The Alliston community is mourning the sudden loss of Lou Biffis, the esteemed owner of Nottawasaga Resort, who passed away on January 8, 2024.
Building the Nottawasaga Inn Resort
Lou Biffis was not just a business owner; he was a visionary who transformed the Nottawasaga Inn Resort and Conference Centre into a cornerstone of tourism in the Alliston area. His journey began in 1967 when he spearheaded a petition for a liquor plebiscite, successfully gathering enough support within six months to make it valid. This victory in November of the same year paved the way for the commencement of construction on the resort just weeks later.
The Nottawasaga Inn opened its doors in 1968, boasting 40 guest rooms, a dining room, a coffee shop, and a banquet facility. Not content with a mere hospitality establishment, Biffis added an international-sized soccer field in 1977, further enhancing the resort’s appeal to visitors and locals alike.
Lou Biffis: A Community Pillar
Lou Biffis was a pillar of strength within the community, dedicating himself to various charitable causes. Notably, he was a long-time champion of the Canada 911 Ride Foundation, showcasing his unwavering commitment to making a positive impact. His warm spirit left a lasting impression on those who crossed his path, making his sudden departure even more poignant.
Lou Biffis’s Passing
The Biffis family is currently grieving the passing of Lou Biffis, a figure who held great significance within the family and the community. As of now, the specific cause of his passing remains unknown, and there are no additional details available. The community and the public at large can expect to receive updates on this matter as soon as more information becomes accessible.
Remembering Lou Biffis: Funeral Details
Friends and community members are invited to pay their respects to Lou Biffis at the Nottawasaga Inn (Crystal Ballroom), located at 6015 Hwy. 89, Alliston, on Monday, January 15th, 2024, during two separate sessions: from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place the following day, Tuesday, January 16th, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Church, situated at 190 King St. S., Alliston. After the service, a private family interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial donations. The chosen charitable organisations will be shared at a later date.