Nov. 3, 1943 – Feb. 5, 2017
LeRoy passed away suddenly near Parker, Az. the morning of Feb. 5. LeRoy was born in St. Francis, Ab. He was the third child of five girls and three boys.
At age 15, he left Breton to go down to Pollockville for a job on a pipeline. He was staying in Hanna, Ab. and in August 1959, he met the love of his life, Jean Mohl.
LeRoy took Jean dancing and swept her off her feet. A few years later on June 3, 1961 LeRoy married Jean.
They enjoyed fishing and hunting in many countries. LeRoy spent his career as a heavy equipment operator, still working in the summer months up until his passing.
LeRoy and Jean spent the past six winters in Arizona. The last four winters were spent near Parker, Arizona. Here LeRoy and Jean met so many good friends from Canada and the US.
Spending their time with friends playing poker, enjoying potlucks, socials and time spent together.
LeRoy leaves to mourn his wife of 56 years, Jean; daughters Linda (Tex) of Delia, Ab., Cindy (Dan) of Taber, Ab. and LeAnn (Jamie) of St. Thomas, Ont.
Also grandchildren Stephanie (Tyler), Jennifer, Jamie-Lee (Tyson), Melanie, Carly, Kennedy, Tanner and Quentine and his first great granddaughter Harper (Stephanie).
He also leaves sisters, Hilda, Eleanor, Edna (Ron), Trish (Lyle), and brother, Harvey; brother-in-law, Gordon and Jean’s family, Elmer (Dorothy), Ruby and sister-in-law, Shirley.
LeRoy joins his parents, Roy and Annie, brother Terry, sister Carol, brother-in-laws, Bud, Dave, Danny and Fred and his granddaughter, Jocelyn, his father and mother-in-law, John and Martha Mohl.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Hanna Community Centre on Feb. 18, 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jean Peterson, in trust for LeRoy Peterson at any ATB in Alberta.
All funds are being donated to the Buckskin Fire Department Association in Parker, Arizona.