In Loving Memory


Anton"Tony" Ritonja

Born in Lukavci, Slovania  -  January 13, 1938

Died in Ottawa, Ontario  -  May 9, 2020

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RITONJA, Anton “Tony”

Anton “Tony” passed away at Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa on Saturday May 9, 2020, at the age of 82. Tony was the beloved husband of the late Theresa (2018) for 57 years. Loving father of Tony Jr and his partner Cheryl, David and his wife Suzanne, and Andrew and his wife Laura. Cherished Grandfather of Nicholas, Curtis, Gregory, Nicole, Jennifer, Emily, Matthew, Maja and Jesse and Great Grandfather of Allie and Myles. He will be sadly missed by his siblings Martha, Slavica and Frank. Due to current events a private family interment took place at Resurrection Cemetery. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Tony’s Guestbook” at If desired, donations should be sent to Habitat for Humanity in the spirit of Tony’s love of home building!



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My deepest condolences to the Ritonja family. Sam and I were blessed to have lived in the home for 10 years your dad built on Michigan Line. We did not get to know your dad but we knew he was a great builder because he built a beautiful home! May he Rest In Peace

Joanna and Sam Giresi

To the Ritonja family, Sorry for your loss. We knew Tony as a hardworking and dedicated craftsman and family man. He always had time to say hello and visit. Richard and Diane(nee Durco) Lunn.

Richard and Diane(nee Durco) Lunn

It has been a privilege to know the Ritonja family. We grieve the loss of Tony with all you fine people. Tony was so many things, but most of all he was genuine. A husband, a father, a mentor, a tradesman, an entrepreneur, a home builder, a devout Catholic. His shoes will be hard to fill, yet knowing his sons, I know they will reflect on their father's attributes, and carry on the Name with the utmost respect and integrity. God will have some work for you Tony, and His tools will be never ending for you. You and your family and your wonderful wife are in our prayers, always. Joe/Lorie.

Joe and Lorie Donais

Dear Tony, David, Andrew and families, we were saddened to learn of your dads passing. We knew him very well ever since he came to Canada. Being a carpenter, he started working for us (Durco Construction Ltd) on two houses we built on Cathcart Blvd. He was an excellent finish carpenter. He worked for us until he went into building homes. When he stopped building homes, he came back to work for us until he retired. We are thinking of you at this time of sorrow and offer our deepest sympathy and condolences. Sincerely Frank and Lillian Durco.

Frank Lillian Durco

Dave & family You may not remember me but we attended St. Pat's together. I just had to say how sad I was to read that your father had passed away. He spent some time in Bluewater Health and I had the extreme pleasure of bringing his meals to him. Can I just say that he was among the friendliest, most polite patient ever. He was always extremely sweet and grateful every time I came in. He was a true gentleman. His walls were covered with pictures of the family and it was so, so clear how proud he was of each and every member of the family. May your memories keep him forever close to you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Anna DeCarolis-Brady

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