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Anthony “Tony”, “Anti” Santa

April 30, 1995 - May 5, 2024

On May 5th, 2024, Anthony Santa, 29, passed away suddenly in London, ON. He was born in London, ON on April 30, 1995, and tragically passed away just 5 days after his 29th birthday.

Anthony (“Tony” or “Anti”) never married, but had a daughter, Trinity, who was born when Tony was 20 years old. Tony finished high school and half of college at Fanshawe. He took a break from school because of Covid. He was not successful doing his studies virtually. Unfortunately, he never went back to finish college after Covid. He was unemployed at the time of his passing, looking for work.

Tony had a very gentle soul all his life. He was such a little clown as a small child, always so funny, full of energy and adventurous. As an adult, he loved graffiti and drawing in general. He was a gifted artist. He was passionate about architecture and took a lot of photos of different street sceneries and about random things on the streets. He loved exploring cities anywhere he happened to be on the planet, on his own, taking pictures and meeting random people along the way. He made friends everywhere he went. He was truly an outgoing person and a social butterfly. He was one of the friendliest, most open, social, sensitive and caring people you could have ever met. He could always hang out with anyone, any age, and chat about whatever. He could always find something to talk about and connect with people. He was also brilliant with words. His writing skills and English vocabulary were beyond his years since childhood. He also loved antique everything; from Victorian houses to cameras, to TVs, to boom boxes, to radios, coins, stamps and especially books.

He was cremated as he wished. He had a memorial service on May 18th, 2024 at Knollwood Baptist Church, where he started to attend months before his death. He became very religious not long before his death.

He is survived by his 9 year-old daughter, Trinity; mother, Katalin Vadlovo; father, Antal Santa; step-father from his childhood, Zoltan Vadlovo; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Jusztin; maternal grandfather, Laszlo Csepe; maternal aunt, Monika Mandoki and her husband, Joseph Wiesler (aka “Uncle Joe”), as well as other Hungarian family members living in Hungary and many, many friends in Canada who love him and will miss him greatly.

Tony’s last message on his phone to his father on the day of his death at 7:55 a.m. was, “I am not just one in a million. I’m one of a kind.”  He was. He truly was.

We all grieve his loss together. Rest in Peace. We all love you, Anti, aka Tony to his friends.

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Words can't explain how much I miss you but you where always free Spirited And a very kind individual always knew how to make people laugh. I'm bring them up even when they were down. Rest in peace, Tony

~ Tony

Tony had such a care free way about him. He was very fun to be around. Rest in Peace Tony.

~ Peter Benko

First person i met when we moved here. Been friends all along. Miss him

~ Mike price