Lorenzo Bertoia

Graveside Service

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday, June 9, 2023
Kimberley Cemetery
340 Spokane Street
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Reception to follow at Bootleg Gap Golf Club.

Obituary of Lorenzo Bertoia

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Nonno has gone to be with Nonna.

A month and three quarters short of his one hundredth birthday. Renzo was the definition of a hard worker .His strength was the stuff of legend. He would take two hundred pound bags of concrete on each shoulder and carry them up  five flights of stairs. He was in the garden daily up until the past 1 1/2years and 3 years ago he was still making concrete.


Renzo came to Canada in 1952. Started with the railway and then settled in Kimberley BC, working

to build the fertilizer plant. On the completion C M& S wanted him to work in the mine. This saw him

start his career with Fabro's.  He started at the sawmill then went to the construction side of the company until his retirement.


Lorenzo was born in Carbona Italy. He went to the Second World War at 17.

 He married Dorotea, before he left for Canada. She came to Canada after he had been here for a year.


Renzo was renowned for his wine making and his garden's. He was very active in the Knights of Columbus and always attended mass.


He enjoyed fishing and went on camping trips with the family. He would even go hunting occasionally.


   He is survived by his son John (Sandra) Bertoia ; daughter Lorraine (Kevin) Bonell, grandchildren Barry (Shannon) Marcus, Kaila Bonell, Giuliana and Lorenzo Bertoia as well as his brother Aldechi (Silvana) in Carbona and numerous nieces and nephews.


Lorenzo was predeceased by his wife Dorotea sisters Delfina and Luigia.


Many thanks to Doctor Peter Loland, Doctor Paul Dickenson. Also Awesome Sherry and the staff on 6 North at Royal Inland for their care and compassion.


Lorenzo will be interred with his wife in Kimberley BC

Grave side service June 9 2023 11:00 am Kimberley Cemetery

reception to follow Bootleg Gap golf in Kimberley.


Memorial donations in honour of Lorenzo can be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation and BC Cancer Foundation.

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