I was shocked to hear of Abb's passing. I had known him almost my whole life. Before my dearly departed husband Paul and I were married, he told me that if he didn't ask me for a date, Abb said he would do it for him. Not long after that conversation, Paul and I dated for a short time and were married soon after. Guess what? Abb was our best man and we remained friends. When Paul was struck with liver cancer, Abb took the time to take him to Tim Horton's for coffee. Paul pre-deceased Abb by more than 10 years in 2008, but no doubt he met him at heaven's gate, where I'm sure they will be friends forever! My thoughts and prayers go out to all Abb's family.
Abby was Nice guy with a kind soul with a Big Heart. He Loved Jesus and the church. Our hearts go out to Georgette, Steven, Leila and Fazer for the amount of grief your endouring. I'm sure Jesus and Mary were there to welcome him home.
Our deepest Sympathy. Richard, George & Yvette Naklie
My sincere condolences to Georgette, his children and extended family. I have known Abb since we attended W.D.Lowe Secondary school. We were also in the same program at St. Clair College. He and I drove together to the college and saved me from an1 1/2 hour bus ride. Always polite, courteous, am optimist with a good sense of humour. Abb was the type of person that would not hurt a fly. After graduation we would encounter each other every now and then. We would catch up with what we had done since we last saw each other. In the recent years I was invited to join him and other high school grads for coffee. He was good company. An all around great guy.
I met this lovely man in the mid 80's as a member of WCCUG, a group of CoCo users (that's the Color Computer User's Group). We all shared a fascination for these machines and the discoveries we made (this was prior to the internet and we used BBS systems to share information... on dial-up!)
Abb was so brilliant,, and always asked the questions that were also on my mind, only he managed them first.
He was also quite humble, and I was honoured to meet his family.
My condolences to a family who knew him best, and to the rest of those who knew him just a little.
He will live on.
Abb was my neighbour on Armstrong Ave for several years. I chummed around with his brother Fraser. Abb was my go-to guy for anything electrical. In his quiet, considerate way, he always made you feel important. We lost touch, but reconnected recently at a gas bar on Dougall Ave. My inquiries now centred around astronomy. I had acquired a telescope and Abb was sharing his insights on star gazing. Through all our encounters, it was very evident that Abb’s first love was for his family. He will be missed.
Dear cousin Georgette and Steven, may the warm beautiful memories of someone you love wash over you at this time and stay with you forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
Bechara, Rose and family.
Abb was such a lovable guy. He always made time for family and friends. Chatting with him was fun and he often had interesting tidbits to share. It’s hard to believe he is gone but will always be in our memories. We will miss him. Our deepest sympathies to his family.
Rita, Mario, Daniel and Nicholas Pennesi and