Mr. John Pinto of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Celia Pinto, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at the age of 93 years. He was a resident of Garden View Lodge.
John is survived by his daughters Alice (Don) Matisz of Lethbridge, Helen Pinto of Calgary, and granddaughter Jessica (Andrew) Maneschyn of Lethbridge. He was predeceased by all his siblings and his adult daughter Joanna Pinto.
John will also be warmly remembered by extended family and friends across Canada and the world.
John grew up in Mombasa, Kenya. He attended college in India, then returned to Mombasa to become a high school math teacher and later a principal. John left teaching after 25 years and began a new career as branch manager of an industrial equipment wholesaler. At age 65, John retired to embark upon another adventure – immigration to Canada.
Upon arriving in Lethbridge, John joined the LSCO where he happily attended, and subsequently taught, computer courses. His colleagues will remember his teaching skills, his ability to create curriculum, and his dedication to the Computer Club over the following 20-plus years.
He was also known for his humility, curiosity, cheerfulness, and his consideration for others. His family particularly admired his patience and dictionary-knowledge of English words! John’s quiet, peaceable demeaner touched the hearts of more people than he would ever have believed. He will be missed.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am, on Saturday, July 24, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.