Alice Frances Theresa Antonelli (nee Loring), born October 1, 1928, in Amos, Quebec, passed away in Nanaimo Regional Hospital on March 7, 2011, due to heart disease.
She is survived by her step daughter Alida Antonelli and step son Arthur Antonelli, her sister Margaret Zapor, and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Alice was predeceased by her beloved husband Otto (Tony) Lewis Antonelli, and her brothers Bill, Frank, Tom, and John. Alice graduated from the College of Education, University of Toronto. She met and married Tony in 1969. They lived in Vancouver until Tony passed away in 1974. Alice then lived in Errington for 20 years, before later moving to Bowser.
Alice was an accomplished writer, painter, and community activist. She was an active member of the Arrowsmith Ecological Association and a passionate advocate for the preservation of Wildwood Community Park in Bowser. Alice stood up for what she believed in. She inspired those who knew her; her kindness and creativity will be greatly missed. A celebration of Alice Antonelli’s life will take place at the Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Road, on Sunday, March 27 from 1:00 to 3:30. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation on Alice’s behalf to an association that protects the environment.