Levins, Leslie Milford

Leslie Milford Levins was born in Gilbert Plains, Mb. on May 17, 1921. He moved to Spirit River, Ab. in 1941 to be best man for his brother Earl.

Les enlisted with the RCAF in January of 1942 and served overseas during WWII. He was discharged in 1946 and returned to Spirit River.

Les married Francis Lowe on August 3, 1946. He rejoined the Airforce and spent 4 years in Edmonton. In 1950 the family returned to Spirit River and went farming across the First Creek. Les always worked out besides farming. Some of the positions that he held included edger operator on a sawmill, clerk at the A.L.C.B. store, and shear sharpener at K&M Welding, where Les did his apprenticeship to become a 1st class welder.

Les and Fran were both active Legion members. Fran held most offices and Les got to be 1st Vice President.

After visiting their daughter in the Yukon in 1970, and interviewing for a job, Les took a position with Department of Public Works in Destruction Bay, Yk. After two and a half years they took a move to Carmacks on the Klondike Highway. They eventually ended up in Whitehorse until they headed south after their retirement in 1981.

Les passed away in 2002 and is interred at the City of Grande Prairie Cemetery.

Sources: Chepi Sepe Spirit River  p. 186 & 619