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Leonard Wilbert Loewen

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At 18, Leonard drove Caterpillar for the rural municipality of Round Hill, Sask., and gave half his cheque to his dad for a quarter of land. He drove taxi in North Battlefield, Sask., started a brushing and breaking business, tried road construction and trucking. But Leonard’s love was farming, which he did for 60 years. He served on committees at Glenbush MB Church, was councillor and reeve for the RM of Round Hill, and volunteered at the Western Development Museum. He restored old tractors. Due to poor health, Leonard and Betty moved to North Battleford, Sask., in 2011. He was happy his sons took over the farm. His grandchildren were everything to him. He gave them combine rides, watched wrestling together, taught them how to drive. He loved seeing his dad and stepmother in B.C. and visiting Mexico for sunshine and salsa.

  • Birth: April 20, 1936
  • Birthplace:
    Rabbit Lake, Sask.
  • Death: April 5, 2017
  • Parents:
    David & Margaret Loewen; stepmother Mary
  • Married:
    Betty Kennedy, June 11, 1960
  • Family:
    Betty; children Darrel [d.], Cheryl (Rick) Saretsky, Darla (Jim) Eppen, Darcy (Coleen Kitching), Jason (Vangie); 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; 1 step-great-grandson
  • Church:
    Glenbush (Sask.) MB
  • Baptism:
    North Battleford, Sask., June 14, 1964