It is with great sadness, our family announces the passing of Antonio (Tony) Porco on September 13, 2018 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC, after a brave battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his father Luigi Porco. Tony is survived by his mother Assunta, his loving wife Anna Maria of 41 years and his two sons Luigi and Anthony.

Tony came to Canada at the age of 16.  He first arrived in Montreal and spent some time with his family in the city then moved to Trail, BC with his parents. Tony moved to Victoria, BC and called the city home for the last 49 years. Tony spent his working years as a hairdresser.  He had his first job at Margo hair salon at Hillside Mall, then opened his first shop in Oak Bay and his final shop Tony’s Hair design in Colwood.

Tony dedicated his life to his family. He was a cherished only son who shared his love of family with his two sons. Tony brought life to every party, and laughter everywhere he went. He cherished his Italian heritage and his passion of soccer. His wife was his everything and his love was felt to the end.

 “Tony you are our little butterfly, fly free”

The family would like to thank Dr. Daniel Buie and the many nurses and doctors at the BC Cancer Agency and North 4th floor staff for the care and support.

Donations would be greatly appreciated in memory of Tony Porco to the BC Cancer Agency –  (Medullary Thyroid Cancer).

Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 753 Burnside Rd W, Victoria, BC V8Z 1M9, on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 11:00 am with Rev. Fr. Alfredo Monacelli, Celebrant. Entombment will follow at the Royal Oak Burial Park. A Reception will be held after the Services at the Sequoia Centre, at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens


  • Rahmatian family
    September 22, 2018

    Dearest Assunta, Anna, Luigi, Anthony and all the friends & family,

    We are heartbroken by the news of the passing of our much loved Tony. His joyful presence is alive in our minds and hearts with his radiant smile and loving personality. Tony was a honourable man, hard-working, dedicated to his precious family, whose home was a cradle of love and friendship. Dear Tony soar in the worlds of Almighty until we meet again, to tell stories of the love filled days spend together.

    Farzaneh, Shohreh, Shervin, Bahman & family

  • Brandi Wein
    September 19, 2018

    Dearest Anna and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing and his brave battle with cancer. A long time friend in our hairdressing community, we fondly remember his love of laughter and joyous approach to everything and everyone!

    With our warmest condolences,
    The Wein Family

  • Mario and Shelley Lima and family
    September 18, 2018

    Deepest condolences from our family to yours. Tony always had a smile and the ability to make everyone laugh.He was a good man with a big heart. He will be greatly missed. xoxo

  • Barbara Edwards
    September 18, 2018

    I was saddened to hear of Tony’s passing. Tony was my hairdresser for many years…..& was always a ray of sunshine in his shop ….he had the fabulous ability to laugh @ himself….& make everyone laugh with him! He was kind & generous…..& a humble, thoughtful human being. I will always remember him insisting he open the shop to do my hair, on my daughters wedding day….even though it was his day off….it was “his gift to me” that my gorgeous hairdo was free….& he insisted on that! A small man..with a huge heart….that’s how I’ll always remember Tony. My condolences to Anna, his sons & his beloved Mom. He thought the World of his family….& always spoke so lovingly of all of you. You can be proud of his legacy.

  • Nando dunic and family
    September 16, 2018

    My condolences to the famiily , your dad was a great man and loved his humor and positive energy every time I saw him .

  • Janis Johnson
    September 16, 2018

    Anna and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart aches for all of you. Tony will be missed by many. Take good care of each other and be comforted by all the special memories you have.

  • Tammy Sound
    September 16, 2018

    My long time friend , I will miss you and Anna I’m a phone call away and love you my dear friend..I’m glad I had a chance to visit when I was there xoxo R.I.P. Tony

  • Angela Pagnotta
    September 16, 2018

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Tony was a great friend to my father, and I have many happy memories of him and his sense of humour!

  • Elina
    September 16, 2018

    Dear Anna, Luigi and Anthony,
    I’m so sad to hear the loss of Tony. Tony was a nice and humorous man. He will be missed forever in our hearts. My heartfelt condolences to all your family!

  • Patrizia Greco
    September 16, 2018

    Dear Anna and famiy,

    So sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Sending all our love. Luigi, Luisa, Roberto, Patrizia and family

  • Gloria Taylor
    September 15, 2018

    My deepest condolences. I know his wife Anna. She did my hair on my wedding day. So sorry for your loss.

  • Pauline Majcher
    September 15, 2018

    Thinking of you, dear Anna and Luigi and Anthony.
    Tony will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.
    With love, Pauline

  • Karen Martin
    September 15, 2018

    So very sorry to hear about Tony’s passing. Our thoughts are with you Anna, at this sad time. Take care.

