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Lloyd Leavitt

Lloyd Leavitt

The death of Lloyd Leavitt, husband of the late Helena (Griffin) Leavitt occurred peacefully at Ridgewood Veteran's Wing, Saint John NB on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Born at Back Bay, NB on June 17, 1919 he was a son of the late Seymour and Mabel (Dines) Leavitt.

A loving father, grandfather, special uncle and brother in law, Lloyd is survived by his loving daughters: Mabel Fraser of North York, ON and Ruby (Eric) Olsen of L'Etete, NB; special niece: Judy Hanley of St. Andrews, NB; five grandchildren: Phyllis (Rick) Perron, Kathy Owen Lytle, Wanda (Alex) Bengio, Ron (Victoria) Owen and Tina (Chris) Suddard all of Ontario; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; sister-in-law: Marie (Pete) Kay of Amherst, NS as well as several cousins.

In addition to his wife Helena, he was predeceased by his first and second wives: Phyllis Elaine (Tucker) Leavitt and Margaret Helen (Jones) Leavitt and three brothers: Earle, Harry and Gorman.

Lloyd served his country for over 20 years as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Following his service retirement, Lloyd worked for Ontario Hydro as a security officer until his retirement. In his early years he also served as assistant lighthouse keeper at L'Etete from 1936 – 1940 and again from 1946 – 1951. Lloyd also had a great talent for building things such as lighthouses and models to perfect scale as one of his works is on exhibit at Green's Point Light Museum. He was a member of the L'Etete Church of Christ. In his youth, Lloyd loved to play baseball and was a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays. Lloyd was also a family man and enjoyed spending time with his family at every opportunity.

The family would like to thank his two wonderful and loving caregivers, Tammy–Jo and Linda Arsenault as well as the Management and staff of Ridgewood Veterans Wing for their kind and compassionate care shown to Lloyd over the past months.

Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755–3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB. The Funeral Service will take place at the L'Etete Church of Christ on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Gilles Mullen officiating. The interment will be held in the L'Etete Community Cemetery.

In Lloyd's memory, donations to Green's Point Lighthouse, L'Etete Church of Christ or a charity of the donors choice would be appreciated by the family.

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