We Remember


June 13, 1926 — August 13, 2020

It is with great sadness and fond memories that we announce the passing of our dear father, Antonio Bertucci, on August 11th, 2020 at home, surrounded by family.

Tony was born on June 13th, 1926, in Pontecosi, Lucca, Italy. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 68 years, Alessandra (d. 2016), parents Anna and Cesare, brother Alfonso, and nephew Mark. He is survived by his two daughters Anna (Reynald) and Lorraine (Dean); grandchildren Melanie (Jamie), Christian (Rachel), Miguel, Jessica, Anthony (Lisa), and Alexander; and great-grandchildren Katie, Jacob, Stella, and Julia. He is also survived by his brother Vince (Valentina), brother Angelo (Italy) and numerous nieces and nephews both in Canada and Italy.

Tony was a hard-working and dedicated man who worked at Calona Wines for 40 years. He was one of the founding members of the Kelowna Canadian Italian Club, and the founder and president of the Kelowna Bocce Club. An avid gardener, creek fisherman, and winner of the Senior Summer Games bocce tournament, Tony spent his time pursuing his passions and contributing to his community.

Tony and Sandra enjoyed their continuing connection with the old country through many trips back to Italy to visit family and friends. In retirement, they enjoyed playing cards with their friends, and Tony loved attending Rockets games with his grandson, Alexander for a span of 15 years.

He will be fondly remembered for his generosity, integrity, strong work ethic, unique sense of humour, and quick wit. He was an inspiration on many levels and taught us all so much about life and love; how to be a great husband, supportive father, and loving grandfather to all of his grandchildren. He valued family and friendships above all else, and was always there for those he loved.

The family would like to thank local paramedics, KGH emergency, Craig and the staff at Pharmasave, and extend a special thank you to Dr. Chris Livingston and his staff for the amazing support over the years.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 21st, 2020 at 10:00 am, at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery at 1991 Bernard Avenue, officiated by Father Wayne Pfliger. Due to provincial COVID-19 protocols, the service is by invitation only.

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Friday, August 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery

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