  • Wendy Hall
    September 15, 2018

    My deepest sympathy Anna, Luigi and Anthony. He was a wonderful person with a great sense of humour. My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.
    Wendy Hall

  • Jessica Lejeune
    September 15, 2018

    Rest in peace, you were such a kind and loving person. Your laugh and humor will be missed. Sending love to all family.

  • Sarah Migliarese
    September 15, 2018

    Very sad to hear this, I’ll always remember him laughing & how contagious it was. He was such a nice man- I know the depth of this loss, all my love to the family right now. ♡

  • Rob Carolei
    September 15, 2018

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this most difficult time. Tony was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. He was very instrumental in jump starting my career as a professional consultant, with his knowledge and support.
    Tony will always be remembered, not just as a great hair dresser, but as a wonderful human being.
    My thoughts and prayers…

  • Susan Salvati and Jose Tudela
    September 15, 2018

    Dear Anna, Luigi, Anthony and Assunta,
    We are thinking of you at this sad time of Tony’s passing. May you be consoled in knowing that he is at peace. We will remember his good humour and warmth. We wish you strength in the days ahead.

  • Christine Norton
    September 15, 2018

    Thinking of you at this sad time. My thoughts are with you and your family. May happy memories bring you comfort at this time.
    Christine, Nicholas and Jordan xo

  • Claudio and Shirley.
    September 15, 2018

    It was painful to learn of the Tony’s passing. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time.

  • Tess & Family
    September 15, 2018

    Dear Anna, Luigi, Anthony and Assunta,
    Our whole family is so sorry for your loss. Tony was always such a happy, loving and welcoming person.
    He could make a rainy day feel like the sun was shining. He will always be missed and never forgotten.
    We all send our love and heartfelt condolences to all of you at this very sad time.
    Tess, Adrienne, Mac, Ashley, Alix & Tim

  • Adrienne Jopp
    September 15, 2018

    Anna, I’m so sad to hear of Tony’s passing. My heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Angelina and Robert Loglisci
    September 15, 2018

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Anna and her family.
    Angelina and Robert Loglisci

  • Willard/Rosina Werk
    September 15, 2018

    Our condolences to you, Anna, Luigi, and Anthony! We felt privileged to call Tony a friend and are greatly saddened that Tony has left us so soon! Tony will always be remembered for his sense of humour and his love of his wife and family! We are heartened that Tony no longer feels any pain and has entered into eternal peace!

  • Stein Family
    September 14, 2018

    Anna, Luigi and Anthony
    May our condolences bring you comfort and our prayers ease the pain of this loss.
    Tony will be forever in our hearts.

  • Jessie Stephens
    September 14, 2018


    I’m so very sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. My heart breaks for you and your sons. My deepest condolences. R.I.P Tony.

  • Colleen Politano
    September 14, 2018

    We are sorry for your loss. I’m sure you are heartbroken. Our hearts go out to you.
    Tony was such a lovely man and he will be missed.
    Love Leon and Colleen

  • Bonnie Scott
    September 14, 2018

    Dear Anna and sons; I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted from the outpouring of love surrounding you and that peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. Bonnie Scott

  • Joan Tinney
    September 14, 2018

    Dear Anna, Luigi and Anthony,

    So sorry for the loss of Tony. He was so funny and kind. He had an amazing outlook on life. Our world is not the same without him. Heaven gained a beautiful shining star. Will miss your jokes and laughter Tony. You were one of a kind.

  • Dan and MaryAnn Greco
    September 14, 2018

    Anna, Luigi and Anthony, our deepest condolences. Tony was always bringing laughter wherever he went. His infectious smile and sense of humor will be sorely missed.

    Dan and MaryAnn Greco

  • Christina santos
    September 14, 2018

    Anna, Anthony and Luigi,
    We are so saddened to hear of Tony’s passing. May you find comfort he is at peace and cherish the memories. He was a good man. He always made me laugh.
    Lots of love
    Mario and Christina santos and family..xo

  • Joe de Frias
    September 14, 2018

    My deepest condolences to all the family!!

  • Connie Pereira
    September 14, 2018

    Sorry to heard that Tony Porco passed away.
    My condolences to his family specially his wife Ana .
    His suffering is over … May he Rest In Peace.

  • Michelle Canillo
    September 14, 2018

    Anna and family I am so very sorry for your loss, I will never forget Tony’s smile every time I saw him.

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