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John LORETTO

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LORETTO, John
1927 – 2014
On May 26, 2014 I unexpectedly lost my husband. He was a husband who was always standing behind me, beside me and cared a lot for his family and friends. John was born in England, educated at Caterham School and graduated from The Royal School of Mines, London in 1947. He spent the next 20 years in various countries in Africa where he was involved in a number of mining operations and consulting work. In 1953 he took up flying, which he loved, and which enabled him to visit and become familiar with most of the countries in the southern part of Africa. At one point he was responsible for rescuing and transporting to safety, three people whose plane had gone down in the African bush and who had been given up for dead. In 1967 he moved to Canada and worked as a mining consultant for several Canadian companies. Later he became an independent Mining consultant. With my husband, I travelled throughout South America and to many other countries including Samosir, Sumatra, where I spent my early years. One of his favourite places to visit, where we had a very dear friend, was the Cook Islands. John was respected and very much loved by his extended family and mine, as well as by many friends. I will always cherish the years we had together and the happy memories I have of those years. There will be no Service at John's request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Research at www.bccancer.bc.ca, or the SPCA at www.spca.bc.ca/help/donate_ now.asp.
Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on June 4, 2014
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