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John Annecca

April 21, 1940 — March 26, 2021

ANNECCA, John (Giovanni) - Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 26th 2021 at the Royal Victoria Hospital. John, in his 81st year was the son of Elisa and Innocenzo Annecca (both predeceased). He leaves behind Antonietta (nee Sinapi), his loving wife of 54 years and his three sons Enzo, Claudio (Laura) and David (Lynn). Much loved grandfather of Brianna, Alexa, Ryan, Keegan, Brooklyn and Jayden. Dear brother of Pasquale (Anna) Annecca of Rombas, France; Cristina (Francesco) Liuzzi of Grassano, Italy and Benito Annecca (late). Brother-in-law to Virginia (late Roberto) Zottola, Elisa (late) and Paulo (late) Soscia, Assunta (late) and Joe (late) Cristinziano, Angela (Fred) Domenichini. Loving Uncle of Tony, Elisa, Lucia, Giovanni, Maria, Rocco, Cenzino, Stephan, Connie (Tony), Amadeo (Lisa), Rosa (Vito), Beny, Sandro, Tony (Nina), Lucy (Renato), Michael (Anna), Dennis (Jessica), Roy (late) and Verna (Brad). Great Uncle to many. John was born in Grassano, Italy on April 21st 1940. He made his way to Canada from Paris in 1964 where he soon met Antonietta. They married in 1967 and lived in Toronto for 6 years before settling in Innisfil in 1972. He started out as a truck driver while establishing a very successful custom home construction company called “Enzac Construction.” He worked day and night building homes in the Innisfil area to provide for his family and often recruited his sons to help on job sites. His strong-willed work ethic was well known, and he was very proud of being recognized for the quality of his workmanship. His spare time involved encouraging and supporting his sons’ athletic adventures, often taking them around the country and globe. John continued to share his love for sports with his grandchildren and spent many days with them on the ski hill or cheering them on at the field or rink. He enjoyed a good social gathering and the family holds dear the memories of summer days at their beloved family cottage on Rankin Lake in Parry Sound, Ontario. In retirement, John’s focus shifted to pursuing his inner child, by concentrating on personal health and fitness goals. He took up the sport of Duathlon racing and participated in many running/cycling events. His family is extremely proud of his motivation to remain active and of his accomplishments as a senior competitor. John’s Italian heritage remained steadfast as did his passion for growing his own food. He dedicated countless hours maintaining a sizable garden and shared the fruits of his labour with many. John also relished traveling and cruising to countless destinations with his friends and family over the years. His vacation to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary with his entire family in Mexico will be forever cherished. The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff from the Senior Care Unit at the RVH for their compassion and support they provided during his final days. Family and friends are invited to say a final goodbye at the INNISFIL FUNERAL HOME, 7910 Yonge Street (Stroud) on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:30-9:00 p.m. Private family service will be live streamed on Wednesday, March 31st at 11:00 a.m. Please click the following link to access the live stream:

PLEASE NOTE: Due to public health directives, a limited amount of people will be allowed into the funeral home at a time for the visitation. Friends are asked to visit the funeral home website to reserve their place at the visitation or call the funeral home at 705-431-1717 for assistance. Please do not gather in the parking lot.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society are appreciated. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting

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