Dupuis, Leonard

Leonard Dupuis, son of Edward and Bertha (McDougall) Dupuis, was born on February 5, 1923 in Wakaw, SK. In 1928 he moved with his family to the Guy area, and he attended the Jason and Whitemud schools. For a while he worked for Jos Gagnon, and then joined the army in 1942. Posted in Europe, he walked from the south of France to northern Holland during combat. Being wounded by a bullet and shrapnel, he was hospitalized in England for 21 days, and then sent back to fight on the front. Leonard received an honourable discharge on January 10, 1946. He returned to Guy after the war, and farmed five quarters for 19 years. Due to health problems, he sold his farm, and worked in construction in Edmonton for thirteen and a half years, for the Thiele Drywall company. Over the years, Leonard was an avid hunter and fisherman. Every year he hunted in Whitemud, catching moose and deer. He was semi-retired in the early 1980s and moved to Calmar AB. Leonard died in August 2003 in Edmonton.

Source: Guy p. 310 -311 (Photo as a child p. 310)
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