To the people who have made a difference in our community.

Aida D'Orazio

February 7, 1931 - January 15, 2022


​Aida D’Orazio (nee Elago) passed away on January 15, 2022. She was born in the Philippines on February 7, 1931. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Monaldo DOrazio. ’She will be missed by her daughter Sabrina, son-in-law Patrick Egan, grandchildren Sierra, Rohan and Adelaide and her numerous relatives and friends.

Aida was a Journalism graduate from the University of Santo Tomas; BSE graduate, Pillar
College, Zamboanga City; Diploma in Educational Media and Diploma in Educational
Technology, McGill University, Montreal; taught at English schools in Montreal; Secretary,
Federation of Filipino-Canadian Associations in Quebec; Freelance writer; Columnist, Filipino
Forum, Montreal; 2 term President Zamboanga Hermosa Canada; member, Philippine Press
Club of Ontario.


Aida was a Board of Director of the Filipino Centre Toronto from 2002-2013. She initiated the
Outstanding Student Awards together with two other educators, Rosalinda C. Javier, FCT’s first President and Tony A. San Juan, FCT lifetime member and a teacher then. A person who does not just sit on her laurels, Aida continued on with other projects for FCT. She took great pride and pleasure in serving the Filipino community. She moved on to the publication of a Filipino cookbook, recipes contributed by FCT Board, volunteers, members and her numerous connections. She was one of the coordinators of the Santacruzan procession, at its annual Pistahan festival at the Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto Civic Centre. Next project was as publicity Chair for FCT. She was conscientious in contacting the local Filipino newspapers and publications about FCT activities and events. She was regular in her FCT columns in the local Filipino newspapers. A lasting Aida legacy with the Centre are the albums of photos and newspaper clippings she painstakingly maintained while she was a member of the Board at FCT.

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