Vincenzo Antignani

Vincenzo Antignani

Sadly the family of the late Vincenzo “Vince” Antignani, of Castlegar, wishes to announce his passing at Castleview Care Centre, on Monday, March 9, 2015, blessed with 90 years of life.

Vincenzo was born in Santo Lucia de Serino, Avellino, Italy, on August 29, 1924 to parents Elvira and Gennaro Antignani. He married Filomena Demeo and the couple raised five children.

Vincenzo worked for the CPR for 10 years and then got a job at the Celgar Sawmill, where he worked for 26 years before retiring in 1989. He enjoyed several hobbies and especially liked gardening, he also enjoyed walking and spending time outdoors with his many pets, but his biggest joy was spending time with family and friends.

Vincenzo was predeceased by his wife Filomena, four brothers and one sister. Left to mourn his loss are four sons Jerry (Lisa) of Castlegar, Vince (Tracy) of Castlegar, Joe (Loredana) of Salerno, Italy and Frank (Kim) of Port Coquitlam; daughter Rosa (Jim) Barre of Castlegar; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one brother, two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews of Italy.

Donations in Vincenzo’s Memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Castlegar Unit. 908 Rossland Avenue, Trail BC V1R 3N6.

Funeral Service was officiated by Reverend Rob Scott at the Kinnaird Park Community Church on Saturday, March 14, 2015 followed by interment in Park Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

Vincenzo will be sorely missed by his family and all that loved him, but their consolation comes from knowing that he has passed into glory.

Vincenzo’s family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to all the staff at Castlview Care Centre, to Vincenzo’s many friends, to Pastor Rob Scott and to the members of the Kinnaird Park Community Church for their precious help and support during this difficult time. They also extend their sincere gratitude to Pastor Cindy Pelletier for the beautiful music, to all who sent cards, to all who called, to all those who expressed condolences, to all who sent and brought flowers and food and to Bill Strilaeff and staff of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

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