It's with heavy hearts that the family of Dario Andrea Servi, age 61 years, announce his unexpected passing in the early morning hours of Aug 1, 2018. Dario was born in Port Arthur, Ontario on Aug 18, 1956 to Franco and Louisa Servi. Anyone who knew him, or even met him in passing, knew Dario lived larger than life. He affected everyone around him; Loving, joking, disciplining, singing and fixing ...always fixing …everything from taps to cars to boo-boos. There are no words to even begin to shed light on his life and personality; He lived hard, he loved hard and nothing mattered more to him than making someone smile. At 18 years old, Dario fell head over heels for Tarja (Riekko) in spite of their terrible first date. They quickly became inseparable and finally married in 1978, despite Tarja's first two refusals … third times the charm, Dari. They built their lives from the ground up, just like their family home; every piece of wood, every nail, every corner is tattooed with their handprints and echoes their strength and ambition. Like his many nicknames (from Polar-Bear to Crampa to Dad-Dad-Daddio), Dario wore many hats and acquired more skills than one can imagine; he became a master welder thanks to his father, a skilled chef with the help of his mother, and learned car mechanics and painting from Pappa, which would become the backbone of his family. He was always willing to help anyone in need and lived for the friendly faces that frequented his dinner table, his man-cave, or his bocce court. Every single day, his best bud Uncle "B" made the drive out to shoot the breeze even if just for a few moments. He was always cherished by his friends, the boys at work (taking such pride when they called him Pops), and by his family…his wife, his children, and his grandchildren.
Dad….there are no words to express how much you will be missed; not a day will pass that we don't stop to think of you, wishing you were by our side experiencing the moment with us. The emptiness that you leave behind in our lives … in our hearts … can never be filled. You have been our rock, our fail-safe, our safe space since our first breath and envisioning a life without you seems impossible. As time passes, we will learn to find comfort in your memories, and joy in the pieces of you that come out in our children. In the words of his son, whom he lived solely for, Ciao for now - Di, Lan, Sam and Lee. In true Dario fashion, we will be holding a celebration of life on Sat. August 11, 2018 in which family and friends are welcome to pay their respects. For details, please search "Celebration of Life - Dario Andrea Servi" at Eventbrite.ca. In lieu of flowers or gifts, we're asking friends and family to donate to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Sargent & Son Funeral Home, 21 N. Court Street. On-line condolences may be made at www.sargentandson.com.