September 10, 1929 - December 26, 2017
LEO BRUNO LORANGER, at Pine Grove Care Centre, left for his Heavenly Home to be with the Lord in the early morning, Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017 with his loving wife Julie holding his hand.
Leo first appeared in the world Sept 10, 1929 in Cobalt, Ontario, the 3rd of 5 children born to Irene and Peter Loranger. Leo worked for the railway and in underground mining in Northern Ontario before joining the Canadian Army. In his late 20s, Leo rode the rails to Western Canada to seek his fortune. He worked in the field for many mining exploration companies across Canada before starting his own business based in Kamloops. Leo loved prospecting in the great outdoors and was a proud member of the Kamloops Exploration Group (KEG).
Leo will be lovingly remembered by his wife Julie whom he married in 1967 (brother's widow) and with whom he recently celebrated 50 years of marriage, by his stepson/nephew Larry, brother Gerald (Dianna), daughter-in-law Wendy and grand-daughters Maya and Ella and several nephews and nieces from Northern BC and Ontario.
He is predeceased by his parents, brothers Paul and Roland (Julie's first husband) and sister Rita.
The family wishes to thank the caring staff, past and present, at Pine Grove Care Centre, Dr Robert Baker, Dr Eccleston and Dr Wynne for the very best care that Leo received from them.
Prayers will be recited on Wednesday, Jan 3rd at 7 p.m. in Sacred Heart Cathedral in Kamloops.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral on Thursday, Jan 4th at 11 a.m.
Reception to follow.
Should friends desire, donations in Leo's memory can be made to St. Ann's Academy or to Pine Grove Care Centre.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com