In Memory of Vittorio Aurelio Ortori Hernandez
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Vittorio Aurelio Ortori Hernandez at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa on September 20th, 2022.
Vittorio was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on May 21st, 1955. He immigrated to Ottawa, Canada with his family in the summer of 1994, leaving behind cherished family members and friends to be able to provide a better life for his children. He worked hard and diligently and loved cooking, telling stories, reading fiction, dancing, spending time with his grandchildren and animals. He was the oldest of three children born to Vittorio and Mercedes Ortori both predeceased.
He leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Maria del Rosario, his loving children, Vittorio (Paola), Pietro, Laura (Chris) and the late Paolo (Vanessa), his loving sisters, Rosina and Patricia, his dogs Freija and Walter and his adored grandchildren, Olivia, Elliot and baby Sofia. He was a loved father-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle to many nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed.
Vittorio was kind, fun loving, helpful to anyone in need and always cheerful despite the hardships in his life and loss of his parents and youngest son, he always tried to maintain a positive attitude and was friendly to everyone he encountered.
Visitation will be held Tuesday September 27th, 2022 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Heritage Funeral Complex.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local animal shelter.
Tio papa, thank you for treating me like your daughter, for taking me out on bike rides, for making special breakfast with delicious Benedict eggs, for always having something interesting to share, for always being in a good mood and happy to be around us. I will always cherish the day we went outside and took picture with your antique arsenal collection. Thank you for being there for mi tia mama and making her happy. We will never forget you.
Vittorio, we will never forget your optimistic look on life, you were a good storyteller who gave us so much laughter throughout your life. Rest In Peace, dear friend you will be so missed.
My deepest condolences to the Ortori family. I’ve known you all for many years and Vittorio was always a wonderful and joyful person brimming with knowledge to share to us fortunate enough to know him. Love and sympathies from us in Halifax.
Dear Tio Papa: Carel, Felo and me will always remember you as the “Uncle of All”, who used to tell stories full of fantasy that made us laugh. We all fit in your heart, naive and simple; a child’s heart, that innocently played with danger. God needed you by His side to cook “moro de guandules” for Him, to walk His puppies, dressed as a warior. Enjoy the peace you deserve as we feed our hearts with your memories and wash away our pain with our tears. With our greatest love for ever ❤️