Retired Toronto District Fire Chief of 36 years, Inventor & Entrepreneur, Passed away with his family by his side on January 5, 2021 in Collingwood, Ontario. Eli began his career with The Toronto Fire Department on the 19th of October 1956. He was promoted to Captain on the 14th of January 1977, and then to District Chief on the 8th of April 1958. Eli Retired on the 27th of January 1992.
Favorite Husband to Joyce Scardaoni (nee Robertson) of 66 years, Favorite Pop to Son Melville Scardaoni (Tammy Johnson), Favorite Dad to Daughter Nancy Scardaoni Leliveld (Andy Leliveld) and Favorite Poppo to Grandson Koen Leliveld and Fratello to Angelo Scardoni (Pat Scardoni).
Eli, also known to many as “the man who could fix anything”, was a self-taught Engineer who NEVER stopped Inventing, Building, Creating or Repairing. Throwing anything away was a crime because it always had a future use for another purpose. Seeing his prized invention from the 70’s come to fruition in HIS 80’s with the culmination of his business partnership (Technicraft Product Design) and the success of the Fire Sprinkler Head Shut Off Tool (SHUTGUN) selling worldwide. The man who could fix anything won’t be able to repair our broken hearts but his memories will help heal us all. HUGE Heartfelt Thanks to the incredible support received by Dr. Alyssa Boyd, Dr. Sara Rask and the Nursing Team at Saint Elizabeth.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Eli to either Hospice Georgian Triangle (https://www.hospicegeorgiantriangle.com/donate) or Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (https://cgmhf.com/give/) would be appreciated.
To plant a memorial tree in honor of Eli Scardaoni, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store. https://treecan.tributecenterstore.com/memorial-tree?oId=19539980
Sincerest Condolences from all our Retiree Groups go out to the Family and Friends.
In Solidarity, Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 3888