From Genoa to BC, Canada and England


NICOLA ALEXANDER BERTUCCI, born 10 May 1838, Lavagna.Genoa.Italy. Died. 26 April 1917, Victoria. British Columbia. Canada.

NICOLA ALEXANDER BERTUCCI (son of Benadetto and Victoria) was born 10 May 1838 in Lavagna Genoa Italy. and died 26 April 1917 Victoria British Columbia. Canada. Married CATHERINA SANSREGRET 25 April 1884 Victoria. British Columbia Canada, Daughter of GABRIEL SANREGRET and MARY ANN. Catherina was born 12 December 1862 in Esquimalt British Columbia Canada. And died 25 May 1927 Victoria. British Columbia Canada.

Obituary in Daily Colonist
Friday April 1917

Old Resident Dies
Mr Nicholas Bertucci came to Victoria by Cape Horn fifty five years ago many relatives here (Victoria BC Canada)
Mr Nicholas Bertucci a resident of the city for the past fifty five years, and for the past half century recognised as one of Victoria’s most prominent Italian citizens, died yesterday morning at the age of 79 years.
The deceased was born in Lavagna Near Geona Italy. He left his native country in the early sixties (1860) and came here by the way of Cape Horn on one of the old sailing ships which at the time afforded the only reliable means of transportion to the Pacific Coast. Prior to coming to Victoria he worked for some time on an American survey ship and after arriving here worked for five years as assistant lighthouse keeper at Race Rock. Later he owned and operated the ferryboat and house, situated at the time where E'N Railway Bridge now stands. This he sold in 1889.During the past decade he lived retired life although he retained to the last an intermit friendship with many people whom he associated with in the early days.

ANGELINA BERTUCCI, born 1881, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Died 1959, Coquitlam, married JAMES SALT 1904, Victoria British Columbia Canada, born. 5 January 1882, Jackson Michachain U.S.A. died. 1945, Saanach BC.

PRIVATE JOHN BATTISTA GIOVANNI BERTUCCI, Born. 1883, Victoria BC Canada, died. 1950 Canada, married. (1) MARY BELSHOR. Born 1872, Arores Islands Portugal. Died. 1922, Victoria BC Canada. Married. (2) LOUISA HALL, Bet. 1922 -1950, Victoria BC Canada.

Military service: 1915, 54 Bn CEF

NICHOLAS BERTUCCI, born 1885, Victoria British Columbia Canada, died. 1965, Columbia. Canada. Married. VIOLET IRENE KING, 1911, Victoria British Columbia, Canada born. 1889, Victoria BC Canada; died. 1953,

ANDREW BERTUCCI, born. 1886, Victoria BC Canada, Died. 1951, Seattle Washington USA.
Occupation: 1915, Clerk, at the local newspaper, The Times

MARY ANN BERTUCCI, born. 1890, Victoria BC Canada Died. 1922, Victoria BC Canada married. (1) F ARNOTT, Bef. 1917, Poss Los Angeles CA, married (2) D J KENNADY, Bet. 1917 - 1927, Poss Tacoma WA; d. Aft. 1950.

CAROLINE HILDA BERTUCCI, born. 1894, Victoria British Columbia Canada died. 1936, Port Angeles Washington USA.
Married (1) GUISEPPE VALENTINETTI 1908 son of SANTO VALANTINETTI and CAROLINA DOTTAVI. He was born Abt. 1879 in Ortonoma Italy.
Married (2) HUBERT FREDERICK SILK 1914, Vancover, Canada .Son of STEPHEN SILK and HANNAH RODD. Hubert was born 1892 in Woking Surrey England, and died 1936 in England. Married (3) ANDREW J BRADY Abt. 1927 in Port Angeles WA USA. He died 1936 in Port Angeles Washington USA.

MURIEL SILK, born 28 October 1914.

LOUIS BERTUCCI, Born. 20 September 1896, Victoria BC Canada.

VICTORIA RITA BERTUCCI was born 1893 Victoria British Columbia Canada., and died 1984 in Tyne and Wear England.
She married 1st husband HUGH PETER GALLAGHER 1913 Victoria British Columbia Canada, son of PATRICK GALLAGHER and MARGARET BURNS. He was born 1891 in Killwinning, Scotland.

2 husband CPL JOHN J CAMPBELL Abt. 1916 in Canada, son of JOHN CAMPBELL and ANNIE. He was born 1892 in South Shields, and died 1920. Esquimalt. British Columbia. Canada.
John Campbell received full military honours on the day he was buried at Ross Bay Cemetery

3rd husbnd MAJOR RUTHERFORD (Major is a christian name not rank) 1930 in South Shields Co Durham. England. Son of WILLIAM IRWIN RUTHERFORD and MARGARET JOHNSON. He was born 1886 Jarrow. Co Durham. England. Died 1950. Jarrow Co Durham. England.

4 th ROBERT HALL 1956 in Jarrow. Co Durham England.

JULIA BERTUCCI, born. 1896, Victoria BC Canada, Died. 1938, Victoria BC Canada.
She married GARNET CLARANCE STEVERSON, son of HERBERT STEVERSON and ADA REID. He was born 1898 Victoria BC, and died 1971 Sooke BC. Canada

GARNET JAMES STEVERSON, born 1925, BC Canada, Died BC Canada.

JOSEPH FRANCIS BERTUCCI, b. 23 December 1898, Victoria BC Canada; Died . 1978, Portland Oregon USA.
Married (1) ISABEL. He married (2) ELISE
Enlisted: 8 September 1915, 67 Battalion CEF
Medals: British war and Victory Medals
Military service: Rank: Private
Wounded: 11 November 1916, GSW left leg

ALEXANDA BERTUCCI was born 1901 in Victoria BC Canada, and died 1967 in San Bruno California USA. He married AGNES was born 1897, and Died July 1966.

FREDERICK BERTUCCI was born 1905 in Victoria British Columbia Canada, and died 1990 Victoria BC Canada

Married (1) ETHEL KATHLEEN SHAW 1930 in Victoria BC Canada, Daughter of THOMAS SHAW and EILEEN MACDONOGH. Ethel was born Abt. 1914 in Red Dear Alberta Canada.

Married (2) ETHEL MARY GRAHAM 1938 in Washington State USA. Ethel was born 1919.

Frederick served overseas in WW2 with the RCAMC he saw action in England, Central Mediterranean area and Continental Europe and was awarded in respect of service. The Canadian Volunteer Service medal and clasp 1939 -43 star