Amadeu Gonzalves, the owner of the Amadeu's resto-bar in Kensington Market, was killed in a car accident north-east of Toronto Monday evening. Gonzalves was 62.
His wife Celeste, who worked alongside her husband in the popular Portuguese watering hole, was also seriously injured in the crash, as were two other passengers in the 91 Honda that reportedly failed to stop at an intersection on a county road. A fifth passenger in the vehicle, Gonzalves' 13 year-old grand-daughter Cassandra, was not physically hurt. The driver of the other car in the collision suffered a broken ankle.
The family's much-loved restaurant will remain closed for the immediate future. This isn't the first time that tragedy has struck Amadeu's. In 2003, Amadeu and Celeste's son-in-law Chris Vitorino - the gruff-exteriored waiter who kept a watchful eye on the rowdies ‘n' reprobates on the resto's patio - died of a rare blood disease at the age of 29.
Gonzalves' funeral will be held at St. Agnes Church on the corner of Grace and Dundas on Wednesday August 6th at 9 am.