Henry Leo Letourneau
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Henry Leo Letourneau passed away peacefully at the age of 89 years on Sunday, December 30, 2012. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 59 years Maxine (née Elliott); his sisters, Theresa and Eileen; brother-in-law Bill Elliott; sister-in-law Verna Bull; his son Gordon, (Shirley Helgason); his daughter Lois, (Barry Whitehouse); and grandchildren Danielle (Trevor Winny), Chantelle (Mike de Coninck Smith), Christopher, Janelle, Michelle (John Martodam), Kevin (Kaitlyn Marchand) and Jennifer; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Henry was predeceased by his parents Chris and Laura (née Lavigne) Letourneau and step-mother Catherine (née Ogle) Fitzgerald- Letourneau; his in-laws Ken and Gwen Elliott; brothers Rene and Maurice; sisters Eva and Mariette; step-sisters Madeleine and Mary; and step-brothers Michael and Gerry.
Henry received his education at Glen Payne School, St. Joseph's Convent in Rosetown and Campion College in Regina. After a short term in the R.C.A.F. he worked in Rosetown as a mechanic at Regal Motors and Loken Motors. Later he spent four summers grain harvesting with crews in the United States and three winters living and working in British Columbia. In 1946, Henry started farming. He was a dedicated farmer and an excellent mechanic. He was a John Deere fan and a collector of two-cylinder tractors and numerous vehicles. He enjoyed participating in vintage tractor pulls, hunting and fishing.
The service to celebrate Henry's life will be held at St. Theresa's Parish, Rosetown, Sask. on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Donations will be accepted for Wheatbelt Centennial Lodge Activity Fund or to a charity of donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to www.shanidarfuneralservices.com. Pierre A. Charpentier entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Jan. 2, 2013