Vittorio Panza Obituary, Death – Vittorio Panza, 79, the grandfather of Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Victor Mete was among those killed in a mass shooting in Vaughan, Ontario on Sunday, December, 18, 2022. The National Hockey League club that Mete plays for issued a statement on Tuesday revealing that Mete’s maternal grandpa is Vittorio Panza, who is 79 years old. The statement was given in connection with Mete’s mother. At a highrise apartment complex, a shooter equipped with a semi-automatic handgun took the lives of five people, including Panza, and Panza was one of the victims.
Rita Camilleri, who had been Panza’s companion for the previous 57 years, was a victim as well. The eulogy for Panza, an Italian immigrant, was written by members of his family, and it states that the deceased man had a profound appreciation for music. In addition to being a dedicated husband and father to his three daughters, he was also a happy “nono” to his seven grandchildren. He loved spending time with all of his grandchildren. Mete made the decision in July to sign a deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs for just one year after spending the previous six seasons with the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators.
The contract is for just one year. The Maple Leafs have provided the forward, who is 24 years old and is currently in his first season with the team, with 11 opportunities to skate for them. “The horrible tragedy that took place in Vaughan this past Sunday has left the Toronto Maple Leafs in a state of shock and sadness,” the organization said in a statement. “The Maple Leafs’ hearts go out to everyone affected by this senseless act of violence.” Our thoughts and prayers are with Victor and his family, as well as the rest of the relatives, friends, and members of the community of those who were devastated by this tragedy. We are very sorry for the loss of your loved ones.
On Tuesday night at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, before to the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Tampa Bay Lightning, there was a moment of silence given in respect of the victims of the tragedy in Vaughan. The game was played between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Tampa Bay Lightning. After the game, Auston Matthews stated that the news was really disappointing for the entire team. Our thoughts and prayers are with Victor and everyone else who was involved or impacted by this situation. We are sorry for what happened.
Sheldon Keefe, the head coach of the Maple Leafs, made the following comment after his team defeated the Lightning 4-1: “Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time. Now, obviously, all of this hits a little bit closer to home because we know Victor and are familiar with all of it. But what I’m trying to get across is that it’s an awful thing that happened. “Everyone who has been impacted by this, as well as all of the families who have been impacted, is in our thoughts and prayers. It’s a terrible scenario on a scale that I can’t even begin to fathom. At this time, I want Victor and his family to know that I am keeping them in my thoughts and prayers.”