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Buffa, Dr. Leonardo

BUFFA, Dr. Leonardo

1934 - 2019

  Dr. Leonardo Buffa    Ph.d Eng.

We sadly announce the passing of Leonardo (Leo) Buffa on Monday December 16, 2019 after a short stay at the Civic Hospital. Leo was the much loved husband of Giuliana, having shared over 60 years together, father of Laura (Randy)and Alex (Eunsuk), and grandfather to Liam and Ethan, sister Mariangela (Antonello). 

Leo was born and raised in Milan, Italy. He gained his Phd in Engineering in 1961 from the University of Milan and had a succesful career as a Chemical Engineer. He and Giuliana immigrated to Canada in 1966. Leo worked for the Federal Government as the Director of Energy Mines and Resources.

Leo and Giuliana shared many interests from travel, track and field, soccer, tennis, fishing and entertaining.

Leo has requested that there be no funeral but a celebration of life be held at a later date. The family requests no flowers but a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the invaluable organization. The family would like to send particular thanks to all at the Civic Hospital who supported them through this difficult period. 


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Buffa family

My sincere condolences on the passing of Leo. I remember him as a most pleasant, dedicated and hard working colleague during my time at Environment Canada. He contributed to the goals of the organization in a meaningful way. Although time and distance has separated us in recent years, he will be missed.

Tony Clarke, December 21, 2019

Toute la famille éprouvée

Lorsque j'ai joint le gouvernement fédéral (Environnement Canada) en 1990, j'ai eu l'honneur de travailler sous la direction du Dr Buffa, un directeur exceptionnel qui témoignait d'un très grand respect envers ses collègues et ses employés. Mes sincères condoléances aux membres de sa famille.

Lise Anne James, December 22, 2019


Cara Giuliana,

in questo momento di grande tristezza, sappi che ti siamo molto vicino.

Emilio e Clara

Emilio Panarella, December 26, 2019

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