Disano, Anthony

DISANO, Anthony

1931 - 2022

It’s with deep sadness that we announce the passing of
Anthony Disano at Teck Pioneer Residence on Wednesday, July
13th, 2022. Anthony is predeceased by his parents Domenico
and Anna (nee Celli) Disano and wife Nina (nee D’Andrea)
Disano. Anthony will be forever missed by his sons Domenic,
Paul, Michael and Danny Disano, all of Kirkland Lake. He will
also be lovingly remembered by his sister Clara Bottaro,
brother-in-law Germano D’Andrea, his nieces and nephews
Dino (Anna) Bottaro, Leanna (Brent) Seaton, Cathy D’Andrea,
John (Adrianna) D’Andrea, Mark (Mary) D’Andrea and David
(Monica) D’Andrea.

Anthony was born in Villa St. Lucia, Degli Abruzzi, Italy on
December 31st, 1931. In 1937, he and his mother emigrated to
Canada and joined his father in Kirkland Lake, who worked in
the local mines. In 1958, Anthony married Nina and began a
family of their own.

Anthony worked as an automotive mechanic at Sackrider’s
Garage and Caswell Motors, before becoming a shop teacher in
1963. He taught automotive mechanics at K.L.C.V.I. for 26 years
where he provided an exceptional technical education to many
local students.

Anthony was a loving and devoted husband, father and uncle,
who placed his family above all else. He enjoyed skiing,
cheering on the Montreal Canadiens and making homemade
wine and sausage. Anthony also loved reminiscing with friends
over a glass of wine at home or a cup of coffee at McDonalds.
Anthony’s family would like to extend their most sincere
thanks for the excellent care he received from the staff at

Kirkland and Englehart District Hospitals and Teck Pioneer
Residence during his stays there.
In respect of Anthony’s wishes, cremation has taken place and
no funeral or visitation will be held at this time. In lieu of
flowers, donations in Anthony’s memory can be made to Teck
Pioneer Residence (145A Government Road East, Postal Bag
Service 1757. Kirkland Lake ON, P2N3P4).

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Domenic, Paul, Michael & Danny

I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Tammy, July 17, 2022

The DiSano family

I had the pleasure of working at KLCVI while Tony taught in the Shops Dept. alongside Frank Wilson, Henry Sackrider, and others. Tony was a respectful gentleman. Be proud of him and let your memories bring you comfort. Over time the pain will lessen. May Tony Rest In Peace.

Laurie Bassett , July 17, 2022

Disano family

Sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you all.

Darren Phillips, July 17, 2022

Gerry and family

Our deepest condolenses to all Of you
With love
Jesús y Yoya

Jesús y Gloria Salinas, July 17, 2022

Disano Family

Anthony was a blessing to take care of and a sweet man, so sorry to hear of his passing. Sending prayers and thoughts to the family in this time. Rest In Peace Tony

Kristen Molson, July 17, 2022

Nick, Paul Danny & Michael

So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing
Thinking of all you. During this difficult time.

Brenda Szalajko, July 17, 2022

Domenic, Paul, Michael, Danny and Clara Bottaro,s family

I was so sorry to hear that Tony had passed away. My sincere condolences to all of you. May the good memories Tony has left behind bring you much comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Tony.

Ines Robazza, July 17, 2022

Disano family

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Dominic, Paul, Michael and Danny on the passing of your father. May he RIP and may you all know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Michelle and my better half John

Michelle St. Georges , July 18, 2022

Danny and Mike

Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Barb Lind and Terry Ringrose

Barb Lind, July 18, 2022

Nick, Paul, Mike, Danny

So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing...my sincere condolences..

Louis Poirier, July 18, 2022

Domenic, Paul, Michael and Danny

It's with sadness that I send this heartfelt note of sympathy to the four of you and all family members. Your Dad has been a great friend of the Hamden's for many, many years and our paths crossed in many ways over those years. When I was 16 years old my summer job was a 'grease monkey' and 'gopher' (go for) to your Dad in his first or second year as mechanic at Sackrider's garage. Tony and I shared many good times that summer! Later as educators at KLCVI our education discussions seemed endless but highly enjoyable and were generally in Tony's basement over a glass of Tony's homemade wine! If our discussions got heated your wonderful Mom, Nina laughed and served as moderator!!!We were also the best of neighbors to each other as our homes were opposite each other. Your Dad will long be remembered and missed. R.I.P. Tony
Gord and Elaine Hamden

Gord Hamden, July 18, 2022

Disano family

Tony and I were both teachers and since both English and French High Schools were in the same building, from 1980-2006, I got to meet Mr.Disano in many an occasion. He was always pleasant to talk with and I much enjoyed him on my frequent visits to the KLCVI’s staff room. My condoleances to the family and friends.

