Loretta Anita Montemurro passed away on August 3, 2014 at the age of 79 years in the Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie, BC.
Loretta was born on April 16, 1935 in Natal B.C. to parents Marietta and Guilio Montemurro. As Loretta grew up so did her opinions on politics. She had many conversations regarding politics and was very strong conservative minded. Loretta was passionate about her job and loved the town of Sparwood. When the District of Sparwood was formed in 1966, Loretta became its first clerk, with the job title eventually becoming the Chief Administrative Officer. She retired in 1996, and in 2012 was presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her outstanding service within a local government. Loretta also enjoyed gardening and international travel, vacationing in Europe, South America, the South Pacific, China and Israel. Loretta was very family oriented and enjoyed keeping in touch with all of her siblings and their families who will miss her dearly.
Loretta is survived by her sisters Ernesta (Leno) Volpatti, and Lena Letasy, her brother Guido (Pauline) Montemurro and their family of 5 children and 11 grandchildren, niece Mimi (Russ) Bailey and her 2 children and 5 grandchildren, niece Joanne Mantello, and sister in law Anna Montemurro and son, Giulio (Mary) and 2 grandchildren, as well as many other family members and friends.
Loretta was predeceased by her father Guilio, mother Marietta, brothers Mario and Genarino, sister Lynda (Edward) Mantello, and brother-in-law Alex Letasy.
No services will be held at Loretta’s request.
Messages of condolence may be made at
www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.