GoFundMe set up for owner of one of the best bakeries that passed away in Mississauga


Published April 8, 2023 at 1:57 pm

A GoFundMe page has been set up for one of the owners of the popular La Casa Dolce bakery in Mississauga as he unexpectedly passed away.

The bakery literally started from the ground up in 2006— originally creating custom cakes from their very own basement kitchen.

From cookies to cannoli’s, each dessert was freshly baked. However their custom cakes were what made them stand out from the rest. The amount of detail and hard work that went into the cakes was unbelievable and what they were able to do with fondant was an art in itself.

In fact, Steve was coined “The Cake Boss” of Mississauga by Z103’s Scott Fox.

He was known for not only his business background but his larger-than-life personality.
According to a recent GoFundMe page set up by family members David and Andrew Viola, on Thursday (Apr. 6) Steve Viola —owner of La Casa Dolce bakery, suffered a serious stroke and was rushed to the Mississauga Trillium Hospital where he had surgery to remove a blood clot in his basal artery.

The surgery was successful, however too much time had passed depriving his brain of oxygen and he sadly passed away.

Steve is the oldest of 3 brothers who originated La Casa Dolce bakery in Mississauga with two siblings —David & Andrew.

“He had a heart of gold,” the tribute on the GoFundMe post said.

At the young age of 37, Steve strived to always improve the business, and was never afraid to try new things.

In Lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe page has been set up to reflect the spirit of kindness and generosity, and the donations raised will be used towards supporting the future education of Steve’s daughter Frankie.

Steve leaves behind his loving wife Melody and his beautiful daughter Frankie. His love for life and people will be continued through these two strong women and the support of the wonderful family and community around them. Steve’s legacy will be forever continued in each person that has ever had the blessing to meet him.

In a recent Instagram post by the La Casa Dolce bakery it said:

We want to celebrate the life Steve had with happiness rather than sadness, as this is something that is near and dear to his heart. We will celebrate his life with laughter, memories and lots of love always.

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