Ivor and Ana-María
Xương, the rest of our family, and I wish you our deepest sympathies over the loss of your mother.
Bice Pontiroli (Née Ferrari)
1925 - 2021
Bice, 95, passed away peacefully and painlessly at Elizabeth Bruyère in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on May 02, 2021.
Beloved wife of the late Alfredo Pontiroli. Loving and devoted mother of Mario, Ivor and daughter-in-law Ana Maria. Adored grandmother of Ivana and Nathan.
Bice was born to Gulglielma and Fermo on May 16, 1925 in the village of Lalatta del Cardinale, Parma, Italy. She left home at a young age to work in Milano for a few years, then found work in Zurich, Switzerland where she met Alfredo. After getting married, Alfredo’s work took them to Montebello, Quebec to start their new life as Canadian citizens. She dedicated her entire life to her family, even in the last few years when her health declined.
Survived by her beloved sisters Giuseppina, Licia, Marina, Pinuccia, Yolanda, brother Gianni and by many dear nieces and nephews in Italy and Canada.
Relatives and friends will be received by Bice’s family at the
Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa,
419 St. Laurent Boulevard on Sunday, May 16, 2021
from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, public visitation will be LIMITED to ONLY guests that sign up for a specific time to attend. Time slots will be made available by calling 613-288-2689. Guests are asked to not attend if they are ill, have been in contact with anyone that is ill or have travelled. Guests are required to wear masks and maintain social distancing rules. Guests are encouraged to only attend when their time slot begins.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of the Civic Hospital and Elizabeth Bruyère for outstanding, attentive and compassionate care. For those wishing, donations can be sent to the University of Ottawa Heart Insitute.
Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa