Obituary of Frederick Leverton
Fred Leverton passed away peacefully in his sleep June 12, 2023 at the Outlook & District Health Centre.
Fred was born on a farm north of Debden December 2, 1928 to parents Jesse and Nellie Leverton and brother Bill.
Fred farmed most of his life on the farmstead he grew up on. He loved farming, livestock and hunting.
In his younger years, Fred and Wilma loved to attend dances at Polwarth, Stump Lake, Deep Lake, Nestledown, Park Valley. He enjoyed curling at Park Valley and visiting with anyone… Fred could be found socializing no matter where he travelled to. His working life took him across the west (copper mine, coal mine, potato farm, logging camps) and back to the farm and forested country he loved.
He was happiest when he could make kids/grandkids squeal and loved to pull pranks and jokes, especially with his close friend Leonard Park. He also enjoyed playing cards and hosting Whist tournaments at the farm. The farm was always busy with company – Fred loved to visit with friends/neighbours, eat lunch and drink coffee! Each fall, the yard was full of hungry hunters looking for birds, moose, deer or bear and some of Wilma’s home cooking!
Fred was very proud of the Park Valley History book, ‘Wilderness to Neighbourhoods’ and his contributions to it. So proud, he had a backpack full of the books that he peddled across the west and through BC.
In their later years, Fred and Wilma enjoyed travelling. Barley a stone was unturned in Southern Saskatchewan, two trips to Churchill to visit with the polar bears, bus trip to PEI and many trips to Burnaby, BC and many points between!
Fred was always willing to help with projects and would not shy away from work well into his later years. If Wilma was working away from home, the food she left for Fred was still waiting when she returned. Too many people to visit with or restaurants to visit.
He is fondly remembered by: his loving wife of 62 years Wilma, daughter Debbie (Doug) children Roxanne, Leanne, Chad (Erin), son Bruce (Treena), children Jesse (Sarah), Gary (Chantelle), Warren (Deamber), son Walter (Pauline), children Brandon (John Deibert), Craig (Kelsie), Devon, son Lyle (Tina), children Sarah, Jessica. Also lovingly remembered by his great grand children: Brittany, Domonic, Reese, Makayla, Alyssa, Ryder, Jax, Keelyn, Maddyn, and great great grand child Zane.
He was predeceased by his mother Nellie, father Jesse and brother Bill.
A graveside service for family and dear friends will be held at Stump Lake Cemetery 2pm Saturday June 17, 2023 with a come and go tea/celebration of life to follow at the Canwood Legion Hall.
Honourary pallbearers : all Fred’s family and friends.
Memorial donations in Fred's memory may be directed to the Stump Lake Cemetery(Box 24 Stump Lake SK. S0J 2S0) Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lynn Anderson Funeral Director, Shellbrook, SK 306-747-2828.