949- 2014
Angelo passed away peacefully on February 8, 2014 at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer. Dear son to Ida (nee Graffi) and the late Eliseo Seccaspina. Husband to Linda (nee Knight) and proud and loving father of Schuyleur and Perry. Beloved father-in-law to Stephanie (nee McGonegal).
Born on the 8th of May 1949 in Udine, Italy he immigrated to Canada in 1951 with his mother to join his father Eliseo in Sudbury, Ontario. There he learned the construction trade from the ground up from his father and became a master at everything he touched.
He excelled in his studies and graduated from Carleton University with a degree in architecture. Not content to work for others, he built his first building along with his father at the age of 21. The Ultra Mod Apts. still stands today on Paris Street in Sudbury. His brief stint working for others in Ottawa ranged from a job at Minto Construction to being one of Olympia and York’s project managers for the construction of 240 Sparks.
Angelo always believed passionately that if something did not exist, he would create it. Not content with just construction, he opened the eclectic store Flash Cadilac on Rideau Street in downtown Ottawa with his wife Linda in 1974. From there he branched into real estate, slowly amassing his portfolio of properties.
In his spare time Angelo had a passion for hockey and became owner of the Carleton Place Kings Junior B hockey team for a few years while his sons played hockey. Angelo was a very private and compassionate man, and helped many a local businessman in need. He always strongly believed in the town of Carleton Place and invested his interest in many local properties.
Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.” Angelo fought cancer each day like a warrior in battle and never once gave up. He will be sadly missed and always be remembered for his keen business sense and never-ending energy, but more for the love he had for his sons. He knew in his heart parenting was one the hardest jobs you will ever have, but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors from the Ottawa General Hospital Cancer Treatment Centre, Dr.Roger Drake, and the nurses from Bayshore Home Health Care Services and St. Elizabeths.. Friends are invited to remember Angelo during visitation at the Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave, Carleton Place, ON on Thursday February 13th from 5-9.
Donations can be made in memory of Angelo to the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital- 211 Lake Ave E, Carleton Place, ON K7C 1J4
“See you soon!”
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