Lopez Uriarte D.V.M., Juan Arturo

Surrounded by the love of his family and as the sun set, on January 13, 2020, our beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather, Juan Arturo, passed into the light, joining his ancestors. He died as he lived … a warrior. Juan lived his life passionately and with integrity. He was a charismatic man, always ready with a smile and willing to lend a helping hand. He travelled extensively throughout his life and loved sharing those stories. He was an avid fan of soccer, tennis, and old movies. He was a great cook of traditional Mexican food and no meal was complete without a corn tortilla.

Juan Arturo was born on November 2, 1952, in Guadalajara, Mexico. He received his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1978 from the University of Guadalajara and Masters from U.C. Davis.

Juan was the cherished husband and soul mate of Ingrid Sakss. His legacy of love lives on in his children Juan Arturo (Alicia) of La Paz, Mexico and Tobias of Toronto, step children Kristofer (Nicole) and David. Nothing made Juan happier than spending time with his adored grandchildren Alexandra, Ava, Cole, Sawyer, Spencer, and Hunter, encouraging them and delighting them with his stories and wacky sense of humour. Beloved respected brother of Ernesto (Alicia), Ana, Patricia, Francisco, Armando, and Roberto.

A celebration of Juan Arturo’s life will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Te extraño amor de mi vida. Sueño con nosotros.


“Tā aiziet mūsu mīļie

Aiziet no ikdienas rūpēm

Mierā un klusumā prom

Paliek vien dvēseles gaisma ”


10 replies
  1. Jorge Montaño Bermúdez
    Jorge Montaño Bermúdez says:

    Ingrid, gracias por cuidar de Juan, no se equivocó de compañera, todo mi respeto para Ti y demás familia que siente su partida. Una pronta resignación después del deber cumplido.


    To Ingrid, Family and relatives of ” El John” (as we used to call him):

    Great Memories is what we all keep and Will keep of Him.
    My sincere condolences to all of you.


  3. Miguel Angel Arce Lopez Velarde
    Miguel Angel Arce Lopez Velarde says:

    Thank you Ingrid for sharing, as you have done previous to John’s departure. I just lean he was six months older than me. Probably I heard it before, but I do not pay much attention to edge. We will continue to miss him and will be waiting for the opportunity to share a few stories of our youth. Our warmest regards to you and all in the family.

  4. Judy Hawthorne
    Judy Hawthorne says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, Ingrid. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  5. Arturo Lopez
    Arturo Lopez says:

    Con amor Padre mío, me uno al dolor que invade a toda nuestra familia desde México hasta Canadá y hasta cualquier rincon del planeta tierra del cual Juan Arturo López Uriarte halla llegado y conocido, Gracias por esta reseña tan bonita de lo que fue parte de su vida y su legado, corta pero muy bien redactada, tratando de que la resignación nos llegue pronto, estoy convencido de que está en un mejor lugar, lleno de paz y tranquilidad, pero no dejaremos de extrañar lo que fue su cuerpo físico, por que su alma espiritual ya está con nuestro Díos, y se unió a su legión de angeles para cuidarnos a los que nos quedamos aquí en un plano terrenal, bendita sea la memoria de mi amado Padre, recordandolo siempre con mucho amor… ATTE : Juan Arturo López R. y su amada esposa. B. Alicia Tinoco.

  6. Debbie Hamann
    Debbie Hamann says:

    So sorry for you loss Ingrid. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope the love of your family and all the wonderful memories of Juan help you get through this difficult time.


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