Jean-Marie Messier, July 18, 2022

The family

Sincere condolences on the loss of your dad.

Doug Yade, July 18, 2022

The Disano Family,

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your father. He was a wonderful person and a terrific teacher. He helped shape the lives of so many of those who were fortunate to have been in his classes. Every time I had the opportunity to talk with him , I always was left with a smile. Gone but never forgotten.


Mike Bowman, July 18, 2022

To the family

My condolences..Tony was was a great guy with a killer sense of humor…he will be by all who knew him

Bob Zidar, July 18, 2022

Nick,Paul, Michael, Danny and all the family.

I was so saddened to hear about your fathers passing. Anthony was a very special person to know. I thoroughly enjoyed the many conversations over a coffee or st the ski hill.
My sincere condolences to everyone.

Brian Morris , July 18, 2022

The Disano Family

Condolences to the whole Family at this very sad and difficult time...so sorry for your loss.

Judy (Cale) Gervais, July 19, 2022

The DiSano Family

Our sympathies are with you in the loss of Tony. Our contact with him was always one of respect and humour.He was a person I looked up to.
June and Chuck

June and Chuck Wallsten, July 19, 2022

Disano Family

Paul and Mike, please accept our sincerest condolences to you and your whole family. May the love you have be a support to each other and the beloved memories you can look back on of your dad provide you comfort. You are in our thoughts. Our condolences. May your dad Rest In Peace.

Roger Kiernicki and Sheri Allick, July 19, 2022

Disano family

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Cindy, July 19, 2022

DiSano family

So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Deepest condolences to all of you.

Helene and Don Studholme, July 19, 2022

The Disano Family

Tony was always an important part of what was the one of the best Highschool Tech departments in the province during his teaching career.His contributions to both the Tech department and KLCVI were many and always appreciated by both his students but also the complete staff! His realistic and respectful approach to teaching along with his sense of humour, enthusiasm , and dedication contributed to the great regard his students, peers, and friends felt for him! He will be missed.
A deep loss to the community- our sincere condolences to the family.
Brian and Gale Hamilton

Brian and Gale Hamilton , July 19, 2022

The Disano Family

Our condolences on the loss of a good family man, friend and teacher.

The Akulick Family, July 20, 2022

the boys

My MOM and I are very sorry to hear about your Dad, your family were wonderful neighbours on Harding Avenue... aka "Teacher's Row".

Paula & Aline Mangotich

Paula mangotich, July 20, 2022

Danny & Family

We were so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Vickie & Clem Demers

Vickie Demers, July 20, 2022

Disano Family

My deepest condolences. What an honour it was to have had the time to get to know Mr. Disano this past year and hear him reminisce of him and my grandfather’s memories. He will greatly be missed.

E . Snow (Mallette), July 20, 2022

Disano Family

My deepest condolences. What an honour it was to have had the time to get to know Mr. Disano this past year and hear him reminisce of him and my grandfather’s memories. He will greatly be missed.

E . Snow (Mallette), July 20, 2022

Nick, Paul, Michael and Danny

I was so sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. He was such a lovely man and Mom and Dad thought so much of him. I’m glad he’s been reunited with your Mom and hope he and Dad are busy catching up. ❤️

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Marjorie Harvey, July 21, 2022

To the Disano Family

We are very sorry to hear of your great loss, may he Rest in Peace.

