Anna Marconi (nee Alampi)
At the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at the age of 98. Predeceased by husband John (Jack) in 2000. Dear mother to John (Martha) and Arlene (Stephen). Also loved by her 8 grandchildren, D'Arcy (Brenda), Robert (Sylvie), Paul (Susan), Carmen, Ezra, Aaron, Micah and Sarah (Emmanuel) and 10 great-grandchildren, Jon (Jennifer), Noah (Morgan), Holly (Stephan), Kerri (Simon), Josée (Paul), Jessica (Jill), Jenna (Luc), Hunter (Phil), Sydney, Olivia and 10 great-great-grandchildren, D'Arcy, Sophia, Bronx, Lydia, Adrian, Henry, Danielle, Annabelle, Aiden, Charlie. Survived by several nieces and nephews, Anna was the last of her generation (Marconi/Alampi).
Anna was born August 28, 1919 in Pellero, Italy to Francesco and Angela (nee Oliva) Alampi.
On Christmas day 1930 at the age of eleven she left Italy with her mother, sisters Josephine and Genoeffa and brother Frank to join her father, sister Giovanna and brother Joseph in Coleman.
On September 2, 1939 she married her next door neighbour Jack. They lived on Main Street in Coleman until 1995 when they moved to Ottawa. In 1999 they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends.
Anna was a member of the Coleman Holy Ghost Catholic Church. She was also a charter member of the Crowsnest Historical Society and a volunteer at the Crowsnest Museum. She was an avid landscape painter and a member of the Crowsnest Pottery Club. She continued potting and became a jewelry-maker in Ottawa. Family and friends are the proud owners of many pieces of pottery and jewelry that she created.
She was an active member of Crystal View Lodge where she resided and enjoyed participating in a variety of social activities.
Memorial donations will be grtaefull yaccepted by the Crowsnest Museum (PO Box 306, Coleman, AB T0K 0E0), or the Crowsnest Pass Pottery Club (PO Box 703, Coleman, AB T0K 0M0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfunerlachapel.ca.