Franco Figliuzzi was born in Serra San Bruno, Catanzaro Italy on April 17th, 1941 and immigrated to Canada when he was 16 years of age. He started barbering at the young age of 13 and opened up his own barber shop in March of 1967. Franco’s Barbershop is still in operation at the same location on Wellington Street, in the heart of the Royal City of Guelph Ontario.
Franco and his wife Nicoletta have four children, Joe (Vanessa), Maria (Dave), Paul (Louisa) and Claudio (Amy). Franco’s eight grandchildren were the source of his widest smiles.
On June 30th, 2015 at the young age of 74, Franco suffered a massive stroke which took his life. His memory and legacy that he left in both his family and the community has been overwhelming.
He was best known as one of Guelph’s true icons and memories of Franco will live on forever. Franco was known as a family man and one who embraced his local community.
The Franco Memorial Golf Tournament is dedicated to embracing our community. With proceeds raised, we can help give to the less fortunate and support local causes and charities in need.
So please come out and help support the Guelph Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Hospice Guelph as well as the Heart and Stroke Foundation and spend a day like Franco always did with family and friends.