Louis Emilio Ponti

Louis Emilio Ponti

August 6,1930 –

December 27, 2015

Salmo, BC

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Louis, a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle. His loving wife of fifty-six years, Joan, predeceased him April 1, 2008. He leaves behind his children, Pat (Lorinda), Kim (Scott), and Randy (Morven), and one brother, Bert (Connie), as well as four grandchildren, Rob, Kalyn (Ed), Kevin and Ryan. One niece, Tannis, and three nephews, Michael, Chris, and Kevin, also mourn his loss.

Louis was the cherished patriarch of the family and was well known both as a millwright and avid community volunteer. While working in the mining and logging industries and raising his family in Salmo, he led an exemplary life, full of family gatherings and friends. He also loved to fish, golf, and travel.

Louis’s greatest joy was his family and friends. In late spring, June 18, at the Salmo Community Centre, at 1:00 pm, there will be a celebration of his life, one well lived and fondly remembered by all who knew him.

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Megan Johnson of Thompson Funeral Service has been entrusted with the cremation arrangements.

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