The Daoust Family

Christiane Daoust, July 22, 2022

Domenic, Paul, Michael, and Danny

It is with sincere feelings that I feel the loss of your dad. I met him at Sackrider's Garage on Government Road in 1948 servicing our family's new Dodge Sedan. We joked re he making errors on our new car at his young age. We became friends throughout the years, especially in skiing and definitely in our years of technical teaching at KLCVI.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Sidney J. Hamden

Sidney Hamden, July 22, 2022

Disano Family

When I think of Tony I smile. He and your mom were very special people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

Cathy and Richard Le Clerc , July 23, 2022

Disano Family

I miss your stories, laughs & kindness. You're always in my heart as Mr. D. So glad to have known you. Rest well my friend❤️

Bren, July 24, 2022

Disano Family

My Deepest & Most Sincere Condolences To The Entire Disano Family. Tony Is One Of The Nicest, Most Generous, Smart, & Very Witty Guys I've Had The Pleasure Of Being Around. Many Great Memories During These Past 13+ Years To Which I've Had The Honor Of Spending Family Time With. From The First Time His Niece Leanna Brought Me Over To The House, Tony Welcomed Me With Open Arms And Made A Point Of Reminding Me To Pop In Anytime And Not To Wait Too Long For The Next Visit. Tony's Strong Loving Family Attributes Were Consistently Displayed & Felt. I Always Truly Enjoyed Sitting Across From Tony In The Disano Rec Room, Sipping On A Glass Of Homemade Red Watching HIS Habs Play While Discussing (Teaching) History Facts To Me. Nick, Paul, Michael & Danny,,,,Walk Tall & Be Proud. ~ Brent (ABBRACCI).

Brent Seaton, July 24, 2022

Disano Family

Tony was a very special teacher and a great support for me in the 'tech' hall for many years. His class was a 'class act' auto shop. Condolences to his family.

Patricia & Paul Arney, July 25, 2022


I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Keep your memories close, take care.

Brenda Davreux Hong, July 25, 2022

Nick, Paul, Danny & Michael

Tony was a class act. We really appreciated his genuine support as a colleague. He treated both Carole & myself equally during our 30 years of teaching at KLCVI, a much appreciated effort.
Our condolence to the DiSano family, especially the four sons.

Tom & Carole Sinclair, July 27, 2022

The Disano Family Brothers

Please accept my condolences regarding the passing of your Dad.
Knew him for many years.

Lawrence Sampson, July 27, 2022

Nick and family

My deepest condolences to all of you...❤

Alison (Teague) Whyte, July 29, 2022

Nick, Paul, Michael, Danny, Clara, Leanne & Dino

We are so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. We offer the family our most sincere condolences. Tony was not only a friend, a mentor, a colleague and a neighbour. He was family. As his obituary stated, he emigrated from Italy with his mother in 1937. My sister and mother were on that same boat. Even though there is no direct blood relationship between us, our families came from the same town in Italy and we bear the same last name. So, chances are that there is some connection between our families going back a few generations. We were next door neighbours on Harding Avenue for 40 years and he and I taught many years at KLCVI. It is no wonder that many people thought we were brothers. However, I considered him more like an uncle. In fact I always called him "uncle Tony". I have fond memories of my youth when the Italian families would frequently visit each other. Tony was always the spearhead of the sausage making and wine making activities. I fondly recall the hundreds of conversations I had with him in our back yards discussing teaching, skiing, politics and the Italian culture. I have always admired his intelligence, his quick wit and his great sense of humour. His generosity was unmatched. Whenever we asked for a favor, he would always willingly oblige. Our respect and admiration for Tony was such that we asked Tony & Nina to be godfather and godmother to both of our children. It was an honour to be in his presence. We will miss him dearly.

Pasquale & Sharon Di Sano, July 30, 2022

The DiSano Family

My father (John) and I would like to offer our condolences to your family.
Mr. DiSano was a fantastic teacher - energetic and humourous ....He always knew how to get the most out of his students.

Peace be with you Mr.D

Ivan Spahić, August 3, 2022

Tony Disano

Had tony as a teacher and he was great also befriended him after graduating. Had a glass of his homemade wine after a slow pitch game and shared memories with him and lots of laughs. I left area and now live in Alberta but one of my frinds passed the information on to me.best wishes to family.He will always be remembered. Bill

Bill fricker, August 4, 2022

The Disano Family

Both my parents & I were very saddened to learn of Tony's passing. He was such a lovely man that we met when he was at Blanche River Health & the TPR at the same time as my mother. We hope his memories are a blessing to his boys, that he loved so very much.
Vernon & Anne Middleton
Elizabeth Middleton & John Boisvert

Elizabeth Middleton, August 8, 2022

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