Teacher, educator, friend of the aged, and friend of youth; giving his time to read to the dying and take a lonely young man out for lunch; meticulous and timely in his response to Chetwynd’s flood emergencies, he saved us untold headache and hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in recovery costs – this was Leo.
Walk into any business in Chetwynd and hear the voice of CHET Radio emanating from the studio on North Access Road next door to the Thrift Shop. Without Leo and his vision, drive, and tenacity, neither of these thriving enterprises would be there to enrich our lives.
Beautiful Gardens, the annual event to recognize and publicize the green energy so alive with vitality in Chetwynd – Leo pushed it every year.
There’s more. Each of you who knew him will have your own stories to tell, especially if you were a volunteer fire fighter, a student, an employee, or just a friend.
Only a few words for a man for our troubled times who has left us; Leo rests from his labors; the rest of us must labor on.
Merlin Nichols, a friend.