Kent Duane Leavitt (1925-1996)

Kent Duane Leavitt was the second son and third child born to Jeremiah H Leavitt and Rachel Adamson Maughan. He arrived 22 September 1925 and was born at Cardston, Alberta. Kent, along with the rest of the children grew up on the family farm at Harrisville, Alberta. He attended the local one-room schoo at Harrisville where he completed grade eight. He then attended school in Cardston, Alberta where he took some of his High Schooling.

War broke out in 1944 and Kent at the age of  17 1/2 joined the Air Force. He completed his High Schooling while in the Air Force. He met and married Margaret Guthrie Alexander on the 10 Aug 1944 in Edmonton, Alberta. After the war, Kent attended university in Edmonton where he studied for a degree in petroleum Engineering. Their fist son was born in Edmonton in 1945. Their first daughter was also born in Edmonton in 1947.

The family moved to Calgary where three more children came to join their family: two sons – born in 1955 and 1957 and a daughter born in 1960. Kent then went overseas to work in the oil field. He spent some time in Libya as well as several other countries. He returned to North America and worked in Texas for a time. He retired to Canada where he was closer to his brothers and sisters and settled in British Columbia.

Kent died of a heart attack 27 September 1996 in Prince George, British Columbia and his remains are buried in the Cardston, Alberta cemetery.

Kent enjoyed his children and liked to take them fishing. The children enjoyed being with their father and enjoyed the many times he took them fishing and hiking. One son remembers being with his dad and collecting rocks. He remembers the good times they had together.

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