Lightfoot, Leonard

Leonard Leroy Lightfoot was born in Cutknife, Sk. on August 7, 1925. At a young age he moved with his family, first to Pibrock, Ab., then to Spirit River in 1927. He attended Spirit Valley School with his brothers, Howard, James, Ed and Benny.

At the age of 18, Leonard enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces. The military and the war had an immeasurable effect on the rest of his life. He was quietly so very proud to have served his country and to be a Canadian.

Upon his return to Canada, Leonard married Violet Hagglund in 1949.

Leonard worked building the Alaska Highway, moved houses, trapped, farmed for many years in the Elmworth District, and worked for the Alberta Department of Highways for several decades. He retired in 1985 and moved back to the farm spending countless hours cutting wood, reading, and tending to his bountiful gardens.

Leonard Lightfoot passed away on February 23, 2019, and is interred at the City of Grande Prairie Cemetery.

Sources: Chepi Sepe p. 623